British Airways 100,000 Offer is Back Yet Again!

One of our favorite sign up bonuses is back yet again. Chase has brought back the British Airways VISA Signature card 100,000 bonus Avios offer.  If you didn’t get in last time, this is as great promotion!  This time around you get the following:

  • 50,000 Avios for spending a minimum of $2,000 within the first 3 months of account opening.
  • An additional 25,000 Avios for spending $10,000 within the first 12 months of account opening.
  • A third bonus of another 25,000 Avios for spending another $10,000 within the first 12 months. Total Avios: 100,000!!!

Why we love this offer:

The best redemption value for Avios is NOT by flying British Airways, which charges exorbitant amounts in fuel surcharges. Since British Airways has a distance-based award chart, the best use of Avios is by using them to fly on American Airlines (which is a partner of British Airways) on relatively short, domestic and international flights. For those of us based in Miami the Caribbean is an awesome way to use these points.

For instance, a roundtrip AA flight from Miami to Puerto Rico goes for 15,000 Avios points.  Similarly, Miami to Boston goes for 20,000 Avios points.  So 100,000 Avios can potentially net you up to 5 or 6 free flights depending on the distance.

If you feel daunted by the $20,000 total spending required to get the maximum 100,000 bonus, keep in mind that simply spending $1,000 in 3 months will still net you 50,000 Avios, which is still a significant bonus.  Also, you can leverage Amazon Payments for additional no cost manufactured spending. You can also refer to this article for additional tips on meeting minimum spending requirements.

Finally, the card also comes with no foreign transaction fees, which comes very handy when using the card overseas.

If you have any questions on the card and its benefits, feel free to post them on the comments section below.

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4 Responses to British Airways 100,000 Offer is Back Yet Again!

  1. SteveP says:

    And don’t forget that if you spend $20,000 in one year (not much of a challenge using your tips), you get 1.25 Avios per $ spent, and you’ll actually end up with 125,000 Avios! That’s enough for another flight or two. My wife and I are on track to have 250,000 Avios in 10 months, and this is our first time at this.

    • travelguys says:

      Good point Steve! Additionally, if you spend on British Airways with the card it earns 2.5 Avios per dollar. Can’t wait to hear about the trips!

  2. Dave R says:

    Did I already miss this? I only see the $50,000 bonus when I follow the link.

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