HUGE payouts from British Airways shopping portal this week

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If you haven’t checked out this morning’s Frequent Miler portal alerts, you should. British Airways is offering HUGE increased payouts at a wide range of merchants this week as part of a Triple Avios Week event at the British Airways shopping portal. Check the Laboratory for any opportunities to double dip.

Some Offers

As you can see in the image at the top, this event is running from today through May 31, 2017. That said, I would expect that payouts could change daily. I wouldn’t necessarily count on all of these payouts to last all week.

Some examples of huge increases:

Many of those are at or far above historical highs! According to the best rate history at Cashbackmonitor.com, the second highest payouts at Sunglass Hut have been 16% or 16 miles per dollar — making this a 50% increase over the highest rate in 15 months (and with a current Amex Offer for $50 back on $200 or more).

Those certainly aren’t the only stores with higher-than-normal payouts. Looking for a new watch? I’ve bought  many watches from Ashford.com over the years. I have never seen a payout like this:

Maybe you’re looking to get engaged? Fifteen Avios per dollar would be a nice return on that. Note that the portal terms state that you only receive a reward for purchases up to $7500. That would net you 112,500 Avios.

Offers for Adorama rarely eclipse 3% and are more commonly about 2% or 2pts/$1. Six points per dollar is a nice increase, particularly if you can find a buy like the Canon DSLR deal we posted a few days ago (since expired).

That payout also combines nicely with the current Amex Offers there. Check your account to see if you were targeted for either of these.

And while payouts at eBags do occasionally get crazy, they haven’t been quite this crazy in the past 15 months.

Bottom Line

There are a lot of nice payouts available this week through British Airways. While British Airways Avios have become slightly less useful since they stopped allowing 4500 point redemptions in North America, there are still plenty of great uses of Avios available outside of North America. There are even occasionally opportunities to transfer those points to Iberia Avios to take advantage of some great promotions there such as this one where business class was available between some cities in the US and Europe for just 25.5K miles one-way. If you have any purchases in mind, check out the British Airways portal this week before you buy.

H/T: Trevor from Tagging Miles

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