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Old Mar 1, 2021, 1:34 pm
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Collect BA Avios with Barclays Avios Rewards

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1,500 Avios every month

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25,000 Avios if youre opening your first account with us and complete a full switch using the Current Account Switcher Service within three months
2,500 Avios if youve been with Barclays for four months or more

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British Airways cabin upgrade voucher, which enables you to move up by one cabin. Cabin upgrade vouchers must be used on Avios reward flight bookings :
From Euro Traveller to Club Europe
From World Traveller to World Traveller Plus
From World Traveller Plus to Club World

Bookings cannot be upgraded to a First Class Cabin using the Cabin Upgrade Voucher.


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Pay a 12 monthly fee
Be a Premier customer, or have a Personal Wealth current account
Have, or open, a British Airways Executive Club membership
Agree to paperless statements for all accounts and services you have with Barclays
Be a UK resident who is registered for the Barclays app


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Barclays Premier Avios Rewards / Upgrade Voucher

Old Sep 29, 2020, 10:47 am
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Barclays Premier Avios Rewards / Upgrade Voucher

Back in February there were many sites running articles that Barclays Premier current account holders would be able to earn Avios such as these

https://www.headforpoints.com/2020/0...n-partnership/

https://www.godsavethepoints.com/bar...vios-accounts/

anybody know if this is still being planned and if so any details on how you will even earn Avios? is it X amount of Avios per direct debit? so many points per 1 spent? a flat rate per month you hold a premier account? I upgraded to Premier in March ready for this but its all been silent and starting to get itchy now for details.
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Old Sep 29, 2020, 10:57 am
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From chats with Avios, I understand that it has been delayed because Barclays doesn't feel that the timing is right because no-one is flying. 2021 seems likely.

I would argue that this is the wrong approach - people want to pick up Avios well in advance of trips that they want to book well in advance!.
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Old Sep 29, 2020, 11:06 am
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From chats with Avios, I understand that it has been delayed because Barclays doesn't feel that the timing is right because no-one is flying. 2021 seems likely.

I would argue that this is the wrong approach - people want to pick up Avios well in advance of trips that they want to book well in advance!.
I agree it is the wrong approach, people are still banking and collecting Avios via other routes so i think Barclays are wrong to delay its launch to 2021, annoying knowing i could potentially be earning Avios right now from my bank account for future flights.
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Old Sep 29, 2020, 1:13 pm
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Didn't AMEX tie up another 7 years with BA, maybe they pushed Barclays off the table with a big deal?
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Old Sep 30, 2020, 2:39 am
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Amex has credit card exclusivity, yes.

However, as per Tesco, HSBC, NW, RBS, Capital on Tap, IHG, Marriott etc, anyone can run a card offering their own points which convert to Avios.
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Old Sep 30, 2020, 6:06 am
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Originally Posted by Raffles
From chats with Avios, I understand that it has been delayed because Barclays doesn't feel that the timing is right because no-one is flying. 2021 seems likely.

I would argue that this is the wrong approach - people want to pick up Avios well in advance of trips that they want to book well in advance!.
Absolutely, in the absence of actual flying, I'm looking for every available way to boost my Avios balance for when it is needed again. Clubcard, TCB and Natwest rewards should get me a decent sum between them this year.
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Old Feb 25, 2021, 7:13 pm
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Update

Not sure if anyone else will find this useful...I caught up with my Premier Banking Relationship Manager earlier this week and I asked him for an update on Avios. He said that all eligible Premier Banking customers will receive communications from end February through mid-March on what the programme will look like but customers will need to choose between Blue Rewards or Avios. When he said that, my initial thoughts were around how many Avios will you earn if Blue Rewards is the trade off!
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Old Feb 26, 2021, 3:47 am
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Does anyone know if this will be replacing HSBC Premier and the ability to convert their reward points to Avios?
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Old Feb 26, 2021, 4:15 am
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Im surprised a major bank hasnt jumped at this before now, I for one am partial to a switch and would jump at the ability to earn even a fairly modest number of Avios in return for my day to day banking.
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Old Feb 26, 2021, 5:33 am
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Originally Posted by Will100
Im surprised a major bank hasnt jumped at this before now, I for one am partial to a switch and would jump at the ability to earn even a fairly modest number of Avios in return for my day to day banking.
Well, possibly not an apples:apples comparison, but a Natwest's premier offering is a good Avios source. Their Premier Reward account will net you 8/month after fees. In gross terms I'm getting 20/ month in rewards (1 joint/1 sole account) for 4 fees. 20 rewards converts to 2350 Avios.

So annually I can get 28,200 Avios for 48 - very happy with that.
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Old Feb 26, 2021, 4:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Raffles
Amex has credit card exclusivity, yes.

However, as per Tesco, HSBC, NW, RBS, Capital on Tap, IHG, Marriott etc, anyone can run a card offering their own points which convert to Avios.
Don't Lloyds still offer an Avios Mastercard?
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Old Feb 26, 2021, 4:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Akoz
Don't Lloyds still offer an Avios Mastercard?
Not for new customers.
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Old Feb 27, 2021, 6:14 am
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This page is now available on the Barclays website. Looks like it might be interesting, depending on the terms of the upgrade voucher:

https://www.barclays.co.uk/premier-b...avios-rewards/
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Old Feb 27, 2021, 6:42 am
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Originally Posted by omk298
Looks like it might be interesting, depending on the terms of the upgrade voucher:
The T&C seem to be there already. From the Barclays and BA sites respectively:
You can find out more information about the cabin upgrade voucher in the Barclays app. Cabin upgrade vouchers must be used on Avios reward flight bookings. Reward flights and cabin upgrades are subject to availability. Taxes, fees and carrier charges per person apply. Additional terms and conditions apply to the use of the cabin upgrade voucher, please go to ba.com/barclays-avios-rewards for more information.
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Old Feb 27, 2021, 7:08 am
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The T&C seem to be there already. From the Barclays and BA sites respectively:
Thanks, yes I found that after my post above. Its basically the old Lloyds voucher reborn, even down to not being valid on CWLCY. Only improvement on that is that you get the voucher back if you cancel the booking.
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