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Aer Lingus and SuperValu launch a NYC competition

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Aer Lingus AerClub has launched a new promotion with the SuperValu supermarket chain.

If you convert your SuperValu Money Back vouchers or Real Rewards points into Avios by 31st December 2018, you will be entered into a draw to win a family flight to New York.  Full details are on the SuperValu website here.

As a reminder, AerClub members can convert Real Rewards points to Avios at a rate of 1 Real Rewards point to 1 Avios (minimum conversion of 50 points) or convert Money Back vouchers to Avios at a rate of €2.50 voucher to 250 Avios.

Your ‘family’ flight is limited to four people, will be in Economy and is ‘subject to availability’.  Unfortunately the T&Cs state that it is likely to be difficult to obtain seats for your ‘family flight’ during school holidays …..

Readers in Ireland will know that SuperValu regularly runs transfer bonuses into Avios.  This competition is instead of a transfer bonus so you may prefer to sit on your points or vouchers until another transfer bonus comes along.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

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

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

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

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points, £200 travel credit 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 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

50,000 points bonus until 2nd October – 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 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

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

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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.

Comments (97)

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  • Rob says:

    Wait until you see the monthly fee 🙂

  • Chelseafi says:

    O/T Marriott advice please, just called to add points to a reservation for our summer family holiday I had some points in my account and OH has points in his account (neither had enough points individually) needed to transfer 200,000 across for booking. They said all fine no problem, then came back and said they had transferred 50,000 which was the max per year, which was no good for the booking. The rep said all I need to do is to merge both our accounts together and I can do this online myself, so enough points for booking all in the one merged account. I just wanted to ask on here if this is the correct thing to do, as I hadn’t known this was an option and I don’t want to mess it up.

    • Lee says:

      I think none of those options were correct from that rep.
      Firstly, you should be able to transfer 100K every year between two accounts. If you transfer now, then wait for 1st Jan, you should be able to transfer another 100K.
      I don’t think you could merge two accounts under different name. Only accounts you could merge were SPG and Marriott if you still have them.

      • Chelseafi says:

        Thank you. Yes I’ve just looked on Marriott FAQ and it says you cannot merge accounts, really annoying the issue with waiting until Jan is points price increases and I don’t want to risk they won’t honour previous booked price, I’ll get back onto Marriott.

        • Lee says:

          Book with points advance, as long as you booked, they will def honour even the points increase.

  • Anna says:

    I’ve got that email. Basically, “We’re so wonderful it’s worth some of you being charged for cash withdrawals”. No indication of when the rest of us can link Amex either…

  • Pogonation says:

    For those interested in the car rental bonus… There are quite a few at the moment.
    Etihad is 10x miles with avis – 8000 as plat, 7500 as gold, 6500 as silver and 5500 as basic member.
    Asiamiles has up to 2500 with avis, 1500 with europcar and sixt
    Eurobonus has up to 8000 bonus with Hertz
    +more

    • George says:

      Where do you find these? I rent a lot but only seem to hear about bonuses on HfP – the good Avios ones have now expired so I’m looking for somewhere else to credit! Can’t find anything on 10x etihad though

  • BJ says:

    OT: For those asking last week about Lloyds avios card via Curve. Still no charges on my statement as of yesterday. Avios into my BA account and upgrade voucher into my avios account today. Already redeemed, last Lloyds voucher I guess, good while it lasted 🙂

  • lee says:

    Ambassador enhancements email has just landed .

    The free breakfast is only applicable in China which is shame its not for all the hotels .
    don’t really see the point in this .

  • Doug M says:

    Got to be £50 or £60 I’d guess.

  • Simon Schus says:

    You might already have spotted this… however, I just had a few AMEX Travel offers come up on some cards! I’ll be using these!

    Amex Platinum Charge Card (including supplementary)
    Spend £600 or more, get £200 back: American Express Travel
    Save to Card to get a £200 statement credit on eligible spend of £600+ online at American Express Travel by 28/2/2019. Valid once per Card for the first 14,000 Cardmembers to save. Terms, location & payment restrictions apply.

    Amex Nectar
    Amex Spend £200 or more, get £50 back
    Save to Card to get a £50 statement credit on eligible spend of £200+ online at American Express Travel by 28/2/2019. Valid once per Card for the first 40,000 Cardmembers to save. Terms, location & payment restrictions apply.

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