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25% TopCashback to Avios points transfer bonus, and a 50% Asia Miles / Heathrow Rewards bonus

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Cashback shopping site TopCashback is offering a 25% bonus if you convert your earnings to Avios.

Until 15th December, you will receive 1.25 Avios for every 1p of cashback you convert.

Be clear about the maths before you do this.  You are basically buying Avios at 0.8p each compared to taking the cash.

This IS a decent deal, and it would be hard to lose money on this basis given that HFP readers should be getting well over 1p per Avios when they redeem, but think it through.  Cash is flexible and not prone to sudden devaluation, Avios are not.

Heathrow Rewards offering a 50% bonus to Asia Miles

Talking of transfer bonuses, Heathrow Rewards is currently offering a 50% bonus when you transfer your points to Asia Miles.  This is the Cathay Pacific loyalty programme.

You can find details on this page of the Heathrow Rewards website (log-in required).

You will receive 375 Asia Miles for every 250 Heathrow Rewards points you transfer before 18th November.

Both standard and Premium members of Heathrow Rewards can take advantage of this offer.  Both tiers receive the same rate.

As 250 Heathrow Rewards points would otherwise get you a £2.50 Heathrow shopping voucher – if you wanted to turn your points into pseudo-cash – you are ‘paying’ 0.66p per Asia Mile which is a good deal.

Whilst this is obviously not of major interest to most HfP readers, what is more important is that Heathrow Rewards has clearly not given up on transfer bonuses.  This is the first one we have seen in 2019 and many people thought they had gone for good.

Hopefully we will see an Avios or Heathrow shopping voucher transfer bonus back before too long.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2022)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

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

There are special sign-up bonuses on both of the BA American Express cards until 28th February 2022. The bonus on the free card is doubled to 10,000 Avios and the bonus on the Premium Plus card is increased from 25,000 Avios to a huge 40,000 Avios.

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up (SPECIAL OFFER) and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 Avios (SPECIAL OFFER) and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of 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 30,000 Avios.

30,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 4th February 2022.

Capital on Tap Visa card

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

30,000 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 45,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

45,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 28th February 2022.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

45,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

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