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We did a long piece yesterday on RED by Dufry, the loyalty scheme which covers the duty free stores at 27 UK airports – plus Eurostar and Eurotunnel – as well as many other European airports.  You can read it here.

As was pointed out in the comments, you can get 300 free RED by Dufry points by simply adding the promo code RED300POINTS to your account.

Open the app, click ‘My Profile’ in the top right corner, click ‘My Profile’, scroll down to ‘Promotional code’ and add RED300POINTS.  Importantly, you must then scroll down to the bottom of the page to click ‘Save Changes’.

The 300 points go on instantly.  You can’t exchange these for anything but you are moved closer to Gold status which usually requires 2,000 points.

Get 300 free RED by Dufry points in 30 seconds

There is confusion over Avios earning

There is some confusion over whether you do now earn Avios for purchases made outside Spain. The restrictive wording on the Iberia Plus website is no longer there, and the addition of US chain Hudson to the list of Dufry brands which earns Avios made me think it was now global.

If you look at the terms of the Avios offer on the Spanish Dufry site, however, it implies that this is only a Spanish offer.

I would trust the T&Cs over the Iberia website, so you should assume that I was wrong in the original version of the article yesterday and that Avios earning is not yet global. 


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (April 2023)

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 famous annual 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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable 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 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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 bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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 (96)

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  • Harry says:

    OT @Rob or anyone who has appealed a refusal for the VS cards in writing.

    In your article on the Virgin Atlantic Cards, you suggest sending a letter to the Virgin Money office in Gosforth, Newcastle. However, in my email about the refusal from VS they refer to an address in London. Can anyone confirm which address they have sent a letter to and received a reply?

    Thanks for the help.

    • Rob says:

      Jubilee House is the one that I have been giving out and which seems to work. Whether they simply scan your letter and email it to London is a different question!

  • Shoestring says:

    Tesco vouchers are in!

    You can now safely enrol for free 1000 Virgin miles autotip

    • Genghis says:

      Can safely enrol day after collection period. I did.

    • BJ says:

      Any idea if multiple club card accounts can feed multiple bonuses to one Virgin account?

      • meta says:

        I think so. It’s been two year or so since I did to Avios and last year I did it for The way I did it was a) select the main account for exchange b) note down all the voucher codes from other accounts c) select value for exchanging vouchers on the main account (this is the total of all vouchers from all the accounts you wish to exchange). You first use up all the vouchers on the main account and then it will tell you how much is left to pay. There is a box to add vouchers manually and here you need to add one by one the vouchers from other accounts. I am not sure if this will work if accounts are registered at different addresses. Mine are all on the same.

        • BJ says:

          Thanks, I guess my parents may have to move in with me for a short time to help me sort out my rocket pack avios 🙂

  • Waddle says:

    When paying to transfer Avios through BA using BAPP, does it come through as a purchase earning 3 per £?

    • Genghis says:


    • Rob says:

      Fairly certain it will go through as

      And I hope you’ve got a good excuse for paying to transfer as it isn’t a great idea!

  • Cat says:

    I realise I’m very late to the party on this one, but when I try to get the referral code from my RED app under “my profile”, there’s no code – it’s just blank. I’ve tried shutting it down and opening it up again – has anyone got any better ideas?
    Thanks all! This article is perfectly timed for my various Iberia flights in a couple of weeks Rob!

  • Boreas says:

    My RED app worked and I was able to link it with Dragonpass.

    On the Dragonpass app it specifically says ‘excl. Guest’ and ‘visits can be used by the cardholder only’.

    A real pity if so, and the restriction seems publicly clear.

    I guess it is a complete non-starter to buy two cardholder passes for myself and a guest?

    • Shoestring says:

      What Dragonpass app is that? Connected with Barclays Travel Plus Pack or not?

      With the latter, I printed 4x DP lounge passes (ie 4 of my annual 6) and 4 of us got into the lounge together. Then I used the other 2 in one go as well.

    • Rob says:

      Why not just open another RED account in the name of your guest and buy a pass via that account?

  • @mkcol says:

    OT: I have a standard economy Avios redemption flight booked with BA to Innsbruck.

    Is it normal to be offered a cash upgrade to Club for £89? Yes cash only, no additional Avios.

  • Chrisasaurus says:

    Used a referral from upthread, if anyone hasn’t already registered feel free to share the love

  • Luciana says:

    Hi! I haven’t been able to find where to link the Iberia number in the app. Anybody else??

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