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£100 back on £500 BA spend (should include Avios taxes) with new Amex offer

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For the first time I can remember, British Airways has launched a cashback deal with American Express.  It is surprisingly generous and set at just the right level for anyone planning a Club World redemption booking.

Some – but not all, I don’t have it – British Airways American Express cardholders have the following offer showing on their online statements:

Spend £500 or more, get £100 back 

Save to Card to get a £100 statement credit when you spend £500+ at ba.com by 24/11/16.  UK departure flights only. Valid once per Card for the first 20,000 UK Cardmembers to save. Terms and restrictions apply.

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Here is the small print:

OFFER TERMS

Only one £100 statement credit per UK Card for the first 20,000 Cardmembers to save.

UK departure flights only. Travel insurance purchases are excluded. 

Offer only available when you spend £500 or more at ba.com by 24th November 2016 with the British Airways American Express® Card to which the offer is saved and on transactions made in Great British Pounds (GBP). 

The offer does not apply to spend on other Cards you might hold and on transactions made via payment wallets or payment aggregators including, but not limited to, PayPal.

An awarded credit can be reversed if qualifying transactions are refunded or cancelled. 

Credit should appear on your billing statement within five days from qualifying spend but may take up to 90 days from 24th November 2016. 

ANY spending on ba.com which shows as British Airways on your Amex statement and which is denominated in £ should trigger the bonus.

This means, importantly, that the taxes on an Avios redemption booking will do it.

£500, by coincidence, is pretty much what you will pay in taxes and charges for a Club World redemption seat.  If you have this offer on your British Airways American Express card, you can look at it as a 20% discount on the additional charges!

You MUST save this offer to your card – it is not automatic cashback.  I think that Amex will hit the cap of 20,000 registrations for this deal so I strongly recommend going over to americanexpress.co.uk and – assuming you are targetted – saving it to your personal offers list ASAP.


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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 2022)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous 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

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

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

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

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

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, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

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

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

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

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (133)

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  • vol says:

    ah, neither of us got this one :-/

    • the real harry says:

      if you have got it on the wrong card for your spend requirements (or have a friend with the offer) – you can finesse the deal onto the right card with a bit of copy & pasting

      it then shows up on the second card same as normal, ie active and waiting to be redeemed

  • Frankie says:

    Would you get to keep the £100 if you bought a fully refundable flight and decided you didn’t need it in 11 months time? How smart is the system?

  • Globetrotter7 says:

    Arrrrgh!! I don’t have it

  • John says:

    Ah I have it !
    Thanks Raffles , was due to make a redemption booking so this will save me £100 !!

    • NickS says:

      Thanks for the heads up- got it on my wifes card and also my supp card on her account so paid off two chunks of £500 off a BA Holiday already booked for next year so hopefully £200 saved! Nothing on my own accounts though!

  • Duncan Stevenson-Price says:

    It sounds like this wouldn’t work for a car hire booking? Does that book through a different system or worth a go? I need to book car hire anyway, and was going to be spending about £400, but there’s another car at £500 that would be a treat. Wouldn’t spend it, but getting it for free would be nice!

  • John says:

    OT – I have just spent £10,000 on Amex BA premium card . Logged in and it states reached the spend for companion voucher . When / where do I find this on my Exec account . On does it not arrive until statement generates ???

  • Ian says:

    I have it, but no flights currently planned. Or not new ones to book anyway in the next month.

    I saved it a couple of days ago just in case.

  • Nate1309 says:

    It is on both my wife and my BA blue card. What happens if I book flights for £600 (£300pp)? Because on my statement it usually comes up as 2 transactions.

    • Jonathan says:

      It’s per transaction per card so to get the discount on your wife and your card, you’ll need to each spend £500 individually.

      Not quite sure what you’re doing, but if you book a flight for both of you together on one card that totals £600, that’ll come up as one transaction.

      • Gin and Tonic Please says:

        I’ve had BA flights for two people come up as two transactions before, with the name of each traveller shown as a reference. The same thing happens for Amex Travel bookings. I’m pretty sure you’ll get the £100 statement credit in this circumstance, though you may need to email Amex customer services. I did that before on an Amex Travrl offer.

        • @mkcol says:

          Agreed: I’ve had every single one of my BA bookings for 2 people on the same flight & same booking come up as 2 entries. The only time I’ve had a single entry is when booking a BA Holiday, which is a different thing.

        • the real harry says:

          +1 – exactly right

          booking x4 in one transaction, I’ve had 4 statement entries before

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