ADVERTORIAL • May 2020

Make your spending go further with American Express

The world may be at a standstill, but what you choose to do with your hard-earned cash right now could end up taking you on memorable adventures in the future. Want to find out more? Here are just some of the benefits to be gained from taking out a British Airways American Express® Card

Boost your balance
Did you know there are multiple British Airways American Express® Cards, each tailored to specific needs? Even better, you can use all of them to collect Avios on your day-to-day spending. There’s the British Airways American Express Credit Card (Representative 22.2% APR variable), great for personal use with no annual fee; the British Airways American Express Premium Plus Card (Representative 74.7% APR variable) with enhanced benefits, and the British Airways American Express Accelerating Business Card (Representative APR: 80.3% APR variable) – a must for small business owners.

British Airways American Express Credit Card: Representative 22.2% APR variable. British Airways American Express Premium Plus Card: Representative 74.7% APR variable, £195 Annual Fee, Assumed credit limit: £1,200, Purchase rate 22.2% p.a. variable. British Airways American Express Accelerating Business Card: Representative APR: 80.3% APR variable, Annual fee: £210, Assumed credit limit of £1,200, Purchase Rate: 22.2% p.a. variable.

Surfing (online)
Start collecting Avios right away by shopping (both online and off) with your British Airways American Express Card. Our best tip for growing your Avios quickly? If you shop via the British Airways Avios eStore - where Avios is available on every £11 you spend with more than a thousand of your favourite retailers – you’ll be collecting Avios via the eStore and from the Card itself, meaning double the points for no extra effort.

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The household essentials
Those who make the most out of their British Airways American Express Card are the ones who use it for everyday spend and ongoing subscriptions. Whether it’s buying food and petrol, getting tools for your garden or a new subscription – you’ll be rewarded for your everyday spend with a steady flow of Avios to your Executive Club account.

Welcoming you aboard
To anyone taking out a British Airways American Express Credit Card for the first time, you’ll receive an introductory bonus of 5,000 Avios if you spend £1,000 within the first six months of Cardmembership, while Premium Plus Cardmembers will be given a massive 25,000 Avios for hitting £3,000 within the same timeframe.Whichever you receive, both balances are enough to book a future reward flight – bookable up to 355 days in advance – with your Avios.

If you’re already a personal Cardmember, inviting a friend to apply for either British Airways American Express Card will earn you up to 90,000 bonus Avios per calendar year, while your friends will receive a special introductory welcome offer, too.4

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Adventures ahead
If there’s one thing better than using Avios to discount your travel, then surely it’s getting to travel so cheaply that it feels like a steal. Unique to reward flights in the UK and Europe, the Reward Flight Saver ticket removes the need to pay the standard taxes, fees and carrier charges, leaving you with just £1 to pay, per person return, on top of the Avios amount. To book, you’ll need to have collected at least one Avios in the last 12 months – made easy with your British Airways American Express Card. 

Just think, you could take a future trip to Amsterdam for 18,000 Avios + £1, or, if you’re dreaming of further afield, to Athens for 29,000 Avios + £1. Avios rates quoted are for a return flights travelling in economy (Euro Traveller), on peak dates. 

Important information

1. Applicants must be UK residents age 18 years or older. Approval subject to status. Terms and Conditions apply to collecting and redeeming Avios and On Business Points, Companion Vouchers and Welcome Offers and Inviting friends. Full Terms and Conditions can be found here.

For the British Airways American Express Credit Card, you will be awarded 1 Avios for every £1 spent on purchases. For the British Airways American Express Premium Plus Card you will be awarded 1,5 Avios for every £1 spent on purchases and 3 Avios for every £1 you spend direct on British Airways flights. And for the British Airways American Express Accelerating Business Card you will be awarded 1.5 Avios for every £1 spent on purchases.

2. Rewards flights are subject to availability. Taxes, fees and carrier charges apply to the redemption of Avios, On Business and Companion Vouchers. Detailed information on Companion Voucher can be found here  

3. You will not be eligible to receive any Welcome Bonus Offer for: (I) The British Airways American Express Premium Plus Card (representative 74.7% APR variable, £195 Annual Fee, Assumed credit limit: £1200, Purchase rate 22.2% p.a. variable), if you hold or have held any personal British Airways American Express Card product in the past 24 months, or (II) The British Airways American Express Credit Card (representative 22.2% APR variable), if you hold or have held any personal American Express Card in the past 24 months. All information including representative APRS and representative examples are correct as at 1 May 2020. Interest rates link to the Bank of England base rate. See amex.co.uk for details.

4. You may refer as many friends or family members as you wish but there are annual limits on the rewards you can earn through referrals, please click here to find out more. Please only refer friends and family who are happy to receive information from American Express. You can earn up to a maximum of 90,000 bonus points or a maximum of £150 cashback per calendar year if you hold a cashback product. Your friend must apply via the link you share with them to ensure you both receive your bonus. All introductory offers are subject to change and can be withdrawn at any time. Your friend will receive rewards depending on the Card they choose and their spend on this Card. Full Member Get Member Terms and Conditions can be found here

American Express Services Europe Limited has its registered office at Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9AX, United Kingdom. It is registered in England and Wales with company number 1833139 and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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