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Buy Avios and get up to 35,000 Bonus Avios
I've just received an email from Avios... Say hello to your holiday sooner. Get up to 35,000 Bonus Avios when you buy Avios before 29 September 2017 . Your purchase limit has been reset, so you ca… Read more
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Avios.com offer is even worse than BA offer which is flat 50% bonus. having said that [email protected] is still expensive. Groupon spain avios offer was .97pence/avios and Ventee Privee france avios offer is .87pence/avios

aa64xyz45 s ago

Any place you can sell avios miles?


I wish, I have over 100k of them and never spend them!

Any place you can sell avios miles?

kvn6182 h, 35 m ago

The more you get the cheaper they are. Can you not read OP? £1615 for …The more you get the cheaper they are. Can you not read OP? £1615 for 135000 miles, which isn't bad if you use companion voucher on first class flight

An added note: A 135k mile flight for 2 would cost you about £1615 in Avios, £1000 in taxes for 2 people and you be stuck with trying to get reward seats which is 2 per flight. (This all assumes business class flights) Last year BA Business class sale there were lots of locations for £1300 and same with Qatar Airways. This all depends on people have sales though.

Not saying yours is a good or bad comment, just there maybe better alternatives per individual circumstance.

phoenix_af59 m ago

Also, you get much better value going for business or first class flights …Also, you get much better value going for business or first class flights rather than economy or premium economy, worth googling it to find out but an economy flight to New York could cost about £400 per person in taxes plus avios but business would be £550 per person in taxes plus avios, the monetary difference might be around about £4K difference per person!



Really useful info, I have just checked our avios household, around 250K, must look into business class flights to Melbourne, wish to visit family there sometime 2018... thanks for the heads up! Much appreciated!
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Extra avios when traveling in London and paying with an Amex card that rewards with avios
Have a Amex card that rewards you with avios? Use it as a contactless when traveling in london and get an extra 10 avios for every £2 spent. One first has to save the offer to one's Amex card. Offer'… Read more
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Where do you want to go!?Most effective use is to combine with …Where do you want to go!?Most effective use is to combine with upgrade/2-for1 vouchers earnt through credit cards.For example, spend £10k on the Amex BAPP card and get 2-for-1 avios redemptions with BA.Spend £7k on the Lloyds Avios Rewards card and get a free upgrade to next cabin with BA.I've earnt both of these in last year. Just used the avios upgrade for two return flights to Santorini next august, out business back economy for 40,000 avios + £85. Cash fare is over £1k.Saving up my remaining avios to use on two return business flights to Tokyo for 180,000 avios next year using the 2-for-1 voucher (effectively saving 180,000 avios).


IS it better to out on prem eco or eco and back on business. I am falling short of lon-tok-lon for all bus class, but can do out on eco and in on business or vice versa?

A1323rd Sep 2016

Where do you want to go!?Most effective use is to combine with …Where do you want to go!?Most effective use is to combine with upgrade/2-for1 vouchers earnt through credit cards.For example, spend £10k on the Amex BAPP card and get 2-for-1 avios redemptions with BA.Spend £7k on the Lloyds Avios Rewards card and get a free upgrade to next cabin with BA.I've earnt both of these in last year. Just used the avios upgrade for two return flights to Santorini next august, out business back economy for 40,000 avios + £85. Cash fare is over £1k.Saving up my remaining avios to use on two return business flights to Tokyo for 180,000 avios next year using the 2-for-1 voucher (effectively saving 180,000 avios).


I am doing the same. Cherry Blossom 2018. JAL skysuite are super luxurious. I'd be getting 2-4-1 voucher by BA Amex but I am a solo traveller, no one to take with me :-(

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Good idea to sign up to headforpoints (see post about it above) - been a recipient of his daily emails for just a year and already racked up tons of avios.
There are many other useful purposes one could use avios for besides flights and hotels:

Ferries (incl eurotunnel) - https://www.avios.com/gb/en_gb/spend/ferries

Eurostar - https://www.avios.com/gb/en_gb/spend/eurostar

Airport Lounges & Parking - https://www.avios.com/gb/en_gb/spend/airport-extras

The list could go on incl Top attractions, memberships, luxury train journeys, wine etc and this is just from Avios.com and then one could also spend avios on ba.com or Iberia's website.

Naz76

Thanks all u have been super helpful. Is it worth while using them for … Thanks all u have been super helpful. Is it worth while using them for hotels then?



Another poor value option Naz, purchasing a hotel through Quidco or Topcashback is always much better value than using Avios. However, that's only if you intend keeping them for flights sometime. After reading your initial post you say you have 100,000, and don't seem that 'into' the Avios programme. If that's the case, you don't intend to collect any more Avios and are looking rid of the ones you have, then by all means use them on a New York hotel - certainly not the cheapest place in the world to stay, and 100,000 Avios will get you a 3 or 4 night stay in a downtown 4 or 5 star hotel - could save you upwards of 4 or 500 quid!
Edited by: "FiveBobBill" 23rd Sep 2016

Thanks all u have been super helpful. Is it worth while using them for hotels then?

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Avios redemption flash sale
If you travel on selected flights next weekend spend half the amount of Avios normally needed. Examples are Brussels for only 4000 Avios plus the £35 reward saver fee and New York for 13000 Avios plus… Read more
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trying to get information on how to convert air miles which have accumulated with Lloyds bank . Have information that I now have 43,856 air miles could you please inform us of how to redeem them and other options . G.Bassett

Zambooka

Exactly!



As you suggest, the taxes usually make the long haul flights not worthwhile. You can often find flights close to the cost of the taxes, sometimes even cheaper.

For long haul its only worthwhile using the points for Business Class/Upgarde an even then not always. Also if you're not flexible on travel dates, Avios provides an alternative when cheap flights aren't available. For example around School Hols/XMAS/Easter prices can get very expensive, but sometimes Avios still have availability.

Where I find Avios most useful is around Europe with their Reward Flights saver. Charges are fixed at £35 return with return flights costing as low as 8000 Avios when offers like these are on. You just have to be selective when you use Avios and when you pay normally for a flight.

brainscan

What's the point in spending £300 taxes and avios when you can get … What's the point in spending £300 taxes and avios when you can get Norwegian for less than £300 ! Voted cold I'm afraid.



Exactly!

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Not for those dates you can't

What's the point in spending £300 taxes and avios when you can get Norwegian for less than £300 ! Voted cold I'm afraid.
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Around the Workd in 80 dishes - Free Cooking Recipe book from Avios
This is a free electronic book for all Avios members, however the link is common to everyone and accessible without any login. No disclaimers asking not to share it so I believe it should be fine post… Read more
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cheers op

Thanks

Thanks OP, just got it

Might be just me but every time I try and download this it causes Internet Explorer to freeze. Several attempts and now given up trying.

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avios are doing 50% bonus on buying avios points
Purchase Avios for someone else Help friends or family reach the awards they want by purchasing Avios for them! Purchase or Gift now and receive 50% bonus Avios From 23rd February until 25th February… Read more
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They are giving this as a sweetener because they are upping the points cost for lots of people from April and dropping the number of points some can get from buying flights. Basically making avios a worse proposition for infrequent flyers. Check out the member are of their site for details.

stephenashforth

You do pay charges, just a fixed amount depending on the zone you fly to.


So i just went back to see if any changes as it was a while ago since i used them.First i am talking about BA avios a single flight to paris 4500 avios+£17.50 so a return would be 9000+£35 so there are some charges but you can fly to berlin etc for only 9000+£35.

archer1204

I found the only best way to use avios for european flights(with BA) as … I found the only best way to use avios for european flights(with BA) as if i remember you dont pay any extra taxes unlike worldwide flights.



You do pay charges, just a fixed amount depending on the zone you fly to.

with avios its more worthwhile using them for higher classed seats for example.

I just priced up a 1st class trip in oct to NYC cash price with BA direct is £6745.
with avios its 120000miles+£513 tax

so at the mo if you purchase 35000 miles + 50% bonus each mile is costing you 1.1p (£575 for the miles).
if you were able to purchase enough miles to book with avios 120000*1.1p = £1320 + tax of £513 so £1833

I appreciate the fact you cant buy 120000 miles out right but i used this calculation to give you an idea that often avios can be cheaper as if you could take this route your £6745 1st class ticket to NYC would cost you £1833 via avios

I found the only best way to use avios for european flights(with BA) as if i remember you dont pay any extra taxes unlike worldwide flights.

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Avios 50% off selected long haul flights sale
50% off the Avios on selected long haul flights Get 50% off the Avios for selected flights departing London Gatwick between 18 January 2015 and 19 March 2015 and returning before 2 April 2015. Antig… Read more
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DEAYLE!

theshabster

Am I the only one who feels that Avios long haul flights aren't great … Am I the only one who feels that Avios long haul flights aren't great value, even bearing in mind this offer? Standalone flights when on offer aren't far off the prices quoted here. Their European flights seem better value with no taxes. I guess long haul are good for upgrades to a higher class cabin.Still a worthy post OP - This isn't a dig at you or your find.


Totally agree..the taxes are too high, plus so many miles therefore much better value short haul - even with the £35 fixed tax to pay

Edited by: "Garyn" 20th Jan 2015

Am I the only one who feels that Avios long haul flights aren't great value, even bearing in mind this offer? Standalone flights when on offer aren't far off the prices quoted here. Their European flights seem better value with no taxes. I guess long haul are good for upgrades to a higher class cabin.

Still a worthy post OP - This isn't a dig at you or your find.
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33% off AVIOS Theme Park Tickets
Useful for easter and you have some Avios points spare, Legoland seems to be more than the others but Chessington / Alton Towers a family of 4 is 10,000 points.
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Sale 1/6: 50% off Avios on Long haul flights inc New York, Dubai Rtn with BA e.g 20,000 avios instead of 40,000 (other 5 sales listed)
Flash Sale just started on Avios. 50% off Avios on Long haul flights Make your Avios go a whole lot further with 50% off Avios on flights to Boston, Denver, Shanghai, New York, Chicago, Toronto, Dub… Read more
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itsillogical

You might want to consider Air Europa to South America from Spain. We … You might want to consider Air Europa to South America from Spain. We had one of the cheap holidaypirate deals last summer from Barcelona/Madrid/Lima/Madrid/London for approx £250 return. I'm not saying that's what the price is now but they did come up a few times last year, and the reason I'm posting this is that the price could be as cheap as the taxes etc BA charge you on the Avios. We flew BA from Gatwick to Barcelona for around £49 taxes baggage etc. Could'nt use Avios as only Heathrow was available, but we were able to use them for Peru's LAN internally for about 4500 a flight i think it was so flew Lima/Cusco etc. As for this deal typically i've missed it and i was only looking at the Avios site the other day :-(Just to see how much we are ripped of here i just checked and it was 4500 points each and we paid £12.20 taxes total for the both us. Avios points debited 9000 Payment Total GBP 12.20



I actually did the very same thing last Easter! I got a HolidayPirates Alitalia flight from Budapest to Tokyo (via rome) for £230 return, and flew to Budapest with BA. Haven't seen any cheap Lima deals which are usually on the go in a while....I guess the World Cup this year is really going to screw the prices. You didn't miss much in terms of this deal, the taxes once you've spent your Avios were as much as a flight with another cheaper carrier Cheers for the tip anyhow!

JonesyUK

I got this through on my emails and have tried a few times over the … I got this through on my emails and have tried a few times over the course of today to try and look for flights for Easter but both the BA and Avios website keep crashing.....totally frustrating. Hoping they're also going to have some more long haul flight deals for the likes of Central/South America!

You might want to consider Air Europa to South America from Spain. We had one of the cheap holidaypirate deals last summer from Barcelona/Madrid/Lima/Madrid/London for approx £250 return. I'm not saying that's what the price is now but they did come up a few times last year, and the reason I'm posting this is that the price could be as cheap as the taxes etc BA charge you on the Avios. We flew BA from Gatwick to Barcelona for around £49 taxes baggage etc. Could'nt use Avios as only Heathrow was available, but we were able to use them for Peru's LAN internally for about 4500 a flight i think it was so flew Lima/Cusco etc. As for this deal typically i've missed it and i was only looking at the Avios site the other day :-(

Just to see how much we are ripped of here i just checked and it was 4500 points each and we paid £12.20 taxes total for the both us.
Avios points debited 9000
Payment Total GBP 12.20


Edited by: "itsillogical" 9th Jan 2014

If you want to upgrade from World Traveller Plus to Business both ways (say to Vancouver) then it's a good use of Avios for a special trip. I like the idea of cheap jaunts around Europe though.
Edited by: "cra1g0s" 8th Jan 2014

Headforpoints have posted further details about the RFS offer. Selected destinations only.
Amsterdam, Barcelona, Dublin, Jersey, Lisbon, Madrid, Rome, Nice.
headforpoints.com/201…ed/


Edited by: "simon77" 8th Jan 2014

Will keep an eye on the reward saver flights, thanks.
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Cheapest Flight to Lahore less than £450 from Heathrow in December (Sorry not for everyone)
I am looking for the cheap fare since many days to go to Lahore (Pakistan) and nothing less than £700 in December time. Did not book the flight yet but found this today. Using 20000 Avios if someone … Read more
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"Cheapest fare ever"

Often around £400 from the UK...

kayak.co.uk/fli…-23 £420 from London in December

not voting...

A deal is a deal! Don't be sorry.

Use skyscanner for best price avoid direct airline pricing ie rip off.

What is avios ?
Sure they dont come free- Cold n misleading title

walsall123

Allowance 30kg for Qater Airline (Quality service) Avoid PIA AIRLINES … Allowance 30kg for Qater Airline (Quality service) Avoid PIA AIRLINES (BAD SERVICE)



what about the flight to turkey though whats the allowance then? will no doubt have to pay ££ to match ..
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390 Avios Points for free, with Facebook app Avios Suitcase
Avios.com has launched a Facebook app called Avios Suitcase. This is currently in beta mode, ahead of a wider roll out. However, anyone can join – and there are 390 Avios to be collected for free if… Read more
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SA definitely gone now, but 390 Avios still up for grabs via the main FB app.

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zworld

How do you link your BA membership to this ?


You cant link your BA account you have to link a direct Avios account - you can set one up and then transfer the points to your BA account.

How do you link your BA membership to this ?

rpoynter

mine came through - hooray!



Yep, I got my SA points from yesterday, too, but the SA app is restricted/closed down now

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Lyssie

Okay, if you log out, then log back in, then share the 4 stamps, then the … Okay, if you log out, then log back in, then share the 4 stamps, then the first one a second time (5 shares in total), it works, for 50 points. There are another 50 for linking your Twitter account, so 390 in total. These will process overnight, as I already had mine today.Also, the SA app was closed down, probably due to abuse. Oooooopsssss...


mine came through - hooray!
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Six day flight sale at Avios starting this Wednesday UPTO(!) 25% 0ff
Had a leaflet through saying upto 25% off, so may be worth looking at come Wednesday...
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Nice

Banned

Not nice - just blurb

nice

Banned

Ho hum just BA flights with a discount
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More of a heads up: As of January 26th redeem £2.50 clubcard points for 1000 Avios Miles
As of January 26th you can get 400 bonus miles on top of the 600 you usually receive for £2.50 clubcard points. I know lots of people on here don't like the airmiles scheme so please don't vote cold … Read more
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clnmckec - Jan 01, 2012 21:02
how are you guys able to book so cheaply when i try and book on the site using my avios points (i have 45k) i get charged circa £150 per person on a trip to paris from ggow or £75 per person london to glasgow) this is taxes yours dont seem to be charged? am i doing something wrong?



looks like you arent eligible for the Reward Flight Saverm you will need to have collected at least 1 avios in the past 12 months

how are you guys able to book so cheaply when i try and book on the site using my avios points (i have 45k) i get charged circa £150 per person on a trip to paris from ggow or £75 per person london to glasgow) this is taxes yours dont seem to be charged? am i doing something wrong?

Tomb

Not already posted - that thread is about Avios but a different topic.



Ooops, must have had too much last night.

carole111cat

If you live in Aberdeen the Avios deals seem better as we are now … If you live in Aberdeen the Avios deals seem better as we are now included in Europe! We used to have to use more miles to get to Paris but now just the same as everyone in Uk



Agreed.

It depends where your flying from - Regional Airports score with the new system..

I'm in Aberdeen and the only place I could really get for a reasonable amount of airmiles was within the UK (750 airmiles). I could add another 500 Airmiles & that would then get me as far as Paris (so 1250 Airmiles).

With the new system however I can now get (& have booked) flights from Aberdeen to Nice for 9000 "Avios" (the equivelant of 900 Airmiles) plus £27.

So I've got flights from Aberdeen to Nice (via London) for myself, the wifie & 2 kids for 3600 Avios + £108.

Getting anywhere in Europe aint cheap from sunny Aberdeen so for me its a good deal.


(copied from other Avios thread).

Jumpingphil

Already posted.Please spam.



Not already posted - that thread is about Avios but a different topic.
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REMINDER: SAVE your unused Airmiles/Avios account from expiring TODAY by buying £30 of Avios (Airmiles) online TODAY
If you have an Airmiles/Avios account that hasn't been used in the last 30 months (no new miles added) it will expire at midnight tonight, losing whatever balance of miles/avios you had. To prevent th… Read more
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I would like to know how many airmiles I have in my account please, and are they still valid.

I have some airmiles I didn't use, am I still able to use them, my husband has some also that have not been used yet. What do we do about using them together.

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shelan

I have been trying to access my account but with no success. Please I … I have been trying to access my account but with no success. Please I need some help, can you help?.



You'd be best to phone them up and ask.

I have been trying to access my account but with no success. Please I need some help, can you help?.

I was collecting air miles for over 15 years and had a sizeable balance. i received a warning from airmiles about inactivity on my account and took steps to rectify, such that the account was kept open. The first i heard of avios taking over was on a bbc news article. i have never received any emails, post or other correspondence telling me what i needed to do to keep my milage balance. This morning i tried to check my airmiles balance on their website only to find out it had been shut and was redirected to avios website where my account wasnt recognised. I appear to have lost my entire balance of miles through no fault of my own. Absolutely disgraceful.
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Avios (Airmiles) 600 + 400 Bonus Avios for every £2.50 Clubcard Voucher
I know this is a while off yet but I thought posting this deal will be beneficial for those that may be considering converting their stock of Clubcard vouchers into Airmiles/Avios before February... … Read more
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You want to save them all up, get a BA Amex and after a £10k spend you get a voucher for a free second ticket. Yes the taxes and fees are high but 150k miles, £850 and an Amex 241 will get two of you to Cape Town, LA, San Francisco in BA First Class. It really is a great way to travel and worth working towards it for special occassions.

Actually on second thoughts don't bother other wise there will be less availability for me

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Tigga!

spent all my airmiles last night ... no way am i going to pay taxes and … spent all my airmiles last night ... no way am i going to pay taxes and stuff with avios, not needing to was the best thing about airmiles



I refer to the P.S. in my deal description, however, breaking the rule myself...

To be fair, unless you were happy to fly from London then flights were not the greatest way to spend your Airmiles anyway. This supplement has been removed with Avios, so yes you will have to pay taxes, but if you live in the north you can go just as far for the same number of miles from your regional airport.

Additionally, note that the change to Avios has no affect on:

* Hotel bookings
* Package holidays and cruises

* Other travel options like ferries and Eurostar TM
* Travel extras like car hire and travel insurance
* Days out and wine cases
Edited by: "jazlabs" 1st Nov 2011

spent all my airmiles last night ... no way am i going to pay taxes and stuff with avios, not needing to was the best thing about airmiles

Gutted! I autoconvert to BA Miles at the moment. Hope I get auto upgraded to the 1000 point rate!
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Wine deals @ Airmiles
Airmiles for wine deal. Got airmiles to spend before they expire.( 2yrs ) ( admin. charge after 1 yr ) if no top-up applied in term. Just select activities and enjoy a wine or beer deal from 700 air… Read more
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Two for one Club Europe flights - book by 12 December 2010
To say thanks for collecting Airmiles with Tesco, we're giving away two return Club Europe flights from London for the price of one, including airline taxes, fees and surcharges. That's two for one C… Read more
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Not bad, basically a free upgrade if 2 are travelling, as ticket price is double for Club rather than standard. But better than a kick in the teeth!

Looks like a pretty decent deal, but there's a couple of things to look out for:

As it's an Airmiles deal, you seeming can't book just with cash, it needs to be with redeemed airmiles or part miles part cash. (point 3.) which is a shame.

On point 6. The hotel accommodation seemingly has to be at the destination. This might be worth checking as the way these deals are somettime less good value is that the list of airmiles approved hotels is often quite expensive. One way round this used to be to book the one night accommodation through them for a cheaper airport hotel for the night before the flight and then fly first thing and stay wherever you want. Like I said it might be worth checking to see if you can still do that if the accommodation seems too expensive.
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Airmiles Cash Passport + 50 Bonus Airmiles (For those who want an Visa Electron Card to avoid EasyJet booking fees)
It has been more and more difficult to get a Visa Electron card and most budget airlines require it in order NOT to pay booking fees. Now Airmiles is having this offer and if you load £600 before the … Read more
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i found that cards from barclays with first digits 4658 even if this is visa debit are recognised by easyjet as electron, i tried with my wife' s card (different first digits) and appear information to change card type

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spag

i am not sure but i used to as electron normal debit(from barclays) … i am not sure but i used to as electron normal debit(from barclays) witout charge. as well when i paid foreign credit card they did not charge unless you mark as credit card



I've been waiting for someone to be able to tell me this!! So if you load money into the Visa Electron card using a Barclaycard (credit card) you won't be charge a penny (no card handling fees from Visa Electron AND cash advance fees freom Barclaycard)?

In the Visa Electron t&c page it says it won't charge the handling fees but say Barclaycard (or any of your card issuer) may charge a cash advance fees.

i am not sure but i used to as electron normal debit(from barclays) witout charge. as well when i paid foreign credit card they did not charge unless you mark as credit card

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bma1445

I think he meant a less "in-use" card. If you survey 1000 people on the … I think he meant a less "in-use" card. If you survey 1000 people on the street, chances are that nobody will have a pre-paid mastercard on them - and are they really going to order one just to avoid fees



Quite right

helmethead

You can buy a prepaid Mastercard (cashplus) at many newsagents and there … You can buy a prepaid Mastercard (cashplus) at many newsagents and there are literally dozens of them on the web, including many of those listed as best value on MSE. My experience is that prepaid Mastercards are anything but "less available".



I think he meant a less "in-use" card. If you survey 1000 people on the street, chances are that nobody will have a pre-paid mastercard on them - and are they really going to order one just to avoid fees

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