Last Autumn, Barclays Premier tried to do an ‘under the radar’ trial with Avios, offering 25,000 Avios to a small group of people if they opened a bank account. The secret trial got ruined when we decided to tell everyone about it. The good news is that Barclays got to understand how popular this incentive could be!
You can learn more about the 2019 Avios / Barclays Premier offer here.
Unsuprisingly, following the strong response last year, Avios and Barclays have signed a long-term agreement to promote Barclays Premier.
You should note the deal is NOT yet live again and won’t be for a while. However, when it returns, there will be a generous Avios sign-up bonus for opening a Barclays Premier current account.
You will also be able to earn Avios on “other banking products as well as receive additional loyalty benefits and experience”.
There is nothing to do at the moment, although if you were thinking of moving your banking to HSBC Premier or another premium provider then you may want to hold off for a few months. An Avios incentive from Barclays Premier will be along soon.
PS. If you missed it, take a look at our recent article on the top 10 reasons to get the British Airways Premium Plus American Express credit card.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:
(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.)