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British Airways BA Amex American Express cards


As a reminder, here are the limited time credit card sign-up bonuses which have launched in the last couple of weeks:

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.

Nutmeg Avios


If you’re looking for somewhere to invest your cash, Nutmeg has 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:

American Express has launched a brand new benefit for Amex Platinum cardholders: £100 of Harvey Nichols cashback every year until at least the end of 2024. There is no minimum spend so it is, effectively, free money. If you don’t live near a store, you can order from the website here and still qualify – perhaps a few bottles of wine?

British Airways has added six new and returning routes from London City this summer, including to Barcelona, and will finally launch San Sebastian after a two-year delay.

As rumoured last week, Virgin Atlantic will launch flights to Austin, Texas which is quickly becoming a tech and culture hub in Texas. Plus, the Revivals arrivals lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3 has reopened.

Credit card news:

Barclays has increased the cashback on its Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card for sole traders and SMEs to 2%, although if you a Limited Company we’d suggest looking at our exclusive 30,000 points (=30,000 Avios) offer on the Capital on Tap card insteadclick here.

This week we put your frequently asked questions on their 30,000 points credit card offer to the Capital on Tap team. Here’s everything you need to know about the card.

The Aer Lingus credit card now has a 5,000 Avios sign-up bonus for Irish residents.

British Airways news:

British Airways has changed the rules again for how many tier points you will need to retain status. The good news is it is now much clearer and benefits almost everyone.

The British Airways Avios IT upgrade last November has yielded results: it is now much easier to transfer Avios between Iberia and British Airways.

British Airways is offering free helicopter transfers when you book a BA Holidays package to Monaco. With prices from £199 per person it might be worth it just for the chopper!

BP has upped the welcome bonus for its BPme app. You can now earn 725 Avios on your first fill at a BP garage.

BA Holidays has launched new discounts letting you save up to £300.

Hotel news:

Hyatt’s UK footprint continues to grow as it snaps up two IHG hotels in London to add to its portfolio. The hotel chain is clearly on a mission to become more relevant in Europe.

Other interesting articles:

Last week, Rhys tried out a £1.79 flight to Vienna with Wizz Air. What was the experience like? His first article looks at the (convoluted…) booking process whilst part two is all about the onboard experience.

Cathay Pacific has reopened its Heathrow Terminal 3 lounges, despite a ban on transiting passengers through Hong Kong and a suspension on flying to London.

What is the best way to spend your Nectar points – transfer to Avios or redeem elsewhere? Plus, is Nectar’s hotel booking site any use?

Get a three month trial of Love Home Swap which lets you stay in amazing luxury homes around the world.

Emirates, KLM and Air France all had decent business class sales this week.

Wizz Air A320 seats

Offers you missed:

Qatar’s 25th Anniversary sale ended on Wednesday.

There was an offer for 625 easy Avios with eBay and Nectar which only ran for a couple of days.

See you next Saturday.

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