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How to earn Avios points on printing with printed.com

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Printed.com is an Avios partner you probably haven’t heard of.  The company has been offering Avios points for a number of years – for at least as long as Head for Points has been running – but is never mentioned on ba.com as a partner.

printed.com is an online printing company specialising in pretty much everything:

  • leaflets
  • business cards
  • stickers
  • postcards
  • display boards
  • brochures
  • invitations
  • posters etc

I have never used the business personally but the website looks impressive.

printed.com Avios

printed.com runs its own reward programme.   You earn four Printed Points for every £1, excluding VAT and delivery, you spend, which increases to up to 10 Printed Points per £1.

Silver status (7 points per £1) is yours if you:

  • place a total of 4 -10 lifetime orders, or
  • have placed one order in the last 90 days, or
  • have spent £290 in the last 90 days, excluding VAT and delivery

To qualify for Pink status (10 points per £1) you need to:

  • place a total of 10 or more lifetime orders, or
  • have placed 1 order in the last month, or
  • have spent £620 in the last 90 days, excluding VAT and delivery

As you can see, you could in theory change tier every month based on your activity!  However, demotions are only made on 90 day cycles so you will retain a tier for at least that long.

You can earn bonus points for completing your site profile, reviewing your previous orders and referring friends to the company.

Your Printed Points can be used for Avios, for Amazon or Marks & Spencer vouchers or for credit towards future printed.com orders.

The conversion rate into Avios is not shown on their site but it is roughly 4.2 to 1 based on previous reader feedback.  This means that you receive a little under 1 Avios per £1 ex-VAT that you spend.

If you have any printing requirements coming up, you can find out more on their website here.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 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 BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

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 BA Amex American Express card

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.

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.

American Express Amex Gold

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

60,000 points, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of 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 10,000 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 card

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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits 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.

(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.)

Comments (3)

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  • WaynedP says:

    When explaining the status tiers, the actual website omits the words “or” and “and” after each criterion, so it’s not immediately clear which criteria are cumulatively essential for each tier or not.

    I can’t speak from any direct experience with the product, nor any insider knowledge that Rob may be privy to, but I would be astonished if only one criterion were necessary for each tier as implied by the way the article adds “or” after each criterion.

    Otherwise you would immediately hit top “pink” status by placing any non-zero order by virtue of meeting the “one order in the last month” criterion.

    I suspect the intention us more likely to be that all three criteria are needed for each tier, and so the added “or” after each criterion should be “and” instead.

    • Rob says:

      I agree with you, but on the balance of probability I went with my interpretation 🙂

  • WaynedP says:

    But very interesting and worthwhile to know, thanks

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