A new mini-promotion was launched yesterday for British Airways American Express cardholders.
It seems to be open to all Premium Plus cardholders – I’m not sure about holders of the free card – although registrations will be capped at 60,000 people.
It isn’t very generous, but if you’re doing the spending anyway …..
You will receive 2,000 bonus Avios from American Express when you spend £1,000 before 21st February, cumulatively, with:
- British Airways (small print says ‘flights only’ but BA Holidays may well count in practice)
- Marriott (selected European hotels only)
- Avis (direct online bookings only)
- Heathrow Express
Clearly 2,000 bonus Avios – worth around £20 – isn’t making much of a dent in £1,000 of spending. I can’t imagine that it will do much to change your purchasing behaviour over the next seven weeks.
That said …. given that £1,000 is roughly what you’d be paying out for the taxes on two British Airways business class redemptions, I imagine that a lot of our readers will manage to hit the target. Good luck spending £1,000 on Heathrow Express in the next seven weeks though!
You must register for the offer before making any transactions, via the BA Amex statement page on the American Express website or in the app.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards. You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
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, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
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.)