Lufthansa Miles & More has brought back its 10,000 miles bonus for getting the Miles & More credit card.
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? – June 2021 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our June 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus.
You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the other top current deals:
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
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
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
30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending 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.
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review
British Airways Accelerating Business American Express
Earn both Avios and BA On Business points with your business spending Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review