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British Airways American Express

There are two American Express cards that let you earn Avios directly: the free British Airways American Express card and the paid-for British Airways Premium Plus card.

If you are committed to British Airways, the Premium Plus Amex card is your best choice.  It comes with a 25,000 Avios sign-up bonus and a 2-4-1 companion voucher that could save you up to 200,000 Avios on your next flight redemption.

This article explains how to use the BA 2-4-1 companion voucher you earn on the British Airways American Express cards.

You can read our full review of the British Airways American Express card here and our British Airways Premium Plus American Express card review here.

You can apply for the free card here (5,000 Avios bonus) and the Premium Plus card here (25,000 Avios bonus).

‘Credit Card Offers’ updated for January 2013

I have updated the ‘Credit Card Offers’ page for January. It was not a difficult job, for once, because there have been no major changes since the December list came out!  The only .....

I have updated the ‘Credit Card Offers’ page for January. It was not a difficult job, for once, .....

by Rob Burgess25 comments

The best miles and points deals we saw in 2012

So, the end of 2012 is here. And, overall, it has been a good one for the miles and points collector. The stand-out deal, without a doubt, was the Lloyds TSB Avios credit card promotion. There has .....

So, the end of 2012 is here. And, overall, it has been a good one for the miles and points collector. The .....

by Rob Burgess8 comments

Which credit card should I use to pay for our holiday?

As you read this I should be sitting on a beach in the Middle East.  Last week, though, I was having a debate with myself about how to pay the hotel bill! It’s not that I can’t afford .....

As you read this I should be sitting on a beach in the Middle East.  Last week, though, I was having a debate .....

by Rob Burgess12 comments

‘Credit Card Offers’ updated for December 2012

The ‘Credit Card Offers’ page at the top of site has been updated for December.  (Click here to see it if you are an email or RSS reader.) There has been quite a lot of promotional .....

The ‘Credit Card Offers’ page at the top of site has been updated for December.  (Click here to .....

by Rob Burgess11 comments

Amex’s Christmas promotions unwrapped

Yesterday I ran a post about earning double Avios when you shop at Sainsbury’s. Amex is offering double Membership Rewards points on all purchases until 31 December. If you have a BA Amex, you .....

Yesterday I ran a post about earning double Avios when you shop at Sainsbury’s. Amex is offering double .....

by Rob Burgess48 comments

The top 15 UK loyalty credit card sign-up deals by £ value

Two months ago I wrote a post on “What are the best credit card bonuses for LONG-TERM spending?“. This was an attempt to judge the best card to use as your ‘day to day’ card. .....

Two months ago I wrote a post on “What are the best credit card bonuses for LONG-TERM spending?“. .....

by Rob Burgess33 comments

‘Credit Card Offers’ updated for November 2012

The ‘Credit Card Offers’ page at the top of the site has been updated for November to reflect changes over the past month.  After a quiet start to the month, things have really picked .....

The ‘Credit Card Offers’ page at the top of the site has been updated for November to reflect .....

by Rob Burgess1 comment

Hurray – a decent British Airways Amex sign-up bonus is back

Here is some great news for anyone thinking of getting the British Airways American Express cards.  There is a very attractive sign-up offer again. See here for details of the two promotions. The .....

Here is some great news for anyone thinking of getting the British Airways American Express cards.  There is .....

by Rob Burgess12 comments

The updated guide to collecting Avios points from car rentals

For US frequent travellers, car rental is part of their regular travel routines. It is less common in Europe, where you are more likely to fly to your location and then use taxis and public transport .....

For US frequent travellers, car rental is part of their regular travel routines. It is less common in Europe, .....

by Rob Burgess2 comments

Credit Card Reviews (8) – bmi American Express and Visa cards

27th October, to all intents and purposes, will mark the end of bmi Diamond Club.  As of that day, the only way to earn points will be via the bmi credit cards, and the only way to spend points .....

27th October, to all intents and purposes, will mark the end of bmi Diamond Club.  As of that day, the .....

by Rob Burgess17 comments

American Express and the art of the useless promotion

Amex sent an interesting offer around to its British Airways Premium Plus American Express cardholders last week. It is, apparently, their ‘hottest ever offer’. We can only hope that .....

Amex sent an interesting offer around to its British Airways Premium Plus American Express cardholders last .....

by Rob Burgess4 comments

Last day to register for double Amex rewards at World Duty Free

A quick reminder that today is the last day to register your Amex card (any Amex-issued Amex) to received double rewards when you shop at World Duty Free. Original post is here. You will receive .....

A quick reminder that today is the last day to register your Amex card (any Amex-issued Amex) to received .....

by Rob Burgess1 comment

Should you use a mileage or a ‘no FX fees’ credit card abroad?

Something I stress on Head for Points whenever I can is the need to keep a clear mind when earning miles or points. If you are buying a product or service primarily because it offers you miles, you .....

Something I stress on Head for Points whenever I can is the need to keep a clear mind when earning miles or .....

by Rob Burgess14 comments

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