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British Airways American Express cards

The British Airways American Express cards are hugely popular with our readers. The main attraction is the 2-4-1 voucher for Avios redemptions which you receive when you hit the relevant spending target.

 

Our main review of the free card is here and our review of the Premium Plus card with the £195 fee is here. You can learn more and apply for the cards via the Amex website.

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (6): British Airways American Express Premium Plus

This is my review of the British Airways American Express Premium Plus credit card. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for. These articles will be linked […]

Bits: 2-4-1 vouchers now working on Avios sale, Thomas Cook slots sold, Virgin Trains drops Nectar

News in brief: American Express 2-4-1 vouchers now working on the Avios sale Avios is currently running a redemption sale, which we covered here. World Traveller and World Traveller Plus seats are reduced by 50%, whilst Club World and First Class require 10% fewer Avios.  […]

Bits: new BA flights for Avios redemption, Virgin expands at Manchester, new Waitrose and LNER Amex deals

News in brief: British Airways adds extra flights to New Orleans and Grand Cayman British Airways has added two new services for the Summer 2020 timetable, which starts at the end of March. These services are now available for Avios redemption, so if you previously […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (5): British Airways American Express (BA Amex)

This is my review of the free British Airways American Express (BA Amex) credit card. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for. These articles will be […]

Bits: good Amex cashback deals with Accor and Post Office, VitalityHealth drops BA flight discounts

News in brief: Amex launches new cashback deals with Accor and the Post Office American Express has launched two good new cashback deals.  You may see these offers on some, none or all of our cards – you need to look at the online statement […]

Amex ‘Shop Small’ returns for 2019 – but it is capped

American Express has announced the return of ‘Shop Small’ for 2019, but with a catch. ‘Shop Small’ is an annual American Express event aimed at encouraging cardholders to visit local independent shops.  (It is also a way of persuading local independent shops to accept American […]

Should you dump your free BA Amex for the one remaining Amex Rewards Credit Card? Possibly.

On Tuesday, I told you about some major changes to the little-known American Express Rewards Credit Card (ARCC).  Two of the three versions of the card have been closed to new applicants with immediate effect. My full article on the Amex Rewards Credit Card changes […]

Generous 40% or £100 cashback deal launched by Amex and FREE NOW / mytaxi

Of all the pointless rebrands I’ve seen recently, the clear winner is FREE NOW.  For some reason, the mytaxi black cab app – owned by BMW and Daimler – decided that being called mytaxi was clearly too obvious and easy to remember, so switched to […]

NEW AMEX PART 2: Is it worth collecting BA On Business points via the new BA Accelerating Business Amex card?

Yesterday we reviewed the new British Airways American Express Accelerating Business credit card. You can read our review of the Accelerating Business Amex card here.  You can find out more, and apply, on this page of the American Express website. Note that the interest rate […]

Good news if you lost Amex cashback because the merchant used a payment aggregator

Regular readers may remember the strange case of the recent American Express cashback offer with watch manufacturer Bremont. Many cardholders were given a very attractive offer of £400 cashback on a £500+ purchase if they used their American Express card.  Given the price of Bremont […]

Amex launches some new cashback deals you might like

A few good American Express cashback deals have just been launched. Here are some I wanted to flag: £10 back on £40 spend at Cote Brasserie (to 3/11) £100 back on £1,000 spent at Kuoni (to 14/10) 7% back on £30+ spend at Byron (to […]

4%-5% cashback at Waitrose for American Express cardholders

A cashback offer for Waitrose has appeared on a lot of American Express cards.  If you are targeted it will appear under the ‘Offers’ tab on your online statement page. The offer seems to vary. On my Platinum card, I will receive a 5% statement […]

Wheely has brought back its generous £50 free credit offer for Amex cardholders

A good deal with Wheely, the London-based Uber competitor, has appeared again on a lot of American Express cards.   You need to look under the ‘Offers’ section on the online statement page of each Amex card you have. You will receive £25 cashback when you […]

Save 15% on BA Wine Flyer with American Express

I have an offer on my British Airways American Express for 15% cashback for a purchase at BA Wine Flyer by 7th October. This gets interesting.  As you can see in our article here, this is what you get with the current BA Wine Flyer introductory […]

Why it can be worth paying an annual fee for a miles and points credit card

I get numerous emails from Head for Points readers asking for advice on which miles and points credit card they should get.  These often come with the caveat “but I don’t want to pay a fee for a card”. I don’t agree with this approach.  […]

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