It’s back! The deal to buy discounted Iberia Avios points via Groupon has returned. This deal must be purchase through Groupon.es which of course is in Spanish. You can snag up to 20,000 Avios for €385 (€0.019 per Avios or about $.02 USD per Avios).Google Chrome will easily translate the pages to English (or any language you prefer) but you will need to create a Groupon.es account which you can easily do with your Facebook login.
I took advantage of this same deal back in December before it eventually sold out and expired. You will purchase the voucher from Groupon.es which will show up in your Groupon.es account as well as be emailed to you. Instructions for transferring these Avios to your Iberia account will also be emailed. Please be prepared that it will take a couple of weeks for these miles to post to your Iberia account so this isn’t an option if you’re looking to make a booking right away.
In my personal experience, it took about 3 weeks for the miles to post to my account. However, within 24 hours of purchasing the Groupon, I did receive an email from Iberia confirming that the transfer was requested. Avios is the points currency of British Airways, Iberia, Vueling, and soon to be Royal Air Maroc.
Once these Avios have been transferred to your Iberia account, you can easily transfer them to your British Airways account. I find partner booking much more convenient on the British Airways site. However, if you are booking a transatlantic flight, you can avoid fuel surcharges on Iberia. Fuel surcharges on British Airways are quite steep!
Great examples for using these Avios is a short-haul partner redemption on American Airlines or Alaska Airlines. For example, a roundtrip flight between LAX and Seattle or New York and Montreal would only require 15,000 Avios.