If you’ve been reading Head for Points for a while you’ll know that points-earning wine deals seem to be very popular with readers, for some odd reason …..
With Virgin Wines teaming up with Virgin Atlantic and British Airways’ long-standing partnership with Laithwaites, it was often a quick and easy way to top up your Flying Club or Avios balance, and you could score some cheap bottles in the process. Let’s not forget some of the great deals that used to be available via Tesco Wine too (RIP).
During 2017/8, British Airways and Laithwaites had been running a program called ‘BA Wine Explorer’. During their regular promotions you could easily get 12 mixed bottles, 1000 Avios, two Dartington Crystal wine tumblers and two bonus bottles for £50-£60, which was pretty decent for what you were getting.
For some months now the ‘Wine Explorer’ program has been on hold. It now appears to have been replaced with a similar (but not identical) new scheme, called ‘Wine Flyer’.
A 12 bottle case for £69.99 (white, red or mixed; RRP £127.88)
2 FREE wine glasses (EDIT: comments below suggest these are Dartington Crystal stemless tumblers rather than the glasses advertised in the image)
This offer is more expensive than previous ‘Wine Explorer’ offers, although you do get double the usual number of Avios. Importantly, unlike previous offers ‘Wine Flyer’ does not involve subscribing to any recurring payment and delivery plans, so you won’t have to faff about with unsubscribing from ongoing offers …..
The offer ends on the 30th September and is available to new Laithwaites customers only. Existing customers receive 250 Avios. You can order here.
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