Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

Act today to get the current 9,000 Avios and 25,000 Avios BA Amex sign-up bonuses

Links on Head for Points may pay us an affiliate commission. A list of partners is here.

A quick reminder that tomorrow, March 3rd, is the last day to apply for the British Airways American Express and the British Airways Premium Plus American Express cards with their current bonuses.

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

I genuinely have no idea what the new bonus will be going forward.  However, the current ones – 9,000 Avios for the free card and 25,000 Avios for the Premium Plus card – are pretty good compared to what is normally offered. 

(It has been as low as 1,000 Avios for the free card and 9,000 for the paid card.)

Apply here for the free BA Amex and here for the £150 annual fee BA Premium Plus Amex.

Want to earn more points from credit cards? – December 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

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £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 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 bonus points 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:

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

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

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

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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 and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (12)

This article is closed to new comments. Feel free to ask your question in the HfP forums.

  • Simon85 says:

    I received my bonus on the paid card last week. I don’t know how or why but I got 37000 avios not 25000. Not that I’m complaining!

    • Mike says:

      Yes I received the extra 12k points too. For what i dont know but Thanks very much Amex!

  • Getting_lots_of_Debt says:

    By the way, you mention the offer is 9000 Avios for the free card in your first header, but in the recap below the picture you say it’s only 3000 (4000 with referral). I presume a c&p typo?

    • Alan says:

      It’s certainly still saying 9k Avios + £25 when I clicked through to churn 😉 Have taken a screen shot just in case!

  • esperluette says:

    dear raffles
    your site is wonderful but i cant work out how to contact you privately!i e without posting!
    i d like to be referred for the BA premium amex please.
    Is it any use hanging on to my BMI amex & visa cards?I haven’t transferred my diamond points yet!
    many thanks for sharing your wisdom!

    • Hammering_the_Credit_Report says:

      I’d keep hold of the bmi AMEX and Visa; once gone you’ll never get them back and they earn more than the other BA cards without a free.
      Note the FourSquare offers also on this blog; bmi AMEX gives you a further card to use them with.

  • PHIL says:

    On the topic of worthless cards – i am thinking of getting shot of the Lloyds Duo Amex/Mastercard. I’ve got the standard one and it’s really offered nothing since I’ve had the bonus, Apart from keeping the Mastercard where Amex isn’t accepted – but that is at a £5 to 1point spend – awful. Am i missing something or is this card for churning?

    • Rob says:

      Apart from having the Amex for Foursquare offers, no not really!

  • tom says:

    Reduced to 19000 . Not as bad as the PLATINUM that reduced to 2000!

    • Rome77 says:

      Yes, I’ve seen that too. Quite happy I decided to apply on Saturday night now – though I didn’t get an instant decision on my application…

  • Roger says:

    I applied before the bonus for fee free card changed to 3000 (from 9000 avios).
    Can anyone who applied please confirm that the condition was to spend £1000 within first 3 months of account opening?

    Now with 3000 avios it says you need to spend £500 in first 3 months.
    Just making sure that I am not missing out on any avios.

This article is closed to new comments. Feel free to ask your question in the HfP forums.

The UK's biggest frequent flyer website uses cookies, which you can block via your browser settings. Continuing implies your consent to this policy. Our privacy policy is here.