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Got an E-mail: You have 12 months to prevent your 2,639 Avios from expiring

Got an E-mail: You have 12 months to prevent your 2,639 Avios from expiring

Old Oct 14, 20, 9:18 pm
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Got an E-mail: You have 12 months to prevent your 2,639 Avios from expiring

What are my options?
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Old Oct 14, 20, 9:30 pm
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Take a look at the ideas in these threads for a start:
ISO good ways to reset Avios expiration date
ISO advice to earn any points to extend expiration
Also look at the earning options described in the Guide:
Your guide to the Executive Club, attaining status and earning Avios | 2020 edition
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Old Oct 14, 20, 10:02 pm
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Do you really want to expend any time, money, or effort on such a tiny amount of Avios? What do you plan to do with 2,639 Avios?
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Old Oct 15, 20, 3:31 am
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Originally Posted by Steve in Olympia View Post
Do you really want to expend any time, money, or effort on such a tiny amount of Avios? What do you plan to do with 2,639 Avios?
LOL, I think the only time I actually used Avios is when I was on a European-only flight with BA, and I bought a beer with them.
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Old Oct 15, 20, 5:50 am
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Have you got any Tesco vouchers?
Convert a few(2.50) to Avios

Go through one of the B A links to purchase something online and earn a few avios

Use them for some money off your next flight booking (not the best use of them)

Endless possibilities

Just make a small transaction on your avios account
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Old Oct 15, 20, 8:22 am
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Or of course take a flight in the next 12 months...?
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Old Oct 15, 20, 9:47 am
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If you have the Chase sapphire credit card you can transfer rewards into BA points but at a 1,000 minimum. You might look at a BA credit card that has sign up points and reach a level where you can actually use them.
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Old Oct 15, 20, 11:35 am
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Easiest way of all is to buy something you'd buy anyway via the e-store. In 12 months that's pretty easy.
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Old Oct 15, 20, 2:50 pm
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(Yeah, I know this is off topic)

I've just bought (another) 48 bottles of red. 78000 Avios, leaving me with just 1,033,178 left. I may not be able to fly anywhere, but I'm not going to remain dry

I am SO missing flying.....August BAEC date, sitting on fat zero points.
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Old Oct 15, 20, 3:26 pm
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Originally Posted by HighwayToHEL View Post
(Yeah, I know this is off topic)

I've just bought (another) 48 bottles of red. 78000 Avios, leaving me with just 1,033,178 left. I may not be able to fly anywhere, but I'm not going to remain dry

I am SO missing flying.....August BAEC date, sitting on fat zero points.
do you think the 48 bottles equal 780?
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Old Oct 15, 20, 3:28 pm
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That's about 16 a bottle...hope its a decent bottle of plonk, although I'm no judge of the grape juice...

What's the street value...??

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Old Oct 15, 20, 3:31 pm
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No, definitely not. But the world has changed and my employer's views have changed, and I see my travel options in the future to be severely limited. So being able to get a few points out of "the system" is nice. I know it's not cost-effective, but I suspect I will be doing very little travel in the future (and I am currently GGL.CCR) so there will be few options for Avios upgrades etc. So I might as well benefit in any way I can.

I also have 13 free nights with Hotels.com, which I will lose by March if I don't earn or spend. So it's not cost effective, but I will happily use a "free night" in the nearest hotel if it means I preserve my (remaining) 12 nights for another year. Better than losing them.
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Old Oct 15, 20, 3:33 pm
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Originally Posted by jerry a. laska View Post
And
British Airways (BA) Executive Club: 3 years (Earn, Redeem, Purchase, Transfer. section 14.4 of T&C)
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Old Oct 15, 20, 3:52 pm
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Originally Posted by HighwayToHEL View Post
No, definitely not. But the world has changed and my employer's views have changed, and I see my travel options in the future to be severely limited. So being able to get a few points out of "the system" is nice. I know it's not cost-effective, but I suspect I will be doing very little travel in the future (and I am currently GGL.CCR) so there will be few options for Avios upgrades etc. So I might as well benefit in any way I can.

I also have 13 free nights with Hotels.com, which I will lose by March if I don't earn or spend. So it's not cost effective, but I will happily use a "free night" in the nearest hotel if it means I preserve my (remaining) 12 nights for another year. Better than losing them.
how about 3k for 1m points?
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Old Oct 15, 20, 3:56 pm
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To me, the value is little. If I can't purchase Avios upgrades due to not travelling anywhere, I might as well get something I'm going to buy anyway. Based on current rates i could buy around 615 bottles of Laithwaite's wine, which would pickle my liver, but you get the idea. The points to pounds rate means nothing, if I can get > 600 bottles of wine on the back of travel that I have done for work. What's not to like
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