Posted by Chuck on June 14, 2019
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Published on June 14th, 2019 | by Chuck

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[Expired] Airbnb: 30,000 Avios for Hosting for the First Time (Minimum $100 Stay)

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The Offer

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  • The British Airways shopping portal is offering 30,000 Avios if you click through to Airbnb and create your first Airbnb hosting listing.

Requires a stay of a minimum $100 in order to get the bonus.

The Fine Print

  • Stated rewards is for when you have welcomed your first guest to stay and the stay is completed.
  • If the order total is less than $100 you will receive a lower reward.
  • No rewards are given on Miami Hosting, The Big Island Hosting, referrals and/or active and booked listings.

Our Verdict

We’ve seen some nice first-time-host bonuses from Airbnb before, even cash bonuses, such as this (currently available) $200 Acorns bonus and this (no longer available) $400 Wealthsimple bonus. Anyway, this British offer is quite good if you value Avios, and it has a low $100 stay requirement.

Hat tip to Frequentmiler



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ThaigerNation
ThaigerNation

I just did a similar one with Virgin Atlantic Shops Away. It seems like the tracking method might not work like a normal purchase so I just submit for manual review.

Memphis
Memphis

How do I submit for manual review?

Chris
Chris

Can I host myself (by having one normal and one hosting accounts) and get the 30,000 avios for whatever fees AirBNB is taking on $100?

pjm
pjm

i’d carefully read the T&Cs, i’m sure they thought of that. I’m also sure you have a friend who would “stay” with you and they couldn’t really disallow that.

pjm
pjm

this kind of bonus seems easy to abuse by a fake listing that a friend conveniently chooses. I must be missing something.

alchemista
alchemista

Maybe once or twice, but it’s not so simple to create a new listing on Airbnb. It’s not like just creating email addresses.

SoulEspada
SoulEspada

Interesting. Couldn’t one theoretically open up one for the first time and have someone they know “stay” over? 30,000 Avios seems quite lucrative

Hari

FEES with BA awards! Not for me.

Skaner
Skaner

No fees for domestic Avios bookings with AA

d
d

what are 30,000 worth? if I don’t have a BA account already, is it worth it do this, as opposed to the normal bonus?

Gidget
Gidget

30000

Matt P
Matt P

Too bad my CC&Rs prevent me from doing an Airbnb in my place. I’d do 1 stay just for this.

alchemista
alchemista

Is this dead? The link is broken, and searching Airbnb on the portal isn’t showing anything either.

William Charles

Looks dead now

David
David

Just submitted a claim for missing avios. We’ll see how this plays out.

dodgerblue222
dodgerblue222

Been trying to get the points since mid-june. They have responded saying they are looking into it, but my last 3 emails have gone unreturned.

David
David

I submitted the claim early July but still waiting. Just got a follow up email telling me they’re still looking into it.

Not sure if they’re more likely to pay because the offer was so short-lived, or less likely to pay because they don’t expect much backlash.

Dodgerblue222
Dodgerblue222

They responded to me saying that I was not eligible since the offer minimum was 100 dollars. I responded with a screenshot of the offer and am still waiting a response

David
David

How much was your stay? I did exactly $100.

dodgerblue222
dodgerblue222

$105… Got another response saying they are sorry and the 30,000 avios will be deposited in my account within 35 days.

David
David

I got a response saying they added the transaction (and I can see the points pending) but that they will need 35 days to complete the investigation.

THOMAS LY
THOMAS LY

Any one receive the points yet? The manual process didnt work?

dodgerblue222
dodgerblue222

Nope, havent received anything yet

Roanna Rosewood
Roanna Rosewood

Does anyone have a screenshot of this offer, from the BA site? They are telling me that it didn’t exist. Wayback machine doesn’t have it archived.

Madeline Alright
Madeline Alright

It did not exist. It was an error.

Law
Law

I do. How did you get in touch with BA?

Rob
Rob

FYI Everyone- Just received 45,000 Points…. 30,000 for the offer and 15,000 for it being my first purchase? It took a ton of work and emails/calls but its worth it.

Wes
Wes

My 30k avios finally rolled in a week ago. Basically I waited several weeks after the stay and saw that the purchase wasn’t tracking in the BA shopping portal. I filed a missing avios ticket. I had to send them the AirBNB reservation number and then it took them literally months to “research” the purchase, with me messaging them monthly for a status update. Finally, they posted. Totally worth it. Minimal work, but required a lot of patience and obviously no urgent need for the avios themselves.

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