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BIG NEW CREDIT CARD SIGN-UP BONUSES
It’s been a busy week for new credit card sign-up deals.
British Airways American Express
Until 28th February, you will receive 10,000 Avios when you apply for the free BA Amex credit card. Click for our full article or apply here.
British Airways Premium Plus American Express
Until 28th February, you will receive 40,000 Avios when you apply for the BA Premium Plus Amex card. Click for our full article or apply here.
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa (for small business)
Got an SME? Until 4th February we are running an exclusive offer for Head for Points readers on the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa card. This is an EXCELLENT deal.
You get points worth 30,000 Avios just for signing up and spending £5,000 (the annual fee is £99) and you earn 1 Avios per £1 spent. The card has NO FX fees and, as a Visa, it is accepted everywhere.
Click here to learn more about the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa or click here to apply.
PS. Don’t think you can spend £5,000 in three months? Here’s why the card could be worth it even if your small business can’t reach the minimum spend threshold.
EARN UP TO 300,000 AVIOS WITH NUTMEG
If you’re looking for somewhere to invest your cash, Nutmeg has just brought back its offer of up to 300,000 Avios to entice you to try its platform.
You will earn points when you open various products including personal pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. You even earn Avios if you are transferring a product from another provider. Click here to learn more or apply here.
The latest travel and aviation news:
The government has scrapped pre-departure testing for flights to the UK and reverted to lateral flow antigen tests for day 2 tests, making travel easier again. Time to get booking …..
Credit card news:
If you still have the Amex Gold Charge Card you can switch to the Gold credit card and save yourself £140.
If you need (or want) a credit card in $ or € then you can earn 30,000 Membership Rewards points by signing up to the Amex International Currency Cards.
British Airways news:
What is an Avios point worth? Rob takes a look at this surprisingly esoteric question!
Plus, the full 2022 peak and off peak dates revealed for your next Avios redemption, whether you are booking with Iberia, Aer Lingus or British Airways.
New members to the Hilton Honors program get 5,000 bonus points when signing up. If you already have an account have you considered signing up your partner?
Which hotels offer lifetime status? We’ve got the full list, plus what it takes to earn British Airways lifetime status.
If you’re Accor diamond you can get a FREE 72 hour rental from Europcar.
Other interesting articles:
Have you made plans for the 4 day Jubilee Bank Holiday in June yet? If not, you should.
Nectar points have been convertable to Avios for just under a year now. Here is an annual review of how you can earn more Nectar points plus how to earn Nectar points from financial products such as credit cards.
Randox is working with PayPoint to offer Day 2 lateral flow test kits at over 5,000 Collect+ locations nationwide. Given the pricing, though, we discuss whether it is worth it.
Wizz Air has announced it will be launching 14 new routes from Gatwick Airport this summer, increasing competition with easyJet and British Airways.
You can catch up with all the Head for Points articles published over Christmas and the New Year in a summary here.
Offers you missed:
IHG’s 80% bonus when buying IHG points expired this week.
Our latest summary of offers closing soon is here. This will be updated next week.
See you next Saturday.