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Last chance for 6,500 Miles & More miles with the M&M credit card

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A quick heads up that the current promotion on the Lufthansa UK ‘Miles & More’ credit card is ending tomorrow, August 30th.

This is far from the greatest credit card deal of all time. The sign-up bonus, usually just 1,500 Miles & More miles, is increased to 6,500 miles.

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However, there are reasons to have the card:

M&M miles are hard to earn for a UK resident (not an Amex partner, not a Tesco partner etc) so the card does offer a decent earnings route

You earn 2 miles per £1 on the Amex card for the first six months, which is an excellent rate. After that it drops back to 1.5 miles per £1.

Your Miles & More miles will not expire as long as you have the card and use it once a month. This is important if your M&M miles are heading towards expiry, as the M&M expiry policy is pretty harsh if you don’t have status in the programme.

You don’t need to do much to earn the bonus – the spend target is only £500 in 90 days

The cards have no annual fee

The application form can be found here.


Want to earn more points from credit cards? – September 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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £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.

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, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of travel 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

50,000 points bonus until 2nd October – 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.

Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card

1% cashback and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (5)

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  • Help me cheat on OW - FlyerTalk Forums says:

    […] This is an option for keeping M&M points alive: https://headforpoints.com/2013/08…m-credit-card/ […]

  • Tim1975g says:

    Just applied for this 10pm on 30 Aug and looks like I will only get the 1500 points. Still that isn;t what I want the card for.

    Thanks for posting

    • Rob says:

      Wait and see what posts. They can see when you applied and you can clearly argue it was before midnight on the last day.

  • DontLikeFruit says:

    Slightly O/T, but I’ve just noticed that the Melia Rewards “bonus” points that I transferred to M&M have now been removed. A few similar occurences reported on the FlyerTalk M&M forum. Anyone else had this?

    • Rob says:

      Someone sent me a link to this last night. I will have a dig around. Mine went to Iberia and then to BA, so probably safe!

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