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Your ‘last chance’ guide to the 100,000 Avios Barclays Premier and Barclaycard offers

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For the past few weeks, exceptional new Avios bonuses from Barclays and Barclaycard are currently running – see here.

You will receive 100,000 bonus Avios – on top of the already generous Avios welcome bonuses – when you join Premier Banking with Barclays Awards Rewards and take out the Barclaycard Avios Plus credit card.

Yes, you receive 100,000 Avios as an extra bonus. You also get the standard bonuses of 25,000 Avios for taking out the Avios Plus credit card and 25,000 Avios for joining Premier Banking with Barclays Avios Rewards (T&C apply).

These deals end on Wednesday 30th November 2022.

100,000 Avios Barclays Premier and Barclaycard offers

If you already have one of these products, you will receive 100,000 Avios for taking out the one you don’t have. This means, astonishingly, that an existing Premier Banking with Barclays Avios Rewards customer will get 100,000 bonus Avios just for getting the Barclaycard Avios Plus credit card – on top of the standard 25,000 Avios for applying.

125,000 Avios for getting a credit card …. if you turn them into Nectar points (one of the poorer options) those Avios are still worth a guaranteed £833.

We published four articles which outline these offers in detail. Click the link below to read the article which applies to you.

Option 1:

Are you completely new to Premier Banking with Barclays Avios Rewards and the Barclaycard Avios Plus credit card?

If so, click here to read our article on your offer.

You could earn up to 150,000 bonus Avios (25,000 from the credit card, 25,000 from Premier Banking and a further 100,000 Avios if you apply by 30th November and keep both products for four months.)

Click here to apply or find out more on the Barclays website. T&C apply.

100,000 Avios Barclays Premier and Barclaycard offers

Option 2:

Do you have the £20 per month Barclaycard Avios Plus credit card but have not joined Premier Banking with Barclays Avios Rewards?

If so, click here to read our article on your offer.

You could earn up to 125,000 bonus Avios (25,000 Avios from Premier Banking and a further 100,000 Avios if you apply by 30th November and keep both products for four months.)

Click here to apply or find out more on the Barclays website. T&C apply.

Option 3:

Do you have the free Barclaycard Avios credit card but have not joined Premier Banking with Barclays Avios Rewards?

If so, click here to read our article on your offer.

You could earn up to 125,000 bonus Avios if you upgrade your credit card to the Avios Plus version and join Premier Banking (25,000 Avios from Premier Banking and a further 100,000 Avios if you apply by 30th November and keep both products for four months.)

Click here to apply or find out more on the Barclays website. T&C apply.

Option 4:

Have you joined Premier Banking with Barclays Avios Rewards but have not taken out the Barclaycard Avios Plus credit card yet?

If so, click here to read our article on your offer.

You could earn 125,000 bonus Avios (25,000 Avios from the Barclaycard Avios Plus credit card and a further 100,000 Avios if you apply by 30th November and keep both products for four months.)

Click here to apply or find out more on the Barclays website. T&C apply.

100,000 Avios Barclays Premier and Barclaycard offers

Can I still apply with just three days left?

Yes you can, but you need to move swiftly. If you are totally new to Barclays, it is going to be tight. You need to apply for both products and we recommend not applying for Barclays Premier with Barclays Avios Rewards until you are certain you have been approved for the Barclaycard Avios Plus credit card.

The information we share below has been approved by Barclays:

Barclaycard Avios Plus credit card

You must have submitted your application by 30th November. It doesn’t matter if your application is not approved immediately – you will still be treated as having applied by the deadline even if it takes a few days to approve you.

Barclays Premier

You must begin your application by 30th November. If you are asked to attend a branch to verify your ID, this is not an issue. The system will recognise that your original application was made by 30th November, even if your ID verification slot is pushed into December or later.

You can find out more about this offer on the Barclays website here.


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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 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

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:

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

35,000 Avios (ONLY to 21st February) 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 unbeatable 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 10,500 Avios.

SPECIAL OFFER: Capital On Tap has increased its sign-up bonus to points worth 30,000 Avios if you apply by 4th February. This is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to apply.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 30,000 points bonus, worth 30,000 Avios, until 4th February 2023 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

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 sign-up bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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 (126)

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  • NA says:

    I have the Barclaycard Avios Plus and applied for Premier current account. What a nightmare. Eventually was successful and can see it in the App but get an error every time I try to switch on Barclays Avios Rewards. It helpfully says SAU05 Sorry Something has gone wrong.

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