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Earn Triple British Airways Points Shopping: Up To 24x Points Per Dollar!

Right now you can earn an unusually high number of British Airways Avios per dollar spent via their online shopping site at selected retailers via a 3x bonus that runs from May 25 – May 31, 2017! These are seriously high totals at some retailers that rarely go above 1x point per dollar such as Apple, Walmart, and Pottery Barn. Some of the 3x offers include: Apple 6x Bed, Bath, and Beyond 12x Blue Nile 15x eBags 24x Home Depot…

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Extend Elite Status On British Airways When Welcoming a Baby

One recent airline trend that I absolutely support is more airlines formalizing programs to permit new parents to put their elite status on hold while they adjust to life (on the ground) with a new baby. I’m aware of formal status hold or extension policies at Qantas, Air Canada, Virgin Atlantic, and Iberia (though Iberia is strangely just for moms), and now British Airways has introduced a program for new parents. I’ve long thought it makes sense for airlines to grant elite…

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Turning Two Caribbean Trips Into One for 4,000 Avios + $27.50

One of the places we have visited that really imprinted on my oldest daughter, who at the time was only four, was The Bahamas. I’ll be honest and say it wasn’t my all time favorite destination, though the beaches were postcard perfect and there were things about it that I really enjoyed. However, she really, really enjoyed it, and with things like the Atlantis water park, beautiful beaches, and this small but apparently impactful play area at the airport, how can I…

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Earn Tons of British Airways Avios at Many Stores This Weekend

In the last couple of days you may have seen a few other miles and points sites (such as here) post about earning tons of British Airways Avios points for joining Match.com and similar dating sites thanks to a big temporary increase in the number of British Airways Avios awarded through their online shopping site. If you were going to spend money joining a dating site in the near-term anyway, this is a great time to do it and earn…

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One Week Left: 50% Bonus on Iberia Avios Transferred from Amex

As you may know, British Airways Avios are not actually the only type of Avios out there. There are also Iberia Avios, and now even Aer Lingus Avios. While they all use the term Avios, they are also all their own individual programs with their own rules and award charts, but at least with Iberia and British Airways, you can freely transfer Avios back and forth. The Aer Lingus Avios program is brand new, and I need to dig into those transfer…

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Many American Airlines First Class Awards Now Cheaper With Avios

British Airways is one of my favorite “back up” airline programs because you can pretty easily earn points in their program via their co-branded card and online shopping site (that sometimes has the highest mileage payouts!), and they are also a transfer partner with credit card programs like Amex Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, and more. You can also use their Avios to book flights on partners such as American Airlines and Alaska Airlines to fly for fewer points than via…

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Last Day for 50% Amex Transfer Bonus to British Airways

Today, 10/10/2016, is the last day you can take advantage of a 50% transfer bonus from Amex Membership Rewards to British Airways Avios via Membership Rewards earning cards such as The Amex EveryDaySM Preferred Credit Card or The Platinum Card® from American Express. 250 Membership Rewards points = 300 British Airways Avios Before you get too excited, remember that last year the transfer ratio from Membership Rewards to British Airways decreased from a 1:1 ratio to 250 Membership Rewards = 200 British Airways Avios. This…

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Five Great Uses of British Airways Avios

We all have our favorite types of airline miles. They become our favorites because they are pretty easy to earn, they offer a comparatively good value for where we want to go, or maybe we are just used to using them and comfortable with the program. For many years now, one of my personal favorite types of miles has been British Airways Avios. That may come as a surprise to some given that Avios have a bad rap due to the…

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A Look at British Airways Kids Meals

Using a mix of money and Avios to score an overall pretty great deal, our family recently flew in British Airways business class to and from London. While it probably sounds strange to those who haven’t don it, I’m a big fan of business class for international trips with kids because even though the parents may not get to relax as much as they would without the kiddos along for the ride, the kids themselves are as comfortable as possible…and a…

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Maximizing the 50% Amex Transfer Bonus to British Airways

I’m a huge fan of transferring points from one program to another during transfer bonuses as it allows you to really increase the value of your points simply by hitting the transfer button at the right time. The trick with these bonuses is that you never know if (or even when!) they will come around. The American Express Membership Rewards program used to have transfer bonuses to some various hotel and airline programs with seeming regularity a couple of years ago,…

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