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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 from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2021)

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

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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

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

Nectar American Express

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

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee 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.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (4)

  • 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! 😀