If you’re into online shopping, you should definitely be earning points or miles 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 Avios 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 Avios.
How to Log In To BA’s Avios eStore
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) at the bottom of the homepage. This will allow you to view retailers that are more readily available to U.S. customers.
Once your language has been selected, click Login.
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 create an account. It’s a quick form and free to sign up.
Basics of Using the Avios eStore
Once you are logged in, you can browse retailers and special offers. Clicking on a retailer will show the offer, a brief overview of the company, and the purchase conditions.
If you want to shop with a specific retailer and receive your bonus Avios, 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.
Any Avios collected through your purchases will be added to your account within 35 days.
If you purchase your items without going through the eStore, there is no way to retroactively apply your bonus Avios.
Special Shopping Offers
Occasionally, it’s possible to earn even more bonus Avios 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 writing, Macy’s was highlighting a special offer to earn 2 Avios per $1 (rather than their normal offer of 1 Avios per $1).
You may have noticed a few of the participating retailers in the photos above.
Participating retailers and potential mileage bonuses in the British Airways Executive Club eStore change regularly. At the time of writing, these were some of the great earning rates being offered:
- Apple: 4 Avios per $1
- ESPN+ Annual Subscription: 1,000 Avios
- Hugo Boss: 7 Avios per $1
- Jimmy Choo: 5 Avios per $1
- KitchenAid: 5 Avios per $1
- …and SO many more!
If you are looking for something in particular, you can search by brand name using the search box, or filter by the shopping categories directly above the listings.
Using the Avios eStore can earn you extra bonus Avios just for shopping, 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 Avios, 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 Bonvoy at a transfer rate of 3:1.
Recommended Chase Cards (Personal)
|Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card - This is our favorite beginners travel rewards card, which is currently offering a 60,000 point bonus after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.|
The card earns 5x points on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards, 3x points on dining and 2x points on all other travel purchases, plus more. Enjoy a $50 annual Ultimate Rewards Hotel Credit, and other travel benefits such as excellent travel insurance coverage, including car rental insurance and no foreign transaction fees, this card is a very rewarding card.
|Chase Sapphire Reserve® - This premium card will get you access to 1,300+ airport lounges. as well as a number of other card benefits. 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. |
Earn big with this card, earn 5X total points on air travel and 10X total points on hotels and car rentals when you purchase travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards immediately after the first $300 is spent on travel purchases annually. Earn 3X points on other travel and dining & 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
|Chase Freedom Unlimited® - A solid, no-annual-fee card that earns you a $200 bonus after you spend $500 in your first 3 months. The newest intro offer earns an additional 1.5% cash back on everything you buy (on up to $20,000 spent in the first year) - worth up to $300 cash back! This means you'll enjoy 6.5% cash back on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards®, 4.5% cash back on drugstore purchases and dining at restaurants, including takeout and eligible delivery service, and 3% on all other purchases (on up to $20,000 spent in the first year).|
After your first year or $20,000 spent, enjoy 5% cash back on Chase travel purchased through Ultimate Rewards, 3% cash back on drugstore purchases and dining at restaurants, including takeout and eligible delivery service, and unlimited 1.5% cash back on all other purchases.
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 new welcome bonus offer of |60,000 100,000 Membership Rewards Points after spending $6,000 on purchases in your first 6 months of Card Membership. Apply and select your preferred metal Card design: classic Platinum Card®, Platinum x Kehinde Wiley, or Platinum x Julie Mehretu.
This is our #1 card for accessing 1,300+ airport lounges worldwide, including Priority Pass (enrollment required). We leverage ~$4,900+ in benefits and perks from the card every year. Terms Apply. For rates and fees of the Amex Platinum card, click here.
|American Express® Gold Card - This card has a welcome bonus of 60,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $4,000 on purchases in your first 6 months of Card Membership. |
We love using this card as it earns 4x Membership Rewards Points at restaurants, including takeout and delivery, and earns 4x Membership Rewards points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1x).
With an annual fee of $250, there's no better card in our opinion if you eat out and/or shop at supermarkets regularly; and you'll have access to many benefits and perks. Terms apply and for rates and fees of the Amex Gold card, click here.
Business Owner? See our article on Amex business cards that earn Membership Rewards.
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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 Avios for your effort.
It takes just a few extra seconds to log in, and with all the popular retailers, your Avios will add up quickly.
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Shutterstock and British Airways Executive Club