There is good news for Avios, Virgin Flying Club, Asia Miles, Emirates Skywards, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer, Aegean Miles+Bonus, Royal Brunei Royal Skies and Lufthansa Miles & More members.
Heathrow Rewards has brought back its annual bonus promotion on electronics, watches and jewellery, keen to tap into the Christmas rush.
This is the first time we’ve seen this offer since 2019 and it’s good to have it back.
Heathrow Rewards gives you 1 point for every £1 spent in Heathrow (1 per £10 on foreign exchange) or on Heathrow Express tickets (online bookings only). Once you’ve earned 250 points you can exchange them for miles or shopping vouchers. If you’re not a member of the scheme yet, you can find out how Heathrow Rewards works in this article.
This is an excellent opportunity to pick up a large pile of miles. InMotion, which replaced Dixons Travel, is included so this is a good chance to cash in on electronics, especially headphones.
Remember that you can convert Heathrow Rewards points into Avios, Virgin Flying Club, Asia Miles, Emirates Skywards, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer, Aegean Miles+Bonus, Royal Brunei Royal Skies and Lufthansa Miles & More miles as well as into Heathrow shopping, parking or rail vouchers.
What are the 2022 Heathrow Rewards Christmas shopping deals?
Here are the deals for 2022. It is a substantially weaker selection of retailers than 2019 if you are spending under £2,500 but above that the offers are as good as ever.
- 10,000 extra points when you spend £4,000 or more at Bulgari, Cartier, Harrods Fine Watch Room, InMotion, Tiffany & Co and Watches of Switzerland
- 4,000 extra points when you spend £2,500 – £3,999 at Bulgari, Cartier, Harrods Fine Watch Room, InMotion, Tiffany & Co and Watches of Switzerland
- 2,000 extra points when you spend £500 – £2,499 at InMotion
- 500 extra points when you spend £250 – £499 at InMotion
The offer runs until 5th January 2023. No registration is required.
I took advantage of this deal a few years ago when I bought my wife a watch at Watches of Switzerland. I sat on the points – over 20,000 in total, including double base points as I was a premium member of Heathrow Rewards – and converted them to Avios when BA joined the programme.
They were offering a 100% transfer bonus at the time, and I netted almost 50,000 Avios if I remember. This was a serious rebate on the price paid for the watch, which was already reduced by the equivalent of the VAT (something not now possible, of course).
Full details are available on the Heathrow website here.