A quick heads up that MBNA has extended the current sign-up offers on three of its airline credit cards.
The impressive Virgin Flying Club offer has been extended from 30th June to 14th July. This offers 10,000 miles for the free White card and 30,000 miles for the £140 Black card. Remember that you can get both the White and Black cards!
The American Airlines bonus has been extended from 31st May to 30th June. This offers 15,000 AA miles for this free card.
The United Airlines deal has been extended from 30th June to 15th July. This offers 15,000 United miles for signing up – again, the cards are free.
My original posts on the deals can be found by clicking the links below, but ignore the closing dates in those articles:
There is also a new offer on the MBNA-run Etihad Guest card. This now offers 12,000 Etihad Guest miles as you can see here. I will analyse this offer in detail very soon.
The Lufthansa Miles & More credit card has not been extended. The bonus on that card has dropped back to the usual 1,500 miles.
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:
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.