Get a 45% Bonus When You Buy British Airways Avios
For a limited time, British Airways is offering up to a 45% bonus on Avios bought by August 7, 2018.
The bonus (20% to 45%) is based on how many points you buy:
- 1,000 to 15,000 Avios: Get a 20% bonus
- 20,000 to 35,000 Avios: Get a 30% bonus
- 40,000 t0 90,000 Avios: Get a 35% bonus
- 100,000 to 200,000 Avios: Get a 45% bonus
When you buy 100,000 Avios you get 90,000 bonus points for a total of 290,000 Avios at a cost of $5,523.
You can buy up to 200,000 Avios (normally 100,000). Bonus Avios do not count against the 200,000 point limit on purchased Avios. Purchased Avios do not count towards British Airways Executive Club status.
Pro-tip: Gifting or buying Avios for someone does not count against your limit. So you can gift your partner 200,000 Avios and still buy 200,000 for yourself.
Should You Buy Avios?
If you’ve never bought Avios before you should read my post about the only time you should buy airline miles and points.
Normally, British Airways Executive Club Avios cost 2.7 cents to 5.3 cents per point. With this offer, the price drops to 1.9 cents per Avios. This is a decent price if you can get good value from your Avios. But if you aren’t sure how to use them or are only buying them because they’re on sale, you should wait.
Buying Avios doesn’t count as travel because the purchase goes through Points.com. So use a card that you need to meet the minimum spending.
Pro-tip: It can take up to 5 business days before your Avios post.
Best Use of British Airways Avios
You can fly to Hawaii using British Airways Avios points.
It costs 12,500 Avios for a one-way coach ticket to Hawaii from the West Coast. When you use Avios you can get a trip to Hawaii for practically free.
One-way coach flights from the East Coast to Ireland only cost 13,000 Avios.
3. Short Flights
You can use Avios to fly on short flights of 650 miles or less where British Airways or partners like American Airlines flies. So you can use them for short trips in the US or Europe. It costs 4,500 Avios for short flights.
You can get up to a 45% bonus on British Airways Executive Club Avios when you buy points by August 7, 2018.
Bonuses are tiered based on how many points you buy with a minimum bonus of 20% up to 45%. You can buy a maximum of 200,000 points. With this offer, your cost per Avios is 1.9 cents per point.
Avios are a great way to visit Hawaii and Ireland. If you fly short flights of 650 miles or less, it could be cheaper to use Avios than buying a ticket.
How many British Avios points are you buying?
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