Bonus 1000 Avios for new Avios and BAEC transfers.

There's a small bonus on offer from both Avios and British Airways Executive Club. Between now and 21st November 2016 you can earn at least 1000 Avios if you make a ‘new' transfer.

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A few VERY important things to note:

  • There are different terms and conditions for the Avios and BAEC promotions. Most of it does overlap but you will need to check carefully for yourself.
  • Avios Household accounts can only earn the bonus once (regardless of number of members), but each member of a BAEC household account can earn his own bonus.
  • A ‘new' transfer means a method you have not done in the previous 12 months, so you will need to find for yourself what the most suitable method is.
  • Earning from flying is grouped into one earning method, even if you fly different airlines.
  • These methods are specifically excluded: Purchase, Gift or Transfers of Avios, Survey Partners (E-rewards, Reward for Thoughts, Survey Sampling International), Member Get Member (MGM) referrers, Shell Drivers’ Club, Avios awarded for refer a friend

If you can team up all the members in a household account, this has the potential to earn you 9000 Avios to use across the account. That's enough for a one way Business Class or a round-trip economy fare to anywhere in a 650 mile radius.

For me, I will probably use the e-store and Gate 365 to trigger both bonuses as I have not used them in ages. Looking at possible retailers, buying a cheap song on iTunes will probably do the trick!

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The Terms and Conditions are here, but reproduced below with my own bolding.

Avios Travel Rewards Programme terms and conditions

  1. The promotion is open to existing Avios UK Travel Rewards Programme (ATRP) members who have collected and received Avios prior to the commencement of the Promotional period.
  2. Register and collect Avios with a new partner during 03 October 2016 to 21 November 2016 the ‘Promotional period’ to receive 1,000 bonus Avios.
  3. Only one bonus award will apply regardless of the number of new partners collected with.
  4. A new partner is classed as a partner you have not collected with within the previous 12 month period i.e. since 3 October 2015.
  5. Avios collected through the new partner must be shown in your Avios account during the Promotional period in order to qualify for the bonus Avios award. Avios Awards through collection partners will be subject to the individual partner terms and conditions.
  6. Exclusions to the Promotional period credit date are;
    Avios eStore which has a 35 day delay from transaction to credit date. Customers who make an eligible purchase with Avios eStore within the Promotional period will qualify for a bonus.
    Lloyds Bank and TSB. Customers who apply and are accepted for an Avios earning Credit Card during the Promotional period will be eligible for the bonus provided they have Avios credited to their account by 31 December 2016. Customers who start collecting using an Avios earning Credit Card which they have not used in the previous 12 months will receive the bonus Avios if their account is credited by 21 December 2016.
  7. All flight partners are classed as one partner regardless of airline. If you have not flown with a flight partner in the last 12 months you will be eligible for a bonus award if you collect Avios through an airline within the Promotional period.
  8. All Avios eStore partners are classed as one partner. E.g. If you have collected via Avios eStore with John Lewis in the last 12 months and then purchase with another retailer via Avios eStore you will not qualify for a bonus.
  9. Only one bonus award of 1,000 Avios will apply for a household account.
  10. Exclusions apply. The following collection partners are exempt from this promotion;
    Purchase, Gift or Transfers of Avios
    Survey Partners (E-rewards, Reward for Thoughts, Survey Sampling International)
    Member Get Member (MGM) referrers
    Shell Drivers’ Club
    Avios awarded for refer a friend
  11. All standard Avios collected will be awarded as per the individual Partner terms and conditions. All bonus Avios will be awarded by 30 January 2017.
  12. Please refer to the missing Avios process on www.avios.com for any Avios not received.
  13. Avios are issued and redeemed in accordance with Avios terms and conditions.

British Airways Executive Club terms and conditions

  1. The promotion is open to existing British Airways Executive Club (BAEC) members who have collected and received Avios prior to the commencement of the Promotional period.
  2. Register and collect Avios with a new partner during 3 October 2016 to 21 November 2016 the ‘Promotional period’ to receive 1,000 bonus Avios.
  3. Only one bonus award will apply regardless of the number of new partners collected with.
  4. A new partner is classed as a partner you have not collected with within the previous 12 month period i.e. since 3 October 2015.
  5. Avios collected through the new partner must be shown in your Avios account during the Promotional period in order to qualify for the bonus Avios award. Avios Awards through collection partners will be subject to the individual partner terms and conditions.
  6. Exclusions to the Promotional period credit date are;
    Gate 365 which has a 40 day delay from transaction to credit date. Customers who make an eligible purchase with Gate 365 within the Promotional period will qualify for a bonus.
    British Airways American Express / British Airways American Express Premium / British Airways American Express Premium Plus credit cards. Customers are credited after a statement has been issued. Customers who apply and are accepted for an Avios earning Credit Card during the Promotional period will be eligible for the bonus provided they have Avios credited to their account by 31 December 2016. Customers who start collecting using an Avios earning Credit Card which they have not used in the previous 12 months will receive the bonus Avios if their account is credited by 21 December 2016.
  7. All flight partners are classed as one partner regardless of airline. If you have not flown with a flight partner in the last 12 months you will be eligible for a bonus award if you collect Avios within the Promotional period.
  8. All Gate 365 partners are classed as one partner. E.g. If you have collected via Gate 365 with John Lewis in the last 12 months and then purchase with another retailer via Gate 365 you will not qualify for a bonus.
  9. Each member within a BAEC Household account can qualify for a bonus Avios award.
  10. Exclusions apply. The following collection partners are exempt from this promotion;
    Purchase, Gift or Transfers of Avios
    Survey Partners (E-rewards, Reward for Thoughts, Survey Sampling International)
    Member Get Member (MGM) referrers
    Shell Drivers’ Club
    Avios awarded for refer a friend
  11. All standard Avios collected will be awarded as per the individual Partner terms and conditions. All bonus Avios will be awarded by 30 January 2017.
  12. Please refer to the missing Avios process on www.ba.com/avios for any Avios not received.
  13. Avios are issued and redeemed in accordance with Avios terms and conditions. Visit www.ba.com/avios for further details.

Comments

  1. I have created an Avios and Iberia account in the past for possible transfers in the future. I haven’t touched either for a while now. So if I understand this properly, we can earn 1,000 points from the Avios website and another 1,000 points from BA website making it 2,000 total (after transferring over the 1K from Avios/Iberia)?

    Does this also extend the BA Avios from expiring? Their terms mention collect, spend, purchase or share and I want to say “share” is comparable to a transfer.

    Thanks.

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