New offer: up to 50,000 Avios and upgrade vouchers with Barclaycard Avios Mastercards

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Barclays has doubled the welcome bonus for their two brand new Avios earning credit cards for a limited time only.

First up, the Barclaycard Avios Mastercard has no annual fee, and offers a 10,000 bonus Avios after spending £1,000 in the first three months of card membership — up from 5,000 Avios. You will also earn 1 Avios per £1 spent on the card on everyday purchases.

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 a massive 50,000 bonus Avios after spending £3,000 in the first three months of card membership – up from 25,000 Avios. You will also earn 1.5 Avios per £1 spent on the card on everyday purchases. 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.

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 50,000 total bonus Avios offered with the Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard is enough for two passengers to travel return Euro Traveller off-peak on British Airways to any European destinations, with minimal fees, taxes and surcharges.

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 that 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, during that period.

Using the voucher you can upgrade a return Reward Flight booking by one cabin on any British Airways flight with Reward Seat availability in the higher class, except up to first class. 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.

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

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.

You can apply for the Barclaycard Avios Mastercard here and the Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard here — this offer is only available until 18 July 2022.

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