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 UK credit cards (January 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses.
There are special sign-up bonuses on both of the BA American Express cards until 28th February 2022. The bonus on the free card is doubled to 10,000 Avios and the bonus on the Premium Plus card is increased from 25,000 Avios to a huge 40,000 Avios.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
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 30,000 Avios.
30,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 4th February 2022.
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 45,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
45,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 28th February 2022.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
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