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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 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.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable 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 long list of travel benefits 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 (93)

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  • 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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