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Win 100,000 Avios in the Heathrow Terminal 5 Galleries South lounge

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If you are flying from Heathrow Terminal 5 in the next couple of weeks and have British Airways lounge access, you are in with a chance of winning 100,000 Avios.

This competition is a little weird that I will just cut and paste the details and let you decide for yourself if you want to bother ……

“One trip to the T5 Club South lounge at Heathrow could land you a share of one million Avios, all thanks to the British Airways American Express Premium Plus Card photo booth experience.

British Airways American Express photo booth

The booth

Who doesn’t love a photo booth selfie? Draw the curtain on your own private photo shoot and choose from a range of destination backgrounds before posing up a storm. You can then customise the four final photos with a range of digital stickers, just for fun, and receive your photo via email ready for splashing on the socials – so you can make friends and family envious. 

The prize

That’s right. Here in the British Airways American Express photo booth, posing leads to prizes. At the end of the booth’s run, ten lucky customers who snapped and posted will be picked to win 100,000 Avios each as part of a whopping one million Avios giveaway.

Wondering what you can do with 100,000 Avios? How about an off-peak return flight (in Club World, our long haul business cabin) to New York? Or perhaps you’d rather whisk away a loved one on an off-peak, Club World return trip for two to Santorini? With 100,000 Avios in tow, the world is yours for the taking.

To add to the excitement, one photo booth picture will be featured in the forthcoming British Airways American Express Credit Card campaign to run across the digital screens in Terminal 5 – so you might just be saying hello to yourself as you head off to catch your next flight.

Prize draw closes on 23:59 BST on 2 August 2022.”


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

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

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

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

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.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

American Express Amex Gold

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

60,000 points, £200 travel credit 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 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 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 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits 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.

(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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