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bmi credit cards : enhancements from Mar 2013: inc more points and 10% off BA flights

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Bit of a quick fix for a wiki until someone has the time to fill it in, but here's a good place to look for an update on the 7 cards in existence:

http://www.headforpoints.com/2015/03...-rate-changes/
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Old Mar 16, 13, 5:31 am
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bmi credit cards : enhancements from Mar 2013: inc more points and 10% off BA flights

Looking at my bmi standard AMEX statement for March I seem to have been awarded 2 miles per rather than the 1.5 which I was expecting. A family member with a bmi standard mastercard also received 2 miles per . Is this a March bonus or a change for the better?
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Old Mar 17, 13, 6:14 am
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Originally Posted by BHDBOY View Post
Looking at my bmi standard AMEX statement for March I seem to have been awarded 2 miles per rather than the 1.5 which I was expecting. A family member with a bmi standard mastercard also received 2 miles per . Is this a March bonus or a change for the better?
I just saw my March BMI MC statement online and indeed, I am to receive 1818 miles for 909 in spend. Very strange, but I'll take it
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Old Mar 17, 13, 3:44 pm
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Same here. Better move them over to BAEC quick then.
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Old Mar 19, 13, 8:21 am
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I don't have double points on my March statement, but I do have more miles than I've have expected. Very odd, but best not complain!
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Old Mar 26, 13, 1:38 pm
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I have the old annual fee MBNA BMI Mastercard (normally 2 Avios per ) which in March has yielded 2.5 Avios per . ^
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Old Mar 28, 13, 10:56 am
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I have contacted mbna regarding this and it seems to be a permanent change. The new rates are 2 Miles for every 1 retail spend on Bmi American Express credit card and 1 Mile for every 1 retail spend on Bmi Visa credit card. Nice!
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Old Mar 28, 13, 1:09 pm
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Originally Posted by snufkin View Post
I have contacted mbna regarding this and it seems to be a permanent change. The new rates are 2 Miles for every 1 retail spend on Bmi American Express credit card and 1 Mile for every 1 retail spend on Bmi Visa credit card. Nice!
... and 2.5 per on the old annual-fee MC? Most excellent!
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Old Mar 29, 13, 12:06 am
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Hardly seems worth having the Plus Amex then
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Old Mar 29, 13, 3:55 am
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Originally Posted by Tiger_lily View Post
Hardly seems worth having the Plus Amex then
Agreed. My main card is my BA PP but I've switched to the BMI no-fee platinum for now. I seem to be getting 2points per .

Wonder if it's a way for MBNA to expedite dumping their remaining miles so they close these accounts off?
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Old Mar 29, 13, 5:35 am
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Wonder if it's a way for MBNA to expedite dumping their remaining miles so they close these accounts off?
A very astute suggestion.
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Old Mar 29, 13, 10:23 pm
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Originally Posted by phunc View Post
Agreed. My main card is my BA PP but I've switched to the BMI no-fee platinum for now. I seem to be getting 2points per .

Wonder if it's a way for MBNA to expedite dumping their remaining miles so they close these accounts off?
I'd be surprised, since I reckon the average MBNA BMI cardholder is substantially better off than MBNA's average client, and thus spends more. I have put over 1m through my bmi MasterCard over the years (mainly tax).
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Old Mar 30, 13, 2:05 am
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Originally Posted by Raffles View Post
I'd be surprised, since I reckon the average MBNA BMI cardholder is substantially better off than MBNA's average client, and thus spends more. I have put over 1m through my bmi MasterCard over the years (mainly tax).
But aren't we expecting some preagreed end date for the DC MBNA tie up? Maybe if they had prepurchased too many points they're using the opportunity to drag more spend through before then.
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Old Mar 30, 13, 9:56 am
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I'll have to check my statement when I get home cos I thought I only got 2p per 1.
I've got the 85/year Amex - if the fee free one now gets that too though with the new rates then I'll contact them and ask me to change
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Old Mar 30, 13, 12:48 pm
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Hmm handy info - will need to direct some spend to that old bmi Mastercard if it's giving 2.5 per
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Old Mar 30, 13, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by alanjrobertson View Post
Hmm handy info - will need to direct some spend to that old bmi Mastercard if it's giving 2.5 per
I have the old 2 miles per pound MasterCard. 6000 spend for march and had 15000 miles, hence 2.5 miles per pound spent..
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