How to Use the British Airways Avios eStore to Earn More Points

British Airways Avios eStore

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If you’re into online shopping, you should definitely be earning points in the process! Like to shop and fly British Airways? You’re in luck…there’s a shopping portal just for you. A place where you can earn extra miles with hardly any extra work! Sounds like a no-brainer, right?

This article will tell you everything you need to know about using the British Airways Avios eStore to earn extra miles.

How to Log in

British Airways Avios eStore
Be sure to select the proper “location” on the landing page! Image courtesy of shopping.ba.com.

The first thing to note: if you are shopping from the U.S., on the landing page you may need to select “USA” as your location (if it is not automatically selected for you). This will allow you to view retailers that are more readily available to U.S. customers.

Once your language has been selected, click Executive Club Login.

British Airways Avios eStore Login
You can log in with an existing account or choose to sign up. Image courtesy of britishairways.com.

To receive Avios for your shopping purchases, you must log in to the British Avios eStore. Otherwise, no bonus will be awarded.

If you are already a British Airways Executive Club member, you do not need to create any separate login information — you simply use the account you already have. If you are not an existing British Airways Executive Club member, you will need to British Airways Executive Club member, you do not need to create any separate login information — you simply use the account you already have. If you are not an existing British Airways Executive Club member, you will need to create an account. It’s a quick form and free to sign up.

Basics of Using the Program

British Airways Avios eStore How it Works
British Airways makes it pretty simple: just browse, shop, and collect Avios! Image courtesy of shopping.ba.com.

Once you are logged in, you can browse retailers and special offers. Clicking on a retailer will give the offer, a brief overview of the company, and an opportunity to use the Avios Calculator to see how many Avios you will earn with a specific purchase amount.

British Airways Avios eStore Example Retailer
You can log in with an existing account or choose to sign up. Image courtesy of shopping.ba.com.

If you want to shop with a specific retailer and receive your bonus miles, you must click the red “Shop Now” button that will direct you through to the retailer’s site. Then, simply complete your purchase through the site. British Airways automatically tracks your purchase through cookies, so be sure they are enabled on your browser!

Your Avios should show “Pending” in your account within 5 working days. BA will validate your purchase with the retailer within 40 days. When approved, the account will be updated to reflect the status. All “Approved” Avios should be posted to your Executive Club account within 48 hours.

If you purchase your items without going through the eStore, there is no way to retroactively apply your bonus Avios.

Special Shopping Offers

British Airways Avios eStore Example Retailers 2
Examples of special bonus offers. Image courtesy of shopping.ba.com.

Occasionally, it’s possible to earn even more bonus points by way of special shopping offers. Generally, these offers will involve a retailer issuing an increased number of Avios per dollar. These special offers tend to run for a limited time only, with the deadline listed when you click the retailer.

For example, at the time of this writing Macy’s was highlighting a special offer to earn 7 Avios per $1 (rather than their normal offer of 3 Avios per $1).

British Airways Avios eStore Vouchers
The “Voucher” tab shows current sales and offers from eStore retailers. Image courtesy of shopping.ba.com.

Additionally, the Avios eStore has a “Vouchers” section that presents current sales and deals for applicable retailers. Clicking the specific retailer will show you a current coupon code or tell you that sale does not need a code.

Example Retailers

You may have noticed a few of the participating retailers in the photos above.

Participating retailers and potential mileage bonuses in the British Airways Avios eStore change regularly. At the time of writing, these were some of the great earning rates being offered:

  • T-Mobile: 7,500 Avios for activation of a wireless service
  • Magazines.com: 20 Avios per $1
  • Proactiv: 17 Avios per $1
  • Go Daddy: 15 Avios per $1
  • Lonely Planet: 15 Avios per $1
  • Selfridges USA: 12 Avios per $1
  • …and SO many more!
British Airways Avios eStore All Retailers
So many retailers to choose from! Image courtesy of shopping.ba.com.

Using Credit Cards to Earn Extra Points

Using the Avios eStore can earn you extra bonus miles just by itself, but you can earn even more by paying with a credit card that earns points or miles!

If your main goal is to earn British Airways miles, you have several credit card options.

British Airways Avios can be earned directly with the British Airways Visa Signature® Card.

BA Avios can also be transferred from Chase Ultimate Rewards, American Express Membership Rewards (both at a rate of 1:1) or from Marriott at a transfer rate of 3:1.

Recommended Chase Cards (Personal)

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card - This is our favorite beginners travel rewards card which has a 60,000 point bonus (highest ever) after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

This sign up bonus is worth $750 in travel purchases (flights, hotels, car rentals etc) when you redeem your points through Chase's travel portal, which works like Expedia. The bonus alone could get you multiple round-trip flights or hotel stays.
Chase Sapphire Reserve® - Consider this premium card if you want to get into a lot of airport lounges. The current sign up bonus is 50,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. You'll also get a $300 travel credit per year which wipes away a big chunk of the $550 annual fee.
Chase Freedom Unlimited® - A simple, no annual fee card that earns you a $200 bonus after you spend $500 in your first 3 months. Earn 1.5% cash-back on all purchases, but you won't get any travel benefits or the ability to earn bonus points with this card.

Business Owner? See our article on Chase business cards that earn Ultimate Rewards.

Recommended Amex Cards (Personal)

The Platinum Card® from American Express - There's currently a welcome bonus of 60,000 points after spending $5,000 in your first 3 months, worth up to $600 towards travel. Terms Apply.

However — you may be eligible for a (much) higher offer by using the CardMatch Tool. (There's no pull on your credit to check for personalized offers.)

This is our #1 card for accessing 1,200+ airport lounges worldwide (including Priority Pass). We leverage ~$2,700+ in value from the card every year. For rates & fees of the Platinum Card, click here.
American Express® Gold Card - We love using this card as it earns 4x points at restaurants worldwide and 4x points at U.S. supermarkets (up to $25,000 per year; then 1x. Terms Apply). There's no better card in our opinion if you eat out and/or shop at supermarkets regularly.

With a welcome bonus of 35,000 points after you spend $4,000 in your first 3 months and up to $100 airfare fee credit per year, it's a strong choice. For rates & fees of the Gold Card, click here.

Business Owner? See our article on Amex business cards that earn Membership Rewards.

Recommended Marriott Cards

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card - Earn 75,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. Get automatic silver elite status each account anniversary year; and a free night award (valued up to 35,000 points) every year after account anniversary.
Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card - Earn 30,000 bonus points when you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of account opening. Earn 3X points per $1 at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels. A solid card for Marriott loyalists looking for a no-annual-fee card offering Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite status.
Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card - earn 75,000 bonus points when you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of account opening. A solid card for business owners who will get complimentary Marriott Bonvoy silver elite status. Annual fee is $125. Terms Apply. For rates and fees of the Bonvoy Business Card, click here.
Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card - earn 75,000 bonus points when you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of account opening. Earn 6x per $1 at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels plus 3x at U.S. restaurants and flights booked directly with airlines. Annual fee is $450. Terms Apply. For rates and fees of the Bonvoy Brilliant card, click here.

If a retailer falls into one of a card’s bonus categories, you can earn even more points that can be transferred to British Airways.

With so many options, you’ll also have plenty of Avios to redeem for your next adventure!

Final Thoughts

Using the British Airways Avios eStore is a great way to earn a little extra on purchases you’re already making.

Need a gift for a friend? Earn some extra Avios for your thoughtful present!

Need to order medications for your pooch? Get yourself some extra Avios for being such a responsible pet parent.

Want to impress the in-laws with a new outfit?  Get bonus miles for your effort!

It takes just a few extra seconds to log in; with all the popular retailers, your Avios will add up quickly!

Frequently asked questions

Can you redeem British Airways Avios for products other than flights?

Yes, you can redeem your British Airways Avios for many different products through the BA eStore.

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18 comments

  1. Maureen Mutch June 25, 2018

    Collected AVIOS points for many years and used estore frequently however now transferred to British Airways and just made my first purchase with BA ESTORE and unable to find a record of my purchase can you explain where they are located on the site. Cheers.

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    • Hi Maureen, in order to find the record of your purchase you will have to log into your BA executive club account.

      From the landing page, you can click the drop-down “Manage My Account” on the left-hand side. From there, chose “My Statement”.

      Your Avios should show “Pending” in your account within 5 working days. BA will validate your purchase with the retailer within 40 days. When approved, the account will be updated to reflect the status. All “Approved” Avios should be posted to your Executive Club account within 48 hours.

      Hope this helps! 🙂

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  2. I have been shopping through airline portals for several years but this summer I shopped through BA’s for the first time. I shopped at 3 different stores and have yet to receive a single point. First some didn’t even show as pending after 5 days, so I sent receipts. Then they all showed as pending. 40 days came and went. Nothing showed as approved. I contacted them through email and now the one I listed first shows as approved but not the other two. 48 hours have passed, points still not in my account. I have only had this much trouble getting my points one other time from all the programs I shop through. I don’t know if it is worth so much time monitoring it, contacting them, etc, to get the points. Through other airlines I usually get the points within 5-10 days, with no hassle, even on large purchases.

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  3. I have been using this for a few years and have just received a new payment card through the post. However, I cannot seem to find out how to register this new card. Is this no longer required since these new changes to the Executive Club eStore? I cannot find anything mentioned on this on their website – and cannot seem to contact them about it. Thank you for any help.

    Reply

    • Hi Aaron, there is no need to register any credit card in order to use the British Airways Avios eStore. This is simply a platform you sign into with your BA Executive Club account number and then click through to the desired online retailer where you will make your purchase with any credit card you desire.

      BA tracks these purchases in regards to your action of clicking through the e-store paired with your Executive Club number, not the credit card that was used.

      Is it possible you’re referring to a different platform you previously used? Whenever you’re dealing with questions related to a specific card, we always suggest calling the phone number listed on the back of the card to speak with the customer service representative available via the card issuer as that will be the most precise information available.

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  4. Apple are offering 6 Avios/£ at present. They are also offering 6 months interest free on Apple Watch purchases. If I purchase using the interest free offer does this affect avios I’ll receive?

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    • Catherine Luther April 26, 2019

      Hi Thurleigh,

      There doesn’t seem to be any information on the Avios e-store website regarding financing and Avios points; however, as you would be entering into a financial contract with them I would imagine the offer would stand for the full duration. You would best to give them a call to verify if the offer is a dealbreaker for your purchase. You can find contact details for Avios here.

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  5. The website doesn’t let me log in. It says the page has other stopped working or moved!

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    • Hi Luisa – we’re getting the same message on our end… we’ll try to look into it and see what we come up with but not seeing any news on the closure yet so we’re just as stumped as you!

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  6. Hi Erin,

    I had several cards registered under my estore reward account, however, by deleting cards accidentally, I am no longer able to add cards back on the account. Can you please kindly advise?

    Many thanks

    Reply

    • Stephen Au July 17, 2019

      Hi Mel,

      We are not British Airways, so we cannot vouch for their information systems. Please call them or send an email to them asking them for advice. Thanks.

      Reply

  7. Hi

    I’ve used the BA eShopping portal a number of times now and yes I earn avios points BUT the number of points never seems to match the amount paid (excluding delivery) or the points per £1 spent multiplier. Just wondered why?

    Reply

    • Hi Paul,

      That seems unusual. Have you tried contacting British Airways customer service directly about this?

      Reply

      • Thanks. Realised the amount is based on the purchase amount less taxes, but have queried why the offer points per £1 were wrong.

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  8. Do I still collect Avios if I get redirected to the shop’s app (for instance food delivery apps, Net-A-Porter app, John Lewis App, etc) and make purchases in the app?

    Thanks!

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    • Hi Mipa,

      As long as you began the search in the British Airways eStore then yes you should still receive points for purchases.

      Thanks for reading!

      Reply

  9. Nahed Squires June 25, 2020

    Hi. This is my first time trying to shop online through the BA eStore and I keep running into issues because I am in Canada. Is it possible to use the eStore from Canada? If so, I would pick USA to get started but when I get on a store’s website and they happen to have a canadian equivalent, do I stay on the US website or switch to the canadian one?

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    • Hi Nahed,

      I do not believe that they offer a Canadian version of the British Airways eStore, so I recommend you just use the US version if it will allow you.

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