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Earn 2,000 Avios with a £47 six bottle wine offer

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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

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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 – 30,000 points (TO 16TH JULY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. 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

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 (25)

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  • chris1922 says:

    New customers only for the 2000 Avios, if you’ve previously had a similar deal (like me), you will only get 250 Avios.

  • Ryan says:

    Or 3,200 nectar which is still just as attractive per bottle and locks in that benefit

  • Florian says:

    Are the wines any good? I ordered some 12 bottles in some similar scheme many years ago.. It ended up as loads of cooking wine :/

    • TM says:

      Yes, I have stopped buying these cases as they just aren’t great. Wines are usually far too young to drink straightaway (the case of 12 I ordered last year had loads of 2020 bottles!)

  • Colin MacKinnon says:

    I can argue!
    Go to Aldi, put a cap of £5 a bottle and buy grape types and wine colours that you enjoy.

    • Mikeact says:

      Not with glasses and a corkscrew you can’t.

    • lumma says:

      Any wine that’s £5 or less, the liquid is going to have cost under 50p to produce

  • Gavin says:

    I’d be tempted to go for this but I took advantage in October 2019. Wine was delivered to my Dad and I got the 2k Avios.

    I presume I won’t get the 2k if I have the wine sent to myself, as they will validate on BAEC accounts

  • SamG says:

    Is it 12 bottles not 13? Thanks

    • Rob says:

      We seem to be settling on 12 bottles. The picture on the Virgin Wines site shows 11 bottles plus the prosecco, for eg.

  • Mike says:

    Worked for me for an AMEX Laithwaites offer last year – transaction showed as Laithwaites and the offer triggered correctly..

  • Ben says:

    Don’t forget Airtime Rewards with Laithwaite. Only if paying by Mastercard. Must register your Mastercard with them. A very easy 10% for first purchase.

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