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New BA Amex offer – get 3,000 bonus Avios for £300 of British Airways spend on your card

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A good new offer should be showing on your British Airways or British Airways Premium Plus American Express card.

If you spend £300 or more at between registration and 16th February, you will receive 3,000 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.

British Airways American Express card

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.

I don’t know if the offer itself is targeted or if all BA Amex cardholders have it.

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.

1000 Avios with £100 British Airways American Express spending

Here is the small print – don’t get caught out:

Your transaction needs to be made at  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, historically this has been a cumulative offer so the £300 does not need to be spent in a single transaction.  This makes sense, because if you buy multiple tickets from British Airways in one booking, each person is charged individually to your American Express statement.

For clarity, if you buy Avios via this page of, it will NOT trigger the bonus.  ‘Buy Avios’ transactions are handled by an intermediary called, and it is that appears on your credit card statement.

Want to earn more points from credit cards? – March 2023 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit card, here are our top recommendations based on the current sign-up bonuses.

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

SPECIAL OFFER: Successfully apply for either of the Barclaycard Avios credit cards by 2nd April 2023 and you will be entered into a free draw to win ONE MILLION AVIOS! Full details are on the application forms here (free) and here (paid). This competition is exclusive to Head for Points readers. T&C apply.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the best of the other deals currently available.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

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

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend 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 30th March 2023, the sign up bonus on American Express Business Platinum is increased to 120,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. The bonus on American Express Business Gold is increased to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. T&C apply, see the application forms for details.

American Express Business Platinum

Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 30th March) and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

60,000 points sign-up bonus (to 30th March) and free for a year Read our full review

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending.

Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card

1% cashback (3% for 3 months if you apply by 31st March) and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (164)

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  • Gtellez says:

    Not in any of our family BA Cards… last time there was a BA bonus the same…

  • Patrycja says:

    Got it yesterday and saved to the card. Not I need to figure out my flights as I bought a few in the sale already.

  • Andrew says:

    Also works when paying off some BA Holidays balance

  • Alastair says:

    Nothing on my two cards?

  • Geoff says:

    Not on any of our BA cards unfortunately.

  • vol says:

    The offer went to his card 🙄 my card: nope 👎🏽

  • Bunks unbound says:

    Have some bookings with BA holidays so will try and pay one of those to trigger these avios

  • Gavin says:

    Don’t know if this has been posted before but used a code called REUNION1 last time which got 15% off WT & WTP fares (to Seoul in our case). I believe there’s another code for Club World fares. Combined with the current sale, it got us a WTP return for £707 which is an exceptional price. Upgraded the outbound overnight leg to club round as well.

    • King says:

      Hi Gavin – where did you obtain this promo code? Is it available to all?

      • LewisB says:

        It definitely works for WTP. I just tested it, I got £258 discount on 2x WTP fares LHR > JNB.

      • Gavin says:

        REUNION1 Code – yes it did allow me to upgrade to CW. However I did this after booking was complete rather than during the booking process..

        It didn’t seem to work on the App, only Valid for bookings made by 29th February 2020 not sure what the restriction dates for flying are – we used it for late May – June.

        My wife found the code on a forum, it’s valid on fares ex UK only. The text is:

        “Simply use the code REUNION1 to make a booking in World Traveller and World Traveller Plus. If you’d like to treat yourself to Club Word, you can use the code REUNION2”

        • LewisB says:

          Can’t get the club world code to work.

          • Gavin says:

            I didn’t try it as our budget didn’t stretch to it. Code is definitely REUNION2 but don’t know if it applies to different destinations to the WTP code

      • Gavin says:

        Not sure about codeshares as there aren’t any to Seoul.

        My wife found the code on an online forum for Koreans living in the UK, it had been emailed to one of the people on the forum. No idea if it’s targeted but it worked for my account.

    • Bs says:

      Does the code stop us being able to use UUA on WTP fares?

      • Gavin says:

        We were able to do but upgraded after booking having first checked for availability.

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