British Airways has launched another ‘buy Avios’ bonus promotion. It is weak.
Until 24th September you will receive 30% bonus Avios when you buy or gift points.
You need to visit ba.com via this page in order to buy.
This is a poor deal, given that we regularly see bonuses of 40% or 50% these days. The only positive aspect is that there is no minimum purchase. The bonus kicks in with the smallest 1,000 Avios transaction.
If you have been waiting for a bonus to top-up your account for a redemption you are planning soon, this is obviously better than nothing and you should jump in. I would NOT buy speculatively, however, as I’m fairly sure a better offer will be along within 2-3 months.
This HfP article from our ‘Avios Redemption University’ series shows you which is the cheapest way to buy Avios points from all of the options available.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.