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.
My full review of the benefits of the Premium Plus card is here. Please read it before applying.
My full review of the free card is here. This is actually the most improved deal jumping from 3,000 to 9,000 Avios.
Depending on how quickly you can spend the £1,000 (free card) or £3,000 (Premium Plus) to trigger the bonus, you may be able to get the sign-up bonus into your British Airways account in order to make a redemption before the Avios rates go up on April 28th.
Your Avios are sent across six days before your statement date so you would need to make the qualifying spend within the first six weeks of having the card in order to ensure that the bonus goes across on your 2nd statement in mid April.
The representative APR on the free card is 15.9% variable.
The representative APR on the Premium Plus card, including the annual fee, is 56.4% variable based on a notional £1200 credit limit.
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In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards.
Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.
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.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.
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 – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
30,000 points 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
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.