Earn bonus Avios on retailers and services that help make self-isolating easier

Mar 19, 2020

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For many of us in the U.K., and especially in London, working from home fast became the new normal. That, plus the fact that just a couple of weeks ago, we took for granted being able to pop to our local supermarket for basics like milk, bread and eggs. Now, those same shelves are largely empty, showing that our daily life has become very different from what we’re used to.

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It’s not all doom and gloom — it’s just a case of adapting to these new times and finding new and creative ways to go about our daily lives and, above all, keep ourselves and those around us safe and well.

In light of our new normal, we’re depending more on services like Uber Eats, supermarket home delivery services and different forms of entertaining ourselves at home. Before making your next purchase, be sure to check out the British Airways eStore, which is offering elevated Avios earning on several of these services that we’re finding ourselves relying on more.

For those not aware, the British Airways eStore is a way of earning extra Avios on purchases that you would normally make anyway. To benefit from bonus Avios, all that is required is an extra couple of clicks while doing your online shopping, or switching to ordering online through the eStore rather than in-store.

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Simply log in to the British Airways eStore using your British Airways Executive Account number and find the company or service you’d like to buy from or use. For example, if you want to earn 500 Avios for an Uber Eats order, simply click on the company’s logo and make your purchase through the page that opens after clicking. You’ll know your visit has been successfully tracked when you see the following message:

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Here is a round-up of some of the main offers that might be most useful to you right now.

Uber Eats

If you’re struggling to find what you need in the shops, you might want to order today’s lunch or dinner through Uber Eats. The increased Avios bonus from 300 to 500 is restricted for the first order of new customers only. So, if you’ve yet try Uber Eats, today might be the day. Based on TPG U.K.’s most recent valuations, the 500 bonus Avios are worth £6. This elevated offer ends 30 March.

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Simply Cook

Simply Cook provides customers with a selection of various ingredients and recipes from around the world to bring some new flavour and spice to your usual cooking routine. The increased Avios from 300 to 700 is applicable to new customers making their first box purchase. Based on TPG U.K.’s most recent valuations, the 700 bonus Avios are worth £8. Returning customers will receive a slightly lower reward. The offer lasts until 1 April.

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NOW TV is an internet TV service that promises to give its customers access to the latest film releases as much as 12 months before other services and also includes access to some of Sky’s channels. Only new customers purchasing a NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass before 30 March will be eligible to receive 600 Avios instead of 400. Based on  TPG U.K.’s most recent valuations, the 600 bonus Avios are worth £7

Tesco home delivery

Home deliveries are fast becoming a way of life for now, so the additional elevated bonus of 1,000 Avios (up from 700 Avios) for your first Tesco home delivery is certainly welcome. Until 30 March, customers spending £45 or more on their first home delivery service will benefit from the bonus Avios. Based on  TPG U.K.’s most recent valuations, the 1,000 bonus Avios are worth £11.

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Bottom line

While most of these elevated offers apply to first-time customers, there are still thousands of bonus Avios to be earned through other retailers and services on the eStore. Don’t miss out.

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