What's the best $ Card for collecting Avios...??

Old Apr 15, 15, 3:09 am
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What's the best $ Card for collecting Avios...??


I'm doing a trip to the US in the summer and want to collect as many Avios as I can when spending around NYC. Obviously I have a BA Amex card for my sterling spend in the UK, but now I want a $ credit card. If I put everything on the sterling Amex I'll get killed with transaction costs.

What's the best card to collect Avois when you spend in $ but don't live in the US...??

and you might answer the same question for Euro spend as well if you can...!!


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Old Apr 15, 15, 3:15 am
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You might want to keep an eye on the Travelex Supercard due for release. https://www.travelex.co.uk/services/supercard
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Old Apr 15, 15, 3:18 am
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There's not a lot of credit cards that'll allow you to spend abroad without transaction fees, and there's even fewer that would provide any kind of rewards.

However, I do believe the Lloyds Avios cards (Amex/MC pair) have no foreign transaction fee, so that would probably be your only option.
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Old Apr 15, 15, 3:26 am
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Yes, Lloyds Avios Rewards is almost certainly your best bet. The Amex offers double points (2.5 Avios per 1, I think) in the first six months. There are no FX fees, but there is an annual charge of 25 or so.
A useful summary is here: HeadforPoints
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