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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

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

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.

If you want to learn more about other benefits of the British Airways American Express Premium Plus card, have a read at this article. If you don’t want to pay an annual fee, you can learn more about the benefits of the free British Airways American Express card here.

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2024)

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

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £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 £15,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 16TH JULY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable 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

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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 sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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.

Comments (58)

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  • JDB says:

    I can confirm it does work on BA holidays – paid a balance yesterday after saving the offer and got the Amex email confirming offer used this morning.

  • Thywillbedone says:

    O/T. Travelling on Eurostar to Brussels tomorrow from St Pancras at 0901. I see that the latest guidance is to be at the station 90 minutes before check-in. This seems inordinately long. Anyone recently travelled this route? I hold an EU passport FWIW.


    • Rich says:

      Ask in the forums, not here. Them’s the rules.

      • Thywillbedone says:

        There is no Eurostar thread. But thanks for your ‘contribution’.

    • Rob says:

      Eurostar has been 100% sold out in recent weeks. I was at St Pancras at the weekend and the Eurostar check-in queue stretched out to the new Google HQ / German Gymnasium restaurant. That’s a LONG way.

      • Thywillbedone says:

        Thanks Rob. Duly forewarned.

      • Andrew J says:

        Reason alone to travel Business Premier.

        • Thywillbedone says:

          Indeed. Travelling Standard Premier which doesn’t help unfortunately.

          • Chas says:

            Travelled that route mid afternoon on 13 July, and it was heaving. Arrived 105 mins ahead of departure: separate queues for each train, and we had to wait 15 mins before our queue opened. We were going straight to the lounge with our Plat cards, but that doesn’t help with the queuing as like you were Standard Premier (and aren’t Carte Blanche) so couldn’t use the priority lanes on the right. I do wonder if I’d “accidentally” joined the wrong queue (for a earlier departure), whether that would have resulted in a quicker check-in, or if I’d have then ended up further back in the correct queue….

          • Chas says:

            Separately, re your comment on Xero in yesterday’s chat thread – yes, it’s aimed a company use. Whilst I’ve not used it for your user-case, Xero is great, and really user friendly (I’ve been using it for c6+ years).

          • The Savage Squirrel says:

            If you’d started a new thread rather than used the chat thread (which should be binned) we could build this conversation over days without bouncing all rounf the site; just sayin 😉

            Yes it’s nominally aimed at companies – although this includes tiny sole trader and village-hall type operations (potentially running out of a personal bank account) so there’s definitely crossover to personal banking. Personal credit card feeds and bank accounts integrate no problem at all.
            +1 that it’s very easy to use which is its biggest strength.

      • jk says:

        ^ This. Have seen some massive queues there lately. Every train is rammed solid. Get there early, but not too early as they do enforce the “check in not open yet”. Expect it to be heaving trainside as well, grab your food and drinks before going through.

  • Whisper2 says:

    Not on my BAPP and Amex chat service claims it’s targeted and I won’t get it.

  • Gordon says:

    Thanks for the tip Rob,Saved to BAPP card, Shame I booked a tier point run a couple of weeks ago, Damn,
    I’ll have to spend a little more I guess….

  • Jonathon says:

    I got this offer yesterday, saved it and booked a flight in September.

    Other half has the free one and he got £200 spend for 1,000 Avios yesterday.

    • David says:

      Amazing that you can travel through time. What’s the secret?
      … booked a flight FOR September 🙃

  • Chas says:

    Offer saved on both our (primary) BAPP cards, but isn’t showing on either of our supps.

  • yonasl says:

    Mmhhhh … I have a BA Holiday that will most certainly need to be cancelled (BA removed one of the flights and I don’t think they will agree to my new dates months from now). So could I pay £200 into it, trigger the Avios, and then get a refund? hehehehe…..

    • AJA says:

      But if you cancel for a refund the Avios will be clawed back along with the Avios you earned on the initial purchase so what’s the point in doing that?

  • Matt says:

    Not got the offer on my BAPP. Is this a targeted offer, or one everyone should have?

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