News in brief:
Collect triple Avios via Nectar at Argos this weekend
To encourage some Bank Holiday shopping, Argos is offering triple Nectar points (= triple Avios) on all purchases until Tuesday 1st June.
The standard Nectar earn rate at Argos is 1 Nectar point per £1, which is equivalent to 0.625 Avios per £1 when converted.
Until Tuesday, you will earn 3 Nectar points per £1, so 1.875 Avios.
Full details are on this page of the Argos website. It also explains how to link your Nectar card to your Argos account. There don’t appear to be any categories of products which are excluded.
The offer is valid for in-store, click and collect and home delivery orders. You can find out more here.
Save £100 on a Virgin Holidays package to the Caribbean
Virgin Holidays has launched a new offer today which runs until Tuesday 1st June.
You can save £100 when you book a Caribbean holiday for travel up to 31st March 2022.
You must use promo code SAVE100 on the Virgin Holidays website here.
The definition of the Caribbean covers holidays in Barbados, Antigua, Cuba, Jamaica, Tobago, Grenada, St Vincent & The Grenadines.
The advance terms we were sent do not mention any minimum spend or minimum stay requirements but double check what has appeared on the Virgin Holidays website this morning. The offer can’t be combined with ‘part pay with Virgin Points‘.
British Airways flights from Southampton to start this weekend
After a series of delays due to ungoing uncertainty over Green and Amber List classifications and quarantine requirements, British Airways is starting its services from Southampton Airport this weekend.
Over the next few weeks, although this is clearly subject to substantial change, flights are due to start to Alicante, Berlin, Bergerac, Edinburgh, Faro, Florence, Ibiza, Limoges, Malaga, Mykonos, Nice and Palma.
Faro appears to be the only service on the first day, with a flight departing at 15.10.
Southampton was, as the picture above shows, a major Flybe base before the airline collapsed last year. The services will be a welcome respite for the airport which lost virtually all of its scheduled services.
The BA flights will use Embraer aircraft which serve London City Airport during the week but have nothing to do when City is closed over the weekend.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios 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 10th 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.)