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40,000 Avios sign-up bonus for BA Premium Plus Amex card ends on Wednesday

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The current bonus of 40,000 Avios points for signing up for the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card ends on 1st August.  This is a fantastic offer, substantially more than the usual bonus of 18,000 Avios.  If you have been thinking about getting the card then now is definitely the time.

This is the sign-up link.  This link has been advertised on the ba.com home page (as a banner ad) for some weeks and does not seem to be targetted.  I see it, for instance, and I wouldn’t if it was targetted as a) I already have the card and b) BA thinks I live in Germany!

You still need to pay the £150 annual fee but for 40,000 Avios it is still a good deal.  You need to spend £3,000 on the card within 3 months to trigger the bonus, which some people report is posting as 18,000 Avios as soon as you hit £3,000 with the balance posting later.

Note that Amex states in other ads for the BA Premium Plus American Express card that a £30,000 household income is required.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2022)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (4)

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  • Alan says:

    Agree a very good deal, Raffles – a few other thoughts re. this…
    – Given the £3k spend and earning rates you’ll end up with a minimum of 44,500 Avios, more if any of the spend is on BA (where you earn 3 Avios per GBP). Which is nice 🙂
    – You can cancel once your bonus points have posted and get a pro-rata refund of the £150 fee (although if you’re going for the companion voucher you obviously can’t do this!)
    – There’s only a couple of weeks left but the Amex/Foursquare offer is still on so sign up for a new 4sq account, sync the card and you’ve got potentially another £80 of discounts available
    – If you get the ‘we can’t give you a decision now’ message when signing up then give them a call – if you’re an existing Amex cardholder they seem to push things through within a day or so.

  • phil says:

    Hi Alan, ive signed up to a four square account and tried to look on AMex and foursquare for syncing re above but cant find anything. What do i need to do here?

  • Dominic says:

    I currently have a BAPP card, with my wife as a secondary cardholder. We have conveniently just hit the £10k on my account. Do you know if she can now apply for one in her own name with me as a secondary account holder (obviously with a new £150 charge) and get thus 40,000 bonus points and then a second 241 voucher?

    • Alan says:

      Sorry, see the second part of my reply to Phil – I didn’t realise this would be threaded! 😀

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