Update: These offers for the British Airways Visa Signature® Card and the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card have expired. Learn more about the current offers here.
I’ve written about the awesome British Airways Visa Signature® Card, which is offering a welcome bonus of up to 100,000 bonus Avios, depending on how much you spend. The thresholds are as follows:
- 50,000 bonus Avios after spending $3,000 within the first three months
- 25,000 additional bonus Avios after spending $10,000 total within the first year
- 25,000 additional bonus Avios after spending $20,000 total within the first year
This is a card I signed up for earlier in the year, and that I think is definitely worth getting for those who don’t have it, given how many great uses there are of British Airways Avios.
While the current welcome bonus on the British Airways Card has been around for a while, View from the Wing notes that a marketing email indicates that the current offer is ending September 30, 2017. So if you’ve been considering this bonus, I’d highly recommend applying for the card in the next several days. There’s no guarantee the bonus will actually change as of that date — it’s possible that it’s just the current expiration date of the offer, and that it will be extended. However, I don’t see the bonus getting any better, so you might as well apply before any changes are made to it.
Anecdotally this is one of the easier Chase cards to be approved for. Along with the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card, the card isn’t subjected to Chase’s 5/24 rule, meaning that you can be approved for the card even if you’ve opened more than five card accounts in the past 24 months. You’re eligible for the bonus as long as you don’t currently have the card, and haven’t received a welcome bonus on the card in the past 24 months. So if you’re someone who had this card a long time ago, you’re still eligible for the bonus.
If you’re considering this bonus, I recommend checking out a few of my past posts to better help you decide if the card makes sense for you:
- Great Ways To Redeem British Airways Avios Without Paying Huge Fees
- Is The British Airways Companion Voucher Worth It?
- Two Ways To Calculate The British Airways Visa Card Welcome Bonus
In my opinion the bonus on the British Airways Card is worthwhile regardless of whether you go for the 50,000 Avios, 75,000 Avios, or 100,000 Avios threshold, or even if you choose to spend $30,000 to earn one of the companion certificates.