Let's cut to the chase. Some links on this site pay us referral fees for sending business and sales. We value your time and money and won't waste it. For our complete advertising policy, click here. The content on this page is not provided by any companies mentioned, and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by these entities. Opinions expressed here are the author's alone.

Close to the big upgrade? Or your next adventure? Or perhaps you’re just a hoarder. Whatever the case, if you’re in search of British Airways Avios, there’s a fantastic promotion out at the moment which will secure you lots of points for not a lot of cash.

The Deal

Without flying, you can become a miles millionaire. Groupon is offering Iberia Avios miles, which can instantly be converted into British Airways Avios miles at a 35% discount. This allows you to buy the extra points you need for a flight using points, at excellent rates. In addition, the Iberia E-store is offering 9 Avios per dollar spent on Groupon – which you can stack onto the offer. In the sale, you can buy Avios miles off of Groupon for just 1.2 (euro) cents per point, but if you click through from the Iberia E-store (stacking the two), you’ll take the price down to 1.1 cents. That translates to 1 pence (gbp) per point – a fantastic value. Points are sold in 4000, 8000, 15,000, 20,000 and 34,000 point denominations.

For example: €249 buys 20,000 Avios. With the € bonus, you’ll end up with 22,491 Avios.

How To Buy

First things first – you need an Iberia account. If you don’t already have one, create one  for free immediately, being sure to use the exact same name and email address as found on your British Airways Executive Club account. Once you have an Iberia account, click this link. You’ll earn 9 Avios for each dollar you spend at Groupon. Simply search “Avios” or “Iberia” and the deal will come up. If you don’t care about earning the bonus miles, you can just click here to purchase the Avios directly. You do NOT need to be in Spain to take advantage of this offer.

Should You?

1.1 euro cents or 1 gbp per point is a stellar value. For last minute flights, upgrades or flights on partners it’s not at all hard to extract more than 1.5 cents of value for British Airways Avios points. In fact, we’ve secured 10 cents of value per point on numerous occasions. Basically- it’s hard not not to find value here, but this is an entirely personal decision. if you need to top off, this is a great and inexpensive way to do so. We’re buyers at this price, for what it’s worth.

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

Join the Conversation

12 Comments

  1. Getting Avios points means you have to fly BA. BA is an OK airline with terrible customer service and a FF program that keeps getting devalued. I was a loyal BA customer for nearly 15 years but got so fed up with nit-picky and unhelpful customer service that I now do what I can to avoid BA.

  2. Gilbert – Even if you do not transfer those points to BA Avios, you could easily buy two 34K packs of points for around $800 USD. That would be exactly the right amount to fly Iberia business class RT from the US to Madrid. That is about the best cash price for a RT to the EU that I have seen.

  3. how long does this take to get active? Mine shows pending and valid for 3 days. I have never purchased groupon before so getting a bit worried as I bough 34k!

    also, what about buying more than one? does groupon allow that or do I need to buy the second 34k using my wife’s account?

  4. I bought 20k Avios on 29th December and they posted in my IB+ account today, so less than a week later: not too bad especially considering it is still holiday time here in Europe.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *