Heathrow Rewards is currently running a 50% bonus when you transfer your points to Avios. The offer runs to 2nd June.
This is a rare occurence. Whilst we have seen them for other partners over the last year or so, there has not been an Avios conversion bonus since August 2017.
The minimum transfer is 250 Heathrow Rewards points, getting you 375 Avios with the bonus. Bigger transfers must be in multiples of 250 points. Unlike some recent Heathrow Rewards deals, the bonus is the same – 50% – for both basic and Premium tier members.
With the 50% bonus, it is a decent deal. In virtually all scenarios, Heathrow Rewards points are worth 1p. This is what you get if you take airport shopping vouchers, train tickets etc. The only exception is Official Heathrow Parking where you get 2p per point. You are effectively ‘paying’ 0.66p per Avios, since 250 points would get you a £2.50 shopping voucher or 375 Avios.
The reason I am covering this again is that the first wave of transferred points hit Avios accounts yesterday. They have landed with a 100% bonus instead of a 50% bonus. Check your account if you sent some points over.
This seems to be a mistake, because it is flagged in various places as a 50% bonus. I do NOT recommend making Heathrow Rewards transfers purely because you might get a 100% bonus, because there is a good chance that they will fix it. However, if you have already made a transfer, you might be in for a pleasant surprise.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points 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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.
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:
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:
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.)