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500 Avios points- first time using Deliveroo
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18/08/2018Expires on 18/08/2018Found 21st Oct 2017Found 21st Oct 2017
Get 500 Avios points when you use Deliveroo for the first time. Minimum basket order of fifteen pounds.
cundall

depends on the redemption you select, but you can get over 1pence for each one, can be as much as 2p. Depending where you buy them from, you can get them for 0.75p (0.0075) or if you use part pay as cheap as 0.55p (0.0055). I value you them just over 1pence, but it all depends on the flight taken... Example 9,000 avios from LHR to a number of european places plus 35 which is normally a 150-200 return ticket... while MAN to BLL is bookable last minute for 250 to 350 pounds or the same 9,000 avios (35pounds cash). If you were going to fly with a low cost carrier, then it's not always worth it. Info above is 50% mine and 50% from headforpoints.... If you are using your avios abroad on 5th freedom flights or partners - this is when you get great value.... Example - AMS (easy to get to with a low cost carrier) to Hong Kong 60,000 miles and less than 100 pounds return - business is 180,000 miles and 101pounds return Another example is 50,000 miles plus less than 40 pounds from Europe to Japan (return)... When you can get 20,000-30,000 for free for signing up a credit card... you can see you get great value... it's like 13pounds from the mainland states to Hawaii as well... Sorry a bit more info than what you wanted, but hope this helps...

jdddd

theres no actual value but you can buy 1000 avios for £31 on their website

theskippies

18000 points for London to rome is possible. Less than 1p per point on average in my experience

bnwubnfguisr

What is a typical value of Avios points?

Free 500 avios points when signing up to BUD- Personal finance
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Found 21st Oct 2017Found 21st Oct 2017
Free 500 points for signing up to BUD, a personal finance site, seems like a decent deal. Points will be added up to 10 days after you sign up, follow instructions on the deal link… Read more
jdddd

Guess it only works on IE then as I use Safari

cis_groupie

UPDATE - The error when linking your Avios account to your Bud account is still there when using Chrome, but is now fixed if you use Internet Explorer. Once you've used IE to link your Avios account you can then use Chrome to manage your Bud account.

jdddd

Exactly the same conversation as mine, Avios’ help team are useless

cis_groupie

Just finished messaging with Bud. I went through a few things with them (screenshots, URLs, etc). Apparently there is a problem at the Avios end with their api - Avios are aware of it & are hoping to have it fixed in the next few days. In the meantime Bud are arranging for my points to be credited manually.

jdddd

Exactly what I got, Their phone team is useless but thisisbud on Facebook are brilliant said it should be sorted in a few days, some people have issues with it they said

Double Avios Weekend  Shop online via Avios eStore from 5 - 8 October to collect Double Avios with almost 1,000 brands
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Found 5th Oct 2017Found 5th Oct 2017
Double Avios Weekend Shop online via Avios eStore from 5 - 8 October to collect Double Avios with almost 1,000 brands
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cundall

Have a look at Headforpoints.com and learn what you can do with them... Generally flights within Europe they are not always a good deal especially if a low cost carrier goes that route. If you use your miles right they can get you a long way, from memory it's only about 15 pounds from Dallas to Hawaii for one example. Also look at flights from Dublin or Madrid if you want to fly long haul... Cuba for an example is 42,500 Avios + 147.58 € or Business class is 85,000 Avios + 167.58 € When you can get sign up bonuses of 20k+ you can make your miles go a long way! How many points do you have? PS some flights like MAN > BLL are worth it as tickets are 200+ and only 35 return with avios

ohdearohdear

;) IOnly way i collect avios is my credit card. I always find cheaper flights than ba so i dont really use tgat often and it would take years to collect those avios point to pay for a full flight

A13

Absolutely not. Much better value using for a full flight redemption rather than 'money off' your cash booking. Better still to combine with the BA Amex 2-for-1 avios voucher in premium cabins. I spent 177k airmiles using one of these for 2 first class flights to Tokyo, return in Business next year - Cash fare now for same flight is £18,500 (redic).

ohdearohdear

(skeptical) (skeptical) What does it mean? It is given how much avois points are worth. What a silly comment

A13

you're not using them properly then

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Buy Avios and get up to 35,000 Bonus Avios
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Found 14th Sep 2017Found 14th Sep 2017
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 b… Read more
Proj

Avios.com offer is even worse than BA offer which is flat 50% bonus. having said that avios@1.17pence is still expensive. Groupon spain avios offer was .97pence/avios and Ventee Privee france avios offer is .87pence/avios

Mada06

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

aa64xyz

Any place you can sell avios miles?

jchung07

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. :)

mousey

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!

Extra avios when traveling in London and paying with an Amex card that rewards with avios
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LocalLocalFound 23rd Sep 2016Found 23rd Sep 2016
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'… Read more
Proj

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?

Proj

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 :-(

ysm1234

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.

FiveBobBill

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!

Naz76

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

Avios redemption flash sale
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Found 7th Nov 2015Found 7th Nov 2015
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 … Read more
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barnabyru

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

Mentos

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.

Zambooka

Exactly!

theoljoolzpop

Not for those dates you can't

brainscan

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
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Found 4th Sep 2015Found 4th Sep 2015
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… Read more
pepsi007

cheers op

Dontforg3t

Thanks

Joe.Dante

Thanks OP, just got it :D

Murielson

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.

CouponStar

Freebies are cool! Latest Free Stuff this one is for you!

avios are doing 50% bonus on buying avios points
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Found 23rd Feb 2015Found 23rd Feb 2015
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… Read more
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adey2003

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.

archer1204

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.

stephenashforth

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

phatbear

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

archer1204

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.

Avios 50% off selected long haul flights sale
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Found 20th Jan 2015Found 20th Jan 2015
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 … Read more
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cerbeea

DEAYLE!

Garyn

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

theshabster

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.

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)
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Found 6th Jan 2014Found 6th Jan 2014
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, C… Read more
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JonesyUK

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!

itsillogical

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

cra1g0s

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.

simon77

Headforpoints have posted further details about the RFS offer. Selected destinations only. Amsterdam, Barcelona, Dublin, Jersey, Lisbon, Madrid, Rome, Nice. http://www.headforpoints.com/2014/01/08/big-news-the-small-print-of-the-next-5-avios-sale-bargains-revealed/

Robot_Devil

Will keep an eye on the reward saver flights, thanks.

Cheapest Flight to Lahore less than £450 from Heathrow in December (Sorry not for everyone)
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Found 29th Oct 2013Found 29th Oct 2013
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 200… Read more
cundall

"Cheapest fare ever" Often around £400 from the UK... http://www.kayak.co.uk/flights/LON-LHE/2013-12-09/2013-12-23 £420 from London in December not voting...

bfam

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

walsall123

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

hashman

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

simba2585

what about the flight to turkey though whats the allowance then? will no doubt have to pay ££ to match ..

390 Avios Points for free, with Facebook app Avios Suitcase
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Found 17th Oct 2013Found 17th Oct 2013
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 c… Read more
rpoynter

SA definitely gone now, but 390 Avios still up for grabs via the main FB app.

rpoynter

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.

zworld

How do you link your BA membership to this ?

Lyssie

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

rpoynter

mine came through - hooray!

More of a heads up: As of January 26th redeem £2.50 clubcard points for 1000 Avios Miles
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Found 1st Jan 2011Found 1st Jan 2011
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 ple… Read more
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flipper118

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

clnmckec

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?

Jumpingphil

Ooops, must have had too much last night.

Tomb

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).

Tomb

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

REMINDER: SAVE your unused Airmiles/Avios account from expiring TODAY by buying £30 of Avios (Airmiles) online TODAY
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Found 31st Dec 2011Found 31st Dec 2011
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 yo… Read more
janpat

I would like to know how many airmiles I have in my account please, and are they still valid.

janpat

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.

Ajibee

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

shelan

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

hedbotter

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.

Avios (Airmiles) 600 + 400 Bonus Avios for every £2.50 Clubcard Voucher
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Found 1st Nov 2011Found 1st Nov 2011
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 … Read more
aerotec

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 ;)

jazlabs

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

Tigga!

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

aerotec

Gutted! I autoconvert to BA Miles at the moment. Hope I get auto upgraded to the 1000 point rate!