The Heathrow airport loyalty scheme, Heathrow Rewards
has just launched its annual points bonus, offering up to a massive 15,000 bonus points.
The 15,000 bonus points (worth £150) requires a spend of £4k+, so let’s not get too carried away, but there are lower spend thresholds and points bonuses, so potentially something for everyone.
In addition to using it for Heathrow spend (1 point = 1 pence), you can convert Heathrow Rewards points into a variety of airline miles, including Avios, Emirates Skywards, Etihad Guest, Lufthansa Miles & More and Virgin Flying Club.
How to benefit and what’s available
The following bonus points deals are on offer:
15,000 extra points on spends of £4000 or more at Bulgari, Cartier, Dixons Travel, Harrods Fine Watch Room, Rolex, Swarovski, Tiffany, Watches of Switzerland, World Duty Free (jewellery, watch and electronics only)
5,000 extra points on spends of £1500 to £3999 at Bulgari, Cartier, Dixons Travel, Harrods Fine Watch Room, Rolex, Swarovski, Tiffany, Watches of Switzerland or World Duty Free (jewellery, watch and electronics only)
1,000 extra points on spends of £350 to £1499 at Dixons Travel, Swarovski, Tiffany, World Duty Free (jewellery, watch and electronics only)
500 extra points on spends of £150 to £349 at Dixons Travel, Swarovski, Tiffany or World Duty Free (jewellery, watch and electronics only).
A bonus bonus?
Given that Heathrow Rewards sometimes offers double miles on conversions to the above schemes, it’s genuinely worth sitting on them and waiting for this to happen.
For example, I value Avios at around 1 pence per point. So, if you sat on a haul of 15,000 Heathrow Rewards points having splurged it on a 4 grand Rolex, you could potentially get a rebate of 30,000 Avios on that, worth around £300.
At the lower (and perhaps more realistic) end of the scale, you’ll potentially get £10 in points back on a £150 spend, so this is worth bearing in mind.
A… bonus bonus bonus?
Yes – if you’re not already a member of Heathrow Rewards, you can get 3,000 bonus Avios on a spend of £150 or more on a single day when you sign up with promo code AVIOSAO17.
You can also read our comprehensive guide to Heathrow Rewards here.