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Win one of 10 prizes of 300,000 Avios in a ba.com prize draw

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To promote the current British Airways sale, BA has launched a competition to win 300,000 Avios.

There are 10 prizes up for grabs.

The good news is that it literally only takes a few seconds to enter.

Win 300000 Avios

The entry page for the competition is here.

Scroll down and click the ‘Register Now’ button. If you are logged in you will automatically be entered. If you are not logged in, you are entered as soon as you have done so.

You will get an on-screen confirmation after registering.

Here’s a quick summary of the rules:

  • you need to enter by 31st January 2023
  • you must be a UK-registered member of the Executive Club aged 18+
  • you must have joined the Executive Club before 10th January 2023

That’s it! Good luck. Click here to enter.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (July 2024)

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

30,000 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 £15,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

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

40,000 bonus points AND (to 27th August) £400 to spend at Amex Travel 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

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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 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 (149)

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  • ChasP says:

    Tried 3 or 4 times yesterday and a couple of times today just got “there is a problem with your request – try again later’ – really helpful!

    Anyone who writes code like that should be damned 10 miles beyond hell where even the Devil himself cannot get for stinging nettles

    – to bring John Baynes up to date

  • Tony says:

    I am also still getting the “There was a problem with your request, please try again later.” message with both with my account and my partners, I have tried several times since th article was published. Rob, obviously a widespread issue, can you use a contact at BA to find out what is going on and perhaps worth an article?

  • Steve R says:

    Two different laptops, three different browsers & guess what PITA

  • Soso says:

    Probably stupid idea but could it be because only the of household account can enter ? Trying to give benefit of the doubt to BA cause a lottery like this should not be this hard

    • Retron says:

      “Probably stupid idea but could it be because only the of household account can enter”.

      Bingo, that worked (despite trying everything on my account – different browsers, computers, even countries via VPN). I guess if you’re in a household account only the head account can enter.

      • Keiths says:

        I have the opposite problem – the lead name on teh household account cannot register, but the 2 members of the account can

      • Ian McDowall says:

        My wife and I are in a household account and I registered us both from my phone.
        My daughter who is not in my household account is having the issue everyone else is having. I’ve tried for and can’t do it either.

  • Keiths says:

    2 out of 3 family accounts registered.
    Still can’t do my account.
    Tried for 2 days, 4 different devices, 2 different browsers.

  • Manar says:

    Hmm. Has anyone who is the lead account for a household been able to register?

    Ours was also 2 of 3 but notably the failing account is the lead account….

  • lawrence says:

    Zero problem at all, it took seconds.

  • Fiona Veitch says:

    Same issue not acceptable- is this their way of limiting entries?

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