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The 10,000 Miles & More miles sign-up bonus for the UK credit card sign-up is back

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Lufthansa Miles & More has brought back its 10,000 miles bonus for getting the Miles & More credit card.

Full details can be found here.

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The bonus is actually 11,500 miles.  You get the usual 1,500 miles (pathetic really!) for opening the account, plus the special bonus of 10,000 miles when you spend £750 within 30 days.

The card has no annual fee.  It has an important secondary benefit as well – as long as you have it and use it, your Miles & More miles will not expire.  This offsets the rather draconican expiry policy that otherwise applies.

It is also possible to collect Miles & More miles by getting the Starwood SPG American Express card and converting the points to Lufthansa.  However, that only gets you 1.25 miles per £1 (assuming you convert at 20,000 point multiples).

The Miles & More Amex offers 1.5 miles per £1, with 0.75 miles per £1 on the Visa.  For the first 6 months there is an improved rate of 2 per £1 on the American Express and 1 per £1 on the Visa.

Miles & More miles are useless for European redemptions because of the stupidly huge amount required (35,000 miles for London to Frankfurt in Economy, plus over £100 of taxes?!).  Long-haul there are some decent deals, but this credit card is only really worthwhile if you are already feeding your Star Alliance flights into Miles & More.

The deadline to apply is December 15th.

Want to earn more points from credit cards? – January 2023 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit card, here are our top recommendations based on the current 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

You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the best of the other deals currently available.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

35,000 Avios (ONLY to 21st February) and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Earning miles and points from small business cards

If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers:

SPECIAL OFFER: Capital On Tap has increased its sign-up bonus to points worth 30,000 Avios if you apply by 4th February. This is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to apply.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

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

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

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 30,000 points bonus, worth 30,000 Avios, until 4th February 2023 Read our full review

For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending.

Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card

1% cashback (3% for 3 months if you apply by 31st March) and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (2)

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  • Dominic says:

    I’d be really interested in a ‘best way to use M&M miles’ article, by the way. I fly regularly to Germany and whilst I try to go BA where possible I sometimes end up on Lufthansa. So I end up with small ‘dribs and drabs’ of M&M miles.

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