One of the best ways to buy AVIOS are recurring sales on the French website vente-privee.fr .
Usually you can buy the up to 3 of each of the below packages, at a total limit of 100,000.
Previous sales used these prices:
- 2,000 Avios at €21 (1.05 cent per Avios)
- 4,000 Avios at €45 (1.125 cent per Avios)
- 8,000 Avios at €99 (1.2375 cent per Avios)
- 12,000 Avios at €145 (1.208 cent per Avios)
- 20,000 Avios at €229 (1.145 cent per Avios)
- 35,000 Avios at €399 (1.14 cent per Avios)
Maybe the offer tomorrow is even better due to Black Friday? One can hope 😀 The sale starts at 7 a.m.
The 2,000 packages are usually sold out pretty quickly as they have the best ratio. Even the worst ratio is better than the usual BA sales.
The sale is live now, and I was able to snag 3 2,000 Avios packages. Though buying Avios or mileswithout having a specific use in mind is most of the time not a good idea, I couldn’t resist at that ratio. Unfortunately no special black Friday rebates!
Howto / Hints
- You need to sign-up on the French website, as the offer is only available there
- Due to IP geo-location the website will send you back to the local vente-privee website after you log in. E.g. you are located in Germany, login on vente-privee.fr and it will automatically take you to vente-privee.de ! But there is a way to circumvent it: use the secure login page, secure.fr.vente-privee.com
- You will need a French address in your account, but as nothing will be shipped there…
- After you bought your Avios package you will need some patience as it will take a couple of days until the vouchers will be assigned to your account (usually there is no email notification of this, so just check your account regularly)
- You can redeem your vouchers on aviosvouchers.com/venteprivee . It has happened before that it would show your vouchers are expired (“Le code ‘xxxxx’ a expiré.”), but that was fixed within a day or so