Get 1,000 Bonus Avios for Spending £100 With Your British Airways American Express Card

Aug 1, 2019

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American Express has launched a limited-time promotion for cardholders of its cobranded British Airways cards. With the offer, cardholders can enroll and get 1,000 bonus Avios for spending £100 or more with British Airways.

Through 15 September, BA cobranded cardholders can earn the 1,000 bonus Avios when spending £100 or more directly with BA. If you enroll in the offer and meet the minimum spending requirement, the bonus Avios will post to your account within five days, but may take up to 90 days from the end of the promotion period.

According to the terms and conditions, the offer is only available to the first 50,000 cardholders who save the offer to their card. Additionally, the terms state that the 1,000 bonus points can be reversed if the transaction is cancelled or refunded.

Based on TPG UK’s latest valuations, those 1,000 bonus Avios are worth £11. That’s not at all a bad return on the purchase. When you couple that with the bonus Avios that you’ll be earning for spending with BA, you could be walking away with even more.

For example, if you have the British Airways American Express Premium Plus Card, you’ll earn 3 Avios for every pound spent with BA. So, if the purchase you make is £180, you’ll earn 540 Avios. That will also qualify you for the 1,000 bonus Avios as part of the promotion. So, you’d end up with a total of 1,540 Avios, which are worth £17 based on TPG UK’s latest valuations.

Overall, this is a decent promotion you’ll want to enroll in if you have an eligible card and are planning to make a purchase with BA. To enroll, log in to your American Express account, scroll to the offers section and save it to your card.

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