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Register now: Amex offering bonus Avios to BA Premium Plus holders

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American Express has launched a bonus Avios offer for British Airways American Express cardholders.

It is restricted to 80,000 cardholders so I recommend that you register now before Amex emails everyone about it.

This is how it works:

  • You receive 2 bonus Avios for every £1 you spend
  • This is on top of your 1.5 Avios per £1, or 3 Avios per £1 for spending
  • The bonus is capped at 4,000 Avios, representing £2,000 of spending
  • The promotion ends on 15th June
  • Spending by supplementary cardholders does not count – this is not mentioned made clear online

To register, go to the American Express website here, log in to your British Airways Premium Plus account and look in your offers section.

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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.

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

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £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.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

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 – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 bonus points 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:

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

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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 and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (99)

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  • P4D says:

    apparently already reached the cap?

    • Paul Stevens says:

      I was late to hfp today so just saw this offer. I was able to sign up 30 minutes ago (13:15) – wasn’t on supp card.

      • P4D says:

        tks, reps lying on their ability to add offers to accounts as usual, applied a few days ago, recieved the card this am and activated. Unsuprisingly not recieved the offer and they won’t add it, but did try as a long shot

    • Bagoly says:

      Not on mine through website, but comments above prompted me to install the app, and there it was.

  • Richard says:

    The Ts & Cs sate that the offer is not valid for transactions made using third party Payment Aggregators so I am assuming it is NOT valid for purchases using PayPal etc

  • Layerden says:

    Good to see Amex use those cheap Avios they bought last year!

  • Yusuf says:

    This offer is brill! I signed up on the morning it was released and can confirm the offer is 2 additional avios, so 3.5 avios per £1 spent anywhere and 5 avios per £1 spent on BA.
    I also called up in February to see if I could get a renewal offer on my card, and they offered me 1 additional avios per £ for the next 3 months so this offer has even better value, now giving me 4.5 avios for the first £2,000 spent after activating the offer (9,000 avios if used to max!)

    Goes some way to paying off the annual fee, and great to see AMEX taking care of customers who do not hold their platinum card (for once!)

  • 1967stuart says:

    For those of you who own had the offer on your main card and not your partners card (same for me) there is a workaround for that.

    For Apple Pay at least (I don’t have Google Pay so don’t know on that) you can add your own BA PP card into the apple wallet on your partners phone and use it that way.

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