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Got or had the new British Airways Prepaid Mastercard? Collect 500 free Avios

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We recently asked readers to join a paid focus group that IAG Loyalty was running for people who hold or have held the British Airways Prepaid Mastercard.

IAG Loyalty has now moved to a second phase of research.

It is looking for current or past users of the British Airways Prepaid Mastercard®️ to share their experience of using the card by completing the survey here.

EDIT: the survey has hit its cap on responses and is now closed – thank you for your help

It should take around 5 minutes to complete and you will be awarded 500 Avios approximately 30 days after completion.

To ensure you get the Avios awarded to you, please make sure your surname matches your British Airways Executive Club account. Only those who have (or have had) the British Airways Prepaid Mastercard and used it will be eligible – this will be checked against your Avios account details.

You can access the survey by clicking here. If you get a message saying that the survey is closed then it has reached the cap on participants. IAG Loyalty thanks you in advance for your help.


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:

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.

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

30,000 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.

EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.

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.

Comments (52)

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  • Dominic says:

    Off-topic, but has anyone tried a Radisson redemption in the last week? It appears to be impossible to use points now..

    • Dominic says:

      Update: turns out you can book if you go directly as a cash payment and then adjust points in the actual booking

      • Rob says:

        Yes, that’s the only way under the new structure. No reason not to spend your entire balance on your next booking.

        Remember that if you have Premium (ex Gold) status you get a further 10% or so off by activating ‘Discount Booster’ in your profile. You earn fewer points on the stay but the trade off is well worth it, and you can still use points towards the balance.

  • Lady London says:

    I really do wish Norse or JetBlue wouldn’t just pile in to the East Coast, West Coast to UK/Europe would be more useful. That map makes it look possible with a margin

  • Save East Coast Rewards says:

    Anyone want to share what sort of things they were asking about the card because when I looked it has already closed the survey.

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