23 great points and miles promotions running right now

Mar 1, 2023

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The clue is in the title: points are what we do, and where it all began.

So every now and then we think it only right to do a rundown of some of our favourite offers and promotions from around the rewards world that you can get right now.

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No need for a meandering intro; let’s just loosen our ties, roll up our sleeves, and get elbow-deep in points.

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250 Avios for Linking Uber and BA Executive Club accounts

You can now earn 1 Avios per £1 spent with Uber – but you can also get a tidy 250 Avios bonus just for linking your Uber account to your Executive Club account. TPG currently values Avios at 1.1p each, so 250 would be worth £2.75 — so it’s well worth your time to link accounts even if you don’t regularly use Uber for travel.

Find out how to link your accounts here.

Get up to 20,000 Virgin Points by referring friends and family

Virgin Red is offering members the chance to earn up to 20,000 Virgin points just for persuading friends and family to join the programme.

Until 31 March 2023, you’ll get 2,000 points for every referral you make for up to ten people you know. Not only that, but the friends or family you refer will get a 2,000-point welcome bonus for themselves as well.

Do it for ten friends or family members, and that’s 20,000 points in your account — enough to buy 100 Greggs’ sausage rolls, 14 cinema tickets, two Premium upgrades on Virgin Atlantic, or even an economy flight to New York (plus fees).

For more on how to earn and use Virgin Points, read our guide here.

50,000 Avios for investing with Citigold Wealth Management

Got a spare £150,000 lying around? Stick it in a Citigold Wealth Management account and they’ll give you 50,000 Avios. You just have to keep it in there for a minimum of two months. There’s always the option of opting for a £500 Harrods gift card instead, but, let’s be honest, with that sort of Avios haul you’d be a fool to miss out.

There’s also an offer of 100,000 Avios if you have a portfolio of £650,000, again kept with Citigold for a minimum of two months.

Double tier points with British Airways Holidays

For any Executive Club members travelling between now and 30 December 2023, who have booked a package holiday through BA Holidays of at least five nights, they’ll earn double Tier Points for the flights taken as part of the package holiday.

Even better, this promotion applies to all BA Holidays that have already been booked, as well as new bookings. The offer is valid for solo travellers as well as group bookings. It can also help you you secure the coveted Executive Club Silver Status with just one European trip (as explained here by TPG U.K.’s Ben Smithson).

Book your British Airways Holiday online here to take advantage. Of course, you’ll also earn the standard one Avios per £1 spent.

12,500 Avios for subscribing to The Spectator magazine

It’s the oldest weekly magazine in the world, and has been shaking down the news agenda (from a traditionally conservative standpoint) since 1828.

There are various subscription options, all of which earn Avios. But the maximum you can get is through the full-year service that earns 12,500 Avios.

10,000 Avios for taking out insurance with Alan Boswell Group

Did you know Avios has an official insurance partner? You can get up to 10,000 Avios with home, business, or landlord insurance when you sign up with the Alan Boswell Group.

2,500 Avios for investing with Nutmeg

If you were planning on investing a bit of cash anyway, you might as well earn some Avios. New customers of Nutmeg will receive a 2,500 Avios bonus when putting £500 into a ‘Nutmeg globally diversified portfolio’.

Of course, it’s worth adding that with investing, your money would be at risk.

Double points (& 2,000 points per stay) for Hilton members

Hilton members can score twice the amount of points they ordinarily would on all eligible stays, plus 2,000 points per stay, when they check out Monday through Friday from 6 September through to 31 December 2022.

Let’s assume you’re a general Hilton Honors member and check in to a Hilton Garden Inn property on a Monday with a three-night stay at £168 per night. Here’s what you’ll earn

  • 10 base points per £1: 6,000 points.
  • Double points: 6,000 points.
  • Check out on a Thursday: 2,000 points.

Just be sure to sign up here.

10 Avios per £1 spent with The Wine Flyer

OK, so Avios has a toe in insurance, but we bet you didn’t know it has another in the wine business. BA had previously teamed up with Laithwaites online wine merchant to offer 2,000 Avios and two tumblers when you spend £53.94 on six bottles of red wine.

As of October 4, BA has launched its own in-house service, offering 10 Avios per £1 spent as a launch offer – with a £9.99 bottle of wine earning you 100 Avios, and a £23.99 bottle earning you 240 Avios.

You can order on the Wine Flyer website here. They’re currently running a 20,000 Avios giveaway every month for those willing to subscribe to their newsletter, until 30 April 2023.

1,100 Avios by doing two surveys

Anyone looking for a quick way to top up their Avois could, if they wanted to, do a few surveys via Avios for Thoughts or eRewards.

Bag 100 Avios bonus for completing a welcome tutorial, 500 Avios bonus for completing your first survey, with 20 to 350 Avios available for further surveys, usually depending on length. The latter, eRewards, offers a 600 Avios bonus for filling out the initial survey.

So, complete both and you’ve netted 1,100 Avios – though do keep in mind you’ll likely have to provide various details (such as an email address) to sign up.

Earn Avios with Nectar Hotels

Two years ago, Nectar launched its own booking site. Soon after, Nectar partnered with Avios and things got interesting.

A Nectar Hotels booking through its website could earn between 1,000 to 2,000 Nectar points per night, depending on the hotel you book through the site. These Nectar points can then be converted to Avios points, check out our guide here.

So a one-night stay in a premium hotel could earn you up to 2,000 Nectar points, equivalent to 1,250 Avios.

Discounted award tickets for kids with Flying Blue

In April 2022, Air France-KLM Flying Blue launched its new “Flying Blue Family” programme, which allows members to pool their miles with their relatives.

But Flying Blue didn’t stop there. The program now also offers a 25% discount on award tickets for children, no mileage expiration for members under 18 and parental leave for elite members.

Interested? Read our article for the fine print here.

Related: The ultimate guide to Flying Blue for UK flyers

Earn extra Flying Blue XP with just one return trip and a donation

Flying Blue has introduced a new and exciting way to reach the next level in its loyalty program.

Travellers can now purchase extra options with their flights that help a good cause, like reforestation projects or the use of sustainable aviation fuel. These options can be paid for in either cash or Flying Blue miles.

Some examples of donations you can choose while buying your flight might include:

  • Reforestation: pay €10 (£8.60) or 2,000 miles to get 1 XP
  • Reforestation and Sustainable Aviation Fuel: pay €19 (£16.40) to get 2 XP
  • Sustainable Aviation Fuel and Reforestation: pay €33 (£28.60) to get 4 XP
  • Sustainable Aviation Fuel: pay €469 (£400.60) to get 47 XP.

Find out how it all works, and how to reach Elite Status, with our guide.

Credit card welcome bonuses

Finally, it would be remiss of us not to mention credit cards. You can earn points for a range of programmes through affiliated credit cards, not to mention bountiful welcome bonuses when you sign up.

Most of these are ongoing, but here are some of the best credit card deals around.

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Additional reporting by Elizabeth Atkin and Jordan Waller.

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