Earn 12 Avios or 10 Flying Club miles per pound on Hotels.com bookings

Sep 11, 2020

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Airline shopping portals are a great way to top up your points and miles balances. The best thing is that with just a couple of extra clicks, you’ll be rewarded with miles on purchases that you would have been buying anyway. No brainer, right?

Related: Everything to know about maximising online shopping portals for bonus points and miles

It gets even better when those bonus miles come from booking travel. Right now on both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic‘s respective shopping portals, there’s an additional earning potential when booking your stays through Hotels.com.

Related: The complete guide to the Hotels.com Rewards programme

Over on BA’s eStore, the earning potential is currently 12 Avios per £1 spend — that’s three times more than the usual rate. Let’s take a three-night weekend stay for an average of £150 per night. That £450 for your hotel stay would earn you 5,400 Avios. Based on TPG U.K.’s most recent valuations, those Avios are worth £60. That’s enough for a return flight to Europe thanks to BA’s Reward Flight Saver and one-way flights to Europe from just 2,200 Avios (plus some cash).

Virgin is also offering an increased rate of 10 miles per £1 spent instead of 5. Using the same example, that’s 4,500 Flying Club miles. Based on our valuations, those Flying Club miles are worth £59.

Remember, before making any purchases, either online or in store, it can really pay to check shopping portals to see if your specific retailer or travel booking platform is featured on the eStore. Before you know it, you could be jetting off to Paris, Barcelona or even New York just for adding an extra couple of clicks before you spend — don’t miss out!

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