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Earn 2,000 Avios with a £54 six bottle wine offer

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We haven’t mentioned The Wine Flyer, the British Airways / Laithwaites wine business, for a while, but a decent offer has popped up this week for new customers.

£54, which includes delivery, gets you six bottles of red wine, 2000 Avios and two tumblers. You can’t argue with that.

There is no on-going commitment of any sort.

BA Wine Flyer

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 £53.94 including delivery.

You receive the wine in the picture above, which is two bottles each of a “barrel-aged Rioja, luxury Aussie Shiraz and a dark, juicy original from Argentina”.

In total you get:

  • a six-bottle mixed case of red wine
  • two Dartington tumblers
  • free delivery within three working days
  • 2,000 Avios

You are not signing up for any club or subscription service. It is a one-off deal.

If you value the 2,000 Avios at £20, and you put no value on the tumblers (although Dartington products are generally good quality), you are paying £5.66 per bottle. You can’t really argue about value for money on that basis.

You can order on the Wine Flyer website here. The offer runs to 30th June.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (July 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

30,000 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 – 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 (to 27th August) £400 to spend at Amex Travel 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 (29)

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  • RJ says:

    500 points for existing customers…may tip the scales if you’re mainly doing it for the points

  • Cheshire Pete says:

    My bank is currently doing 5% on Laithwaites. In addition my cards linked to my “Perkbox” benefits always return 10% back to that account, which I mainly use to buy iTunes credit which itself has another 6% off!

    I use Laithewaites a lot, and like Rob when making an order always calculate price per bottle! I usually get it down to around £4 / bottle after those various extra discounts, typically up to 30% stacked. Blue light used to be 20% also I think it’s now 10%.

  • buchanan101 says:

    Ordered from Laithwaites only a couple of days ago. Clicked through to this and it offered me the £53.94 + Glasses + 2,000 points, even logging in to my existing account.

    Maybe there’s a time element for qualification for existing Wine Flyer (not Laithwaites) customers?

  • Charles Martell says:

    For those double, triple dipping on this: it seems to trigger a credit from Square Meal too. if you have your card registered. I should have 10% Airtime, 40×54 Nectar points, and now 100 Virgin points.

  • Kevin D says:

    Is it possible to create an Avios account for my brother, who lives at the same address, and buy the wine and transfer the 2000 Avios to my account? He isn’t an Avios collector. Although he would be paying as he’ll be drinking the wine!

    • Bobby says:

      You’d need to setup a household account

    • Rob says:

      No – he’d need to pay for the transfer which wipes out a lot of the value.

      • yorkieflyer says:

        Not if you’re content to use them from said household account

  • mark2 says:

    I have ordered and received this case.
    I was impressed with how quickly the wine arrived and the Avios. Also how quickly it tracked on Lloyds Bank (20%), Nectar (20%) and Airtime (10%) so 50% in total.
    Thanks to Charles Martell for the tip about Square Meal too.
    Is there anything else I have missed (greedy boy)?

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