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Earning points and miles isn’t done just by credit card sign-ups and flying. You can also take advantage of limited-time offers with airlines, such as those currently available through the British Airways Executive Club. These offers allow you to earn bonus Avios for making purchases with merchants you’d otherwise be making. So, you’re making your purchase and being rewarded — what’s not to like?
Signing up for the Executive Club is easy, and the sooner you do it, the sooner you’ll be able to make the most of the following offers. Don’t forget, if you use any of your points-earning earning credit cards for the purchases you will earn more.
You must be over the age of 18 and a member of the British Airways Executive Club to be eligible for any of these promotions. For further details, Full terms and conditions can be found for each of the offers on the British Airways Executive Club offers page.
Avis Car Hire
Before 31 August, book yourself a car rental of five days or more with Avis in September or October and receive 1,000 bonus Avios on top of the 700 Avios you would receive anyway for making a booking of more than three days. 1,700 Avios? Not bad. Your reservation will also enter you into a contest to win one of 10 prizes of 10,000 Avios.
To be eligible to win one of the 10,000-Avios prizes you must be 18 years of age and a UK resident. The rental itself can be any location in the world and must be at least five days and a minimum of a C group car. Winning names will be available for two months after the draw date on ba.com.
Planning a trip in Europe before the end of the year? Well, if you’re a Marriott Bonvoy member, all you need to do is make a booking in a participating Marriott property before 31 August for stays through 31 December. You’ll get 500 bonus Avios per stay at Select and Longer Stays brands and 1,000 bonus Avios per stay at Luxury and Premium brands.
1,000 Avios are worth £11 according to TPG UK’s most recent valuations, while 500 Avios are worth £6.
To reap the benefits of this promotion, you must be over the age of 18 and be enrolled with Marriott Bonvoy and have your mile-earning preference set as “British Airways Executive Club”. There is no restriction on the number of nights required to earn Avios from this promotion.
The Langham Hotels
If you’ve never stayed at The Langham and fancy treating yourself this summer, now might be the time. As long as you book either of the hotel’s “Picnic Staycation” or “Pyjama Party” packages and stay before 30 September, you will be eligible to collect up to 3,000 Avios per stay.
The value of the maximum amount of 3,000 Avios to be earned per stay through this promotion is £33 according to TPG UK’s most recent valuations.
Members must also enroll with The Langham Hotels and Resorts and use the code BAWBONUS when making the booking. There is no restriction to the number of stays during the promotional period. The offer applies to one standard guest room per stay based on double occupancy.
Participating properties include London in Europe; Chicago, New York Fifth Avenue and Huntington, Pasadena in the USA; Melbourne and Sydney in Australia; and Haikou, Hefei, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Haining, Ningbo and Xiamen in China.
The Wine Flyer
Uncork a tipsy 2,000 Avios for your first order with The Wine Flyer of a case of 12 wines before 30 September. If you’ve previously made an order with The Wine Flyer, fear not, you will still receive 250 Avios for one purchase during this promotion. You will receive six bottles of red, five whites and one rose.
12 bottles of wine for £70 earns you a total of 2,000 Avios, which TPG UK values at £22.
Only one case of wine per household is allowed as part of this offer, and addresses must be within the UK.
Sign yourself up online for a subscription of The Economist before 30 September to make the most of this promotion. You will be awarded 18,000 Avios for a print and digital subscription or 15,000 for signing up to one or the other.
TPG UK’s currently values 18,000 Avios at £198 and 15,000 Avios at £165.
The offer is available only to new subscribers.
British Airways has teamed up with Cruise118 to give you the opportunity to earn 3 Avios per every £1 spent with participating cruise liines.
Most Avios credit cards available in the UK only earn you 1 Avios per pound spent, so this promotion of 3 per pound is a marked improvement. For example, if you spend £1,800 on a cruise, you’ll earn 5,400 bonus Avios, which are worth £59 based on TPG UK’s most recent valuations.
The rates for cruises available through Cruise118 may differ from regular bookings. No Tier Points will be earned by the booking.
Sky TV and Broadband Superfast
If you’re in the market for a new TV and Internet provider, then you might want to consider Sky’s TV and Broadband Superfast for £42 per month and benefit from a 5,000-Avios boost to put towards your next redemption. The offer also applies to existing members.
According to TPG UK’s most recent valuations, 5,000 Avios are worth £55.
The offer applies to the purchasing of a Triple Play Sky subscription for 18 months. You will need to register a Sky ID and download the My Sky app to receive an email with a unique code required to complete the purchase. Within 40 days of the purchase, an email will be sent providing an electronic voucher code to redeem the Avios thought aviosvouchers.com. Charges also apply for the set-up and installation of your new Sky package.
SSE Broadband and Phone
If it’s just broadband and phone you need, SSE will earn you 8,000 Avios. There is a choice of download speeds, unlimited downloads and line rental is included. SSE will give you 60 days to cancel and there will be no price increases during the 18-month contract.
This offer of 8,000 Avios is valued at £88 according to TPG UK’s most recent valuations.
Within 30 days of signing up, you will receive an email with a voucher code allowing you to redeem your Avios bonus through the Avios vouchers website. Unfortunately, if you live in the Republic of or Northern Ireland, you are not eligible for this offer.
Feature photo by Stuart Bailey / British Airways.
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