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Get 2,000 bonus Avios with a new British Airways American Express promotion

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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 …..

Get 2,000 bonus Avios with a new British Airways American Express promotion

You will receive 2,000 bonus Avios from American Express when you spend £1,000 before 21st February, cumulatively, with:

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 (April 2023)

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 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

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

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

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

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 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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 and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

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

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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.

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