1500 Avios bonus with £100 spend at British Airways - BA AMEX accounts
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1500 Avios bonus with £100 spend at British Airways - BA AMEX accounts

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Found 4th Jan
New offer found on my British Airways American Express credit card.

Need to opt in first via account.

I value Avios at around 1p per point in redemption value, so works out around a £15 saving on a low flight spend threshold.

May possibly be found on other AMEX cards as well.

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Thanks, on my BA fee free card.

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1500 avios is a rounding error and there are cards and cash back schemes giving 1.5 avios per pound spend so very cold.
faxmax4 m ago

1500 avios is a rounding error and there are cards and cash back schemes …1500 avios is a rounding error and there are cards and cash back schemes giving 1.5 avios per pound spend so very cold.


Eh? 1.5 avios per pound is 150 avios when you spend £100. This is 1500 avios for spending £100.
Edited by: "mtuk1" 4th Jan
Actually came up as £15 off of £100 spend on BA.com on my wife's identical card. Mine came up with the avios deal.
faxmax43 m ago

1500 avios is a rounding error and there are cards and cash back schemes …1500 avios is a rounding error and there are cards and cash back schemes giving 1.5 avios per pound spend so very cold.



You get 3 Avios per £ on the BAPP with BA so you get 300 Avios for the £100 spend AND you get 1500 Avios.
Edited by: "steveieboy1" 4th Jan
rascalchops3 m ago

Actually came up as £15 off of £100 spend on BA.com on my wife's identical …Actually came up as £15 off of £100 spend on BA.com on my wife's identical card. Mine came up with the avios deal.



I'd pick the cash over the points so if you're only going to use it once use the wife's card.
faxmax33 m ago

1500 avios is a rounding error and there are cards and cash back schemes …1500 avios is a rounding error and there are cards and cash back schemes giving 1.5 avios per pound spend so very cold.


£100 would equal 150 avios not 1500, 1500 if used correctly is equal to 15 to the pound, via the avios store you can get 4 per pound, but never seen 15 per pound spent.
This was featured on Head For Points this morning, there are 2 different offers and you will be offered one or the other (£15 or 1500 points). I had the 1500 points offer on my BAPP card.
Can this be used to pay off some my BA flydrive holiday at all?
I don't have either on mine...
ill probably use it for seat selection, upper deck on the old Club world
Edited by: "slliw" 4th Jan
Is it worth collecting those points? As far as I know you can exchange tesco vouchers to get Avios points. Does anyone know if it's worth it? How much points do I need for a free £100 ticket?
Tortolef4th Jan

Is it worth collecting those points? As far as I know you can exchange …Is it worth collecting those points? As far as I know you can exchange tesco vouchers to get Avios points. Does anyone know if it's worth it? How much points do I need for a free £100 ticket?



Only if you spend lots and would buy business class flights for cash anyway, then you can save some money.

By having a BAPP credit card for £195 you are buying Avios as you could use a cash back card and have a little cash in the pocket for each transaction. Converting Tesco to Avios you are again in effect buying them as you are giving up exchanging them for say restaurant vouchers where you can get 4x value. Let's say you get 2x value so converting £2.50 clubcard points for 600 Avios is costing you 0.833p per mile. You can earn miles through the cashback BA 365, again you are buying the miles since you aren't using TCB or Quidco for instance. The best way is to card churn, earn the sign up bonus and cancel then repeat.

Long Haul - For the east coast of the US it's 120k (peak) miles in business class and £537 in taxes. If you have the BAPP and have met the spend target you will earn a 241 so you can take someone along BUT you still need to pay the taxes £537 but not the miles.

Short Haul - LHR to Faro is 15k miles and £35 taxes gets you economy in August.

You can spend the miles on other things like hotels and car hire etc but these aren't the best value. I use them for hotels as I can pick better rooms i.e. suites where with hotel loyalty programs you can't well with Hilton you can but they are really premium.
steveieboy19th Jan

Only if you spend lots and would buy business class flights for cash …Only if you spend lots and would buy business class flights for cash anyway, then you can save some money. By having a BAPP credit card for £195 you are buying Avios as you could use a cash back card and have a little cash in the pocket for each transaction. Converting Tesco to Avios you are again in effect buying them as you are giving up exchanging them for say restaurant vouchers where you can get 4x value. Let's say you get 2x value so converting £2.50 clubcard points for 600 Avios is costing you 0.833p per mile. You can earn miles through the cashback BA 365, again you are buying the miles since you aren't using TCB or Quidco for instance. The best way is to card churn, earn the sign up bonus and cancel then repeat.Long Haul - For the east coast of the US it's 120k (peak) miles in business class and £537 in taxes. If you have the BAPP and have met the spend target you will earn a 241 so you can take someone along BUT you still need to pay the taxes £537 but not the miles.Short Haul - LHR to Faro is 15k miles and £35 taxes gets you economy in August. You can spend the miles on other things like hotels and car hire etc but these aren't the best value. I use them for hotels as I can pick better rooms i.e. suites where with hotel loyalty programs you can't well with Hilton you can but they are really premium.


The £20k spending target to get the 2-4-1 voucher is so difficult to reach.... unless i can pay mortgage with that....lol
terencetcf28 m ago

The £20k spending target to get the 2-4-1 voucher is so difficult to …The £20k spending target to get the 2-4-1 voucher is so difficult to reach.... unless i can pay mortgage with that....lol


Avoid the free card as when you earn the 241 you have a year to spend it. You need to book a year in advance to get the seats you want. It’s only 10k on the BAPP too
steveieboy120 m ago

Avoid the free card as when you earn the 241 you have a year to spend it. …Avoid the free card as when you earn the 241 you have a year to spend it. You need to book a year in advance to get the seats you want. It’s only 10k on the BAPP too


The BAPP fee card cost £195 is really a bit costly to consider. Do you really find it worthwhile? How much value roughly you are getting back?
terencetcf59 m ago

The BAPP fee card cost £195 is really a bit costly to consider. Do you …The BAPP fee card cost £195 is really a bit costly to consider. Do you really find it worthwhile? How much value roughly you are getting back?


Technically you are buying the Avios needed for the 241 for £195. The value varies but take my US east coast example it’s £195 for the 120k Avios needed. My situation has changed and we tend to stick to short haul for the time being. Going forward we will book Virgin economy to Orlando and uses Virgin miles to get the flight cost down. We use Avios for hotels as you can book bigger rooms. I still think the BAPP is a great card even though I don’t use the 241’s at the moment. The offers normally pay for the fee.
steveieboy152 m ago

Technically you are buying the Avios needed for the 241 for £195. The …Technically you are buying the Avios needed for the 241 for £195. The value varies but take my US east coast example it’s £195 for the 120k Avios needed. My situation has changed and we tend to stick to short haul for the time being. Going forward we will book Virgin economy to Orlando and uses Virgin miles to get the flight cost down. We use Avios for hotels as you can book bigger rooms. I still think the BAPP is a great card even though I don’t use the 241’s at the moment. The offers normally pay for the fee.


Thanks for you tips.
Just out of curiosity, is it easier to earn Virgin miles? from a credit card too?
terencetcf3 m ago

Thanks for you tips.Just out of curiosity, is it easier to earn Virgin …Thanks for you tips.Just out of curiosity, is it easier to earn Virgin miles? from a credit card too?


I think BA is a good card as you can use it for hotels and car hire too so a good starter card. No but I have a gold card and have a lot of friends so earn Virgin miles that way.
steveieboy12 h, 15 m ago

I think BA is a good card as you can use it for hotels and car hire too so …I think BA is a good card as you can use it for hotels and car hire too so a good starter card. No but I have a gold card and have a lot of friends so earn Virgin miles that way.


Gold Amex can earn virgin miles?
terencetcf7 h, 22 m ago

Gold Amex can earn virgin miles?


Gold earns MR points that you can use for Virgin at 1 per £, Avios, Hilton etc
terencetcf19 h, 2 m ago

Gold Amex can earn virgin miles?


How about an IHG card - £99 fee but you get a free night after a year if you spend 10k so book an expensive room to make the most of it. You get Platinum status so get a free drink at check in. Spend £37.5k and get spire status, no difference really but 25k points bonus.
steveieboy17 h, 16 m ago

How about an IHG card - £99 fee but you get a free night after a year if …How about an IHG card - £99 fee but you get a free night after a year if you spend 10k so book an expensive room to make the most of it. You get Platinum status so get a free drink at check in. Spend £37.5k and get spire status, no difference really but 25k points bonus.


Are you using this as well? Perhaps is good for places that don’t accept Amex.... still not really a fans of pay card fees....
terencetcf7 h, 17 m ago

Are you using this as well? Perhaps is good for places that don’t accept A …Are you using this as well? Perhaps is good for places that don’t accept Amex.... still not really a fans of pay card fees....



Yes I do, IF you pay for a IHG hotel anyway at £99+ then there is no fee technically as you get a free night. Most people pick an IC hotel in London and get £250 value out of the free night. We would just be staying there because it's free (£99) so we spend it on a hotel we need during expensive time of year. Last year it was a Holiday Inn at £105.

You get status with the card which gets you a pint and some nuts so that's £5 value every time you check in. We stay quite a lot of times a year at a Holiday Inn so make use of the free drink/s, sometimes you get 2 at check in.

You are meant ot get other benefits like early and late check out but realistically you can just ask the hotel without status and normally get them. Also you are meant to get room upgrades but I haven't had any so far so don't count on it.
steveieboy13 h, 21 m ago

Yes I do, IF you pay for a IHG hotel anyway at £99+ then there is no fee …Yes I do, IF you pay for a IHG hotel anyway at £99+ then there is no fee technically as you get a free night. Most people pick an IC hotel in London and get £250 value out of the free night. We would just be staying there because it's free (£99) so we spend it on a hotel we need during expensive time of year. Last year it was a Holiday Inn at £105. You get status with the card which gets you a pint and some nuts so that's £5 value every time you check in. We stay quite a lot of times a year at a Holiday Inn so make use of the free drink/s, sometimes you get 2 at check in. You are meant ot get other benefits like early and late check out but realistically you can just ask the hotel without status and normally get them. Also you are meant to get room upgrades but I haven't had any so far so don't count on it.


Will definitely consider it later. But now a family with 2 young children, I guess is impossible to get a room for 4 people, or 4 free drinks at check-in LOL! Thanks for your recommendation anyway
terencetcf23 m ago

Will definitely consider it later. But now a family with 2 young children, …Will definitely consider it later. But now a family with 2 young children, I guess is impossible to get a room for 4 people, or 4 free drinks at check-in LOL! Thanks for your recommendation anyway



We are a family with 1 child, very soon to be 4. We leave ours at grandma's and stay at the Holiday Inn when visting. You can get 2 kids in most hotel rooms if they are in a cot still. Going forward I am saving Avios and then you can book hotels and you can book room type too. We had a nice big room at an Intercontinental all booked with Avios.
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