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    • MSE Karl
    • By MSE Karl 9th Aug 18, 4:15 PM
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    MSE News: Lloyds to slash rewards for Avios credit cardholders
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    • 9th Aug 18, 4:15 PM
    MSE News: Lloyds to slash rewards for Avios credit cardholders 9th Aug 18 at 4:15 PM
    Lloyds Bank is dramatically scaling back the benefits of its Avios Rewards credit card, cutting the number of Avios points existing customers can earn by up to two thirds and scrapping its free flight upgrade offer.
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    'Lloyds to slash rewards for Avios credit cardholders'

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    • 20aday
    • By 20aday 10th Aug 18, 8:25 AM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 8:25 AM
    Yet there still isn!!!8217;t any information surrounding the Choice Rewards Duo and what their plan is with that scheme...
    It's not your credit score that counts, it's your credit history. Any replies are my own personal opinion and not a representation of my employer.
    • Yawn
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    • 10th Aug 18, 8:25 AM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 8:25 AM
    I'm going to miss this card. The upgrade voucher is pretty much the only one tailored for the solo traveller, and I've gotten upgrades to India and Korea out of it.

    There is some more info and speculation on the Headforpoints website. Whether I'll be able to get one last voucher out of it will depend on when I receive my letter...
    • lnesbitt
    • By lnesbitt 16th Aug 18, 2:44 PM
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    • 16th Aug 18, 2:44 PM
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    • 16th Aug 18, 2:44 PM
    So, this is slightly related... I have the Lloyds duo Amex/Mastercard thing going on, have been for years and have collected loads of Avios.

    But now, Avios have been moved to British Airways Executive Club. My Avios from flights are there, but not from my Lloyds spend. And I cannot, for love nor money, find out to claim for them... any ideas?
    • Dobbibill
    • By Dobbibill 16th Aug 18, 10:49 PM
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    • 16th Aug 18, 10:49 PM
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    • 16th Aug 18, 10:49 PM
    So, this is slightly related... I have the Lloyds duo Amex/Mastercard thing going on, have been for years and have collected loads of Avios.

    But now, Avios have been moved to British Airways Executive Club. My Avios from flights are there, but not from my Lloyds spend. And I cannot, for love nor money, find out to claim for them... any ideas?
    Originally posted by lnesbitt

    It appears you can still log in to your Avios account - it seems to offer me the option to transfer my Avios to BA Executive Club if I want to or to keep/use them via Avios for other things.
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    • guesswho2000
    • By guesswho2000 18th Aug 18, 2:24 AM
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    • 18th Aug 18, 2:24 AM
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    • 18th Aug 18, 2:24 AM
    So, this is slightly related... I have the Lloyds duo Amex/Mastercard thing going on, have been for years and have collected loads of Avios.

    But now, Avios have been moved to British Airways Executive Club. My Avios from flights are there, but not from my Lloyds spend. And I cannot, for love nor money, find out to claim for them... any ideas?
    Originally posted by lnesbitt

    The Avios from Lloyds spend should be auto crediting to BAEC, that's if your Avios.com account has actually been closed. If you have an Aer Lingus Aerclub account, for example, that used Avios.com, so your Avios account remains open. Confused yet?
    • guesswho2000
    • By guesswho2000 18th Aug 18, 2:26 AM
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    • 18th Aug 18, 2:26 AM
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    • 18th Aug 18, 2:26 AM
    It appears you can still log in to your Avios account - it seems to offer me the option to transfer my Avios to BA Executive Club if I want to or to keep/use them via Avios for other things.
    Originally posted by Dobbibill

    Indeed, and I can still pull Avios into it from Iberia. I am also an AerClub member, so my Avios.com account won't close apparently, are you also a member of AerClub by any chance? A lot of points and miles collectors will be (Aer Lingus' new loyalty programme, also using Avios).
    • Dobbibill
    • By Dobbibill 18th Aug 18, 9:01 AM
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    • 18th Aug 18, 9:01 AM
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    • 18th Aug 18, 9:01 AM
    Indeed, and I can still pull Avios into it from Iberia. I am also an AerClub member, so my Avios.com account won't close apparently, are you also a member of AerClub by any chance? A lot of points and miles collectors will be (Aer Lingus' new loyalty programme, also using Avios).
    Originally posted by guesswho2000
    I'm not a member of AerClub - happy to continue using my Avios points as I've always done
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    • guesswho2000
    • By guesswho2000 19th Aug 18, 1:00 AM
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    • 19th Aug 18, 1:00 AM
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    • 19th Aug 18, 1:00 AM
    I'm not a member of AerClub - happy to continue using my Avios points as I've always done
    Originally posted by Dobbibill
    Eventually youíll probably be shifted over to BAEC whether you like it or not .

    However, if you use Avios for flights then, with some exceptions, you shouldnít notice much difference (thereís a few differences with which airlines you can book with in each programme).
    • Dobbibill
    • By Dobbibill 19th Aug 18, 7:52 AM
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    Eventually youíll probably be shifted over to BAEC whether you like it or not .

    However, if you use Avios for flights then, with some exceptions, you shouldnít notice much difference (thereís a few differences with which airlines you can book with in each programme).
    Originally posted by guesswho2000

    My OH won't fly so I never use for flights - most recently used for Indoor skydiving experience x3 (gifted them to my sons for their birthdays). I hope that type of use still continues, flights only would be worthless for me
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    It's about being better than you were yesterday.
    • saxonman
    • By saxonman 20th Aug 18, 4:44 PM
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    Ok. Iím in need of a little help and advice please. I have the duo cards. Any tend to only use the AE card, then using my Tesco cc for other. Then convert points to avios. With the duo cards finishing. Whatís going to best card to replace my AE card. Apart from the duo cards I have a Tesco card and a Halifax card that I only use abroad.
    I donít have a big spend per year, Iím only on min wage but I like to get the most of my credit cards to get avios miles.
    Cheers for any advice.
    SAXONMAN
    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 20th Aug 18, 5:18 PM
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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.)
    Last edited by Nick_C; 20-08-2018 at 5:31 PM.
    • alfista
    • By alfista 19th Sep 18, 11:43 AM
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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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