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Get 25% off selected British Airways Avios wine and beer redemptions – worth it?

Links on Head for Points may pay us an affiliate commission. A list of partners is here. has a range of wine, beer, champagne and spirits redemptions available, if you have more Avios than you can realistically use for flights.

At the high end, you can redeem 146,100 Avios for six bottles of Krug Grande Cuvée champagne.

That said, I thought a more interesting one was spending 24,100 Avios for a pack of three different NV champagnes – Bollinger, Veuve Clicquot and Laurent Perrier.

Whilst prices for these brands move around a lot, you seem to be getting around 0.55p – 0.6p per Avios.  A single bottle of 2008 Dom Perignon, for example, is £130-£140 at retail vs 23,900 Avios.

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This isn’t great.  I would want to be getting double that for a flight redemption if possible.

However, at the moment, there is a special offer.

Via this page (scroll down to ‘Wine’ and log in), is offering a 25% discount on 10 packages.  Here is what you can get:

  • Avios Prosecco Six (was 12,300 Avios / now 9,200 Avios)
  • Monkey Shoulder Whisky (was 6,200 Avios / now 4,600 Avios)
  • Warming Reds Dozen (was 17,600 Avios / now 13,200 Avios)
  • Malbec Mix Six (was 12,000 Avios / now 9,000 Avios)
  • Refreshing Whites Dozen (was 16,400 Avios / now 12,300 Avios)
  • British Beer Case (was 8,800 Avios / now 6,600 Avios)
  • Sipsmith London Dry Gin (was 6,600 Avios / now 4,900 Avios)
  • Gorgeous Roses Six (was 9,400 Avios / now 7,000 Avios)
  • Craft Beer (was 5,600 Avios / now 4,200 Avios)
  • Merlot Mix Dozen (was 18,300 Avios / now 13,700 Avios)

All orders are fulfilled by Laithwaites.  Prices include delivery (UK addresses only).

Even with a 25% discount on the usual number of Avios required, this is not going to be a great value redemption.  However, if you have an Avios account – perhaps with a family member – with a small balance then this is a decent way of using it up.

The 25% discount applies to orders placed by 5th December.   The page to order is here.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 2023)

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:

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

35,000 Avios (ONLY to 21st February) and the famous annual 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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable 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 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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 £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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 (9)

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  • KevMc says:

    O/T I need to tag on a return leg to a 2-4-1 redemption tonight. Which is the best number to call these days?

  • GRIMZ says:

    anyone any idea of what to do if the domestic connection is not showing when you book the return leg? Its a day later coming back from USA.

    • Liz says:

      You just ring up the following day and add the final domestic leg. We have to do that every time.

      • Stu N says:

        It’s easier to do it the day after you’ve added the long haul leg as Liz says – you’re within the 24 hour free change window . It can be done later without a change fee, especially if the lines are busy every time you tried to call (ahem…) 😉

  • Brasov says:

    OT, can the Lloyds Upgrade Voucher be used on Iberia and AA (for part or all of the journey?)

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