£100 British Airways Discount! – Thanks to American Express

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I was checking my American Express British Airways Credit Card yesterday and noticed a great new offer£100 British Airways discount for spending £500+.

The offer is limited to first 7,000 cardholders to save it and expires on 12th June 2017.

As usual with these sort of Amex offers, you will receive the £100 back as a statement credit shortly after the purchase shows up on your account.

Your flights have to depart from the UK (at least that’s what the terms say…) and I would assume that you have to spend the £500+ in one transaction, though the terms don’t make that clear.

If you can’t see it on your account yet, check again tomorrow as sometimes it can take bit of time for Amex to roll these out. As you would expect, BA Premium Plus card holders should receive the offer too.

Bottom line

A British Airways discount is always nice to see. At the very least, it helps take some of the sting out of a Business / First Class Avios redemption!


  • Only one £100 statement credit per UK Card for the first 7,000 Cardmembers to save.
  • UK departure flights only.
  • Travel insurance purchases are excluded.
  • Offer only available when you spend £500 or more at ba.com by 12th June 2017 with the British Airways American Express® Card to which the offer is saved and on transactions made in Great British Pounds (GBP).
  • The offer does not apply to spend on other Cards you might hold and on transactions made via payment wallets or payment aggregators including, but not limited to, PayPal.
  • An awarded credit can be reversed if qualifying transactions are refunded or cancelled.
  • Credit should appear on your billing statement within five days from qualifying spend but may take up to 90 days from 12th June 2017.
  • All travel is subject to British Airways conditions of carriage, subject to availability and standard booking conditions apply, ba.com/theclubterms. For full terms and conditions please visit URL.
  • For full Offer Terms and more details about statement credits click here.  By saving the offer to your Card, you agree to the Offer Terms.


  1. Adam says

    It appears that if it’s not showing up in your account, if you call up they can apply for you according to others feedback.

  2. Ben says

    I just spoke to Amex and they said that they cannot add an offer to an account. they said that they “physically cannot do that”. This is a targeted offer so unfortunately, BA probably sees me as a too loyal customer (all my other airline purchases are put on other cards like the recent QA deal with MC…

    • Joe Deeney says

      I’d check again tomorrow – it is possible that it’s targeted, but I know people who didn’t have it yesterday who can now see it today.

      Also, always take with a substantial pinch of salt what agents on the phone tell you – I’m 95% sure they’ve added offers to my account on request before. If you’ve got a Premium Plus Card in particular, I would suggest to them that even if they can’t add the specific offer (and I think they can), they could still agree to apply a similar credit to your account, as a gesture of goodwill of course (just make sure they put a note on your file about it).

      • Ben says

        Joe, thank you!

        I called AMEX again, got a different agent and guess what?! They enrolled my card to the offer… 🙂

        p.s. your post must have caused an issue to AMEX as the website is not responding now and I even got 503 error… therefore I cannot validate that it was actually done.

        • Joe Deeney says

          Great stuff! – seriously, not believing 100% what the first agent you speak to says is probably my number one rule when it comes to travel/Points/Miles/etc. Telephone agents often have to cover a very wide base of knowledge and sometimes aren’t all that well trained. Obviously you will get lazy ones occasionally too, but for the most part they are well intentioned, just mistaken.

          Haha – I don’t think InsideFlyer UK quite has the power to crash the Amex site yet, but give us another year or so… : )

  3. James says

    Not got the offer on my BAPP or Platinum 🙁
    Unless it covers £500 of cumulative spend I am very unlikely to be able to make use of this this time around anyway.

  4. Adam says

    It was peeps over on HFP who stated it can get added by calling up CS. Does that site “Members card offers” still exist as this used to be a good way of adding an offer to your account in the past with amex.
    I take it you can use this to pay those awful BA avios redemption taxes?

    • Joe Deeney says

      https://www.americanexpress.com/uk/content/amexoffers/amex-offer.html – doesn’t look like it works as it used to unfortunately. A while ago, I did come across a way to add offers that you have on one card to your other cards, but I never tested to see if it works for putting offers onto other people’s accounts. Also, probably best doing it ‘officially’ by calling really, just in case.

      Yep, redemption taxes/fees should be absolutely fine.

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