Spend £7000 in 12 months using Lloyds TSB American Express card and get upgraded on BA flight
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Spend £7000 in 12 months using Lloyds TSB American Express card and get upgraded on BA flight

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Found 13th Mar 2014
For Avios hunters!

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Collect Avios 5 times faster with 1.25 Avios for every £1 of eligible spend1 on the Lloyds Bank Avios Rewards American Express® Card.

Collect double Avios on eligible spend¹ for the first 6 months on your American Express Card

When you spend¹ £7,000 on your Cards in a year you can upgrade two British Airways flights - two single trips or one return.

From Euro Traveller to Club Europe
From World Traveller to World Traveller Plus
From World Traveller Plus to Club World

To stay eligible for promotional rates, you must stay within your credit limit and make your payments on time each month.
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13 Comments

Going from how cold this is going, i may be right in saying that if you can afford to spend 7K on your credit card in 12 months, you probably don't need them to give you 1 free upgrade, your probably already in business of first class. so as a deal, as cold as the temperatures outside a plane at cruising altitude ( so thats anywhere between minus 50 to minus 70) ;p

I have this card, but Lloyds TSB will have to give me a much better deal than this to stop me from using my other cards which have better advantages.

bouncy99

Going from how cold this is going, i may be right in saying that if you … Going from how cold this is going, i may be right in saying that if you can afford to spend 7K on your credit card in 12 months, you probably don't need them to give you 1 free upgrade, your probably already in business of first class. so as a deal, as cold as the temperatures outside a plane at cruising altitude ( so thats anywhere between minus 50 to minus 70) ;p



You really think everyone that spends £7k in a year travels business or first class?

A lot of families spend that just on food and fuel in a year.

oddballjamie

You really think everyone that spends £7k in a year travels business or … You really think everyone that spends £7k in a year travels business or first class?A lot of families spend that just on food and fuel in a year.

no i think you have miss read. i am saying if your spending 7k on your card on normal expenditure, your probs also jetting around in business of first class already so don't need the upgrade. That normal family you speak off wouldn't be using a credit card to feed the family then paying it off.

bouncy99

no i think you have miss read. i am saying if your spending 7k on your … no i think you have miss read. i am saying if your spending 7k on your card on normal expenditure, your probs also jetting around in business of first class already so don't need the upgrade. That normal family you speak off wouldn't be using a credit card to feed the family then paying it off.



I think you are missing the point of these types of cards, people don't generally (intend to) use them to loan money with, they use them to take advantage of the bonuses. I know several people who do the same with cashback credit cards, they make all purchases (food, fuel, clothes, meals out) with them. Then they clear the card at the end of the month and start again, effectively getting everything at a couple of percent off.

Have a read of this for further information.
moneysavingexpert.com/cre…rds

bouncy99

no i think you have miss read. i am saying if your spending 7k on your … no i think you have miss read. i am saying if your spending 7k on your card on normal expenditure, your probs also jetting around in business of first class already so don't need the upgrade. That normal family you speak off wouldn't be using a credit card to feed the family then paying it off.



erm yeah - i pay for everything on CC an pay off at the end of the month. Saves carrying money around and also if the product is over £100 you get the added security of the CC being jointly responsible if something goes wrong. That way my money is earning (very little) interest for the month that I use the CC and then pay off the end of the month. Also get cashback on CC purchases at end of year. SO makes no sense not to.

bouncy99

Going from how cold this is going, i may be right in saying that if you … Going from how cold this is going, i may be right in saying that if you can afford to spend 7K on your credit card in 12 months, you probably don't need them to give you 1 free upgrade, your probably already in business of first class. so as a deal, as cold as the temperatures outside a plane at cruising altitude ( so thats anywhere between minus 50 to minus 70) ;p



£7000 is roughly £150 per week, so while you may not usualy spend that much on a CC each week, use it for shopping, and petrol etc and I'm sure most people would get clos to the target amount.

If using for shopping, combine it with a Tesco Clubcard and exchange the points an extra 600 Avios for every £250 spent on groceries. If using it for petrol, again use Tesco or Shell for even more Avios points.

never considered that, however this hasnt met with a very warm reception, clearly an upgrade on a flight must be pants.

bouncy99

never considered that, however this hasnt met with a very warm reception, … never considered that, however this hasnt met with a very warm reception, clearly an upgrade on a flight must be pants.



I'd rather have the cashback than an upgrade too. Even wealthy people I know rarely fly business class unless a company is footing the bill. However they do pay extra for leg room.

Just to clear something up! They are not offering an upgrade to "FIRST".

BA have seats on most long haul flights that have "FIRST" and this is a super expensive service its about £9K from LHR to NYC in FIRST.

They are offering an upgrade to Club World, which is at the mortal end of premium.

Don't do this offer if you think you are going to get FIRST you might be disappointed!

Further still, getting to Club World upgrade is not that cheap, World Traveller Plus is bit to pricey and most will use Avios to go from World Traveller to WTP. So you would have to buy an over the odds ticket anyway.

A nice bonus but I am not sure how many people it will satisfy.
Edited by: "groenleader" 13th Mar 2014

Might be worth mentioning this is for Lloyds Bank, not TSB, or the bank formerly known as Lloyds TSB, the bank that likes to say "yes".

We generally use two CC, Sainsburys Nectar and Amex to live on each month for everything and then clear the balance and start again.

Been using Sainsburys ever since the Nectar scheme started, last year in November we cashed in £250. Started again in January this year and already have £60 in Nectar points (thats less than 3 months).

If we can keep up with £60 in points every 3 months, we should have around the same end of this year 2014.

czechoslovakia

Might be worth mentioning this is for Lloyds Bank, not TSB, or the bank … Might be worth mentioning this is for Lloyds Bank, not TSB, or the bank formerly known as Lloyds TSB, the bank that likes to say "yes".



My Avios cards are just TSB.
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