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Who won 1 million Avios in our Monese competition?

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Back in September we ran a competition in association with online bank Monese to win 1 million Avios.

I apologise for the delay in announcing the winner.  Monese wanted to be the first to announce the names, so we had to wait until they had published their blog post.  The winners – there were six in total, of which Head for Points was allocated a guaranteed slot – are here.

The HfP winner from that list was Daniel G.  He wrote to me two weeks ago to say:

“I entered the Monese Avios Millionaire competition via the HfP code a few months back and was lucky enough to win – The Avios dropped into my BAEC account today!  I’ve been subscribed to the site for a while now and find the info and tips you write about really informative – I enter competitions all the time but I have literally never won anything, till now.”

Well done Daniel, and thank you to everyone who entered.


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 – 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

60,000 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:

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 (114)

  • rams1981 says:

    OT just saw my BA flight delayed by 1 hour 40 mins to Boston. That doesn’t lead to much comp if any I assume? Annoying as now lands 11pm local time.

  • Martha says:

    Esso £50 offer.
    When using it tracking on your amaex?
    Could you also use it at a Morrisons in an esso for double offer?

  • Alan says:

    OT – due to add the 2nd leg our 241 booking in the next couple of days.

    The outward leg is in first class – any reason I can’t call the 24 hour ‘You First’ number, rather than the US/Japan? Does anyone have any experience of this?

    • sloth says:

      not personally but i know someone else (SpursDeb?) mentioned doing exactly that recently and was fine

      • Spurs Debs says:

        Yes worked out perfectly fine, think I’ve just replied on FT to you.

  • Shoestring says:

    Ryanair £5/ seat sale https://www.ryanair.com/gb/en/plan-trip/explore/cyber-week-9

    I think Rhys needs to go somewhere for a tenner return

  • BJ says:

    OT: Accidently found myself in a dog-friendly Hilton this weekend. Had to be moved three times. Never realised such hotels existed which is a bit surprising given the number of people who own dogs. Got nothing against dogs but I don’t want to stay in a hotel with loads of them again so will be looking out for that in future reservations.

  • Riku says:

    I tried booking a one-day one-way rental from Worcester to Heathrow with Avis and the offer IS too good to be true. It wasn’t 10 pounds but “no cars available”. Instead I had to book a two day car rental and only then are cars “available”. I called Avis and the branches can block short term car rentals from time to time which seems to be happening in this case.

  • Rooster says:

    Rubbish company wouldn’t accept my application for whatever random reason

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