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One of the lesser known British Airways Executive Club partners is market research group ‘Rewards for Thoughts‘.  It is offering a generous 600 Avios points just for signing up and completing one survey.

You can find details on ba.com here.

Rewards for Thoughts earn Avios

It seems simple enough.  Once you sign up, you will be emailed consumer surveys on an occasional basis.

You will earn 25 Avios for every short survey you complete and 50 Avios for every long survey.  The points will post within five days, they promise.

To be honest, I doubt this is worth your time for such a small number of points but you could always do them on the train in the morning or in front of the TV.

However, when you complete your first survey you will receive a bonus of 600 Avios points.  This is more like it!

Whether or not you cancel your membership after the points post from your first survey is up to you.  It is worth joining and completing one survey.

You can join via this page of the British Airways website.


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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (November 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.

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 10,000 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 £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 (44)

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  • TokyoFan says:

    625 avios in about 8 minutes! Done!

  • SWWT says:

    Hmmm. 600 Avios in exchange for having my profile data distributed ie sold to all and sundry. Maybe not.

    • Lee says:

      why use your real personal information

    • Bluekjp says:

      Ditto. I wouldn’t get involved in this even for 6025 avios. It would surely add enormously to the current bombardment of unwelcome letterbox mail and email circulars

      • Shoestring says:

        Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Unsubscribe

      • RussellH says:

        I believe that RfT and e-Rewards are now two strands of the same organisation. I have been locked out of RfT, but e-Rewards does not add to the junk e-mail I get. I use a unique e-mail address and the only e-mail it gets is e-Rewards stuff. Nothing else.

  • Bazza says:

    These types of offers used to be a regular occurance on hfp in the old days. There was something to do everyday to earn a few miles of points in one scheme or other. Everything has been tightened up now.

    • Shoestring says:

      Here’s one for free! 2for1 on prescription glasses £49 or over @Glasses Direct, put 2 in your basket and add code MSE16SEPT to get them down to £16 delivered. Then use the refer a friend button to nominate a friend to get the same deal (ie yourself with different email) – you’ll get an instant £15 Amazon code for free when they/ you order. Hey presto, 4 pairs of prescription glasses for £17. Or 6 pairs for £18 etc. Further cheeky discounts also potentially available.

      Quite useful personally as my prescription just changed (reading & long distance), and always good to get a few spare pairs.

      • Charlieface says:

        And for those of us with anything over 8 dioptre and need 1.74 index it’s more like £400 for 4 pairs and no NHS accepted

        • the_real_a says:

          Asda offer 1.74 index at no extra cost over -6.00. I generally get 2 pairs for £89 and are pretty stylish. Also basic frames + lenses from £29

      • Genghis says:

        I got two pairs for £16 last month so I can wear them when I play with my son. Not too bad. Had to have a call with their optician given eyesight.

  • Rich says:

    Did this previously and got the 600 avios, got multiple survey invites by email afterwards none of which worked when clicking through to take part. Cancelled the account as a result.
    I use e rewards a fair bit but that isn’t as profitable as it used to be as you’re now effectively capped at 1000 avios a month. Did get an email yesterday promising exciting changes but no other info, anyone else use it and know what these are?

    • TokyoFan says:

      I still make 4k/month from e-rewards via IB and BAEC…

      • Sandra says:

        How do you make 4K – can you also transfer to family BA Avios accounts as well as Iberia? I’ve not tried that but will if it’s possible. Don’t currently have Iberia though.

        • TokyoFan says:

          I have both IB and BA as transfer options – 3k avios for 8k points for IB, 1k avios for 3.5k points for BA, each allowed to redeem once per 30 days.

      • Spaghetti Town says:

        Whats the opportunity cost of filling out all these surveys, only to be told half way through you’re not eligible….

        • TokyoFan says:

          When I’m on a delayed Thameslink train (once I’ve claimed my delay repay) there isn’t much opportunity to do much else!

    • Sandra says:

      Same for me, I got the email yesterday but no explanation as to what they are doing. It doesn’t usually take me long to get enough points for the 1000 Avios and then I don’t bother until the month is up & I can start again but it’s definitely not as good as it used to be – 24000 Avios a year for a couple of hours a month filling surveys was worthwhile.

      • Fenny says:

        Better exchange rate on IB avios. 8000 points = 3000 avios. I got invited to join a focus group last month and earned about 14000 points for a few activities.

    • Thomas says:

      e-Rewards and Nectar are great. Easily get 60 to 70 GBP each month…

      • Benilyn says:

        You can’t add your credit card to BAEC Shopping portal anymore, to get pts for offline spend right?

  • Spaghetti Town says:

    OT: Is the tesco pay + offer still running?

  • Paul E Birkett says:

    Several hours later , I’m still waiting for the verification email…..

  • Shoestring says:

    that was quick – 3 mins! (Lotto ad)

  • Simon Fisher says:

    I gave up on Reward for Thoughts ages ago as they rejected me for far to many surveys after having asked double digit and personal questions. E-Reward sends you an offer that looks great, then asks you “qualifying questions” that are completely off topic to the email, then tells you that the quota is full for that survey. I still do them though because as commented above I can build IB Avios balance each month (for me the limit is 8000 point for 3000 IB Avios.)

    There is also an IHG equivalent Opinion Check In, which like E-rewards gives you a credit for not qualifying.

    Worth doing when you have nothing better to do.

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