Flights are often considered the main way to rack up points and miles. However, with all travel paused due to the coronavirus pandemic, this is no longer an option. Nicky Kelvin from The Points Guy UK has revealed an unlikely way Britons can earn Avios points from home during lockdown.
Kelvin revealed that those keen to build on their points and miles should consider airlines shopping portals.
“If you’re looking to earn points or miles and you ever shop online, signing up for a shopping portal is a no-brainer,” he exclusively told Express.co.uk.
“Airlines offer these online programs, which earn you rewards when you sign up and click through to a retailer from the portal (rather than simply going to a shop’s website directly).”
Shoppers need to be savvy about where they shop, however.
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“The number of bonus points or miles you’ll earn depends on the retailer you’re shopping with as well as the shopping portal you use,” Kelvin explained.
“Bonuses tend to be awarded as a multiplier of how many pounds you spend, though some offer a set amount of when you click through a portal to sign up for a specific service.
“Shopping portals are a great way to double-dip, and it’s always worth taking the extra few seconds to sign up and then click through for all your subsequent online shopping sprees.”
So what’s the best way of choosing what to sign up for?
Kelvin advised: “Choose the portal that will earn you points or miles in your loyalty programs of choice, and don’t be afraid to sign up for more than one and compare earning rates at a specific store before you click through.”
Below are the current earning rates for the BA eStore:
White Company – 5 Avios per £
Appleyard Flowers – 20 Avios per £
Soak and Sleep – 8 Avios per £
ASOS – 3 Avios per £
John Lewis – 2 Avios per £
Argos – 2 Avios per £
Apple – 3 Avios per £
Nike – 7 Avios per £
The Body Shop – 6 Avios per £
Just Eat – 2 Avios per £
Union Coffee – 5 Avios per £