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Good British Airways Amex ‘bonus Avios’ promotion – requires registration

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If you have a British Airways American Express card, an interesting new promotion should be waiting for you.  The majority of cardholders seem to have it.

Tthat said, looking at the comments below there are a large number who do not, so don’t take it personally if it isn’t there! You might another interesting offer worth registering for, so it won’t be a total waste of two minutes of your life to check.

You need to go to the American Express website here, log in, go to your BA Amex statement page and scroll down to ‘Offers’.

British Airways American Express special offer

You will see a variant of this:

There appear to be three variants and you don’t get to choose which one you get:

Spend £3000 and get 3000 Avios, up to three times

Spend £1500 and get 1500 Avios, up to three times

Spend £750 and get 750 Avios, up to three times

These are the partners who count – note the currency restrictions:

British Airways – £ only

Avis – £ only

BA Holidays – £ only

Heathrow Express – £ only

All (?) Marriott and Starwood hotel brands (check the full list online) – all currencies

You have from the date you register until 31st December to hit the spending target.

The implication – despite the wording saying “a transaction [singular] of £750+” – is that it is based on combined spend, so you can mix and match partners to hit the target.

Be very wary with the Marriott offer.  There is a 3% foreign exchange fee on your British Airways American Express card.  It MIGHT make sense to use your BA Amex when you factor in the value of the base Avios and the bonus, but it also might not.  Anyone with a different credit card with 0% FX fees may want to use that instead and forget about the bonus.

(We will be spending around €800 at a Marriott next month, for example.  With her 2-4-1 voucher already triggered for the year, it will be pointless to use my wife’s BAPP card and pay €24 in fees to trigger 750 bonus Avios and around 1100 base Avios when I have a 0% FX credit card to use instead.)

My view is that this is NOT a bonus so generous that you should chase it.  However, 31st December is a long way away.  REGISTER NOW and then, if your combined spend across these partners hits the £750 / £1500 / £3000 target, you’re sorted.

You need to register by logging in to the Amex website here or via the Amex app.

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Comments (93)

  • MDA says:

    Can you downgrade from BAPP to the free card and still get 5k binus points for hitting 1k?

  • vol says:

    Nowt for the account holder or me

  • Tilly71 says:

    No such offers on both BAPP cards.

  • MrK says:

    Got the free BA card.

    My offer is spend £400 & get 400 Avios up to three times.

    Seems like a lower threshold for the free card – still worth it in this case? If I mainly buy discounted economy fares I could see this being worthwhile.

  • Liz says:

    Nothing on our 2 cards – I never use these offers as I just don’t spend in the places they offer. I have spent the last couple of nights pricing up car hire for 26 days in the USA for next year and was going to go with Avis at £757 for the car level we want. Typical – I get something I can use but don’t have the offer.

  • Vijaya says:

    This spend 750 and get 750 doesn’t seem to appear on my card
    It’s a shame I have a family holiday balance to pay on Monday
    Not sure why though

  • Rich says:

    3 x £750 for me that I wouldn’t necessarily have spotted so thanks Rob. My BA spend is tax and charges for 2-4-1 redemptions in F and J plus flights / car or hotel in Europe, so typically transactions between £1000 and £1500, so they’re not trying to temp me to spend more, just to retain my current spend momentum/ increase frequency. As others have said, it won’t change my spending decisions, it’ll just be a little bonus.

  • Roger1* says:

    I got the 3k offer.

    Normally, this kind of offer would pass me by. However, the balance of our CPT in F ‘holiday’ is over £3k so we should at least get an extra s/h RFS for this offer. 🙂

    For once, a decent offer that we can use. High margin retail stores and restaurants are not our cup of tea.

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