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Get 1,000 Avios with your first Uber train or coach booking

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Some readers have been emailed by Uber with a special Avios promotion.

You would receive 1,000 bonus Avios for making your next train or coach booking via the Uber app. The offer ends on 16th May and you can only earn the bonus once.

This stacks with the on-going Uber offer of 10% cashback – in the form of Uber Credits – for train, coach or Eurostar bookings made via the app.

If you received this offer, remember that a child ticket from Edinburgh Haymarket to Edinburgh Waverley is just £1.35 ….

Is this a targeted offer?

Is the offer targeted? The small print doesn’t say it is. That said, I didn’t receive it myself.

If your Avios and Uber accounts are linked and you need to book a rail ticket before 16th May, you may want to do it via the Uber app just in case it triggers the bonus. It’s a low value gamble and you get the 10% Uber Credits cashback regardless.

However, you may have a 12% LNER cashback deal available on one of your American Express cards (the current rates vary from 7% to 12%) which is a guaranteed return. Remember that all train operators, except Eurostar, can be booked via the LNER website.

Our full guide to linking your Avios and Uber accounts is here. You earn 1 Avios per £1 spent at Uber and they post instantly – literally within minutes.


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.

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