At these prices, you’re definitely getting value…
Take my money, not my points! In a way, points are easier to come by than ever before, but at the same time, the goal lines to cash them in keep getting pushed back. Today there’s a way to even the score, and unlike some nutty opportunities, it’s actually quite straight forward. Thanks to a fantastic sale from french site Vente Privee, you can buy British Airways Avios for just a cent (pence) each. Here’s how to cash in and get your points (almost) effortlessly.
Vente Privee is a wildly popular French deal site, which has long collaborated with British Airways. The site has an exclusive discount on Avios purchases, and unlike other recent sales, this is for British Airways Avios – not Iberia or AerLingus Avios which you’ll need a PhD to actually get into a British Airways account. The sale is simple: you can purchase up to 100,000 Avios and you can buy in blocks of 4000, 9000, 20,0000 or 35,000. The sale is priced in Euros, but when you convert to British Pounds, it’s virtually bang on 1p per point.
How To Buy
First, you’ll need a British Airways Executive Club account. It’s free to join, if you’re not already a member. Assuming you have one of those, you’ll need to create a French Vente Privee account. List your post code as 75002 for Paris. You can register for a French Vente Privee account here. You can even generally just sign up using your Facebook profile. Once you do, you’ll be able to access the French private sales. Google Translate may be your friend here. Once you’ve created an account and are logged in – you can click this link, which takes you directly to the British Airways Avios Sale. You can buy multiple packages.
Once you’ve purchased points, they’ll be available to collect from June 15th onward. You must redeem your points voucher by July 1st. Once you redeem your voucher online, using the site given in the order of instructions from Vente Privee, your Avios will appear in your account within 5 days. Traditionally, they appear much sooner! This is a fantastic offer for anyone needing to top up their account for a great redemption. 20,000 Avios points is enough for a one way upgrade from premium to business on certain routes.
Spend British Airways Avios Wisely
We’ve got a great guide on how to maximize your Avios points in 2018. From flight upgrades, to short haul last minute savings and far away first class trips, there are options for everyone. In general, it’s best to avoid cashing in Avios points for long haul economy class, where you pay hefty taxes and surcharges. Just read the guide, you’ll be glad you did.
Are you a buyer?