Quarterly AVIOS Update (Q3 2015)
Well I’ve been threatening to do this for some time, so here is my first quarterly AVIOS earnings update. Much like some bloggers do regular updates detailing how much they are earning, and how easy it is to replicate (it really isn’t by the way!), this regular feature will:
- Categorically demonstrate that you can earn 100,000 AVIOS in six months
- Show you the source and the number of points I’ve earned
- Remind you of the hundreds of ways you can earn AVIOS
- Demonstrate that it is possible for mere mortals to fly business (I’m not loaded, I haven’t won the lottery, and I don’t have rich parents!)
I guarantee you, that if you follow as many of the tips and tricks featured in my regular posts on this subject, you will be able to earn 100,000 AVIOS in six months or less, and fly business class for the less than the cost of economy seats.
Of course the experts among you may think that I am missing a trick, and if that is the case, be a gem and drop a comment in the box at the bottom of the post, because I’m always keen to learn more myself.
Quarterly AVIOS Earnings
Firstly, my table of points earned this quarter (please note this represents the combined points earnings of myself and my husband)…
|Sum of AVIOS||% of Total|
|BA American Express||4000||6.01%|
|Rewards 4 Thoughts||1079||1.62%|
As you can see my earnings come mainly from credit cards, and the AVIOS shop (mainly hotels and trains). I’ve also converted some stray hotel rewards, done a few surveys and booked airport parking through the British Airways online store.
Annual AVIOS Earnings
For comparison, here is the table showing my earnings year to date.
|Sum of AVIOS||% of Total|
|BA American Express||28795||23.90%|
|Rewards 4 Thoughts||1104||0.92%|
The majority of points are again credited to my flexible friends, emphasizing how critical credit cards are to your success.
The observant among you will recognise that I’ve accrued more than half of my points in the last quarter, and this has been through adopting a more focussed credit card strategy.
Here’s a reminder of my top tips for accruing AVIOS:
- Look for credit cards with large sign up bonuses
- Recycle those credit cards repeatedly to repeat the sign up bonus
- NEVER ever make a purchase in cash or on debit, that you could have made using your credit cards
- Never make purchases online without first checking the British Airways and AVIOS stores, to see if the store you wish to buy from, is linked to their sites.
So it seems I have earned more than enough points for two long haul business class flights, assuming I use a companion voucher to fund my husband. It wouldn’t be much fun without him, would it?
So, of course, the big question is, where should I go? Skiing in Japan or South Korea, scuba diving in the Maldives or the Caribbean, or shopping in the Big Apple?
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