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Get 2,000 Avios points with a new British Airways wine deal from Laithwaites

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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’.

This is what you get with the introductory offer that has just launched:

A 12 bottle case for £69.99 (white, red or mixed; RRP £127.88)

FREE delivery

2,000 Avios

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.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (July 2024)

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

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

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £15,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 16TH JULY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

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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.

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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

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Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (35)

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  • Rob says:

    Thanks, changed over.

  • Jim ware says:

    thank you

  • ThinkSquare says:

    Having just placed an order, the glasses appear to be “TL Signature Series Tumbler” https://www.laithwaites.co.uk/product/Two-Tony-Laithwaite's-Signature-Series-Wine-Tumblers/95513 – rather better than those pictured in the front page IMO. Is everyone getting the same,or is that because I ordered the 12 reds case?

    • Allan says:

      I ordered mixed case and my receipt also says TL Signature Series Tumbler (2 glasses)

  • Concerto says:

    If I offer this to friends in London can I still get the Avios even though the wine will be going to a different address, i.e. not my address?

  • PlaneSpeaking says:

    Thanks MD, I don’t think I claimed to know about wine other than knowing what I like but I will repeat that it’s a subjective thing. Wishing you well and have a good weekend.

    • MD says:

      Sorry PS, that turned into something of a rant. But the Wine Society are a force for good in the wine world, I do tend to evangelise about them (and have no affiliation other than being a member). So very different from Laithwaites etc. Enjoy your wine in good health, cheers!

  • PlaneSpeaking says:

    No worries MD and good on you.

  • Shoestring says:

    yep I’ve had those before – they are Dartington crystal, though – I wasn’t that impressed with likely durability (esp given my kids) as very thin but I guess no worse than wine glasses – blurb reads Endorsed by one of the best known names in wine and featuring the slightly flared “Laithwaite lip” these stemless wine glasses are designed for the best enjoyment of any styles of still wine. The base of each crystal glass carries the ‘Tony L’ signature as a mark of authenticity. Dishwasher safe, these high quality glasses make a practical choice for your own home or as a gift.

    I prefer a big thick tumbler you can use as a doorstop!

    • Rhys says:

      These tumblers were part of the previous BA Wine Explorer offer, weird that Wine Flyer marketing image seems to suggest proper stemmed wineglasses…

  • Sarah says:

    I just ordered this. Anyone know how long points take to post?

    • F says:

      Following – No Avios points showing as as received yet, either.

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