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

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

In other news …..

Avios news

British Airways & Avios news:

Iberia’s Summer 2024 flights appear to be missing.

Fly LEVEL for good value premium economy Avios redemptions.

Heathrow Terminal 5 security strikes continue, but disruption appears to be minimal.

Earn 1,000 bonus Avios with Avis car rentals until the end of June.

You can also get 1,000 Avios on train bookings with Uber.

Other airline news:

Virgin Atlantic lets Flying Club Gold members use the Upper Class wing. Image above.

Norse Atlantic launches three new routes to the Caribbean from Gatwick.

Virgin Atlantic has launched a reward seat sale, with up to 40% off on select routes.

Vietnam Airlines goes daily from Heathrow.

Biden scraps US vaccination mandate.

Egyptair adds flights from Manchester to Cairo.

Credit card news:

Get 30,000 Virgin points with the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ credit card. After a long hiatus, a special bonus offer is back on this card. Apply here.

A new Melia cashback offer has appeared on American Express cards.

Get the American Express Rewards Credit Card to keep your Membership Rewards balance active if cancelling The Platinum Card or Amex Gold.

Reviews this week:

Rob reviews the Hyatt Regency Palais de la Mediterranee, Nice.

Rob also reviews the Newport Marriott hotel in Rhode Island.

Hotel news:

The Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars is finally opening next month. This is old Crowne Plaza, image above.

Your cut-out-and-keep guide to the Marriott Bonvoy free breakfast benefit.

IHG has gained five Mexican haciendas from Marriott’s Luxury Collection.

What are the best May 2023 hotel promotions?

Other interesting articles:

How to earn Virgin Points with Esso.

Our Hilton/McLaren winner loved his prize night out!

DFDS, the ferry operator, drops Nectar.

How does Heathrow Rewards work? – our complete guide

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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