If your Spanish is any good – or your web browser can translate for you – you might be able to purchase some Avios at a decent price. The offer comes from the Spanish version of Groupon and the Avios are sent to an Iberia Plus account. You can access the offer here (although you don’t want to do that just yet, as I’ll explain below). I’ve lost count of the number of times that this promotion has come around, so it seems to be reasonably appealing for all involved.
It is easy enough to sign up for a Spanish Groupon account – if not resident in Spain I’m sure you can enter any hotel address or similar… – and take advantage of the offer. Oddly, the price per Avios jumps around a bit:
- 2,000 Avios for 19 euros (0.95 euro cents apiece)
- 4,000 Avios for 59 euros (1.48 euro cents apiece)
- 8,000 Avios for 99 euros (1.24 euro cents apiece)
- 15,000 Avios for 189 euros (1.26 euro cents apiece)
- 20,000 Avios for 249 euros (1.25 euro cents apiece)
- 34,000 Avios for 429 euros (1.26 euro cents apiece)
You are allowed to buy 1 of the 2,000 Avios packs, 3 of the 34,000 Avios packs and 5 of the other packs. In theory, you could buy up to 200,000 Avios in total.
Should you manage to make a purchase, Groupon will e-mail you a voucher that is exchanged online for Avios. This voucher is also available in the “Mis Groupones” section available from a menu in the top right-hand corner of your Groupon screen once logged in.
It is also worth noting that Iberia Plus has a shopping portal called IberiaPluStore. This can only be accessed on the Spain version of the Iberia Plus website. (just change the settings on the Iberia webpage) Groupon is listed on the IberiaPluStore offering 13 Avios per euro spent until 30 September, 2017. These Avios might be slower to arrive, but if your transaction tracks correctly, you should receive e-mail confirmation.
So, if you buy a 2,000 Avios package via the Iberia Plus store, you will earn an extra 247 Avios (13 times 19), making your total return 2,247 Avios for 19 euros. (0.85 euro cents apiece)
Even though the current exchange rate between pounds sterling and euros is horrible, and seemingly getting worse every day, this price still works out to 0.77p per Avios, which is right around the level where most people probably consider buying a few more Avios…