(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 miles and points from credit cards? Click here to visit our dedicated airline and hotel travel credit cards page or use the ‘Credit Cards Update’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)