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British Airways American Express Premium Plus Card:
Collect 25,000 bonus Avios when you spend £3,000 within the first three months of card membership.

British Airways American Express Credit Card:
Collect 9,000 bonus Avios when you spend £1,000 within the first three months of card membership.

Referrals

If you are already a BA American Express card holder (either BA card) and introduce a friend to the BA American Express card, you'll receive a 4,000 Avios bonus once your friend's application is approved.

If you are already a BA American Express card holder (either BA card) and introduce a friend to the Premium Plus card, you'll receive a 9,000 Avios bonus once your friend's application is approved.

If your friend achieves the spend required for the welcome offer on either card they'll receive an additional 1,000 Avios. I.e. 26,000 or 10,000 total bonus Avios for the Premium Plus and Credit Card respectively.
Small print:
You must refer your friend via the referral link provided above to be eligible for this offer.

You may recommend as many friends or family members as you wish but you can only receive a maximum of 45,000 Avios per calendar year for those approved for a Card.

You will receive 4,000 bonus Avios if your friend applies and is approved for the British Airways American Express Credit Card. Your friend will receive 4,000 bonus Avios after they have been approved and spent a minimum of £1,000 on goods and services purchased and charged to their Account within three months of Account opening.

You will receive 9,000 bonus Avios if your friend applies and is approved for the British Airways American Express Premium Plus Card. Your friend will receive 19,000 bonus Avios after they have been approved and spent a minimum of £3,000 on goods and services purchased and charged to their Account within three months of Account opening.

When completing the referral form, you must
(i) select the Card you hold from the list at Step 1 and
(ii) select a card to recommend from those listed at Step 2. If you do not follow this process, you and your friend will not be eligible for the bonus.

If your friend has already applied for any of the British Airways American Express Credit Cards without using this referral, you and your friend will not be eligible for the bonus Avios.

All introductory offers are subject to change, can be withdrawn at any time and are not available if your friend currently holds or has held any other British Airways American Express Credit Cards in the past six months.


Promotions

Retention offers

    Voucher eligible spend
    Pretty much everything counts towards the £10,000 (or £20,000) required to earn a 2-4-1 Companion Voucher, including the following which might be unexpected:
    • Foreign transaction fees

    A few things that don't:
    • Annual membership fee
    • Interest payments
    • Transactions under £1 (although you can earn the single Avios )

    The online total to the right of the card summary is pretty up to date, and far more useful for tracking spend than what the statements show.


    Insurance
    Both standard and Premium Plus cards include insurance benefits for goods and services purchased on the card. Full details here and here respectively. Summary of Premium Plus benefit are shown here, with standard card offering same cover unless alternate figure is shown in parentheses:
    • Purchase protection: £2,500
    • Refund protection: £300 (£200) per item
    • Flight delay / cancellation / overbooking / missed: £200 (£0)
    • Baggage delay (6+ hours): £750 (£0)
    • Baggage delay (48+ hours): £1,000 (£0), additional to 6 hours benefit
    • Accident: £250,000 (£75,000)
    • Hijack (24+ hours): £1,500
    • Hijack (72+ hours): £3,000, additional to the 24h benefit
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    Old May 30, 17, 8:16 am
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    rum
     
    Join Date: Oct 2006
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    Originally Posted by pauldb View Post
    Are both vouchers in your name: the problem would then be that you have to be on both bookings. The ideal scenario is to have 241 in our name (used for you and the child) and a Lloyds voucher/booking for your partner.

    You may be able to get around this by forming an avios.com household account with your partner: they may then be able to use your Lloyds voucher, attached to the household account, for themselves.
    Many thanks for your reply, Paul.
    Yes, both are in my name. We have a household account for the BAEC but not for Avios.com - I should look into creating one that way...
    Here goes!
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    Old May 30, 17, 8:22 am
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    Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Many thanks for your reply, Paul.
    Yes, both are in my name. We have a household account for the BAEC but not for Avios.com - I should look into creating one that way...
    Here goes!
    Make sure you have enough avios in your avios.com accounts before you do it: you won't be able to transfer in avios after combining!
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    Old May 30, 17, 8:29 am
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    Originally Posted by ukflo View Post
    Thanks for your reply. My question is about baggage delay. We arrived at our destination a day late but are still without our luggage now two days later.
    Then that's very strange. I've always found amex very straightforward on this.

    BA would normally accept a claim for essential items but at lower levels; they might also have given you a credit of some sort.

    I don't really see how the IT problems mark your case out. I would call again or if you're comfortable, make you purchases and put your claim into Amex regardless.
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    Old May 30, 17, 8:38 am
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    Originally Posted by pauldb View Post
    Then that's very strange. I've always found amex very straightforward on this.

    BA would normally accept a claim for essential items but at lower levels; they might also have given you a credit of some sort.

    I don't really see how the IT problems mark your case out. I would call again or if you're comfortable, make you purchases and put your claim into Amex regardless.
    I've had to claim for luggage delay twice with Amex (admittedly using my Platinum cover rather than the BAPP) and they never expected me to have claimed with the airline first.
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    Old May 30, 17, 8:43 am
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    Originally Posted by pauldb View Post
    Make sure you have enough avios in your avios.com accounts before you do it: you won't be able to transfer in avios after combining!
    OK, thanks. So I should transfer some from my BA account into Avios.com before creating the Avios.com household account?
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    Old Jun 1, 17, 6:13 am
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    Join Date: Apr 2006
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    Just had this offer:

    7k summer avios bonus.

    How to get your Summer Bonus
    Spend £7,000 or more on your British Airways American Express® Premium Plus Card between 1 June and 31 July 2017 and we’ll give you 7,000 bonus Avios to help you on your way1.

    No need to register. Just reach for your Card and off you go
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    Old Jun 1, 17, 6:17 am
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    Originally Posted by aceman View Post
    Just had this offer:

    7k summer avios bonus.

    How to get your Summer Bonus
    Spend £7,000 or more on your British Airways American Express® Premium Plus Card between 1 June and 31 July 2017 and we’ll give you 7,000 bonus Avios to help you on your way1.

    No need to register. Just reach for your Card and off you go
    Typical, I got that offer too today.
    Two days after I booked a holiday
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    Old Jun 1, 17, 7:32 am
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    Originally Posted by Wong Jnr View Post
    Typical, I got that offer too today.
    Two days after I booked a holiday
    yeah, I've just done a load of heavy spend too, and I'm away from the middle of June to late july! not for me this one!
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    Old Jun 1, 17, 8:04 am
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    Originally Posted by aceman View Post
    Just had this offer:

    7k summer avios bonus.

    How to get your Summer Bonus
    Spend £7,000 or more on your British Airways American Express® Premium Plus Card between 1 June and 31 July 2017 and we’ll give you 7,000 bonus Avios to help you on your way1.

    No need to register. Just reach for your Card and off you go
    No email here.
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    Old Jun 15, 17, 4:00 pm
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    Originally Posted by Frequentflyer99 View Post
    Sorry if this is already answered somewhere in the thread (a search of cumulative revealed nothing), but on the Offers promos - spend £X at Y and receive a credit of £Z - can anyone state definitively whether the spend has to be all in one go, or can it be cumulative throughout the offer period ? If cumulative, is this the case with all the offers ?
    Just bumping this as I now have offers for Selfridges, Harrods and Harvey Nicholls. It would be great to know if the spend on these stores can be spread across multiple purchases.
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    Old Jun 16, 17, 4:36 am
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    Originally Posted by Frequentflyer99 View Post
    Just bumping this as I now have offers for Selfridges, Harrods and Harvey Nicholls. It would be great to know if the spend on these stores can be spread across multiple purchases.
    I have all of those offers too - got a HN one earlier in the year and have since got Harrods and Selfridges targeted offers by email invite only.

    In aswer to your question, I think the answer is no. Payment must be made 'in full' to the card registered. That's how I interpreted the T&Cs.
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    Old Jun 22, 17, 1:45 pm
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    I received an email from BA offering me 3000 Avios for adding a Supplementary Cardholder to my BAPP account, however it says for the 1st additional card only but I already have an 1 additional cardholder. Is there a chance I would get the 3000 Avios for the 2nd cardholder? Otherwise I am not sure why they sent it to me? Or is it just because of their crap IT doesn't know I already I have added one already?
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    Old Jun 22, 17, 10:58 pm
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    At least you get emails!

    Despite my marketing preferences allowing them, I get nothing. I get regular account related ones, but nothing like this.

    Do they come from any strange email address?

    I've even opened a ticket and they say all should be okay, but still nothing.

    I am wondering what I miss out on.
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    Old Jun 23, 17, 1:19 am
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    Originally Posted by wheatbeer View Post
    I received an email from BA offering me 3000 Avios for adding a Supplementary Cardholder to my BAPP account...
    Are you sure the email was not from Amex rather than BA?
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    Old Jun 23, 17, 2:14 am
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    Originally Posted by wheatbeer View Post
    I received an email from BA offering me 3000 Avios for adding a Supplementary Cardholder to my BAPP account, however it says for the 1st additional card only but I already have an 1 additional cardholder. Is there a chance I would get the 3000 Avios for the 2nd cardholder? Otherwise I am not sure why they sent it to me? Or is it just because of their crap IT doesn't know I already I have added one already?
    I got the offer in May and receive the bonus with no hassle. I already had a supp card for my wife so the new supp cardholder wasn't my first. My offer t&cs said "you will only receive the 3,000 Avios bonus for the first approved Card".

    I figured I wasn't risky much either way. In fact I felt pretty safe I was eligible if they sent me the email knowing my situation, not being specific about ineligibility.
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