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New hot credit card freebie or worldwide flight companion ticket rewardsAirline cards
Two hot new credit card deals have recently launched. With both, just do your normal day-to-day spend on the card to build up points, but only do this if you repay IN FULL every month so there's no interest. Then you reap the gain at no cost. All these cards do require you to pass their credit score.
* Free BA Europe return incl taxes and charges. The Lloyds Airmiles Duo* effectively offers new cardholders spending £500/mth a free return flight, and for 3 mths you get 1 Airmile per £1 spent on the Amex (you also get a Mastercard) up to a max of 1,500 - enough for returns to Spain, Italy etc. This differs to the Airmiles* website deal where you only need spend £10 for a 1,500 miles voucher, but that requires you to book one hotel night via Airmiles (can be costly). Fail to fully repay and it's 15.9% representative APR. See full Lloyds Airmiles pros & cons.
* Higher spenders free companion flight - you pay taxes and charges though. The BA Amex* is already a top pick airline rewards card as spend £20k+ a year and it gives a free companion ticket. Eg, if you get biz class to Miami so do they. Currently newbies get 3,000 bonus miles for spending £500 within 3 months (19.9% representative APR) and really big spenders can do even better. See full BA Amex pros & cons.