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

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ba.com 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), ba.com 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 points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2022)

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 with attractive sign-up bonuses.

There are special sign-up bonuses on both of the BA American Express cards until 28th February 2022. The bonus on the free card is doubled to 10,000 Avios and the bonus on the Premium Plus card is increased from 25,000 Avios to a huge 40,000 Avios.

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up (SPECIAL OFFER) and an Economy 2-4-1 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 (SPECIAL OFFER) and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 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

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 30,000 Avios.

30,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 4th February 2022.

Capital on Tap Visa card

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

30,000 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 45,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

45,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 28th February 2022.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

45,000 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 (9)

  • 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?)
    Thanks

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