(EXPIRED) 100K + $200 statement credit on British Airways Visa [Targeted]

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British Airways is sending out an email to some Executive Club members with an offer you may also be able to trigger via a dummy booking that improves upon the public offer of 100,000 total Avios by tacking on a $200 statement credit when you book a British Airways flight at ba.com using your card within 12 months of opening it.

The Offer

  • Targeted email (and possibly dummy booking) offer for 100,000 bonus Avios$200 statement credit when opening a new Chase British Airways Visa Signature card and meeting the following criteria:
    • Get 50,000 Avios when you spend $3,000 in your first three months
    • Get an additional 25,000 Avios if you spend $10,000 on purchases within 12 months of opening your account
    • Get an additional 25,000 Avios if you spend $20,000 on purchases within 12 months of opening your account
    • Get a $200 statement credit when you book a British Airways flight on ba.com using your card within your first 12 months
  • Note that the email says this offer expires December 15, 2018

Key Card Details

Chase British Airways Visa Signature® Card

FM Mini Review: Good choice for a nice signup bonus. Award rebate makes the card a keeper if you frequently book awards from the US to Europe.


Annual Fee: $95

Card Type: Visa Signature

Base
Travel
Brand

Earning rate: ⚬ 3X British Airways. Iberia, and Open Skies purchases ⚬ 2X hotels ⚬ 1X elsewhere

Big spend bonus: Every calendar year you make $30,000 in purchases on your British Airways Visa card, you’ll earn a Travel Together companion Ticket good for two years.

Noteworthy perks: Up to $600 per year in award fee rebates ⚬ 10% off BA flights originating in the US.

Quick Thoughts

This is a nice increase over the standard offer. I don’t see any requirement as to the cash price of the ticket you book on ba.com — that is to say that the way it is worded, I would expect any booking on British Airways should trigger the $200 statement credit. Since intra-European flights can be pretty cheap, I would assume you could book something like London to Bordeaux for $38 and collect the $200 statement credit whether or not you intend to fly the segment.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a direct link. I received the email from British Airways Executive Club. It’s possible that a dummy booking may produce the same offer.

Oddly, the bullet points in the email make it sound like you must spend $30,000 to earn the 100K Avios (the final bullet says you must spend an additional $20K to earn the final 25K bonus), but reading the terms in the fine print at the bottom of the email it is clear that this is not true — it’s the standard 100K offer that requires a total of $20K in purchases in year 1 to trigger the full bonus.

As is the case with most Chase personal cards, the new cardmember bonus is not available to you if you have received a welcome bonus on this card in the past 24 months. This card is not subject to the Chase 5/24 rule (it will add to your 5/24 count, but the rule is not applied in approval decisions for this card). That said,  keep in mind that shut downs have increased a bit this year and a new Chase account has precipitated shut downs in some instances if a customer opens a new Chase account after opening many other new accounts in the past year (See: Why Chase shutdowns have increased and how to avoid them.)

If you’re eligible and haven’t been too aggressive in opening other accounts this year, this could be a nice bonus, especially assuming a cheap British Airways booking triggers the full $200 credit.

H/T: Doctor of Credit

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