If you’re like me and seem to gravitate towards Amazon for your online purchases, you may well be interested to know that you can now earn Avios on your day-to-day Amazon spending. As we recently wrote in our review of the online eStore offered by British Airways, whilst you can earn Avios with over 800 retailers, Amazon unfortunately isn’t one! We did however stumble across a relatively unknown Avios Amazon offer which allows you to earn Avios on Amazon purchases.
TopCashback has recently added Amazon to its extensive list of cashback retailers. Luckily enough TopCashback also partners with Avios to allow you to withdraw the cashback earned as Avios – creating a new Avios Amazon partnership (well kind of anyway!).
TopCashback offers a rate of 1 Avios for every 1p of cashback you convert, which is a reasonable deal. We actually value an Avios point at 1p (which you can read about here), so you should neither be losing nor creating value in this scenario.
As cash is flexible and not at risk of possible devaluations, in some instances it would make more sense to withdraw your credit as cash. However, if you plan on combining the Avios with the 2-4-1 companion voucher earned with the BA Premium Plus Card or are a few Avios short of your next redemption it may well make sense.
Step-by-Step Guide to Earning Avios on Amazon
If you don’t already have a TopCashback account you can sign up here to receive £7.50 of free cashback. Once you’ve set up your account simply follow this step-by-step guide:
Step One: Within your TopCashback account search Amazon as a retailer in the search box at the top of the page and head to the Amazon cashback options.
Step Two: On the Amazon.co.uk TopCashback page you’ll be presented with a number of different offers. For me these range from 11% for luggage (funnily enough I’m thinking of buying this new suitcase so an 11% discount or 3,200 Avios points seems like good benefit!) to as low as 2% if I was to purchase a new camera. Then click through to the offer that takes your fancy.
Step Three: Sit back and relax… Your TopCashback credit should appear as pending within 24 hours and then paid into your account within 30 days. Once it has, head to the Payout section of your account shown below.
Step Four: The final step is to choose to withdraw the cash earned from Amazon as Avios points. As mentioned earlier you’ll receive a rate of 1 Avios for every 1p redeemed.
Summary – Earn Avios Amazon Offer
As we’ve seen in this article, it’s relatively simple to earn Avios through Amazon. There are however a couple of quirks you need to watch out for.
With TopCashback you can only earn cashback on certain Amazon categories. Whilst these do change there’s the risk that whatever you’d like to purchase isn’t included. Categories available on my account include the following – Luggage / Echo Devices / Home Entertainment / Home Improvement / Sports & Fitness / Amazon Fashion Private Brands / Cameras / Personal Care Appliances / Fire Tablets / Audio & HiFi.
On a slightly more positive note, cashback will be paid if you’re redeeming gift vouchers.
With the ability to either redeem TopCashback credit as either cash or transfer to Avios at a rate of 1 Avios point for every 1p, you’re unlikely to be either losing or generating value in the transfer process. If you’re unlikely to redeem your Avios in the foreseeable future, you’re probably better off redeeming as cash.
However if you’re only a few Avios short of your next redemption or plan on using the Avios with a 2-4-1 companion voucher, which will effectively turn each Avios point into 2, then converting cashback earned from Amazon to Avios makes good sense!