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Win 50,000 Avios points with Avis and Aer Lingus (enter in two minutes, no rental required)

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Avis and Aer Lingus AerClub have launched a competition to win one of five prizes of 50,000 Avios.

The good news is that there is virtually no effort required to enter as long as you are already an Aer Lingus AerClub member.  If not, you can sign up for free via this page of the Aer Lingus website.

If you win, your prize will be dropped into your AerClub account, but you can move the Avios across to British Airways Executive Club in two minutes by using ‘Combine Your Avios’.

You can enter via this special page of the Avis website.

Avis bonus avios

There are three questions to answer:

How many bonus Avios will AerClub members collect when they book a car group C or above for 3 or more days with Avis between 1st October – 30th November 2019 for rental between 1st October – 15th December 2019?

Answer: 700

AerClub members are entitled to a free additional driver on every Avis rental? (True or False?)

Answer: True

When AerClub members join Avis Preferred how many bonus Avios will they collect on their first Preferred rental?

Answer: 1,000

The closing date is 30th November.  It is one entry per person and you must be over 18 years old.

Click here to enter.  Remember that you need a 3081XXXXXXXX AerClub number to enter, and not a British Airways Executive Club membership number.

There are no residency restrictions – you do not need to live in Ireland to take part.  Good luck!

Want to know more about redeeming Avios on Aer Lingus?

This HfP article shows you everything you need to know about how to redeem Avios points on Aer Lingus which can lead to substantial tax savings when flying to North America.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 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:

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

35,000 Avios (ONLY to 21st February) 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 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 (36)

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  • Graeme says:

    Lovely, thanks Rob!

  • Ray says:

    Hi would love to do this comp, reading the article a line states you can enter but then no link
    how do I get the the page ? thanks all

    • MD says:

      Turn off your ad blocker and you will see the link magically appear.

      • Rhys says:

        easiest to whitelist HFP and then you won’t have this problem in the future, either. And you help pay my salary 😉

  • Ray says:

    Thank you so much all sorted !

  • TripRep says:

    Appreciate you highlighting this thanks!

  • southlondonphil says:

    Wouldn’t let me create an AerClub account, went through entire process of filling in personal details etc only to get “Unfortunately we are unable to complete your registration” message. Ideas?

    As the likelihood of me using Aer Lingus is minimal and my reason for signing up is mainly to enter the competition the difficulty in doing so now doesn’t seem worth the time thus far expended and I’d rather forget the whole exercise. . Now, though, I’ve ended up with a (fairy pointless) registration on Aer Lingus site itself, no access tyo AerVlub, and seemingly no obvious way to get Aer Lingus to delete the details they do have. Annnoying to say the least!

    • southlondonphil says:

      Managed to sign up through a process of trial and error. Turns out that the registration page has some very specific and limiting validations that aren’t made particularly clear.

      1) Remove spaces from the middle of UK postcodes and 2) ‘Area Code’ on phone number (Mobile or Landline) must be 3 figures only, ‘Local Number’ must be no more than 7 figures. These 2 are metioned in the FAQ if you can find it.

      I still had no luck after about 30 minutes of fannying about with Customer Support (who were no use) so in a desperate flash of inspiration I removed the street name from “address Line 1′, leaving just the apartmrnt number and postcode.

      To my surprise, that actually worked! I was then able to log in to the account and put back the street address from the field I had just removed it from. Crazy!

      • Tubbs says:

        Really helpful thanks. Finally managed to set up an account following your approach.

  • Alex says:

    Got same message

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