The British Airways 100,000 mile credit card sign up bonus offer is back! There are currently 2 offers -- the first one is a straight-forward 50,000 points for $2,000 in spend within the first 3 months of account opening, with the first year $95 annual fee waived. The second, which I feel is the more lucrative offer, is as follows:
- 50,000 points when meeting $2,000 spend in first 3 months
- An additional 25,000 when spending a total of $10k in your first year
- An additional 25,000 when spending a total of $20k in your first year
- Annual fee of $95 not waived
Why Get The Card?
British Airways Avios points are the best for redeeming short distance, domestic flights, on alliance partners American Airlines and U.S. Airways! Avios reward flights are distance based, so the shorter the flight, the less points needed to redeem. For example, our recent trip to Washington D.C. only cost us 9,000 points, roundtrip, per person! Some more examples include only 4,500 one-way from Miami to many Caribbean destinations, as well as only 12,500 one-way from the West Coast to Hawaii! My wife and I, each took advantage of this 100,000 point offer back in 2012, and we still have about 30,000 points left over!
This is a great deal for those of you either on the West Coast or East Coast, as there are some great short distance destinations that you can take advantage of! If you're only comfortable spending $2,000 to get the 50,000 point bonus, great! If you feel like you would be able to meet the $20K spend in a year for the 100,000 point bonus, even better! The good thing is, you have options.
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