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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

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Offer runs until 12th September

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.


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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £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 UK’s most valuable card perk – the 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.

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

30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee 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

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company 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.

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 sign-up 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 (60)

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  • PS says:

    Data point – This offer appeared on my husband’s BAPP which is the primary one, but not on my supplemental card so it might only be available to the primary card holder, or targeted in some way.

    • Jean Morgan says:

      I am the primary card holder. Husband has a supplementary card and does not have this offer. Guess who does all of our Tesco shopping. I can’t as I am high risk and don’t presently go out.

      • Aston100 says:

        Can’t you give him your card and your PIN?

        • AJA says:

          As long as he spends under £45 he can do contactless so no need to know the pin (although a contactless transaction does occasionally require pin entry as a security measure) though it really isn’t that advisable to give anyone else (even your spouse) your pin and card.

          • Aston100 says:

            What kind of World are we living in when one cannot share card security details with your spouse?

        • Chrish says:

          Aston100 You actually are “Not” allowed to give anyone your card & pin invalidates all card insurance Yes i know it happens My Partner, plus Son, Daughters use my card for HH
          But once came unstuck almost Card Lost/Stolen at a gig or to/from.
          Card stopped but i was held responsible for any loss (couldn’t very well say i lost it i was out of uk)
          That was long while ago changed bank (one of many i had)
          That’s when i went over to Amex

          • Anna says:

            This is why your details need to be initial plus surname on the card, no Mr, Mrs etc (annoyingly AmEx won’t accept Dr as a designation!). Then nobody will question who’s using it.

      • Genghis says:

        Long story as to why but my wife currently has the Tesco delivery saver subscription yet we use my Tesco debit card to pay

  • Richard Simpkins says:

    If the offer is saved to the primary card do purchases made by the secondary card holder also qualify for the bonus points?

    • Sandra B says:

      Not unless they get the same offer to load on their cards. I got the offer but neither supplementary cards did.

  • Mark says:

    Mine says, Tesco, Waitrose, M&S, deliveroo and Apple!!!

  • 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.

    • AJA says:

      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

    • Rob says:

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

  • 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.”

    • Rob says:

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

      • Paul says:

        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

        • Alex Sm says:

          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.

          • Paul says:

            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

          • Rhys says:

            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….

  • Almi says:

    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.

  • Emma says:

    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?

  • 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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