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