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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.

British Airways BA Amex American Express

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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. 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)

  • Henry Young says:

    Yay – that’ll make my balance -80,900 !!!

  • The Streets says:

    OT is it me or why is the BA app on the iPad so frustratingly useless? I only get the option to book flights? Does anyone know how you view your account? How can they get the user interface so wrong

    • The Savage Squirrel says:

      Rob did a little feature a while back on the achievement of it reaching one thousand 1* reviews :D.

    • BlueThroughCrimp says:

      Delete it and install the iPhone version of the app.
      Someone mentioned on FT there were security issues with the iPad version, so it’s essentially a placeholder.

      • Alex Sm says:

        Why wouldn’t they pull it completely, resolve the security issue and relaunch? Why risk your reputation and user loyalty with a stupid placeholder? Or are they worried that someone fills the gap with their own better version of the app using BA API? Well, even if so, BA would be able to buy it afterwards and it will save it a ton of time and money spent on in-house development, no?

    • The Original Nick says:

      Switch to Android

  • RussellH says:

    You do need to fill in both the title of your fantasy field – min 5 chars – and your fantasy too…

  • Concerto says:

    What a job trying to sign into the IB Plus account. Got to download and print a sheet, fill it in and send it to them. I am sure they drive loads of customers away who really can’t be bothered with the faff and therefore save a huge amount of Avios liability, Good strategy and policy.

    • EC says:

      Tell me about it. Just a terrible website in general. Impossible to do anything. Had to call them up to sort things out and even then it’s a total nightmare

  • VJ says:

    O/T (Related) – I see this in my Iberia/BA account, is this correct –

    “You can only move Avios from British Airways to Iberia Plus – you cannot move your Avios back again.”

    I did move my Avios from Iberia to BA earlier.

    • David says:

      Do you now have a BA household account?
      If so you will need to go via an platform account (e.g. AerLingus AerClub or Vueling Club) to move in the other direction.

      • Fenny says:

        Wow! Does that mean when I set up a household account to include my dad, I can’t transfer from IB? That will require a little planning.

    • Rob says:

      IT error, always comes up.

  • Jill (Kinkell) says:

    OT as no BITS today.
    hubby has just tried to convert some e-Rewards into avios and the page comes up with the BA logos and underneath is ‘out of stock’ . Anyone else found this? Has it been like this for a while?

    On another topic, just filed my case with CEDR for cancellation of a flight (8 hrs before departure) on 11 Sept. BA citing pilot strike and knock on disruption. However, BA did pay out promptly £1051 for a flight delay, missed connection and late arrival.
    Not my luck, just filed another comp. with BA for another cancelled flight last week, arriving eventually into LHR 10 hours late.. BA better not muck up my flights later v this week!
    I’ll keep you posted!

    • ankomonkey says:

      The e-rewards ‘out of stock’ has been mentioned by a few people on FT (SPAM folder).

    • Lyn says:

      I think this has been mentioned in comments recently.

      • RussellH says:

        It has.
        And I suspect that it has been the case for longer than they are saying – I tried to transfer 2000 e-Rewards points to Iberia at the end of October and got an error message – insisted I had transferred within the last 30 days when it was many months, as I had been saving up to get Hilton points instead. And still no Hilton points after 5 weeks. The e-mail does now say 4-6 weeks, though the previous Hilton transfer took nearly 3 months

    • Nick_C says:

      I emailed e-rewards about this and got the following response.

      “Thank you for your e-mail..

      While we are tweaking a few things to optimize the brand-new website, some reward options may not be available for redemption straight away.

      Don’t worry, this is just temporary. Do keep an eye on your account rewards section, as all your favourite reward partners will gradually be made available again.

      Thank you for your patience and understanding.”

  • Lyn says:

    Thanks for this, very useful for resetting our Iberia points. As Russell H said, you do need to fill in something – minimum 30 characters for the “celebrity whim”.

  • Secret Squirrel says:

    The insurance deal, how long does it take to go payable after being confirmed?

    • BJ says:

      Experiences suggest 7-8 months, however I raised a claim after 6 months and got mine. Might have been a mistake as I mended up transferring without a bonus

      • Shoestring says:

        8-8.5+ months

        • Secret Squirrel says:

          Cheers but how long after going confirmed to payable?

          • Shoestring says:

            sorry that was start to payable – yep, varies but about 4 weeks? still waiting on one confirmed currently about 4 weeks but I think the others were 3-4 weeks

          • Secret Squirrel says:

            Cheers Shoestring, mines been 2 x weeks now and want to catch the 25% bonus!

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