Every year British Airways runs a Christmas promotion to encourage you to redeem Avios for cases of wine.
The 2018 version has not been widely advertised and appears to end today. It is also a bit messy so you may need to keep a screenshot.
If you look at the ba.com Executive Club offers page, you see this:
“Now’s your last chance to stock up on any case of wine, champagne or prosecco for the Christmas holidays – order now and we’ll gift you up to 2,500 Avios back.
Why not try our surprise selection – a limited stock of 12 mixed wines carefully selected to offer variety and flavour for only 14,000 Avios.
- Maximum award of 5,000 Avios per household.
- Award will be credited within 30 days of the end of the booking window.
- Offer applies to all 6 and 12 bottle cases of wine, Prosecco or Champagne.
- Surprise Selection is a limited stock case (500) and will be removed from sale when the stock has been sold.”
The problem is that, when you click through to the wine redemption site (I can’t do a direct link because you need to log in) there is no mention of the offer at all. You need to trust BA that you will get your 2,500 Avios rebated.
I am also slightly concerned by the phrase “up to 2,500 Avios back”. Does that mean some orders will get you fewer than 2,500 Avios returned? Does a 6-bottle case earn a smaller rebate?
With so many question marks over the offer I wouldn’t redeem just because of this carrot. However, if you were thinking of trading some of your Avios for a case of wine this Christmas, I would do it today – the offer ends today, 12th December – rather tomorrow as you may get a few points back.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
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 10,500 Avios.
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 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.