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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.

British Airways Avios NHS Thank You Appeal

How do you apply for your free Avios?

Anyone with an,,, or equivalent email address qualifies to receive 60,000 Avios.

You need to visit this page of 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.

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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 here.

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 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 £12,000 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 – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes 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

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

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

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