I reported a couple of days ago that the American Express mobile site was showing a higher sign-up bonus for the British Airways credit cards.
The Premium Plus version, with the £150 annual fee, was showing as 25,000 Avios instead of 18,000 Avios.
The basic, free, card was showing as 9,000 Avios instead of 3,000 Avios.
Amex has now emailed me to confirm that these bonuses are ‘official’ and are now showing across all sales channels. This means that you can apply directly from the main Amex website.
Both of these bonuses will run until 31st July.
Before jumping in, don’t forget that the Starwood Preferred Guest Amex also offers 20,000 SPG points at the moment. These can be converted into 25,000 Avios points. The card also has a lower fee than the BA Premium Plus Amex and also gives you the flexibility to convert to 29 other airline programmes as well, or of course redeem for free Starwood hotel nights.
It doesn’t, of course, offer you the 2-4-1 voucher for spending £10,000. However, if you do not think you can achieve this then the SPG card may be the better option.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – October 2022 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:
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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 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 & two airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable 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:
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits 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
10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company 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.