Earn bonus British Airways American Express Avios at Tesco and Waitrose

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Holders of the British Airways Premium Plus American Express have a good ‘bonus Avios’ offer available.

To see if you have this, look at the ‘Offers’ tab on your online statement page.  You need to click ‘Save to Card’ to register.  This offer is only for Premium Plus cardholders.

Here is the deal:

You will receive 2 bonus Avios (so 3.5 Avios per £1 in total) on every £1 you spend at Tesco, Waitrose & Partners, Marks & Spencer, Deliveroo and Apple

Offer runs until 12th September

earn bonus avios tesco waitrose

Offer is valid instore and online

Some exclusions apply, see the Amex website for details

This is a strong offer, albeit there is a limit to how much supermarket spending you will do over the next three months.  Most people will struggle to earn more than 2,500 additional Avios over this period.

One possibility is buying gift cards at Tesco for other retailersThis would be especially useful for Amazon, Uber or iTunes where you can add a gift card to your online account and it is used up automatically on future orders.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for the latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios from current offers and promotions.)

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  1. Peter says:

    The offer doesn’t appear on my wife’s supplementary card either and it’s her card saved into the Waitrose website for online purchases, annoyingly. It’s particularly irritating that this offer doesn’t appear on the supplementary card as it looks from a quick glance as if all the other offers (which we would never use) appear on both cards. Is there anyone at Amex whom we could lobby about this? It looks as if it applies generally, not just to me.

    • Can you change the credit card number to yours on the website? Does saving your card details prevent you using a different card on checkout?

    • Andreas says:

      That is certainly not promising – I’ve just ordered a supplementary card for my mum, since she shops at M&S and Tesco, and only just realised that the offers on the supplementary card are different to my main card. Since she will regularly use the card at these stores, I bet she never gets the offer

    • Some promos apply to supps too, some don’t. This one doesn’t, it seems.

  2. Aston100 says:

    Regarding the Malaysia Airlines prize entry.
    You’ve stated: “The winner will get two return Business Class flights with Malaysia Airlines from Heathrow to Langkawi, for travel at almost any point in 2021. A few black-out dates do apply.”

    However, the T&Cs seem to exclude all school holiday periods. So that’s at least a quarter of next year ruled out surely?

    “The validity of the ticket will be as per the prize winner’s letter, i.e. one year in 2021 avoiding Easter, Summer Peak season, Christmas & New Year and half term school holidays.”

    • It’s only 2 seats though, so little use for families – admittedly a bit tough on teachers.

      • Not just teachers but anyone employed in a school or further education; parents of school aged kids will include nurses, care workers. Basically anyone we have applauded in the last 12 weeks yet MH specifically exclude them

        Nice to see Malaysian have their finger on the zeitgeist.

        You would think that given the convulsions in the industry they would have worked to ensure their PR stunt wouldn’t back fire.

        I won’t enter, nor will I use MH. Shameful

        • I’m sure there are other ways to honour all these people, you sound too harsh and even aggressive…

        • Dubious says:

          Yet it is useful for all those other people who do good things for other people but are not the ones who get the weekly clap.

          • No it useful to Malaysian as a PR stunt!

            The points was not about who misses out, though they are many, it was about an airline not Being able to see that their promotion deliberately excludes a great many people deliberately or otherwise, who the country has specifically said it values over the last 3 months. Or was that a stunt also

          • And if they had given away 4 tickets then families of 5 or more would have been excluded. It’s best not to look a gift horse in the mouth….

  3. I pay most of my monthly bills at Tesco via Paypoint using AMEX – Rent, C Tax, Water Bills – this will be an added bonus with 3.5x avios.

  4. Surprise, surprise! No offer for me and no e-mail either. I never seem to get any offers from Amex. Oh to have such a long list of offers that I have to click “See more” to see them all!. I also never receive any e-mails apart from the admin ones. I updated my e-mail preferences a long time ago so that I receive all marketing but to no avail. I spend a fair amount on the card every month so would think I’m due a few offers. Does anyone know what rationale they use in selecting customers for offers and if there’s anything I can do to get them and has anyone managed to get this offer without it showing on their account, or having the e-mail?

  5. Robert says:

    Anyone had any of their 2-extra-points post yet? I know it says up to 90 days, but AMEX is usually pretty good at the “within 5 days” normally.

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