How to earn more Avios points – quickly!

If you read Head for Points every day you will learn about lots of new ways to earn and spend Avios points.

However, if you’re looking for a quick boost to your points total over the next few weeks then these are the best opportunities currently available.

If you want to learn more about how to spend your Avios points – as opposed to earning them – you should read the 17 articles in our ‘Avios Redemption University‘ series.

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Top short term promotions:

On-going – up to 10,000 Avios with household, business or landlord insurance

On-going – 600 Avios for joining ‘Rewards for Thoughts’

On-going – 750 Avios in avios.com for joining e-rewards

On-going – up to 100,000 Avios for joining Citigold Wealth Management

On-going – 18,000 Avios with a £143 digital newspaper subscription

To 31st October – up to 25,200 Avios with an Economist subscription

To 30th September – 3,000 Avios with a 3+ day UK Avis car rental

To 18th September – 2,400 Avios as a sign-up bonus on the free Tesco credit card

Selected day-to-day earning partners:

If you need to buy Avios to top up your account, the ba.com page is here.

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Earning Avios via credit and charge cards:

These are the top sign-up bonuses currently available:

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold this is the best deal available – earn 20,000 Membership Rewards points for signing up and spending £2,000 within three months.  These convert into 20,000 Avios points.  The card is FREE for the first year and you can cancel at any time.  My full review of Amex Gold is here.

American Express Platinum charge card – earn 35,000 Membership Rewards points for signing up and spending £2,000 within three months.  These convert into 35,000 Avios points.  The card has a £450 annual fee but this is refundable pro-rata when you cancel and there are many other benefits.  My full review of Amex Platinum is here.

British Airways American Express credit card – earn 5,000 Avios points for signing up and spending £1,000 within three months.  The card is FREE.  My full review of the free BA Amex is here.

British Airways Premium Plus American Express credit card – earn 25,000 Avios points for signing up and spending £3,000 within three months.  The card has an annual fee of £195, refundable pro-rata at any time.  My full review of the BA Premium Plus Amex is here.

Starwood Preferred Guest American Express credit card – earn 30,000 points for signing up and spending £1,000 within three months.  These convert into 10,000 Avios.  The card has an annual fee of £75, refundable pro-rata at any time.  My full review of the Starwood Amex is here.

You can also earn Avios via other credit cards either directly or (by converting the points to Avios) indirectly.  This article explains all of your options for earning Avios from a credit card.

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Earning Avios via Heathrow Rewards:

Heathrow Rewards is the Heathrow Airport shopping loyalty scheme.  You earn 1 point per £1 you spend and they convert at 1:1 into Avios points.

You can earn 3,000 Avios by signing up to Heathrow Rewards and spending £150 in one day.  Details are here.

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Earning Avios via Tesco Clubcard:

If you want to know more about the latest Tesco Clubcard bonus point offers, you should follow our sister site Shopper Points.