MSE News: Lloyds to slash rewards for Avios credit cardholders

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  • Nick_C
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    edited 20 August 2018 at 5:31PM
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    The simplest card for collecting Avios is the free British Airways American Express card. You earn one Avios for every pound you spend.

    If you spend £1000 in your first three months, you get 5000 extra Avios free.

    If you get a friend to refer you, you will get 6000 extra Avios instead of 5000. Your friend will also get Avios for referring you - anything up to 18000, depending on which card they refer you from.

    If you will spend less than £1000 in the first three months, you would be better going through Top Cashback to apply for the BA Amex Card. No sign up bonus, but £25 cash back. This offer ends next weekend.

    Plenty of people on the Amex referrers thread push their referral links, or you can PM me for mine.

    (You can get much bigger referral bonuses if you can spend more. The Amex Gold Credit Card gives you 22000 Avios if you spend £2000 in your first three months.)
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    I have the Lloyds Mastercard and Amex (no fees), and the BA Exec Amex (no fee). I had household accounts set up at Lloyds and BA. I found that the simplest way to get all my Avios moved to BA was to phone Avios - they sorted it all out in 5 minutes - result !
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  • dj1471
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    WolfUK wrote: »
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    It's against the forum rules to tout for referrals here, especially in multiple threads.
  • dj1471
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    Most upsetting to see that the remaining Lloyds Amex cards are excluded from Shop Small this year :(
    Offer only available to UK issued American Express Cards. LLoyds Bank, Corporate and prepaid Cards do not qualify.
    https://www.americanexpress.com/uk/benefits/shopping/shop-small/
  • Nick_C
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    Still time to get an Amex card in time for Shop Small. Takes about a week. Ignoring my Lloyds Amex cards, my OH and I have 6 directly issued Amex cards between us. I'll be getting rid of a few and churning once Shop Small is over.
  • 20aday
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    Slightly off topic, granted, but a previous thread referred to the Head for Points website and the fact Lloyds were transferring their Choice Rewards customers to an Avios scheme at some point which was MasterCard only.

    The other week I'd had a letter from them stating that, for security reasons, they were issuing me with a new card-was still an AmEx.

    Given that AmEx are slowly withdrawing cards issued under license to third parties I must admit this surprised me somewhat.
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  • Nick_C
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    Lloyd's are also still charging the Annual Fee on the account anniversary. I expect this will be refunded pro rata once the account changes.

    I have not heard of anyone having their account changed yet. My anniversary is January. I've been notified of the renewal fee, and I'm hoping I might be able to earn one more upgrade voucher.
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