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I have updated the ‘Credit Cards Update’ page for January. It was not a difficult job, for once, because there have been no major changes since the December list came out! The only amendment was removing the Miles & More 10,000 mile bonus which ended on 10th December.
To be honest, I expect this situation to be temporary with a few offers launched later this month.
Given the lack of new deals, let me repeat my advice on the best cards currently available if you are thinking of a New Year ‘churn’:
The 20,000 point bonus (usually 10,000) gets you 25,000 airline miles in over 30 programmes, including Avios. There is a £75 fee and you get a pro-rata fee refund when you cancel. This offer runs until 1st February, so if you are interested then I would apply sooner rather than later.
Again, there is an excellent offer at the moment which I believe will end soon. 9,000 Avios for the free card and 25,000 Avios for the paid card is about as good as it gets. And the 2-4-1 voucher for use on Avios redemptions that comes with this card is the most valuable perk in the UK loyalty card sector, as I discuss here. If you have been thinking about the BA Amex, now is as good a time as any to jump in. Apply here (free) and here (paid).
This is currently an outstanding deal, which is showing no signs of going away. No fee for the first year and 20,000 Membership Rewards points if you are referred (see here for what 20,000 MR points can get you – 20,000 Avios points for a start!) The bonus if you are not referred is lower, at 20,000 points. Apply here.
Finally, if you’re looking for a Visa or Mastercard, this card remains a great deal purely for the sign-up deal. You get a free night in any Hilton Group property for spending £750. That could be worth £250 if spent wisely at a Conrad or Waldorf-Astoria branded property.
Full details, including links to the application forms, are on the ‘Credit Cards Update’ page.
You will note that I haven’t included Amex Platinum in this list. I want to cover this again in a separate post in a few days.