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Buy 2,000 Avios points for €19 via Groupon Spain

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I’ve dropped this in as a quick extra article to flag up that the Groupon ‘cheap Avios’ promotion in Spain, with Iberia Plus, is back.  Click here for details.

The reason for running this as an extra article, rather than waiting until Friday, is that the only slam-dunk bargain – the cheapest and best value package of 2,000 Avios package for €19 – usually sells out the day the offer launches.

You are only paying €19 for 2,000 points, which is 0.825p each.

Here are the other prices, which are less of a steal but still cheaper than buying via BA directly:

  • 4,000 Iberia Plus Avios for €54 (1.2p)
  • 8,000 Iberia Plus Avios for €99 (1.1p)
  • 15,000 Iberia Plus Avios for €189 (1.1p)
  • 20,000 Iberia Plus Avios for €249 (1.1p)

You can only buy one of the ‘2000 Avios’ packages but there is more flexibility on the larger ones.

Whilst these deals were administratively messy when they first appeared, I hear far fewer complaints these days.  Of course, all of the information is in Spanish but Chrome can translate the page for you.

The Groupon Spain page you need is here.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 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 (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable 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

10,500 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 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 (18)

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  • Optimus Prime says:

    If buy them through Iberia Plus Store you’ll also get 3 avios per EUR.

    • Kayleigh says:

      The terms and conditions on Iberia Plus store do say they won’t credit extra avios, for Groupon avios purchases, but I did it anyway. The sale tracked at the advertised rate on Iberia Plus Store shortly afterwards, and paid out last week. For reference I purchased at the end of December, so really quick I thought.
      As a data point, my vouchers took 9 days to be credited to my Iberia account. I bought two vouchers (20,000 and 4,000) for a specific flight redemption, and both credited successfully.

  • Liam says:

    I’ve never bought through Spanish Groupon before so I just bought one set of 2,000 Avios to see how easy it was. Is there any limit to the number you can buy (assuming they haven’t run out)?

    • LewisB says:

      Many readers complain when buying multiple that at least one never gets credited.

      • Anna says:

        I’m still waiting for my 3rd purchase to credit from early December.

        • Anna says:

          Though actually this prompted me to check and they have appeared! So it can take anywhere from 5 days to 6 weeks from my experience.

    • Grant says:

      One per customer. I’m assuming that means per registered email address and if you wanted to register multiple accounts you could buy one voucher through each. I’ve not tried this.

      • Liam says:

        Thanks. I’ll admit to being a little surprised at the involvement of a Google form as part of the process!

    • rams1981 says:

      Terms say can only buy one of the 2k but can buy multiple of the others

  • 1nfrequent says:

    Anyone got a simple ‘how to’ for converting the groupon voucher into Avios?

    1F

  • stevenhp1987 says:

    Quick question. New Iberia account (well, old, never used) for me, new account for my wife.

    On my account, can I transfer out straight away, or should I transfer in some Amex points so it’s been credited?

    If the later, can I transfer my Amex points to her Iberia account so it’s been credited?

  • Jamain says:

    Beware of delys in points being credited….bought one of the 35k points packages recently – points not credited yet, ~1 week overdue.

    Groupon support seems OK, but more hassle than it’s worth given this is quite an average offer.

  • David says:

    Looks like the 2,000 avios packages have already sold out.

  • Philip says:

    I would love to take advantage of this offer again, but I’m currently sitting with a balance of -27000 in my Iberia Plus account from the crazy Iberia offer last year. So any avios I purchased would be soaked up.

    Did anyone ever figure out how to circumvent this problem? Or will Iberia perhaps do a bit of “debt forgiveness” and return the balance to zero?

    • Jtz says:

      Thinking the same….I think I’m going to ask iberia to remove my account, I still have some who is from.groupon Spain in there but it’s in the minus.

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