(Expired) New Total of 100,000 Avios British Airways Visa Card Offer

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Good news. Chase has raised the offer to a total of 100,000 Avios on the British Airways Visa!

Link: British Airways Visa Signature® Card

To receive the full 100,000 Avios bonus, there are three tiers of spending requirements to meet. You will receive 50,000 Avios after spending $2,000 in 3 months, an additional 25,000 Avios if you spend $10,000 in 12 months, AND an additional 25,000 Avios if you spend $20,000 in 12 months. The annual fee is $95.

While I wish you could receive the full 100,000 with one simple minimum spend, it’s nice that you have 12 months to meet the 2nd and 3rd tiers. Even if you just committed to spending $10,000 in 12 months, you would receive 75,000 Avios. That’s a lot of Avios.

Can You Apply for the 100k British Airways Visa Offer? 

The terms on the application say that you’re eligible to apply and receive the bonus if you don’t currently hold the BA card, and it’s been 24 months from the last time you received a bonus on the card.

It appears that the British Airways Visa doesn’t fall under Chase’s 5/24 rule.

Note: If you don’t have the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, you may want to apply for it first, since it’s a harder card to get approved for now if you have applied for 5+ credit cards in the last 24 months.

Other Benefits of the 100k British Airways Visa Offer

You will earn 3x Avios per $1 on British Airways purchases and 1x on all other spending. There are no foreign transaction fees and it’s equipped with smart chip technology, so it’s good for international use. The British Airways card is also a Visa Signature card, which comes with some sweet additional benefits like free wine tastings.

If you spend $30,000 in a calendar year on your British Airways Visa, you will receive the Travel Together Ticket. This ticket lets you bring a passenger on an award ticket for the Avios price of one, but you will still have to pay the fuel surcharges and fees.

Why I Love British Airways Avios

It’s true, last year British Airways devalued their award chart for “premium” cabin flights and 4,500 short haul domestic flights. That being said, there’s still great value in the British Airways award chart. BA has a distance = based chart, so short flights are a darn good deal.

I can fly Austin to Dallas for only 7,500 Avios and $5. Or, I can fly to Chicago for 7,500 Avios. I’ve also used my Avios for cheap flights to Mexico from Dallas for only 7,500 Avios and $25 one-way. Bargain.

Avios are great for getting to Hawaii on Alaska or American airlines from the west coast. You book LAX to Maui for only 12,500 Avios and $25 one-way.

You can also get cheap flights to the Caribbean from the west coast with Avios. Miami to San Juan, Puerto Rico is only 7,500 Avios and $5.

And don’t forget the popular Boston to Dublin route on Aer Lingus that’s only 26k Avios roundtrip in economy during off-peak season.

I’ve also used my Avios to hop around internationally. They’re great for that! For example, you can fly Dublin to London starting at 4,000 Avios one-way.

Pretty much no matter where you live, or where you’re traveling, you can find a cheap Avios flight. There’s also no close in booking fee with Avios, and it’s easy to top off your account since you can transfer in Chase Ultimate Rewards. Oh, and sharing Avios is easy with household accounts.

Wrap Up on the 100k British Airways Visa Offer

Chase has raised the offer to a total of 100,000 Avios on the British Airways Visa Signature® Card. If you’re eligible for the card, it’s one that deserves consideration since Avios can be very valuable. They aren’t my favorite award points, but they are up there because of how practical they are. If this offer is right for you, the link to apply and view all the details is below. Remember, only apply for credit cards if your credit score is in good condition, and you’re comfortable with the minimum spending requirements.

Apply Now: British Airways Visa Signature® Card

Geoff Whitmore

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7 Comments on "(Expired) New Total of 100,000 Avios British Airways Visa Card Offer"

  1. I would suggest checking out the co-pays on BA award tickets before investing in this card. BA charges the “fuel surcharge” on tickets between the US and UK so “free” is over $500.

    I have gotten good value using BA points on Qantas; I have never tried on American

    • Another thing to be aware about on the BA 100K promotion. To get the first 50K award, you must spend $3000 in the first 3 months. They don’t tell you the time period starts when your approved and not when you receive and activate the card. I was approved on May 25th and received my card on June 16th. So you have only 2 months to spend $3000 and not 3 months. Quite unfair since you can’t use the card before you get it. I cancelled the card…….

  2. “Avios are great for getting to Hawaii on Alaska or American airlines from the east coast. You book LAX to Maui for only 12,500 Avios and $25 one-way.”

    Is it possible that you meant “. . . from the WEST coast . . .”? East coast does not make as much sense, based on the subsequent sentence.

  3. Is there a tutorial on using Avios to fly American flights? I have zero success using the BA website for US domestic flights on AA. Scant availability, although a lot of availability is shown on the AA website. Would think the sites would be in synch…

  4. Johnny,
    Please reflect the fine details that I experienced with the British Airways card. Fact one. It takes over 8 weeks for Avios to show up on my account. I was blessed with a huge amount of Avios which I was excited to put into use for my travel. Once I received my avois, It was almost impossible to find a flight as far out as one year to use the Avios rewards. The executive club representative was very apologetic but admitted it was vey difficult to book Avios reward flights. Trips to small towns are easier but forget Hawaii, Canada and other large cities. The partner carries do not allow many of their trips for avois travel as per the representative. I trip to book a flight to Australia a year from now but very few seats and bad times. Also no Business or first class. He suggested going on the website several times a week to see updates. He also mentioned to use my avois for car rental. It is quit easier but the points required were huge. I saved so much more by Costco travel.
    So I wanted all to be aware of the cons of this great deal. It grabbed me but only to disappoint. I will still use it when I can but forget the big expectations.
    I appreciate your site and continue to use it for other deals. Keep up the good work. Please spread the word
    Blessings,
    Michael

    • Thanks for sharing your experience & reading the blog! My Avios have always hit 3-4 days after my billing cycle closing date, and I’ve used my Avios numerous times for short haul flights which is preferred since they add fuel surcharges for longer haul flights. Thanks for mentioning Costco Travel – I’ll have to check them out!

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