Your 250 Avios from Uber should have posted – unless BA / Uber unlinked you
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Looking at reports, people who signed up to the new British Airways / Uber partnership last Autumn should have received their 250 bonus Avios yesterday.
Unless, that is, BA and Uber chose to unlink your accounts, which appears to be what happened to me.
When I saw reports of the 250 Avios posting I went to check my Executive Club account but there was nothing.
I then remembered that I had heard reports from readers that their Uber and Executive Club accounts had mysteriously unlinked.
I went over to the Uber app and, indeed, my accounts were no longer connected:
I went back to my Executive Club statement and saw that the last Uber ride which earned me Avios was on 29th December:
The unlinking occured at some point between 30th December and 2nd January, because I took a trip from Heathrow on 3rd January which earned nothing:
Before anyone suggests it as a reason, I hadn’t used Uber abroad between those two dates. My trip had been to Scotland.
I’m not sure what I should do now. I can’t be bothered to raise a formal complaint for the sake of 250 Avios, and it’s not clear who is responsible for the unlinking anyway – British Airways or Uber? It is also still possible that the bonuses are being batched and I will still get mine in a few days.
It’s worth noting that there was no requirement, as far as I remember, to keep your accounts linked until the closing date of 31st December 2022.
If you haven’t had the 250 Avios bonus, it is worth checking if your Uber and Avios accounts are still linked. In fact, even if you did get the bonus, check anyway.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (March 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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Successfully apply for either of the Barclaycard Avios credit cards by 2nd April 2023 and you will be entered into a free draw to win ONE MILLION AVIOS! Full details are on the application forms here (free) and here (paid). This competition is exclusive to Head for Points readers. T&C apply.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express 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 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:
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 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.
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.
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.
Until 30th March 2023, the sign up bonus on American Express Business Platinum is increased to 120,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. The bonus on American Express Business Gold is increased to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. T&C apply, see the application forms for details.
American Express Business Platinum
Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 30th March) and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
60,000 points sign-up bonus (to 30th March) 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.