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We almost missed this. We have reached a milestone at Head for Points: 10,000 articles.

As we can’t get the team together and celebrate with a bottle of champagne, we have decided to run a competition instead and say Thank You to YOU – our readers.

One lucky reader will win 10,000 Avios that they can use for a post-corona getaway.

All you need to do is fill out the Gleam widget at the bottom of this article and – for an optional second entry – follow us on Instagram.

10,000 articles ago ……

When Rob started Head for Points it was a simple WordPress hobby blog and looked a bit/lot different:

Win 10,000 Avios

A simple (free) WordPress layout, no thumbnails, no logo, no advertising (it’s not allowed on the free WordPress service) and only four navigation headings. Rob even called the website a blog in those days, a word we are banned from using now ….

His first ever article had the typical WordPress ‘Hello World’ in its URL:

If you’ve got too comfortable with the current logo and website layout, don’t worry.  We are currently working on a revamp of the website – we are using our lockdown time productively – and will hopefully be able to share the new design soon. Stay tuned.

For now we celebrate the past 10,000 articles:

Head for Points 10,000 articles

…… and you can win 10,000 Avios.

The competition

It’s very straightforward to enter.  Simply fill out the Gleam app at the bottom of this post (or by clicking through to the Gleam website if it doesn’t show on your device) and give us your name and email address.  That’s it.

You will get a second entry to the competition if you follow us on Instagram.

We have neglected Instagram but we are now making more of an effort.  You will be able to follow the Head for Points team on their travels as well as experience events like new seat introductions or Q&As with the big names of the industry first hand via Instagram stories.

If you already follow us on Instagram, you don’t lose out.  Just click through to our Instagram page via the entry form and the Gleam software will automatically count your entry.

The competition ends at midnight on Sunday 3rd May 2020.

The full competition terms and conditions can be found by clicking ‘Terms and Conditions’ but here are a couple to note.  The rules in the entry widget take precedence over this summary in case of any confusion.

There is one prize of 10,000 Avios

Entries are limited to one submission form per person

The winner must be 18 years or older and resident of the United Kingdom

The winner must have a British Airways Executive Club account

You must be physically present in the United Kingdom or Channel Islands for the website to accept your entry

This competition is organised by Head for Points.  Avios Group Ltd is not involved in its organisation and is not responsible for arranging delivery of the prize.

Best of luck.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios 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.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card is doubled to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – and you get £200 to spend at Amex Travel too! Apply here.

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

60,000 points AND a £200 Amex Travel voucher until 13th June! 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.

EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.

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 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 (94)

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  • Frodo says:

    Well done HFP Team – What a milestone!! Lots of genuine hard work has gone into your site, it has to be said!! Just to say that I usually add ‘HFP’ as keyword to any of my Google searches when I have questions relating to airlines, aviation, hotels and for that matter loyalty credit cards. This is because I trust your journalism, and use your information to help me decide where and how I should spend my money in these sectors. Having read so many of your articles over the last few years, I know that you research your topics incredibly well, and cover a wide range of stories credibly. Where you have a (potential) conflict of interest (such as earning income from affiliate relationships), you make this very clear to the reader. You’ve been doing a fantastic job over the last few years, helping many people out. Hope we get to see the next 10,000 articles of yours:)

  • Margaret Taylor says:

    I would live to have a holiday to look forwsrrd to when this is all over.

  • Big Dave says:

    Congrats and I can’t be bothered to us a VPN to join the uk only raffle…..

  • guesswho2000 says:

    Congrats, I’ve been reading from the very beginning, which doesn’t seem like it was that many years ago! Time flies.

  • JImbob says:

    Thanks Rob for all the articles. I’m still new to this, although did have a wonderful time in NYC last year with air miles, earnt following your advice.

    When do you think the next offer like the ability to earn 1.1M Avios from a credit card is going to happen?! :p That’s my main regret, not doing this sooner!

  • Owen Rudge says:

    This looks like it could be useful if you’re looking at a more expensive time of year. Looking at ABZ-LHR-JFK around Thanksgiving for instance, one cash ticket (standard, not ‘basic’) comes out as £659.06. The 50,000 option then works out as 1.12p/Avios. If you only use 9100 Avios plus £360 though, you’re getting 3.29p instead. The equivalent EWR flights are pricing up at 26,000 Avios plus £307.54 taxes (1.35p compared with the JFK cash flight), down to 9100 Avios plus £437.54 (2.43p per Avios). All options – in this case – are above 1p/Avios though. If you earn a small to modest pile of Avios from a credit card, are happy in economy (don’t earn enough for Club redemptions), and aren’t massively cash-rich, then picking an option in the middle and paying 26,000 Avios + £230 for a flexible return to NYC and getting 1.65p per Avios might seem pretty decent.

    Of course, if you’re able to time your trip for when cash tickets are dirt cheap, then it will be less attractive. I expect it would be more useful if it’s rolled out on all North American routes, where cash tickets on specific routes may be considerably more expensive than NYC. And if they could do an RFS for WTP…

  • Shoestring says:

    10,000 articles would be based on n days HFP has been going, x3 articles a day – nobody actually counted the total articles.

    That’s an inaccurate assumption and I humbly suggest we should have celebrated 10,000 articles about a month ago.

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