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Last call for bonus Avios points on hotel transfers

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Tomorrow, 9th December, is the last day to transfer selected hotel points to Avios and receive a 30% bonus.

This year, it is a very poor selection of partners. The only programmes offering the 30% Avios transfer bonus are Radisson Rewards and IHG Rewards Club.

Last call for bonus Avios on hotel transfers

Let’s look at the points needed for a high category room redemption, which I am assuming is worth £250 a night.  The Avios conversion does not include the 30 per cent bonus.

IHG Rewards Club – 60,000 to 70,000 points = 12,000 to 14,000 Avios or a £250 room

Radisson Rewards – 70,000 points = 7,000 Avios or a £250 room

As you can see, transferring Radisson Rewards points to Avios is a terrible deal, even with a 30% bonus, unless you are sure you will never use them for a free night.

IHG is better value but I would still recommend you try to use your points for a free hotel room if you can.

You can find the full details of the offer in our original article here.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

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:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 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 – 30,000 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 and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard 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. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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 (2)

  • AndyGWP says:

    “ It stacks with the current Radisson bonus…”

    And as a reminder, possibly with an Amex offer you may have saved to your card (I haven’t checked, but I don’t think it’s expired yet)

    • Guernsey Globetrotter says:

      I had this offer and plan on using it (£50 off on £150 spend) by pre-paying for a stay booked for late 2021 – it expires 31/12/20

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