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Got a free BA Amex? Earn 1,000 bonus Avios over the next seven weeks

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If you have a British Airways American Express card, you can earn up to 1,000 bonus Avios over the next few weeks from a new promotion launched today.

You will earn one bonus Avios for every £2 you spend between now and 25th October, up to 1,000 bonus Avios.

This applies to spend on both the free British Airways American Express and the ‘annual fee’ British Airways Premium Plus American Express.

Earn 1,000 bonus Avios over the next 7 weeks

(EDIT: Or perhaps not. It seems that this offer is only for free BA Amex cardholders. The information supplied to me by Amex yesterday was vague. Apologies for any confusion.)

Do I need to register?


Head over to the American Express website here, log in and look under the ‘Offers’ tab on your British Airways American Express card.

The offer should be showing there. You need to click ‘Save to Card’.

For clarity, I am told that this offer is available to ALL British Airways American Express cardholders. (EDIT: free card only, it seems)

Can supplementary cardholders register too?

No, it seems not.

Earn 1,000 bonus Avios over the next 7 weeks

Is there any other small print?

It looks like the bonus is awarded on a per transaction basis. This means that a £1.99 purchase earns no bonus and a £3.99 purchase only earns 1 bonus Avios.

Online, instore and foreign spend all counts, as does spending made via mobile payment wallets.

Apart from that, it seems very straightforward and well worth putting £2,000 through your card.

It is a good offer with no ‘gotchas’. It should be a way of persuading some people to dig out their BA Amex card from the desk drawer where it was placed after earning the 2-4-1 voucher for the year.

British Airways BA Amex American Express

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 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

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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.)

Comments (120)

  • cinereus says:

    Not showing on my free BA.

  • Rich says:

    Or it was click bate? I logged in to my account via your link Rob rather than simply through my app, so you got .1p from Amex x however many did the same. Just kidding!

  • Burrium says:

    Not showing on my “paid” BA Card offers.
    Please will Rob/Amex issue clarification of this offer.

    • Rob says:

      Er, we already have. The article was updated at 8am yesterday!

      • Burrium says:

        Thanks Rob.
        I only received an Email timed at 6.04 yesterday, not the later one.
        However I do enjoy your Emails and keep up the good work.
        Greatly appreciated

  • Lu says:

    It’s not showing on my British Airways American Express Premium Plus

  • Carl says:

    If I downgrade to the free card will I get this offer?

    • Wendy says:

      You’re still getting same or better as a premium holder. 1 bonus point per £2 is ultimately the same as 1.5 per £1

      • Alex Sm says:

        But without paying a hefty £195 annual fee! I’m so happy I downgraded last month after getting a 241 voucher

  • Connor says:

    Still not on mine. Is it possible to phone/chat and have it added manually or are they still insisting the offer doesn’t exist?

  • Robert says:

    Please can someone clarify, what are we getting above our normal Avios earning on this card? I always thought we got 1 Avios per £2 in all transactions?
    To get the maximum from this offer should we do multiple £2 transactions, or would one transaction of £2000 also trigger it?

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