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LAST CALL: Apply for 60,000 free Avios worth £480+ if you are an NHS employee

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Tomorrow, Thursday, is the last day to apply for IAG Loyalty’s generous Avios giveaway.

3,000 NHS employees will be chosen to receive 60,000 Avios each. This is worth at least £480, which is the value if converted to Nectar points and spent in Sainsburys.

The Avios have been donated by both IAG Loyalty and by other Avios collectors who responded to IAG’s appeal in 2020 to support NHS staff.

Avios NHS appeal

How do you apply for your free Avios?

Anyone with an nhs.net, nhs.scot, hscni.net, nhs.uk or equivalent email address qualifies to receive 60,000 Avios.

You need to visit this page of ba.com and submit the online form by tomorrow, 23rd December.

It is a free draw. You do not need to justify what you would do with the Avios or what you have done to deserve them. Avios will select 3,000 people at random from those who apply and award them 60,000 points each.

If fewer than 3,000 people apply, each applicant will receive a larger prize so that the entire 180 million Avios are allocated.

If you are a winner, you will receive your Avios by 13th February 2022.

60,000 Avios should be worth over £600 of free flights – our core article on what Avios points are worth is here.

The worse case scenario is that you convert them into 96,000 Nectar points. This will get you £480 of free shopping at Sainsbury’s or Argos.

Please share this article ….

Even if you are not an NHS employee yourself, you are likely to know someone who is. Please send them a link to this article or share it via social media so that as many people as possible can benefit.

If you donated Avios during the NHS appeal last year, your points are going to good homes.

You can make your application via ba.com here.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2022)

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 with attractive sign-up bonuses.

There are special sign-up bonuses on both of the BA American Express cards until 28th February 2022. The bonus on the free card is doubled to 10,000 Avios and the bonus on the Premium Plus card is increased from 25,000 Avios to a huge 40,000 Avios.

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up (SPECIAL OFFER) and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 Avios (SPECIAL OFFER) and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel 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 30,000 Avios.

30,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 4th February 2022.

Capital on Tap Visa card

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

30,000 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

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 45,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

45,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 28th February 2022.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

45,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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.

(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.)

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