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Long-time readers will be well aware of Groupon Spain, with its regular offering of Avios at a discount. You would buy Avios for your Iberia Plus account, and then move them to British Airways Executive Club account if needed.
The latest iteration of the Groupon offer is here, and as with the previous version, you can no longer buy a really cheap 2,000 Avios package. Instead you have these options:
- 1,000 Avios for 19 euros (1.9 euro cents apiece!)
- 2,000 Avios for 29 euros (1.45 euro cents apiece)
- 4,000 Avios for 59 euros (1.48 euro cents apiece)
- 8,000 Avios for 109 euros (1.36 euro cents apiece)
- 15,000 Avios for 199 euros (1.33 euro cents apiece)
- 20,000 Avios for 259 euros (1.3 euro cents apiece)
- 34,000 Avios for 429 euros (1.26 euro cents apiece)
Because the cheapest pack is the largest pack, you will run into a different problem when trying to acquire lots of Avios. Each Iberia Plus account can only receive a maximum of 100,000 Avios from Groupon. The T&Cs do not specify whether this is an annual limit, a lifetime limit, or simply applies to each new iteration of this offer. But three 34,000 packs takes you over the limit…
Here is the direct link for the Groupon offer, although you might not want to use it…
I have been using a Spanish cashback website called Beruby that is paying 12.8% cashback on this offer from Groupon. It seems to work fine – especially if you use a VPN to set your country to Spain – and you can pay out to a PayPal account. It also appears to be paying a 5 euro bonus for your first purchase via Beruby.
You can also attempt to earn more Avios via the Iberia Plus online shopping portal. At the moment it appears to offer 13 Avios per euro spent, although there is substantial fine print that indicates that you will earn a different amount when buying Avios via Groupon. YMMV as we like to say…
The Bottom Line
A price of slightly more than 1.1p per Avios is certainly higher than we would recommend for speculative purposes. But if you need to top up your account for an immediate redemption, this promotion certainly will make sense for many…