Assuming Amex’s IT was working OK overnight, a good new offer should be showing on your British Airways or British Airways Premium Plus American Express card this morning.
If you spend £100 or more at ba.com between today and 15th September, you will receive 1,000 bonus Avios.
For clarity, this bonus comes from American Express, not British Airways. The bonus Avios will be added to the ‘pending Avios’ showing on your online American Express statement and will be transferred over as part of the monthly sweep into your British Airways Executive Club account.
The offer is limited to the first 50,000 people to register. This is quite a large number, clearly, but there are a lot of cards out there and I imagine BA or Amex will do an email over the next few days. I recommend you register now, just in case.
You need to visit the American Express website here, log in and navigate to the statement page for your British Airways American Express card. The promotion should show under the ‘Offers’ tab at the bottom of the screeen. It should also be possible to register via the ‘Offers’ section of the American Express app.
Here is the small print – don’t get caught out:
Your transaction needs to be made at ba.com. There is no mention of transactions booked via the call centre counting.
You can only earn the bonus once although supplementary cards would be OK if the deal appeared on the ‘Offers’ page for that card.
Your qualifying spend needs to be in Pounds. If you book a flight which starts outside the UK, it is likely that it will not be priced in Sterling and so will not qualify for the bonus.
Your payment must be made directly with your American Express card. You cannot use an aggregator such as PayPal, which recharges a transaction to your BA Amex. You CAN use Apple Pay or similar.
Whilst not mentioned in the small print, Amex has confirmed to me that this is a cumulative offer so the £100 does not need to be spent in a single transaction.
For clarity, if you buy Avios via this page of ba.com, it will NOT trigger the bonus. ‘Buy Avios’ transactions are handled by an intermediary called points.com, and it is points.com that appears on your credit card statement.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – April 2021 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our April 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus.
If you have your own business, don’t miss our EXCLUSIVE offer on the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa card, worth 29,900 Avios. See below.
You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the other top current deals:
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 offers.
Until 20th May 2021, you can receive a sign-up bonus worth 29,900 Avios with the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa credit card. This offer is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to learn more.
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.