A Companion Voucher for me and another for my partner — TPG reader success story

Oct 27, 2019

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We’ve been asking to hear your travel success and mistake stories to both celebrate and help our TPG U.K. community.

This week, Scott contacted us to share details of how he and his wife are about to travel to the Caribbean in first class with one Companion Voucher and how they are in line to each earn another valuable Companion Voucher:

“I came across the TPG site around a year ago and obtained a BA personal Amex and BA corporate card.

My wife and I are now off to Barbados next May. We managed to book first class on the way out and business class on the way back. This cost us 121,000 points (using my Companion Voucher) and £1,100 in total fees, taxes and surcharges. When I looked at the price to pay for the flights, it was more than £7,000.

My wife now has a separate BA personal card. We’ll each earn a Companion Voucher every year, and by grouping our points, I reckon we can use the two Companion Vouchers to redeem for two long-haul business-class trips a year!”

Scott’s tale is a true example of the value that can be had from a Companion Voucher earned from a cobranded American Express card. Whether you have 50,000 Avios, 100,000 Avios, 150,000 Avios or 200,000 Avios to spend, Companion Vouchers can be a great way to maximise your return on one of the most valuable credit card perks in the U.K.

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