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Old Jan 2, 12, 9:24 am   #1
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Lightbulb The Ultimate Avios Earning/Converting List

This is the ultimate list of all known ways for UK FT'ers to obtain Avios either directly or through other points which can be converted to Avios.
There are also some links at the bottom for other methods not available for UK residents.

Please PM me or post here if you know of any other methods and I will add them to the list.

Avios figures quoted are per £1 spend, except Hotels which are quoted per $1 or €1.
The "Earn" figures are for Hotel points which can vary depending on your status and the conversion ratio is their exchange rate to Avios.
"Bonus" Avios are in addition to the Hotel points you can earn and convert to Avios.

All figures based on regular rates and do not include any bonuses.

The rates could change at any time so please don't take the numbers here as gospel.

Thanks to teflon for finding all the foreign BA cards.

WebFlyer conversion tool may also be of interest to you, thanks to RedVee for that one.

You should also check out the excellent Avios earning blog by Raffles at http://www.headforpoints.com

Flying:

Flying BA or partners with a BAEC FF number
Flying BA or partners with a Avios FF number
Highlife Shop - 2 Avios per £ (Only for on-board purchases, not website)

Online Shopping

ba.com and avios.com both have an eStore where you can purchase from well known Internet retailers and earn Avios.

You can also shop on the BMI eStore to earn BMI points which will be transferrable to Avios 1:1 from 3rd July 2012.

You can also download the Avios Finder Chrome Extension to remind you to use them.

BA Exec Club eStore - 1-12 Avios per £
Avios eStore - 1-12 Avios per £
BMI eStore - 1-12 BMI Miles (Avios) per £

Credit Cards with Avios: (* double for overseas spend)

American Express $ and € - 1 Avios per $ or € (Conversion Required)
British Airways American Express - 1 Avios
British Airways American Express Premium Plus - 1.5 Avios
Lloyds TSB Duo Avios - Visa/Amex* 0.2/1 Avios
Lloyds TSB Premier Duo Avios - Visa/Amex* 0.25/1.25 Avios
Tesco Clubcard Credit Card - Mastercard - 0.6 Avios (Conversion Required)
American Express Gold/Plat/SPG Cards - 1 Avios (Conversion Required)
American Express Platinum Business - 2 Avios (Conversion Required)
Hilton Hhonors Card - Visa - 0.2 Avios (Conversion Required)
Priority Club - Visa - 0.2 (Conversion Required)
Priority Club Black - Visa - 0.4 (Conversion Required) *
Marriott Rewards Card - Mastercard - 0.2 upto 0.4 Avios (conversion required) *
Avios Cash Passport - Mastercard - 1 Avios
The bmi Credit Card from MBNA - Amex/Visa - 1.5/0.75 Avios (Existing customers only)
The bmi plus Credit Card from MBNA - Amex/Visa - 2/1 Avios (Existing customers only)

Exchange rates for converting other CC/Loyalty points to Avios:

Amex MR points - 1 MR Point = 1 Avios
Shell Points - 2 Shell Points = 1 Avios
Tesco Clubcard Points - 1 CC point = 2.4 Avios
BAA Worldpoints - 1 WP = 1.2 Avios
Accor 2 A|Club points = 1 Avios
Starwood Hotel - 1 Starpoint = 1 Avios upto 1.25 Avios depending on amount converted
Marriott - 1 Marriott Rewards Point = 0.2 Avios upto 0.4 Avios depending on amount converted
Carlson Hotels - 1 Club Carlson Point = 0.125 Avios
Hilton Worldwide - 1 HHonors Point = 0.1 Avios
Intercontinental Hotels Group - 1 Priority Club Point = 0.2 Avios
Hyatt Hotels and Resorts - 1 Hyatt Gold Passport Point = 0.4 Avios
Nectar Points - Not yet, but hopefully one day

Non eStore Avios for Travel Purchases:

Holiday Extras Parking - 5 Avios (go through BAEC login for Avios)
BA Valet Parking - upto Avios 250 per booking
BA Holidays - upto 10,000 Avios per booking

Car Rental:

Avis - upto 500 per booking


Hotels earning Avios or points you can convert to Avios:

Accor - Earn 1-4 A|Club Points per €
Starwood Hotel - Earn 2/3 Starpoints per $
Marriott - Earn 1-2 Avios per $ or Earn 2.5-10 Marriott Rewards points and convert later
Carlson Hotels - 500 Bonus Avios per stay, Earn 20 Club Carlson Points per $
Preferred Hotel Group - 500 Bonus Avios per stay
Hilton Worldwide - Optional 500 Bonus Avios per stay (or upto 750 Avios via IB), Earn 10-20 HHonors Points per $
Langham Hotels International - 250/500 per night, max 1500
Global Hotel Alliance - 500 Avios per stay
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group - 800 Avios per stay
Intercontinental Hotels Group - 100-500 Bonus Avios per stay, Earn 5-10 Priority Points per $ or 2000
Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces 250/500 Avios per stay
Hyatt Hotels and Resorts - 500 Bonus Avios per stay, Earn 5-6.5 Hyatt Gold Passport Points per $
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts - 500 Avios per stay

Foreign Exchange:

Travelex - 0.5/1 Avios


Magazine Subscriptions:

Business Traveller - upto 2000 Avios
(Don't do it though, buy it through Worldpoints then buy some Avios with the money you saved)

Referals

American Express Gold/Plat Cards - 12000/22000 Avios
American Express BA Cards - 4000/9000 Avios
Tesco Credit Card Clubcard - 2400 Avios

Random

BA Wine Club - 250 Avios per order
e-rewards - Online Surveys - 0.2-0.3 Avios (conversion required)

Channel Islands

RUBiS - Channel Islands - 40 Avios per 25 Liters of fuel

USA

Chase British Airways Visa Signature® Card - 1.25 - Avios USA Only
USA HSBC Premier MasterCard - 1 Avios - USA Only


Canada

RBC Avion Visa Infinite - 1 Avios, 1.5 during promos (Conversion Required)
RBC Avion Visa Platinum - 1 Avios, 1.5 during promos(Conversion Required)
RBC British Airways Visa Infinite - 1 Avios non-BA spend / 2 Avios BA spend
American Express Membership Rewards - 0.75 Avios (Conversion Required)
Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Card - 1 Avios / 1.25 Avios on converting 20,000 Starpoints (Conversion Required)
Capital One Priority Club World MasterCard (Conversion Required)
Marriott Rewards Chase Visa (Conversion Required)

Germany

British Airways Barclaycard Classic - Visa - 1 Avios per €
British Airways Barclaycard Premium - Visa - 1 Avios per €


Switzerland

British Airways Diners Club Card - Diners Club - 1 Avios per CHF

Sweden

British Airways Visa card - Visa - 1 Avios per 10 SEK

India

British Airways ICICI Bank Premium Credit Card - Amex - 6 Avios per INR 100

South Africa

British Airways Credit Card - Mastercard - 1 Avios per ZAR 7.5

UAE

Priority British Airways Barclaycard Bundle - Mastercard - 0.75 Avios per $1.25
Prestige British Airways Barclaycard Bundle - Mastercard - 1 Avios per $1.25

Hong Kong

Dah Sing British Airways Platinum Card - Visa - 1 Avios per HKD 6

Russia

British Airways American Express Classic Card - Amex - 1 Avios per 30 RUB
British Airways American Express Premium Card - Amex - 1.5 Avios per 30 RUB
British Airways MasterCard Standard Debit Card - Mastercard - 1.5 Avios per 50 RUB


Spain

Iberia Sendo Card - Amex/Visa - 0.5-1 Avios per €
Iberia Sendo MAX Card - Amex/Visa - 3 Avios per 3 € upto 9 Avios per 5 €
Santander Iberia credit cards - Amex/Visa - 1/0.5 Avios per Euro

Bermuda

Butterfield British Airways Business Visa® - 1 Avios per $

Caribbean

BA Visa Platinum - Visa - 1 Avios per $1


Avios.com FAQ - Earn/Convert Avios - Avios Finder 1.0
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Old Jan 2, 12, 11:04 am   #2
 
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I just wish there was something with Visa for all those places that don't take Amex (and does anyone use MC?).
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Can't see anything on the Holiday Extras site indicating Avios collection.
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Old Jan 2, 12, 11:33 am   #4
 
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I just wish there was something with Visa for all those places that don't take Amex (and does anyone use MC?).
The Lloyds Duo card offers a MasterCard but the earn rate is terrible - 1 Avios per £5 spent!
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Old Jan 2, 12, 11:41 am   #5
 
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I just wish there was something with Visa for all those places that don't take Amex (and does anyone use MC?).
Tesco MC
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Old Jan 2, 12, 11:42 am   #6
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The Lloyds Duo card offers a MasterCard but the earn rate is terrible - 1 Avios per £5 spent!
Tesco Bank also has a Mastercard which has a slightly better earn rate than the Lloyds.
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Old Jan 2, 12, 11:44 am   #7
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Can't see anything on the Holiday Extras site indicating Avios collection.
It's a link via the BAEC login.
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Old Jan 2, 12, 11:46 am   #8
 
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It's a link via the BAEC login.
Thank you
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Old Jan 2, 12, 11:57 am   #9
 
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I just wish there was something with Visa for all those places that don't take Amex (and does anyone use MC?).
Dare I mention the notorious British Airways Visa Signature® from Chase?
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Old Jan 2, 12, 12:07 pm   #10
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PanGalactic, any chance you could put a few spaces into your list of program's on the left? The list currently screws up the page flow!

If you add a space after every comma, it will word wrap automatically.

Cheers!
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PanGalactic, any chance you could put a few spaces into your list of program's on the left? The list currently screws up the page flow!

If you add a space after every comma, it will word wrap automatically.

Cheers!
As requested
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As requested
Perfect! Thanks.
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PanGalactic, any chance you could put a few spaces into your list of program's on the left? The list currently screws up the page flow!

If you add a space after every comma, it will word wrap automatically.

Cheers!
There's a lot there.
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Old Jan 2, 12, 12:13 pm   #14
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Dare I mention the notorious British Airways Visa Signature® from Chase?
OK, it's on there (mainly so I don't have to answer that q again), but not much use to us UK folks unfortunately

There should be 2 versions of this list really, one of UK and one for USA, let's see how it develops.
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There's a lot there.
It's not even the full list
But it's just quantity not quality

That's the bit I'm working on.
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