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[Expired 2009 offer]100,000 miles for new BA Chase VISA

[Expired 2009 offer]100,000 miles for new BA Chase VISA

Old Nov 4, 09, 3:24 pm
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[Expired 2009 offer]100,000 miles for new BA Chase VISA

From the NYTimes: (http://bucks.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/...bonus-ever/?hp)

As Gary Leff reported in his View from the Wing blog, British Airways and Chase Card Services will soon be offering 100,000 miles to people who sign up for the British Airways Visa Signature card, possibly the most lucrative credit card sign-up bonus ever and equivalent to two round-trip coach tickets from North America to London.

Generally, the best one can get by signing up for similar cards is 25,000 miles, though targeted offerings have occasionally gone a bit higher.

New cardholders will receive a bonus of 100,000 British Airways miles — 50,000 miles after their first purchase and another 50,000 after spending at least $2,000 in the first three months. The bonus will first be available Friday to existing members of the British Airways frequent flier program and will be open to a broader audience Nov. 16.

Existing card holders will also get new benefits including earning 1.25 miles for every $1 spent and 2.5 miles for every $1 spent on British Airways travel, up 25 percent from previous earning levels. They will also receive a companion redemption voucher for a trans-Atlantic flight if they spend $30,000 a year on the card. Those who sign-up for the card will also automatically become members of the airline’s frequent flier program, known as Executive Club.


Apply using this link: http://www.mychasecreditcards.com/br...ays/hp_postpin LINK NO LONGER VALID

New application link courtesy of RedSox: https://applynow.chase.com/FlexAppWe...F01&MKID=&MSC= LINK NO LONGER VALID

1/7/10: DEAT BACK ON !. This link is valid as of today, but might not last: www.britishairways.com/chaseonboard LINK NO LONGER VALID

OFFER STILL AVAILABLE by phone as of 1/16/10: Some FTers have used the phone number (888-593-5212) in the original invitation e-mail to get this deal after the links disappeared. You need to specifically request the 50K + 50K offer. DEAL DEAD AGAIN as of 1/21/10.

To determine if your application has been approved: dial 800-945-2006, wait for the prompt and then press "#", the "1", then enter your SSN. It may take 48 hours or more for approval; until then you'll get a message saying you'll receive notification in the mail in 7-10 days. If you already have a chase.com account, your BA VISA will appear online as soon as it is approved. If it seems to be taking a long time (or you're just impatient), you can call 888-270-2127 to speak to a human. Some FTers with multiple Chase cards have found their approval to be on hold; when they called in their credit limit was reallocated or they were given the option of closing a card and then received approval during the call.

You have 93 days from APPROVAL (not application, not receipt of the card, not activation) to spend the $2000.

If you request more than one card, only the primary card will have your BAEC # on it, though all cards will have the same account # and earn miles on your account.

The $75 is charged on the first of the month and may or may not show up on your account when you receive the card, depending on when the card was approved. It will show up within your first billing cycle. There are reports that the $75 annual fee has been waived for some people. Others have reported that, during activation, the CSR promised that the fee would be waived but it was charged anyway.

The "First use bonus" will show up on your first Chase statement (assuming you've used the card once); the $2000 spend bonus ("Enrollment bonus") will show up on the statement cycle during which you complete the spend. Miles should post to your BAEC account 48 hours after your Chase statement closes.

The 30,000K spend is based on calendar year (courtesy of mrkymark): To be entitled to receive a Redemption Voucher the Member must have reached the required Spend Target within a 12 month period starting each year on January 1 and ending on December 31 (the “Twelve Month Period”) For the avoidance of doubt, if a customer opens a Credit Card account on any date following January 1 then they must have reached their Spend Target by December 31 of that year to be awarded a Redemption Voucher.

If you are new to BA, here are some useful links (courtesy of christianj):

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...ml#post8172633

This part specifically covers spending miles and the part on Partner awards is listed at the bottom:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/8172633-post14.html

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Old Nov 4, 09, 7:11 pm
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Originally Posted by j3brooklyn View Post
From the NYTimes: (http://bucks.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/...bonus-ever/?hp)

As Gary Leff reported in his View from the Wing blog, British Airways and Chase Card Services will soon be offering 100,000 miles to people who sign up for the British Airways Visa Signature card, possibly the most lucrative credit card sign-up bonus ever and equivalent to two round-trip coach tickets from North America to London.
Is there a link to apply for this? I can't find anything like this sign-up bonus online!
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Old Nov 4, 09, 7:14 pm
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According to the article, it is open for signups on Friday.
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Old Nov 4, 09, 7:38 pm
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WOW!

This could be what I've been waiting for... wonder if there will be any other bennies... plus the annual fee
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Old Nov 4, 09, 7:40 pm
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Old Nov 4, 09, 7:43 pm
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So what does this get you? And how much do taxes and "fees" run on BA? Don't trust them too much after the BOM debacle.
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Are there any bonus promotions for enrolling in the EC
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Old Nov 4, 09, 7:58 pm
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Here's the scoop.

$75 annual fee
50,000 miles with first purchase
50,000 miles after $2k in spend within 3 months
1.25 miles per dollar

And the best benefit aside from the signup bonus: every year that you spend $30k on the card you get a certificate for a free companion award redemption.

Now, BA has family accounts. So if 2 people get this card that's $200k miles in bonuses after $4k in spend.

Put $30k total spend on one of the cards and $2k on the other, and you earn 240,000 total miles plus a free companion.

That would buy you (2) first class award tickets from the US to, say, Dubai...

Now you will pay some decent taxes on awards, a business class award from the US to Europe runs ~ US$350 IIRC. But this is still a pretty phenomenal deal. I wouldn't put more than $30k a year on the card, but it sure seems worth putting the $30k there..
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Old Nov 4, 09, 8:18 pm
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So should I cancel my existing BA card immediately? Or should I keep it and get one for my wife?
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Old Nov 4, 09, 8:21 pm
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Wow this is one heck of an offer ^
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Old Nov 4, 09, 8:52 pm
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Originally Posted by gleff View Post
Here's the scoop.

$75 annual fee
50,000 miles with first purchase
50,000 miles after $2k in spend within 3 months
1.25 miles per dollar

And the best benefit aside from the signup bonus: every year that you spend $30k on the card you get a certificate for a free companion award redemption.

Now, BA has family accounts. So if 2 people get this card that's $200k miles in bonuses after $4k in spend.

Put $30k total spend on one of the cards and $2k on the other, and you earn 240,000 total miles plus a free companion.

That would buy you (2) first class award tickets from the US to, say, Dubai...

Now you will pay some decent taxes on awards, a business class award from the US to Europe runs ~ US$350 IIRC. But this is still a pretty phenomenal deal. I wouldn't put more than $30k a year on the card, but it sure seems worth putting the $30k there..
Thanks gleff for the scoop ^

Now if they bring back the dollar coins this could work out well ^

The companion cert... does this work in conjunction with award tickets?
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Old Nov 4, 09, 8:54 pm
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nice. taxes/fuel surcharges apply on awards, i think. might get more bang for upgrades. wonder if they charge the same fees for partner redemptions.
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Old Nov 4, 09, 8:55 pm
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And the best benefit aside from the signup bonus: every year that you spend $30k on the card you get a certificate for a free companion award redemption.
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I don't know about that. A lot of these companion fare deals only apply to the most expensive tickets in the class -- often fare you have to buy to get the "free" companion ticket is a non-discount fare that costs more than twice as much as you'd pay just buying two discount tickets in that class. I don't know the details of the BA offer, but I'd check into this before getting too excited about this particular feature.
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And the best benefit aside from the signup bonus: every year that you spend $30k on the card you get a certificate for a free companion award redemption.
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I don't know about that. A lot of these companion fare deals only apply to the most expensive tickets in the class -- often fare you have to buy to get the "free" companion ticket is a non-discount fare that costs more than twice as much as you'd pay just buying two discount tickets in that class. I don't know the details of the BA offer, but I'd check into this before getting too excited about this particular feature.
No, it's an award companion ticket - i.e. redeem for one BA award and get another free for a companion.
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Old Nov 4, 09, 9:19 pm
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Originally Posted by beckoa View Post
The companion cert... does this work in conjunction with award tickets?
It works ONLY in conjunction with an award ticket. It's 2 award tickets for the price of one. ^
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