From today until September 30 2014, American Express is offering substantially increased sign up bonus Avios for UK residents signing up to its British Airways credit cards.
The BA American Express Premium Plus card sign up bonus has increased from 18,000 Avios to 25,000 Avios. You need to spend £3,000 on the card in the first three months to receive the bonus. The annual fee is £150, although this is refunded pro-rata if you cancel the card.
The BA standard card sign up bonus has increased from 3,000 Avios to 9,000 Avios. You need to spend £1,000 on the card in the first three months to receive the bonus. There is no annual fee for the card.
You will get an additional 1,000 bonus Avios if you let euflyer.com refer you for either card (so 26,000 or 10,000 bonus Avios). Simply use this link, send an email requesting a referral to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a referral link.
What can 10,000 or 26,000 Avios get me?
A fair question. Quite a lot is the short answer, which is why this British Airways American Express UK sign up bonus is particularly attractive.
9,000 Avios will get you a return flight to various parts of Europe (including Berlin, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Paris and Zurich), while 20,000 will cover flights to the far flung reaches of Europe, like Moscow, Malta and Tenerife.
You can have a look at the Avios Zones map here, to see exactly what you’ll get for your Avios. All European (including Moscow) flights offer the “Reward Flight Saver”, which caps your additional taxes and fees at £35.