BA Shopping - Avios Expiry

Old Sep 14, 20, 6:59 am
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BA Shopping - Avios Expiry

Hi,

Both my kids are members of the Executive Club, but it is about two years since they have collected any points.
Lately I have got them to order a couple of items through shoppingba.com, just to earn a token amount of Avios.

According to the Executive Club rules, "Your Avios stay with you as long as you collect, spend, purchase or share at least one Avios every 36 months."

Am I correct in thinking, that the purchases and subsequent Avios earned from shoppingba.com, will be enough to extend the validity of their existing Avios by another 36 months.
Based on the quote from the rules, that should be the case, but it sounds too easy!

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Old Sep 14, 20, 7:03 am
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From the main excellent Collecting Avios wiki :

Your guide to the Executive Club, attaining status and earning Avios | 2020 edition

Your Avios stay with you as long as your account remains active so make sure to collect, spend, purchase or share some Avios at least once every 36 months. This can be done either by flying, staying at a partner hotel, or even by buying a low value item from an online merchant linked to Avios
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/31904766-post3.html
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Old Sep 14, 20, 7:05 am
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Great, thanks for the quick reply!
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Old Sep 14, 20, 7:07 am
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Here's another useful thread for additional tips:

Best / Cheapest Way to Save Expiring Avios Points
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Old Sep 14, 20, 7:10 am
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Thanks!
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Old Sep 14, 20, 7:17 am
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Just a thought - if you add both children to your Household Account, their Avios balances will be exempt from expiry providing you or another contributor collects Avios on a regular basis
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Old Sep 14, 20, 7:19 am
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Originally Posted by Prospero View Post
Just a thought - if you add both children to your Household Account, their Avios balances will be exempt from expiry providing you or another contributor collects Avios on a regular basis
I'm calling them kids, but they are actually 16 and 18. So it probably won't apply.

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Old Sep 14, 20, 8:20 am
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Originally Posted by Varig_dc10 View Post
I'm calling them kids, but they are actually 16 and 18. So it probably won't apply.

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Why not?

If they are members of your Household Account, any redemption by any member will keep all of the accounts active.
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Old Sep 14, 20, 9:24 am
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Why not?

If they are members of your Household Account, any redemption by any member will keep all of the accounts active.
Sorry, I misunderstood what Prospero was saying. I thought he meant children are exempt,if me or another contributor collects Avios on a regular basis.
If everyone is exempt, then the points I earn regularly through Amex will keep everybody else's points valid.

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Old Sep 14, 20, 9:26 am
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Originally Posted by Prospero View Post
Just a thought - if you add both children to your Household Account, their Avios balances will be exempt from expiry providing you or another contributor collects Avios on a regular basis
I defer to you on this, but are you certain that earning Avios by Member A in a Household Account will keep the Avios alive for Member B? This wonít generate activity in Member Bís account. A redemption, however, will generate activity in all the accounts.
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Old Sep 14, 20, 10:54 am
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Our earn and burn is primarily in the Skyteam realm so I keep my husbandís old BA account alive by literally using the shopping portal to buy songs on iTunes (US partner) a couple times a year
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