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Get 2,000 Avios with a new British Airways American Express Premium Plus offer

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A new mini-promotion was launched yesterday for British Airways American Express cardholders.

It seems to be open to both free and Premium Plus cardholders although registrations will be capped at 40,000 people.

It’s actually quite generous …..

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

If you have the Premium Plus card, you will receive 2,000 bonus Avios from American Express when you spend £200 before 2nd September with British Airways.

The spend can be cumulative.

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

Whilst the small print is not clear, I would expect BA Holidays spend to count too as it goes through statements as ba.com.

2,000 bonus Avios – worth around £20 – is a decent dent in £200 of spending.

Holders of the free British Airways American Express card get a weaker offer. These people will receive 1,000 bonus Avios for spending £200 at ba.com.

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.

Remember that the deal is restricted to 40,000 people, so I’d recommend saving it now even if you have no intention of using it for a few weeks.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 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 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 BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

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.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of 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 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company 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 card

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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits 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.

(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.)

Comments (58)

  • James ware says:

    Use by 2-9-2022 not 22-9-2022

  • Shamrock says:

    Rob, if I pay in my BA Amex card. Do I still enjoy the travel insurance provided for the trip on my Platinum Charge card?

    • Rob says:

      Yes. The T&C of the insurance make this clear but uses complex wording to make the point.

  • Alex W says:

    Shame we are still barred from booking flights from Heathrow 😆

    • Brian78 says:

      Only until mid August.

      Obvs it’ll be extended and the BA chaos will probably continue for another few months at least

  • AJ says:

    Would a balance payment for an Iberia Holidays booking count? May seem a strange question but I have noticed that transactions appear as BA on card for previous payments?!

  • Kam says:

    I applied and received my American Express – British Airways Premium Plus around a week – 10 days ago. I got an email from BA for a special promo – 40,000 Avios on spending £3k in the first 3 months. Amazing offer! Offer ends 02 Aug.

  • PaulB says:

    I’m aware the Ts&cs say ‘on flights from the UK’ but any chance that EUR spend on flights from Europe to the UK might end up qualifying towards this target spend?

  • Cass says:

    Im probably being really silly here but I can I assume I can book a flight for after 2nd September, assuming I have paid and booked it now? If I book a flight for 4th Jan 2023 thats fine right?

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