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500 free Avios for all British Airways American Express cardholders

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American Express has launched a no-brainer offer of 500 ‘free’ Avios for most British Airways American Express cardholders.

Look at the ‘Offers’ tab on your online statement page.  You should see an offer for 500 Avios when you spend £5.  There are no restrictions on where you spend the £5 as long as it is in the UK and before 30th November.

Remember that the app only shows a selection of your offers.  You need to access the Amex site via a desktop or tablet to see the full list.

You need to click ‘Save to Card’ but that is literally all you need to do.  It is limited to the first 56,000 people to activate it but as it only launched yesterday I think you’ll be fine.  I’m not sure what has brought on this act of generosity but it would be rude to say no.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (July 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:

British Airways American Express card

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

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

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

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

Nectar American Express

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

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

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

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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.

(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.)

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