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RK228 230 posts

Are there any other options out there?

Personally, I don’t think UK credit card options really are much good for earning Avios on non-GBP spending due to fees and, as a general rule, I wouldn’t/don’t use debit cards for purchases.

The best way I’ve found for earning Avios or AMEX MR on UK cards, at least for the places we travel, has been via travel/ticket apps like Klook or KKDay. You can choose the payment currency, they take all major credit cards, and have official relationships with many attractions/hotels/restaurants, etc., especially in the Asia region. We have used Klook and KKDay extensively in Singapore, HK, Japan, Malaysia, etc. In fact, we just bought our Universal Studios Japan tickets earlier this week on Klook and tickets were available earlier than the official USJ site with more ticket options (e.g., 15-min early entry) and more payment options (between currency, card type, etc.), so easier than buying direct and scored myself a bunch of miles.

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