British Airways American Express cards

The British Airways American Express cards are hugely popular with our readers. The main attraction is the 2-4-1 voucher for Avios redemptions which you receive when you hit the relevant spending target.

Our main review of the free card is here and our review of the Premium Plus card with the £150 fee is here. You can learn more and apply for the cards via the Amex website.

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 6 – Using your BA Amex 2-4-1 companion voucher

Avios Redemption University

Over the next few weeks, I am running updated versions of our 17-part ‘Avios Redemption University’ series. These article now reflect the recent Avios devaluation as well as other changes over the 18 months since the pieces were originally published. The “Avios Redemption University” series […]

BA American Express bonuses increased to 9,000 & 25,000 Avios

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As I mentioned in passing in my article on the new higher interest rates yesterday, American Express has – yet again – increased the sign-up bonuses on the two British Airways American Express cards. The Premium Plus version, with the £150 annual fee, now offers 25,000 […]

The BA Amex interest rate goes up, and why I hope you couldn’t care less

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If you have a British Airways or British Airways Premium Plus American Express card, you should have received a letter in recent weeks informing you that the interest rate on purchases was increasing to 22.9% APR variable. As of yesterday, this rate is also being […]

Bits: Tesco grocery code, hotels.com sale, Delta reward sale, £10 Bentalls / Amex deal

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It’s time for a clear out of my inbox now that I am back in the UK! Tesco Grocery code still running Reader Robert emailed to remind me that there is a functioning Tesco Grocery code out there with a surprisingly long expiry date. Code […]

Bits: £50 off £500 at Apple with Amex, 10% off Emirates flights, paid mystery shopper stays with Trivago

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News in brief: £50 Apple cashback deal with Amex American Express is repeating an Apple promotion which originally ran last year, offering £50 statement credit on a purchase of £500 or more. I was originally sceptical about this because the key Apple lines are all […]

‘Miles and points’ for the solo traveller – should you have a different collection strategy?

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How should your miles and points collecting change if you are a solo traveller?  I thought it was worth updating this article which I originally ran in 2013. Whilst Head for Points generally treats the 2-4-1 voucher from the British Airways American Express card as […]

British Airways American Express bonus back to 9,000 and 25,000 Avios – via an exclusive link

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Less than a month after the previous sign-up offer ended, American Express has again increased the sign-up bonuses on the two British Airways American Express credit cards. This time the offer comes with a catch.  It is ONLY available via a special link, available by clicking […]

5,000 Avios with ANY hotel booking with new BA Amex / Kaligo.com promotion

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If you have a British Airways American Express card and are opted into emails, you should have received details yesterday of a tie-up between online hotel booker Kaligo.com and American Express. It is a very good deal. You will receive 5,000 bonus Avios points for […]

Holiday Tips 2 – earning miles with your credit card abroad

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In Part 1 of Holiday Tips yesterday, I looked at ways to earn points when booking airport car parking. Today I want to provide an updated look at the best ways to earn points when using your credit card abroad. Something I stress on Head for […]

Bits: Heathrow Express free upgrade for Star Alliance Gold, new Amex fashion deals

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News in brief: Free Heathrow Express upgrade extended If you have Star Gold status via any of the frequent flyer schemes in the Star Alliance, you can still claim a free First Class upgrade on Heathrow Express. The link with the offers is here. This […]

REMINDER: Last chance for higher BA Amex bonuses and 100% Hilton ‘buy points’ bonus

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A quick reminder that two decent offers are closing tomorrow (Wednesday): Current offers on the British Airways American Express cards ending The special sign-up bonuses on the two British Airways American Express cards are due to end on June 17th: The Premium Plus version, with the […]

Bits: New Amex cashback deals, Expedia and hotels.com flash sales, more miles at Bicester Village

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Some news in brief: New American Express cashback deals A new batch of statement credit deals may have hit your BA Amex, SPG Amex, Amex Gold or Amex Platinum online account over the weekend. These include: £10 back on £70 spend at World Duty Free (old offer, […]

REMINDER: Don’t lose your £10 Amazon Amex cashback! Ends tomorrow.

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If you registered for the ‘£10 cashback when you spend £30 on amazon.co.uk’ offer two weeks ago, you have until Tuesday evening to spend your £30.  Remember that you do not need to buy anything now.  The easiest thing to do is to buy a £30 […]

£5 cashback on £10 Post Office spend with BA, SPG etc Amex cards

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American Express has launched a new cashback deal in association with the Post Office – and a pretty generous one at that. I wrote back in April about how the Post Office had begun to accept Amex cards.  This offer is presumably part of that deal. […]

DEAL DEAD: Register for £10 American Express cashback on £30 Amazon spend

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(EDIT, 8pm.  Well done everyone!  We have successfully exhausted the majority of the 8,000 registrations between us in just 6 hours and the deal is now closed.  Please do ensure that you spend £30 on each of the Amex cards you registered, even if you just buy a […]

New Amex cashback offers with retailers you may actually visit!

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If you had begun to think that the American Express statement credit deals were getting rather too eclectic (Plenish Cleanse?  Paper London?), the good news is that a new raft of deals was launched yesterday. If you have an Amex-issued American Express card, you need […]