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100k British Airways Avios with Chase!
There is a Chase public offer for up to 100,000 British Airways Avios. I actually was a participant of this offer 2 years back and spent most of my 2014 achieving the minimum spend bonus. British Airways devalued their currency this past spring, making this an attractive deal but not nearly as attractive as it was 2 years back. I was able and lucky enough to use their points for a 1st class flight back from Tokyo to Los Angeles in June ( Review to come – I know I’m waaaaay behind.) and book those points on pre-devaluation values. I would note that Amex to Avios transfer ratio is going to devalue this October moving from 1:1 to 5:4 – which makes this an attractive sign up for those who are short on Avios and not wanting to burn Amex MR on a crappy ratio. The other thing to note on this offer is that you actually accrue points at 1.25 per $ – which means if you accomplish the 100,000 bonus – you will actually accrue 125,000 Avios – A nice cache of points.
Here’s the deal: which you can apply for here
That’s a lot of min spend, but if you can swing it…then Avios are very valuable, especially for short haul domestic flights in coach. I use Avios primarily for positioning flights. I’m actually planning a Russian trip this Christmas and a Holy Land/Asia/Around the World trip for next Christmas and the positioning flights will all be accomplished with Avios. A video I made illustrating how easy it is to use Avios is below…