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News in brief:

Save £50 on Addison Lee taxi bookings

Addison Lee has launched a new £50 discount offer which will be especially attractive to American Express Platinum cardholders.  This is because of one of the benefits of The Platinum Card is a £10 per month statement credit from Addison Lee.

You will receive £10 off the next five bookings you make via the Addison Lee app.

Rides must be for £15 or more.  The offer runs until 2nd February.  Promo code JAN10 must be used each time you book.  New and existing Addison Lee app users can take part.

Full details of the offer can be found on the Addison Lee website here.

If you are reading this on mobile you can download the Addison Lee app by clicking here.

Addison Lee discount code

Get 6,000 Avios with Tesco Bank pet insurance

Tesco Bank has launched a pet insurance offer.

You will earn 2,500 Clubcard points, which converts into 6,000 Avios or 6,250 Virgin Flying Club miles, when you take out a policy.

Full details are on the Tesco Bank website here.  The offer is open to all Clubcard holders and does not say it is targeted.

You need to keep the policy for 35 days to get the points.  The cheapest ‘Accident & Injury’ policies do not count.

The last date to apply is 31st March.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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. 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 BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

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 BA Amex American Express card

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.

The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

American Express Amex Gold

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 (SPECIAL OFFER) 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 10,000 Avios.

Capital on Tap Visa card

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 card

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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

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.

(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 (169)

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  • Boi says:

    For those with 3 cats in the house did you put that in (insured each separately by different members of household)

    • Shoestring says:


    • Allycat says:

      Four cats, four applications, four cat names, four different owners / clubcard account holders, all indicated that there were 4 pets in the household but each application only for one cat. All came in around the £3.50 mark (take the max £200 excess). All DDs from same bank account which could be a risk … we shall see

  • Grant says:

    Apologies, I know this come up a lot, but does anyone have a UK number for Bonvoy points queries. I promise to save it this time!


  • Flying Misfit says:

    OT: HSBC avios bonus conversion

    Just as a data point, I did a batch on Wednesday with the website still showing the ad for the bonus despite date passing. Conversion points hit BA account today and no bonus posted.

  • Boi says:

    Also which policy qualifies:
    1. short-term treatments
    2. short-term and ongoing treatments

  • aDifferentSimon says:

    My companion voucher has arrived with 12 months expiry rather than 24. It triggered on an upgrade to the paid card. I’m sure I’ve seen in the comments this has happened to others. What’s people experiences? Thanks in advance.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Have to phone Amex.

      The advice is to upgrade before you hit £10k spend because once it’s after you pretty much always have expiry date issues.

  • BJ says:

    OT: IIRC somebody once posted best site for doing energy comparisons. Could somebody please remind me which it was?

    • BJ says:

      Thanks Harry, that’s the one I couldn’t remember.

      • mark2 says:

        But beware! Ofgem rules makes them all assume that at the end of the current fixed period you will go onto their (expensive) standard variable rate. This means that they may recommend that you change to a tariff which is more expensive. You need to check the unit rates.

        • Shoestring says:

          and standing charges – plus I was checking a cheaper Avro tariff compared to my existing Avro one, yesterday – hellishly difficult if you don’t have a good idea of gas & elec usage in KWH (ie estimate of £££s isn’t good enough)

        • BJ says:

          Yes, thanks guys, was aware of both. I found that CAB gave same results as CEC. Looks like it will be E.on via Simply Switch and T C B. Possibly an extra helping thanks to advice from @Genghis if they start harassing me about smart meters.

  • r* says:

    For the pet insurance, I wasnt prompted for clubcard number, anyone know if it will have automatically taken it from name/address?

    • Shoestring says:

      should do – but take a screenshot of the offer for possible future use

    • Joe Scheinkonig says:

      i wasn’t either. did this get resolved?

      • Shoestring says:

        people won’t know yet, they have to wait until the 2500 Clubcard points start getting reported by others as dropping into accounts

        if you’re nervous you could always spend a few minutes on the phone

  • Neil Donoghue says:

    I had to go with Raffles the cat! I am now a keen pet lover with 4 new cats who all live in my house. I am hoping to take them all on a nice RFS to Europe during the summer if I get paid out!

    • Russ says:

      I wouldn’t worry about it as I have a feeling the cats won’t be around for very long. Them pesky roads you know….

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