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The even better news is we’ve tried it out, and it works. Emailed confirmation of the free Avios came through the day after sign-up.
In both cases, signing up is straightforward.
As noted above, confirmation of the free Avios being dished out was emailed the very next day:
Don’t lose sight of the added benefit to this bonus…
There’s also an added advantage to this additional promotion that is not obvious. Iberia Plus can often be a great way of redeeming your Avios, as the tax is generally lower than BA, and they do quite regular redemption promotions. However, you cannot move Avios into your Iberia Plus account (i.e. transfer them from BA) until 90 days after you have opened the account and until you’ve earned Avios points in that Iberia Plus account. This exercise will obviously earn you those Avios points.
If you’re after more free Avios, have a look at our post yesterday, which outlined a way to get thousands of them for free…