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CRAZY OFFER: Get 50,000 Avios with the Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

This week, Barclaycard brought back the most impressive credit card deal we’ve seen in years.

Until 30th May, you will receive 50,000 Avios when you apply for the ‘£20 per month, cancel whenever’ Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard credit card.

The bonus of the free Barclaycard Avios Mastercard has also been increased, to 10,000 Avios, but frankly you should go for the paid card and bank the 50,000 Avios bonus.

(To put this in comparison, even if you have no interest in Avios, you can convert 50,000 Avios points into 66,666 Nectar points which are worth £333 to spend in Sainsburys, Argos or on That is £333 just for getting a £20 per month credit card and hitting the £3,000 spend target.)

You can apply here. Our full article on the deal is here.

The representative APR is 77.6% APR variable, including the annual fee.  The representative APR on purchases is 27.9% variable.

In other news …..

Latest travel news:

Watch the new British Airways safety video, onboard from 1st May.

British Airways extends unused eVouchers for another year.

Creation Financial Services has closed the two IHG One Rewards UK Mastercards for good.

Loganair adds Heathrow flights to Derry and Dundee.

Barclaycard has launched a new 50,000 Avios sign-up promotion. We’ve also answered 19 common questions about the cards.

….and don’t forget you can still win 1 Million Virgin Points with Virgin Red and HfP! Click through to enter.

Other British Airways & Avios news:

Where does British Airways fly from Heathrow Terminal 3? Excellent airline lounges (above) make this an attractive opportunity.

Credit card news:

Which of two Barclaycard Avios Mastercards is best for you?

How to earn with 38 different airlines with the Marriott American Express card.

Amex Platinum: are the four free hotel status cards worth having? If they are, you can get 60,000 bonus points too at present.

Billhop is closing. This was a route of paying standard bills via a credit card.

Reviews this week:

Rhys heads to Rome to review the exceptional new Six Senses Rome hotel.

When in Rome …. Rhys also reviews the ‘new style’ British Airways Rome Fiumicino lounge.

Hotel news:

Hilton launches its new Spring / Summer bonus promotion. You can earn an extra 2,000 points per stay. Register here.

Hilton non-refundable rooms ARE refundable in the US, Mexico and Caribbean. Here’s how and why.

5% UK hotel services charges are spreading. Don’t be caught out.

The ‘new’ Radisson York hotel has opened.

New Marriott Bonvoy O2 box concert tickets available. A new batch of concert dates are now bookable.

Save 20% on the new Accor hotel subscription cards. Are they worth it?

Save 25% when buying World of Hyatt points. Buy here.

New Accor experiences events are on sale for the Eventim Apollo.

Other interesting articles:

Have you walked the tunnel between Heathrow T5, T5B and T5C? It’s often faster than waiting for the train.

Get great £1,250 business class fares to New York with JetBlue.

Get a wine deal with Virgin Wine. Just 10,000Virgin Points gets you 8 bottles.

Book Eurostar trips via the Uber app and get 10% back in Uber Credit.

Bristol Airport changes management of its lounges from 1st May.

See Queen’s Club tennis with Emirates Skywards miles.

That’s all, folks

Our latest round-up of miles and points offers closing soon is here.

Don’t forget to visit our forum if you have any questions relating to frequent flyer or hotel loyalty programmes or loyalty credit cards.

See you next Saturday.

Rob, Rhys and Sinead @ Head for Points

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