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Did British Airways target you for a Gold Upgrade Voucher offer?

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British Airways has sent out a targetted offer to some Gold card holders that will let you earn a Gold Upgrade Voucher far more easily than usual.

Gold status is not the end of the road when it comes to BA Executive Club status. Whilst you can become Gold at 1,500 tier points, there are several more thresholds including (and exceeding) Gold Guest List at 5,000.

Can I get into a British Airways lounge with a Gold card?

Several of these thresholds net you additional rewards in the form of ‘Gold Upgrades for One/Two’, including at 2,500 and 3,500 tier points. You can read more about Gold Upgrade Vouchers here.

It is not hard to imagine that nobody has been crossing those thresholds in recent months given how little long-haul flying has been happening.

To counteract this, British Airways has a launched a targetted offer that will let you earn Gold Upgrade Vouchers for far fewer tier points than normal:

  • Earn 250 tier points between now and the end of March for a Gold Upgrade for One voucher
  • Earn 500 tier points between now and the end of March for a Gold Upgrade for Two voucher

The offer is targetted and if eligible you should have received an email. You can also check if you are eligible for the promotion via this landing page on

To be honest, though, even 500 tier points by the end of March could be a pretty tall order.

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 2024)

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

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £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 famous annual 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 £15,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

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

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable 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

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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 an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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 (8)

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  • Dominic Barrington says:

    There seems to be a growing sense that the offer is open to anyone who has GGL status, whether or not they had an email. It seems to be much harder working the rational behind which Gold members have received the offer. I’m GGL, did not get the email, but apparently have registered OK.

    • Rhys says:

      It wouldn’t surprise me if that were true.

      • ALWAYS_IN_THE_AIR says:

        I’m Gold, with a CIV score of 97 (at least it was pre-covid) and didn’t get the email and am not eligible to register.

        I usually accumulate between 3-4k TP every year (again pre-covid), but have only achieved 550 TP since August. Would be interesting to know the criteria they have stipulated

  • Flo says:

    Hey guys!
    I read your blog every morning first thing when I wake up; I feel like it always gets me in a good mood.
    Unfortunately when I tried to buy some BA First Crockery they we’re out of most things so here’s to hoping my name gets drawn.
    Please keep up your excellent work with this blog!

  • Paul Stevens says:

    My BA crockery order came through and they sent me the wrong bowls 🙁

  • Nick Burch says:

    The offer T&Cs seem to say it needs to be a new booking post-registering, plus flown before the end of March. Sensible for BA – drive some more bookings, but pesky for anyone who already has as many trips booked as they can cope with….

  • Himalayan Hiker says:

    I’m Gold. Didn’t get the email but was successful with registering.

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