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 (May 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. You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
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.
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.
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.
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.)