Young or old, rich or poor, these are the basics to get in the game :
GET A CREDIT CARD
This is where it all begins. You will take advantage of the hefty sign up bonuses, and then put all day to day spend on the card to rack up miles. For the beginner, with a 20,000 point sign up bonus, and no fee for the first year, the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold card is the way to go. If we refer you, you will earn an addional 2000 points!
GET A TESCO CLUBCARD
Tesco clubcard points can be converted into British Airways Avios and Virgin Flying Club Miles. Use your clubcard every time you shop and take advantage of special bonus offers that I will alert you to. £10 in clubcard vouchers gets you 2400 Avios or 2500 Virgin Miles.
This is money for free! Sign up to TopCashBack and click through to online shops for everything you buy on the internet. Almost every online retailer pays a percentage back - it’s money for free. You can transfer you up to £50 of your cash back to Tesco and convert into 12000 Avios or 12500 Virgin Miles! Sign up through this link.
GET AIRMILES WHEN YOU FLY
Airlines credit miles to your frequent flyer account when you fly with them. It doesn’t matter who paid for the ticket, if your bum is on the seat, you earn the miles. Most airlines allow you to sign up for free through their websites. Start off with the British Airways Executive Club and the Virgin Flying Club. When you credit flights to your account, this will work towards getting STATUS with the airline. Status gets you things like lounge access, and priority EVERYTHING.