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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.

How two people can still earn 185,000 Avios from Amex sign-up bonuses – in 2021!

Following the recent changes to the American Express sign-up bonus rules, imposing a 24 month gap between bonuses, and the reduction in the sign-up bonus on Preferred Rewards Gold and American Express Rewards, many people immediately decided that it was no longer possible to earn […]

What are the top UK credit card sign-up deals by £ value?

What I thought might be interesting to look at today, in very mercenary terms, would be to rank the best UK travel credit card sign-up bonuses in terms of cold hard cash. How do I value my miles and points? The biggest question mark is […]

Good new BA Amex ‘bonus Avios’ promotion – requires registration

If you have a British Airways American Express card, an interesting new promotion could be waiting for you.  Many, but definitely not all, cardholders seem to have it.  My wife and I do not. You need to go to the American Express website here, log in, […]

Bits: Amex Shop Small returns … for some, Amazon Mastercard cuts earning rate, 10% off Qatar flights TODAY

News in brief: American Express brings back ‘Shop Small’ – but only for 80,000 people ‘Shop Small’ is one of the most popular American Express promotions.  Running annually in the Autumn, it offers £5 cashback every time you spend £10 at a designated ‘small shop’.  You […]

Bits: No 1 Lounges on Groupon, got Amex / Bremont problems?, Virgin Money closing a London lounge

More news in brief: Get a good No 1 Lounges deal on Groupon If you don’t have airport lounge access via your flight ticket, your elite status, via a Priority Pass card from American Express Platinum or via a Lounge Club card from American Express Gold, your best fall-back option is usually No […]

Should you leave American Express for 24 months until you can get a new sign-up bonus?

We have spent a lot of time in the last few days discussing the new American Express sign-up bonus policy.  In most cases, you need to cancel all of your personal American Express cards and wait two years before you would qualify for any new […]

The beginners guide to whether you qualify for an American Express sign-up bonus or not

On 21st March 2019, American Express made some major changes to the rules on how you qualify for a sign-up bonus. I have put together this one page summary of the new rules.  I will add a link to this page to the sidebar on the […]

BIG NEWS: American Express blocks multiple sign-up bonuses, starting immediately

American Express unveiled massive changes to its UK card sign-up bonuses last night. This will effectively end card churning for most people. Before I go on, I want to stress one thing.  The new rules on bonuses do NOT stop you applying for any of […]

What is the best sign-up strategy now for someone with NO American Express cards?

This is Part 2 of our discussion on changes to the personal American Express card sign-up bonuses.  The main article is here. This article was updated on 16th April to reflect changes in some sign-up bonus levels. Despite these massive changes, the good news is that it […]

IT’S HERE! British Airways launches Club Suite, the NEW business class seat – and it’s very good (Part 1)

The waiting is over.  British Airways has launched its brand new Club World business class seat. And, I have to say, it is far better than expected. The product is called Club Suite.  It’s called Club Suite because it has a door. I saw the […]

How to earn and redeem your BA Amex 2-4-1 companion voucher – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 6

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from it.  Click here to see the other “Avios Redemption University” articles. This article explains how to make best use of the 2-4-1 companion voucher that comes […]

New council tax bill arrived? Use Billhop to pay it by Amex

Council tax bills for the new tax year are dropping through letterboxes at the moment. For a lot of people these are chunky (£2,000 is not uncommon in London) and obviously it would be great to pick up some miles and points. Following the law […]

Bits: more on BA’s new CW and F seats, £400 back on £500 Bremont spend, London City and Sheraton get new logos

News in brief: More on BA’s new Club World and First upgrades A reader sent me an interview with Alex Cruz which has appeared in a BA staff magazine.  There are a couple of interesting bits of news here on the new seats which I […]

What are the best credit card bonuses for LONG TERM spending?

Many of the credit card articles on Head for Points are focused on sign-up bonuses.  Get a card, spend the minimum required to trigger the bonus and potentially move on. However, if you are a high to medium spender, the few thousand pounds of card spend […]

Curve relaunches – charge ANY debit or credit card payment to your American Express (Part 1)

(UPDATE:  American Express withdrew from Curve shortly after this article was published!) Curve Card launched its new subscription plans on Monday – and it is very interesting, to say the least.  It is also a major departure for Curve as it tries to create a […]

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