British Airways has announced a new partnership with Uber this morning.
It isn’t live yet, but will be rolling out via an app update later this month.
BA is promising 250 Avios just for registering, so this offer should be of interest even if you are only an occasional Uber user.
The new Uber deal will let you collect 1 Avios for every £1 you spend on travel via the Uber app.
As well as rides, you will also earn on coach and train tickets booked via the app in the UK.
As a launch bonus, everyone who links their British Airways Executive Club and Uber accounts via the Uber app by 31st December will receive 250 bonus Avios.
To register, you will need to enter your Executive Club details into the ‘Settings’ section of the Uber app. This is not yet available, at least not for me – we’ll let you know when the app update rolls out. It is promised by the end of November.
Andrew Brem, General Manager at Uber UK said:
“We’re thrilled to be able to help Uber users collect Avios on every single journey they take. So everyday trips, such as going to work or to the shops is helping you to get somewhere a little more exotic with British Airways”.
Long-term UK Avios collectors may remember a similar deal with MyTaxi a few years ago, and indeed Uber had a deal with Starwood Hotels before the Marriott takeover. If you are visiting Spain soon, there has been an Avios deal with Cabify for many years – it may still be offering 400 Avios for your first ride.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2023)
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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
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.
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.
EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.