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Got Premier Banking with Barclays Avios Rewards? Get 100,000 Avios

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Yes, you read that right.

Barclaycard and Barclays have just launched what are, easily, the richest Avios promotional deals we have ever seen. If you only respond to one Avios-collecting offer this year, make it this one.

Full details are on the Barclays website here. I strongly recommend reading the information there alongside our article below.

The offer ends on 30th November 2022.

Get 100,000 bonus Avios for adding the Avios Plus credit card

This is a complex offer, to put it mildly, so we’ve broken it up into four articles:

…. plus the one you’re currently reading:

  • Got Premier Banking with Barclays Avios Rewards? Get 100,000 bonus Avios for adding the Barclaycard Avios Plus credit card

One of these articles should be appropriate for your circumstances.

Only continue reading this article if you are a Premier Banking with Barclays Avios Rewards customer but have not yet applied for a Barclaycard Avios Plus credit card.

Get 100,000 bonus Avios for adding the Avios Plus credit card

Get 100,000 bonus Avios for getting the Barclaycard Avios Plus credit card

This is a truly exceptional offer. You are being offered 100,000 Avios – which is worth, in the worst case scenario that you turn it into Nectar points, £800 – for:

  • Opening or upgrading to the Barclaycard Avios Plus credit card (£20 monthly fee) and
  • Keeping the Avios Plus credit card and your existing Premier Banking with Barclays Avios Rewards accounts open for four months

You will get £5 back into your current account each month when you pay the fee for both products.

The 100,000 Avios bonus is on top of the standard Avios welcome bonus for the Avios Plus credit card, which requires a spend of £3,000 within three months. This bonus will be either 25,000 or 5,000 Avios depending on whether you are new to Barclaycard or are upgrading another card.

Eligibility and T&Cs apply.

Here is the legal information we need to tell you about the credit card:

Who is excluded from this offer?

Unfortunately some people cannot take part in this promotion. If you already hold a Barclaycard, the following exclusions apply: 

  • You are unable to upgrade to Barclaycard Avios Plus if you have had a Barclaycard Avios Plus card in the last 12 months 
  • Not all existing Barclaycard holders can upgrade to Barclaycard Avios Plus as this is subject to status – it’s important to check in the Barclays mobile app. 
  • Barclaycard customers with Hilton and Infinite cards cannot upgrade to the Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Holders of Barclaycard non-Avios credit cards who are able to upgrade via the Barclays mobile app will receive a lower bonus of 5,000 Avios for taking out the Avios Plus credit card and spending £3,000 within three months.  You will still receive the 100,000 Avios bonus if you retain the Avios Plus credit card and Barclays Avios Rewards for four months.

Click here for the full terms and conditions.

Get 100,000 bonus Avios for adding the Avios Plus credit card

How does the Barclaycard Avios Plus credit card work?

Even without the carrot of an additional 100,000 Avios bonus, the Barclaycard Avios Plus credit card is an impressive product and a good addition to your Premier Banking with Barclays Avios Rewards account.

Note that the card has a representative APR of 72.4% variable based on a £20 monthly fee and an illustrative £1,200 credit limit. The APR on purchases is 23.9% variable.

The core card features are:

  • A £20 per month fee
  • A sign-up bonus for new Barclaycard customers of 25,000 Avios if you spend £3,000 in the first three months
  • You get 1.5 Avios per £1 spent
  • You get a British Airways cabin upgrade voucher* if you spend £10,000 on the card within twelve months
  • Whilst not travel related, you also get up to five months of Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple News+ and Apple Arcade for free

Note that the fee is paid monthly and you can downgrade to the free card at any point, although you will lose the 100,000 Avios bonus if you do so within four months.

A lower sign-up bonus of 5,000 Avios for spending £3,000 in three months will apply if you currently hold any other non-Avios Barclaycard credit card. You will still receive the additional bonus of 100,000 Avios during this promotion.

Will I be accepted for the Barclaycard Avios Plus credit card as a Premier Banking customer?

When the two Barclaycard Avios credit cards were launched in March 2022, some Premier Banking customers were not approved for the product. 

Barclaycard have told us they have tried to improve this and that, subject to status, any Premier Banking customers who were rejected earlier in the year may wish to try again. The application form has a built in eligibility checker so you can check your status without impacting your credit rating. 

With 100,000 bonus Avios as an incentive, on top of the standard Barclaycard Avios Plus bonus of 25,000 or 5,000 Avios, it is worth serious consideration.

Conclusion

This article is for people who have already joined Premier Banking with Barclays Avios Rewards but have not yet added the Barclaycard Avios Plus credit card.

If you are new to the Barclaycard Avios Plus credit card, you could receive two Avios bonuses with this offer:

  • If you’re new to Barclaycard, you’ll collect 25,000 Avios if you spend £3,000 in your first three months on the Barclaycard Avios Plus credit card. T&Cs apply.
  • You will get 100,000 Avios as an additional bonus if you keep your Barclaycard Avios Plus credit card and your Premier Banking with Avios Rewards accounts open for four months. This offer ends on 30th November.

The bonus for the Barclaycard Avios Plus credit card is reduced to 5,000 Avios when you spend £3,000 in your first three months if you have or recently had an existing non-Avios Barclaycard credit card. You will still receive the 100,000 Avios bonus if you meet all of the other criteria. T&C apply.

You can find out more, and apply, on this special page of the Barclays website.

NOTE: Whilst the application site is aimed at people who are new to Barclays, you will see that – once you start to apply – you are sent down a different track as an existing Premier Banking customer.

*Cabin upgrade vouchers must be used on Avios reward flight bookings. Reward flights and cabin upgrades are subject to availability. Taxes, fees and carrier charges per person apply. Additional terms and conditions apply to the use of the cabin upgrade voucher, please go to here for more information.

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