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Get $30 off a $40 ‘experience’ via Expedia – use it for restaurants, airport lounges etc

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Here is a quick deal which you might find useful.

Expedia US is running a very silly deal today (Thursday, no guarantee it still works on Friday) offering $30 off a $40 ‘experiences’ purchases.

All you need to do is go to the ‘experiences’ page of (not UK) which is here.  Put $40 of products into your basket for December – seems it needs to be December – and add promo code ‘THANKYOU’.

Here is an example of what you can do.  The Plaza Premium Lounge at Heathrow Terminal 5 is $40 exactly.  Book a place, use the code and you’re getting in for just $10.  You’d need to make separate bookings, potentially on different credit cards, for extra guests.

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I’ve no idea how long this will last.  There is loads to go at – museums, restaurants, lounges etc.  I doubt it will last long though.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2022)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses.

There are special sign-up bonuses on both of the BA American Express cards until 28th February 2022. The bonus on the free card is doubled to 10,000 Avios and the bonus on the Premium Plus card is increased from 25,000 Avios to a huge 40,000 Avios.

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up (SPECIAL OFFER) and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 Avios (SPECIAL OFFER) and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 30,000 Avios.

30,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 4th February 2022.

Capital on Tap Visa card

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

30,000 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 45,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

45,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 28th February 2022.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

45,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (40)

  • combatjohnny says:

    just booked to take the other half to Planet Hollywood, 3 course meal and soft drink comes to a tenner each after discount.

  • JenT says:

    Holidaying in Australia at the moment – got a great deal on the skydeck in Melbourne for this weekend. Thank you!

  • Louie says:

    Thank you for this. Off for a Sydney harbour cruise and tour of the Rocks tomorrow. Had to use two different credit cards.

  • S says:

    Now dead. Managed to book robot restaurant in Tokyo for my 6 hour layover tomorrow, 2x Sydney airport minivan transfers and some activities in NZ. Love it!

  • Lady London says:

    I grabbed a couple for 3 hour LHR T5 departures .

    The heading says this on the vouchers I received in my email. But all the text refers ot T2, redeeming it at T2, etc???

    Did anyone else receive wording on the voucher that they received, maintly for T2 when they ordered a voucher for T5?

    • Doug says:

      Same for me. Emailed the lounge, but nothing back… Just got one entry for my Christmas flight.

      • Lady London says:

        Expedia impressed me by speaking to plaza lounge manager at lhr. He confirmed plaza p is aware of text about T2 even on plaza p passes for other terminals and confirmed to expedia you will be let in OK to the lounge you purchased that is in the heading of your voucher.

    • Lady London says:

      PS Ta Rob.

  • Nick Burch says:

    Seems to have expired now, just tried for a December event and got
    “Please provide a valid coupon code”

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