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We are currently running a fantastic competition – exclusive to Head for Points readers – in conjunction with Barclaycard.

We have FOUR MILLION AVIOS to give away!

There are four prizes of 1 million Avios each, with a new winner drawn every two weeks.

Monday 20th March was the first day of Round 4, the final round. If you apply today you will be in the new draw. The competition closes on 2nd April.

Win 1 million Avios when you apply for a Barclaycard Avios credit card

How can you win 1 million Avios?

You are entered into the competition when you apply, and are accepted for, one of the two Barclaycard Avios credit cards.

You must apply for your card via the special Head for Points competition entry links below. Applications made via the main Barclaycard website or by any other method will not qualify for entry into the competition.

There are four entry periods:

  • 7th February to 19th February (now closed)
  • 20th February to 5th March (now closed)
  • 6th March to 19th March (now closed)
  • 20th March to 2nd April

There will be one winner drawn at the end of each entry period who will receive 1 million Avios.

The draw you are entered into will depend on the date on which your card application is accepted. This is usually the same day that you apply but could be later if further checks are required on your application.

You are only entered into one draw – entries are not carried forward into subsequent draws.

The winner will be drawn and notified within five days of the end of each entry period.

Full terms and conditions can be found on the application website. Legally, the promoter of the competition is Barclaycard, 1 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5HP.

Which links do I need to use to enter?

To apply for the free Barclaycard Avios credit card (5,000 Avios sign-up bonus) and be entered into the competition, you must use this link here.

To apply for the Barclaycard Avios Plus credit card (25,000 Avios sign-up bonus) and be entered into the competition, you must use this link here.

Win 1 million Avios when you apply for a Barclaycard Avios credit card

Which is the best Barclaycard Avios credit card for you?

The Avios Plus Mastercard offers a sign-up bonus of 25,000 Avios if you spend £3,000 within three months.

The free Avios Mastercard offers a sign-up bonus of 5,000 Avios if you spend £1,000 within three months.

These are very good products with everything you could ask for, and are easily (in my view) the most attractive Visa or Mastercard credit cards in the UK. You get:

  • a big sign-up bonus which the majority of HfP readers will qualify for
  • a very high Avios earning rate
  • an annual British Airways cabin upgrade voucher for an Avios redemption for hitting a spending target

Every HfP reader in the UK should seriously consider applying for one of these cards. If you already have one, see if your partner is keen.

Let’s summarise the two Barclaycard Avios credit cards:

Win 1 million Avios when you apply for a Barclaycard Avios credit card

The free card: Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

The representative APR is 29.9% variable.

The benefits are:

  • No annual fee
  • A sign-up bonus for new Barclaycard customers of 5,000 Avios if you spend £1,000 in three months
  • You earn 1 Avios per £1 spent
  • You earn a British Airways cabin upgrade voucher if you spend £20,000 in a card year

You can apply here. This link will also enter you into the competition to win 1 million Avios. Our full review of the free Barclaycard Avios credit card is here.

Win 1 million Avios when you apply for a Barclaycard Avios credit card

The paid card: Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

The representative APR is 80.1% APR variable, including the annual fee.  The representative APR on purchases is 29.9% variable.

The benefits are:

  • A £20 per month fee (reduced to £15 for customers who hold Barclays Avios Rewards via their current account)
  • An exceptional sign-up bonus for new Barclaycard customers of 25,000 Avios if you spend £3,000 in three months
  • You earn 1.5 Avios per £1 spent
  • You earn a British Airways cabin upgrade voucher if you spend £10,000 in a card year
  • The ability to buy passes for DragonPass airport lounges for just £18.50 per person per visit

You can apply here. This link will also enter you into the competition to win 1 million Avios. Our full review of the Barclaycard Avios Plus credit card is here.

Win 1 million Avios when you apply for a Barclaycard Avios credit card

If you’re a UK-based HfP reader then you should be seriously thinking about getting one of these cards.

In the short term, I strongly recommend the £20 per month Barclaycard Avios Plus card. This has three advantages

  • a far higher welcome bonus of 25,000 Avios
  • a higher earn rate of 1.5 Avios per £1 spent
  • the triggering of the cabin upgrade voucher with just £10,000 of spend

If, after a few months, you decide that it isn’t for you, you can swap to the free card.

On the other hand, if you start with the free card, you will NOT be able to get the 25,000 Avios if you upgrade to the paid Barclaycard Avios Plus card. I think it’s better to start with the paid card and then rethink later on.

Long term, you can decide whether the free or paid card sits best alongside your other credit cards. We have a separate article comparing the two cards in detail which you can find here.

Conclusion

Four million Avios is the richest competition prize we have ever offered on Head for Points.

If you had been planning to apply for one of the two Barclaycard Avios credit cards but haven’t yet done so, now is your chance.

The closing date for the fourth and final draw is Sunday 2nd April. You will be notified within five days if you are the first lucky winner of 1 million Avios!

You MUST apply via our special application links to enter

As a reminder, you will only be entered into the competition if you apply via one of the two links below, or advertised elsewhere on HfP:

Free card:

To apply for the free Barclaycard Avios credit card (5,000 Avios sign-up bonus) and be entered into the competition, you must use this link here.

Paid card:

To apply for the Barclaycard Avios Plus credit card (25,000 Avios sign-up bonus) and be entered into the competition, you must use this link here.

Good luck!

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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 (26)

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  • Cranzle says:

    Does anyone else have competition fatigue?

  • C says:

    Applied but wasn’t given a decision straightaway. How and when would I be notified if I was successful? Should I call to find out?

  • Lee says:

    Pity, the eligibility checker instantly rejected my wife (cannot apply myself as under 6 months since I cancelled my Barclaycard Visa) on grounds her pension was too low – even though that pension is only 5 % our combined income and we are relatively well off.

  • duggie1982 says:

    Applied with player 2, fingers crossed! Should i tell her if i (we) (she) wins? 😉

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