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Iberia Plus has launched a competition to promote, of all things, its Infinita ‘lifetime status’ scheme.  Since this requires 125,000 Iberia status points to achieve, something which will take many years, it seems an odd thing to plug via a competition which starts “All you need to do is tell us your superstar fantasy and you will be entered into a draw with the chance to win one of three celebrity trips.”

Luckily, you can forget about all that.

The only thing you need to know is that everyone who enters the competition will receive 100 Avios in their Iberia Plus account.

To enter, you need to visit this special Iberia website.

100 free Avios

Click on ‘Participate’ at the bottom.  Fill in your name, email address and Iberia Plus number.

In theory you are also meant to fill in your idea of something you would like to enjoy on your flight so that you are ‘living the celebrity lifestyle’ (500 characters maximum).   I doubt this is compulsory but feel free to fill in a few words.

Once you’ve completed the form, you see this:

100 free Avios

The rules say that your 100 Avios will appear in your Iberia Plus account in ‘late December’.

If your 500 character story is good enough, you could even win 300,000 Avios to book your ideal trip!

The closing date is 4th December.  The page to enter is here.

If you want to learn how to redeem Avios points via Iberia Plus, to save a fortune on taxes and charges, take a look at this article in our ‘Avios Redemption University’ series.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

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

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. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 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 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 – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.

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:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard 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. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 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.)

Comments (93)

  • boi says:

    OT: Where would people recommend crediting ethiopian economy flights? This is for my sister who is an infrequent flyer. She doesnt collect miles any other way

    • pablo says:

      Aegean Airlines Miles and Bonus

      • Rob says:

        I’m sure there is some logic to that (assuming that she will never earn any further miles in the account) but I’m struggling to see it! Use wheretocredit to see who gives a decent rate on Ethopian economy tickets, but I’d be looking for a scheme where I can cash out a small amount for a gift voucher, hotel discount etc.

  • Benylin says:

    OT: Virgin Miles transfer to Hilton for the first time. How long does it take? Customer service said upto 39 days. Any ideas in reality?

    • Secret Squirrel says:

      IME 7-10 x days.

      • BJ says:

        +1 for 7 days although my last but one transfer took about a month.

        • Benylin says:

          BJ was that your first transfer the 30 day one?

          • BJ says:

            No, I have done many. Until that point they took around a week. The one that took a month was at the time when Hilton was having lots of issues with crediting people points. I seem to recall a few comments lately suggesting things are back to normal.

          • Benylin says:

            Awesome thanks… hopefully mine come quick! Have a trip in 12 days 🙈

  • Neil Murray says:

    Slight thread shift – why is Iberia’s IT so terrible? I’ve just booked four J class tickets from BCN to JNB via LHR. First attempt crashed at the ‘Pay’ point. “Please try again. Don’t worry. You have not been charged.”
    Second attempt went through. Now I have a double booking showing and, oddly, my card doesn’t seem to have been charged for either – unless it takes a few days to show online, which I doubt.
    BA EC couldn’t help as booking included car hire so counts as a holiday, though the phantom booking (oddly) doesn’t include car hire….
    I anticipate a morning on the phone today.

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