Last chance to apply for the BA Amex cards before the sign-up bonuses drop

A quick reminder that the ‘higher than usual’ bonuses on the British Airways and British Airways Premium Plus American Express cards end on July 31st.

The Premium Plus version, with the £150 annual fee, is offering 25,000 Avios instead of 18,000 Avios.

The basic, free, card is offering 9,000 Avios instead of 3,000 Avios.

BA Premium Plus Amex

My full review of the benefits of the Premium Plus card is here.

My full review of the free card is here. This is actually the most improved deal jumping from 3,000 to 9,000 Avios.

You have until July 31st to take advantage of these offers.

(To see our complete list of all current credit card bonuses, click here to visit our ‘Credit Cards Update’ page or use the link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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  1. Thanks for the reminder…currently in the market for my next card and was going to get the Hilton Card but this will do nicely instead, seeing as the deadline for the Hilton Card isn’t until the 9th August..

  2. I currently have the AMEX Gold card and just about to be charged after my first free year has ended.

    Am I able to cancel it and apply for BA Premium Plus card and still get the sign-up bonus?

    • Yes, no problem. You don’t even need to have cancelled Gold first. The BA Amex bonus is paid unless you have cancelled a BA Amex in the last six months – no other rules.

      Remember that the Gold fee is paid pro-rata, so even if you’ve paid it you can cancel later and get most back.

      If you spent £15,000 this year, you will get your 7,500 MR points bonus shortly after you pay the fee. If you did hit £15,000, wait for the bonus to hit and then cancel!

      • I’ve got the premium plus and my girlfriend has a supplementary card on my account. She does not have an Amex CC in her own name. Is she considered to hold an Amex card (and so disqualified from the signup bonus) because of her supplementary card?