(Remember that there are Club Europe seats on offer for as low as £140 return in the January sale as I covered here. Long-haul BA sale deals are discussed here.)
There are two variants:
£15 cashback when you spend £100+ at ba.com by 30th January. My wife has this version.
1,500 Avios – added to your BA Amex balance and transferred to BA with your normal Avios for card spending – when you spend £100+ at ba.com by 30th January. I have this version.
Both offers state that they are valid for the first 20,000 people to save them to their card. You can do this from the ‘Offers’ tab of your online BA Amex statement page, assuming you have the offer. It isn’t clear if this is 20,000 users across both deals or per deal.
To avoid missing out, you should go to the Amex website here NOW and save the offer. Do read the Terms & Conditions before booking.
Remember that the offer will almost certainly pay out on redemption bookings as long as the taxes are over £100. I imagine that it will also trigger if you pay £100 towards any BA Holidays package you have booked.
It will NOT work if you buy £100 of Avios via ba.com. This is because ‘buy Avios’ transactions are purchased by points.com and you will see their name on your Amex statement.
The BA credit card surcharge is now 1% of the booking cost. This will fall to nothing on 13th January when the law bans such surcharges. That said, the base Avios received on your British Airways American Express card will offset the fee so the bonus Avios or cashback is still a genuine ‘extra’.
PS. Here’s a little tip if you are close to £100 but not quite there.
It seems, at least on the version I was served yesterday, that the new BA website no longer allows you to make a small charitable donation to Flying Start or to offset your CO2 emissions. This is annoying because it would have been a way of rounding up ticket sales which were just short of £100 – eg £96 – to trigger the cashback or bonus Avios.
However, you can still access the old British Airways website by starting your flight search here. Use this website and you can add a charitable donation of 50p, £2.50 or £5.50 during the payment process.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – January 2021 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our January 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus.
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
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
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
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 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:
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
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
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.