News in brief:
£20 Pizza Express cashback for all Amex-issued Amex cards
A few new American Express cashback deals have appeared – you can see what you have been targetted for by going to your online statement page for each card and clicking the ‘Offers’ tag.
The most useful one is £20 cashback on a £50 Pizza Express spend. This is valid until the end of June, but you only get the cashback once per card.
It doesn’t even matter if you aren’t targetted for it. This particular offer has crossed over to the Amex ‘cardmember offers’ website. You can register any Amex-issued personal Amex card there irrespective of whether it shows on your statement page.
If you have a Lloyds, MBNA or Barclays Amex-branded card, you can register at the Amex Connect website.
BA partner Alaska Airlines buys Virgin America
Alaska Airlines announced yesterday that it is buying Virgin America, the US regional airline which operates primarily on the West Coast.
Alaska Airlines is a partner with British Airways Executive Club. I wrote in this article how you can use your Avios points to redeem for their flights.
It is not yet fully clear what will happen to the Virgin America brand but Alaska is hinting that it will disappear, even if some elements of the Virgin service and approach live on. The Elevate loyalty scheme seems likely to go, to be replaced by Mileage Plan.
Once the airline is fully integrated, which is likely to take two years because of the regulatory approvals needed, you should be able to redeem Avios for ex-Virgin America routes. Until then, you will still be able to redeem Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles for Virgin America flights.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)