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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.

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 […]

Bits: 40% or £100 Amex cashback with FREE NOW (mytaxi), Club Suite to New York launched, avios.com downtime

News in brief: 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 […]

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.  […]

100 prizes to be won by British Airways American Express cardholders for #BA100

British Airways has launched a competition for all British Airways American Express cardholders to promote #BA100. There are 100 prizes to be won – the full list is here – including two BA economy flights to anywhere you want to go. Entering is easy: You […]

Get £10 or 1000 Avios for an easy £30 supermarket spend

American Express has launched one of its easiest ever conditional spend offers. If you are targetted, you will receive £10 or 1000 Avios, depending on your card, when you spend £30 in participating supermarkets. The chains included are: Aldi Asda Co-Op Iceland Lidl M&S Morrisons […]

What American Express bonuses can you get, based on the cards you have?

The wave of changes to the UK American Express card portfolio this year now seems to have settled down, although I am still waiting for the Starwood Preferred Guest card to relaunch under the Marriott Bonvoy brand. As it is fairly quiet during August, I […]

New BA Amex offer – get 1,000 bonus Avios for £100 of British Airways spend

Assuming Amex’s IT was working OK overnight, a good new offer should be showing on your British Airways or British Airways Premium Plus American Express card this morning. If you spend £100 or more at ba.com between today and 15th September, you will receive 1,000 […]

New American Express ‘Shop Small’ cashback offer

American Express has launched a new ‘Shop Small’ offer. Don’t get too excited – you can only use this once!  You will get a £5 statement credit when you spend £10+ at a participating Shop Small business between 22nd July and 2nd September. You may […]

Avios has fixed the error with regional redemption pricing

Avios has fixed the error with regional redemption pricing, I’m pleased to say. Last week we ran an article on how long-haul Avios redemptions were pricing higher for people starting at UK regional airports than for those starting at Heathrow. This was not meant to […]

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