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Virgin, AA and United credit card offers extended – and a new Etihad Guest deal

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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.

Virgin card

My original posts on the deals can be found by clicking the links below, but ignore the closing dates in those articles:

Virgin Atlantic offer

American Airlines offer

United Airlines offer

There is also a new offer on the MBNA-run Etihad Guest cardThis 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? – May 2021 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our May 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus

If you have your own business, don’t miss our EXCLUSIVE offer on the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa card, worth 29,900 Avios. See below.

You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the other top current deals:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

Nectar American Express

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

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending 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.

Until 20th May 2021, you can receive a sign-up bonus worth 29,900 Avios with the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa credit card. This offer is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to learn more.

Amex American Express Business Gold card

American Express Business Gold

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

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

Earn both Avios and BA On Business points with your business spending Read our full review

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

Disclaimer: Head for Points is a journalistic website. Nothing here should be construed as financial advice, and it is your own responsibility to ensure that any product is right for your circumstances. Recommendations are based primarily on the ability to earn miles and points and do not consider interest rates, service levels or any impact on your credit history.  By recommending credit cards on this site, I am – technically – acting as a credit broker.  Robert Burgess, trading as Head for Points, is regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a credit broker.

Comments (7)

  • Howard says:

    On the United offer I see that they are merging with AA. My wife and I have around 45,000 AA points each. Is it worth getting the United offer points? Will both programmes be merged?


    • Felix Flyer says:

      Sorry, it is US airways (oneworld) that is merging with American rather than United (Star Alliance).

  • jose says:

    Can the 15.000 AA mile be transferred and converted into Avios or BA miles?

    • Alan says:

      No you can book BA flights with AA miles, but can’t transfer them.

  • pazza2000 says:

    To bite at the 12k EY sign up offer or hold off in the chance of a greater one…??

  • M says:

    On the AA card application(in FAQ’s section) it clearly states “You can also earn double miles for any spend on fuel, supermarket shopping and American Airlines purchases when using your
    AAdvantage® Credit Card Account.” Came out no extra points are given! This is for the card taken last mont.

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