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Heathrow Rewards points transfers to Avios crediting with a 100% bonus …..

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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 credit cards

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:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

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

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee 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.

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:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(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.)