By coincidence, two offers launched this week which let you earn either 2,000 Avios or 2,000 Virgin Points by ordering a case of wine.
The two offers are from different companies (Laithwaites and Virgin Wines) so nothing – except the size of your wine rack – stops you ordering both. The Virgin offer is better value on a ‘pence per bottle’ basis as you are getting 13 bottles vs 6 with Avios.
This article looks at the new Wine Flyer / Laithwaites / Avios offer. A second article today looks at the Virgin Points wine deal.
What is the Wine Flyer offer?
Wine Flyer is the trading name for the Laithwaites arm which offers Avios.
The latest offer is decent value. Note, however, that you must be a new customer to Laithwaites / Wine Flyer. This may, although it isn’t clear, include any wine you ordered via The Sunday Times Wine Club or any of the other Laithwaites co-brand schemes.
The Wine Flyer package costs £47.94 including delivery.
You receive everything in the picture above:
- a six-bottle mixed case
- two Dartington Crystal wine glasses
- a corkscrew
- a link to a video tutorial which talks you through the features of each wine
- 2,000 Avios
Unlike the Virgin Wines offer we have also covered today, you are not signing up for any club or subscription service. It is a one-off deal.
If you price the 2,000 Avios at £20, and you put no value on the glasses and corkscrew (although Dartington Crystal is generally good quality), you are paying £4.65 per bottle. You can’t argue about value for money on that basis.
You can order on the Wine Flyer website 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.)