All this week, we have been running a competition on Head for Points to celebrate reaching 10,000 articles. Today is your last chance.
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.
The deadline to enter is midnight tonight, Sunday.
10,000 articles ago ……
When Rob started Head for Points it was a simple WordPress hobby blog and looked a bit/lot different:
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: https://www.headforpoints.com/2012/05/29/hello-world/
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:
…… and you can win 10,000 Avios.
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 TONIGHT, 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. Remember that entries close at midnight on Sunday.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 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 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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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.
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.