British Airways and Iberia have teamed up with Vente Privee to offload Avios for consumers wishing to purchase some.
Avios has launched six separate packages from 2,000 to 35,000 Avios that you can purchase (max amount is 100,000 Avios).
You can access Vente Privee here.
Here are the Avios available for purchase:
- 2,000 Avios for 21 € instead of 54 € = Price per Avios 1.1 euro cents each
- 4,000 Avios for 45 € instead of 91 € = Price per Avios 1.1 euro cents each
- 8,000 Avios for 99 € instead of 164 € = Price per Avios 1.2 euro cents each
- 12,000 Avios for 145 € instead of 238 € = Price per Avios 1.2 euro cents each
- 20,000 Avios for 229 € instead of 385 € = Price per Avios 1.1 euro cents each
- 35,000 Avios for 399 € instead of 665 € = Price per Avios 1.1 euro cents each
Note that you must register for Vente Privee’s French website to access this offer (wasn’t available on the English one). You can purchase and deposit to either British Airways or Iberia. The maximum allowed purchase is up to 100,000 Avios for each program.
Iberia has sold Avios previously using Groupon. Some readers had issues getting their Avios credited properly after those sales that were done on these third party sites but backed by Avios/Iberia/British Airways. This is the cheapest way you can purchase Avios.
Here are the terms and conditions (Google translate from French):
For the Products offered during the Operation, the Member has the right to withdraw for a period of up to fourteen (14) days from the date of the availability of his reservation title under the heading “My Orders” Of his account on the Site vente-privee, in accordance with the provisions of article L221-18 of the Consumer Code.
The Member may thus, within fourteen (14) days of making his booking title available, exercise his right of withdrawal in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in Article 8.2 of the Terms and Conditions of Sale.
However, it is expressly stated that the Member waives the exercise of his right of withdrawal and the reimbursement of his order if he activates, during the period of fourteen (14) clear days.