Buy Or Gift British Airways Avios With A 50% Bonus

Buy Or Gift British Airways Avios With A 50% Bonus

British Airways Executive Club bu Avios promotion is once again landed, just in time for the early Black Friday sale.

Buy Or Gift British Airways Avios With A 50% Bonus

For the next two days, through November 20, 2022, British Airways Executive Club is offering a 50% bonus on purchased Avios. While the minimum Avios required to receive this offer slightly increased, with this promotion, if you purchase more than 5,000 Avios in a single transaction, you will receive an extra 50% Avios on top of your purchases.

Not only you are able to get a 50% bonus when buying, but also able to receive a bonus when gifting Avios. Gifting Avios refers to purchasing Avios for someone else who is an Executive Club member. Then that member will be eligible to receive the 50% bonus.

How Many Avios Can You Purchase

Generally, members can purchase up to 100,000 Avios per calendar year but on this promotion, members are able to buy up to 200,00 Avios before any bonuses. This means you are able to buy and get up to 300,000 Avios during this two days promotion.

British Airways Avios Pricing

Purchasing British Airways Avios is a straightforward process however there is one catch regarding the final amount that each individual person needs to pay. Strangely, the final amount of the bill is different depending on where you are living.

During this promotion, purchasing 200,000 Avios costs:

  • Accounts registered in the UK will pay GBP3,215 equivalent to US$3,725
  • Accounts registered in the EU will pay EUR3,601 equivalent to US$3,592
  • Accounts registered in the US will pay US$5,523

Given the strength of the US dollar, the pricing is quite a hefty pricing for those who reside in the US compared to those who are in the UK or the EU. Here is the detailed pricing chart for purchased Avios.

For this bonus Avios promotion, members can purchase between US$0,0124 to US$0.0184 per Avios. I value Avios around 1.3 to 1.5 centers each so those who are in the UK have the best rate per Avios.

Redeeming British Airways Avios

Avios is a valuable currency and one of my favorites to redeem on Oneworld flights. The best thing about Avios currency is that four airlines adopt Avios and you can also transfer between British Airways Avios to the other partners free of charge.

Since I mostly fly with Qatar Airways, I can simply transfer the purchased Avios and redeem them on Qatar Airways Qsuites which cost 40,250 Avios one-way from Doha to Europe (Platinum Tier-based). That’s about 7.4 flights on business class during the off-peak season!

Summary

Through tomorrow, November 20, 2022, British Airways is selling Avios with a 50% bonus. During this promotion, Executive Club members can purchase up to 300,000 Avios at a rate as low as US$0.0124 per Avios depending on where they reside.

I think this could potentially be the last Avios promotion for this year unless they launch Christmas or New Years’ promotion. So if you need some extra Avios in your bank, I wouldn’t hesitate to buy them.

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