This article is sponsored by British Airways
Sunday is your last day to take part in the current offer that British Airways is running when you buy Avios.
You’ll get a bonus of up to 50%, depending on the number of Avios you purchase. This means you can top up your account in preparation for any redemptions you may be planning for that future trip away that we’ve all been waiting for – when the time is right of course.
The link to buy is here.
Remember that Avios reward availability has now improved, with British Airways guaranteeing fourteen Avios seats on every single long-haul flight (12 on short-haul), four of which are in Club World or Club Europe business class. This is double the previous guarantee and should make spending Avios much easier, particularly on routes that are in high demand.
Get up to 50% bonus when you buy Avios
There is no minimum purchase, although your bonus depends on how many Avios you buy. The bonus kicks in at 30% with the smallest 1,000 Avios transaction and gradually increases, all the way up 200,000 Avios where you can collect a whopping 100,000 bonus on top.
Here are the bonus levels:
- 1,000 – 8,000 Avios = 30% bonus
- 10,000 – 90,000 Avios = 40% bonus
- 100,000 – 200,000 Avios = 50% bonus
You need to visit ba.com via this page by midnight on Sunday in order to make the most of this offer.
Note that, unlike some previous offers, the bonus is only for Avios bought for yourself, not for gifted Avios.
What does it cost?
At the top end, you will pay 1.1p per Avios under this offer.
Based on my spreadsheet of the last 8.4 million Avios I redeemed, I got 1.21p of value. This is using very conservative valuations for the flights booked, eg I value a Business Class flight to Dubai at £1,500 because even if BA isn’t charging that there is usually a deal with a secondary airline.
As my core article on ‘What is an Avios worth?’ shows, it is easy to get a lot more than 1.1p. My valuation is low – but still better than 1.1p – because I do a lot of Gold Priority Rewards (using double Avios to force open a seat, mainly due to school holiday restrictions) and don’t always have a BA Amex Companion Voucher to use. I also tend to use Avios irrespective of the value, because I am sitting on a lot of them. If you are strategic you should do far better than me.
If you want to learn more about how to spend your Avios most efficiently, read our beginner’s guide to redeeming Avios points here.
The link to buy Avios is here. Don’t dilly-dally – the offer ends on Sunday at midnight.