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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 from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 2021)

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

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion 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

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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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