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  1. Ben Appleby

    Hi all!
    i’m new to airmiles and avois points – We’re planning a big trip to the USA in 2018, so want to start collecting points now to earn upgrades and cheeper flights with BA and Americian airlines.

    I’m just about the start collecting the best credit cards for points, but wanted your advice before I do….
    I’m about the buy a new car (up to £15,000 spend) in January, and wanted to see if anyone could recommend the best way of doing this to maximise what i could earn in avois. I thinking that i i can sign up for a card, spend this amount in 1 month i’ve got enough for my signup bonus, and almost my year;y spend bonus in one month!! I’ve not signed up for any credit cards yet as i’m just looking into it all, so wanted to ask on here first!

    i’ve got a good credit history, and own a tesco credit card, have a mortgage, so my credit rating is pretty good etc etc

    Thanks in advance.

  2. MidSouthSkier

    Welcome [USER=2635]@Ben Appleby[/USER] – I’m not sure about car dealers in the UK but I’ve heard that here in the US they’re usually reluctant to put more than about $3000 on a credit card when someone is buying a car. (Though I bet they’d accept more than that on a card if you took it to their repair shop!) But I don’t have personal experience with that. I believe the reasoning is they don’t want to pay the credit card fees when they could take a check instead.

    Also, the list of cards available outside the US is much smaller than what is available to those of us here. Have you read Tiffany’s post about that? [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2015/07/30/choose-credit-card-outside-us/[/URL]

    Maybe this will give you a starting point but be sure and let us know if you have further questions.

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