TPG UK exclusive: up to 30,000 Avios and upgrade vouchers with Barclaycard Avios Mastercards

May 10, 2022

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Barclays has increased the welcome bonus for their two brand new Avios earning credit cards, but this exclusive offer right now is only available for TPG U.K. readers and for a limited time only.

First up, the Barclaycard Avios Mastercard has no annual fee, and offers a 5,000 bonus Avios after spending £1,000 in the first three months of card membership. You will also earn 1 Avios per £1 spent on the card on everyday purchases. TPG U.K. readers will receive an additional 5,000 Avios within 60 days of successful application of the card if you apply by 23 May 2022.

Representative Example: This card has a representative APR of 23.9% variable and a purchase rate of 23.9% variable with an assumed credit limit of £1,200.

Secondly, the Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard has a monthly fee of £20 and offers 25,000 bonus Avios after spending £3,000 in the first three months of card membership. You will also earn 1.5 Avios per £1 spent on the card on everyday purchases. TPG U.K. readers will receive an additional 5,000 Avios within 60 days of successful application of the card if you apply by 23 May 2022. If you are enrolled in Barclays Avios Rewards as well as holding the Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard you will receive a £5 monthly credit to your current account every month, effectively reducing the annual fee for this card from £20 per month to £15 per month.

With the additional 5,000 Avios bonus offered by TPG U.K. readers, these are the best publicly available welcome bonus offers available on both these cards right now.

Representative Example: This card has a representative APR of 72.4% variable and a purchase rate of 23.9% variable with an assumed credit limit of £1,200.

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The 30,000 total bonus Avios offered with the Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard is enough for a return Euro Traveller off-peak redemption on British Airways to over 50 European destinations, with prices starting from just £1 plus 18,500 Avios using Reward Flight Saver.

Related: How to get the best value out of BA’s Reward Flight Saver redemptions

On top of the generous welcome bonuses and great everyday earning rates on both cards, you can also earn valuable cabin upgrade vouchers with British Airways every 12 months you hold either card, as follows. You can upgrade a return Reward Flight booking by one cabin, for example from World Traveller Plus to Club World on any British Airways flight with Reward Seat availability in the higher class, except up to first class.

You won’t be charged any extra Avios for the upgrade when redeeming the cabin upgrade voucher. Fees, taxes and surcharges are payable for the higher class.

You can earn a cabin upgrade voucher every 12 months you hold either card, provided you have spent at least £10,000 on the Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard, or £20,000 on the Barclaycard Avios Mastercard, over those 12 months.

You could use the cabin upgrade voucher to upgrade from Euro Traveller to Club Europe in Europe, or World Traveller Plus to Club World on the long-haul routes

Related: A review of British Airways World Traveller Plus on the refurbished 777

If applicants do have an existing Barclaycard they may be eligible to switch to an Avios Mastercard through the Barclays and Barclaycard app and if eligible will receive a reduced welcome bonus of 5,000 Avios for the Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard, or 1,000 Avios for the Barclaycard Avios Mastercard.

Both cards have a 2.99% fee for purchases made in currencies other than pound sterling.

These are two brand new and very exciting products for the U.K. credit card market. As they are both Mastercards, you can expect great acceptance across the United Kingdom, Europe and the world.

You can apply for the Barclaycard Avios Mastercard here and the Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard here — this offer is only available until 23 May 2022.

Full terms and conditions of this exclusive offer can be found here.

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