About a month back I posted on a great way to earn 36 British Airways Avios points per dollar spent on all online Nordstrom purchases. Unfortunately, the promotion was pulled early, but for those that were able to jump on the deal it really was a great opportunity! I went a little crazy with purchases, of course, and ended up with 142,122 points.
While I was originally skeptical that I wouldn’t receive the full bonus, a few days ago my base and bonus points earned went from “Pending” to “Approved” and my points are now showing in my British Airways account, ready to be redeemed!
Each purchase posted separately as 12x points. The last two rows consolidates all the points earned and represents the bonus (12x points each). Unfortunately, many folks emailed me and commented on my blog that they only received one 12x bonus, not both, thus only receiving 24x points for their purchase, not the 36x points. It seemed as though these folks might have already used the British Airways shopping portal in the past (this promotion was for first time purchases only) or that they did this towards the end of the promotion.
However, good news – If you only received 24x points and not your full 36x points, I’ve received a positive update from a reader with this experience. This reader only received the 24x points so went ahead and filled out the missing miles form on the British Airways eStore site. You can access this form here. That same day the reader received an email back from the eStore site letting them know that they have credit the account with the missing miles and are currently showing as “Pending” on the account. From my experience, it takes about three weeks for these points to move to the “Approved” status. If this happened to you, make sure to quickly fill out the form to earn those additional 12x points. While 24x points is still great, 36x points is even better!
Enjoy your British Airways points! Stay tuned to a future series highlighting the best ways to redeem your earned Avios points.