I can’t tell you how many times I hear about someone using their airline miles to pay for their vacation, or a new televion or iPad. Me? Not so much. I recently sat down and took a look at why I’m so behind on miles and realized my longtime Capital One and TD Bank Visas were pretty cheap on the mileage offering. Very rarely do they offer bonus miles and I was only receiving one mile per dollar spent. Well, considering I’ve been with both companies for at least three years, I was not too thrilled to hear this. After a morning spent on the phone with both banks, I was able to bump up to 1.5 miles per every dollar for my Capital One card and 1.25 for my TD. Cue the unenthusiastic “yay…”
I wanted, no, needed, more miles. I had to catch up! After chatting with the rep at Capital One, I realized there was one card that could bump me up to where I need to be: the highly-coveted (and uber exclusive) Venture Card. With this card, which I quickly received within 5 business days, I receive double points for ever purchase plus 10K miles after spending a grand within my first 3 months. Now THAT’s what I’m talking about.
Or is it? Enter: British Airways’ Visa.
Ah, the British… Gotta love them. Now, they GET it!
Just announced this week, British Airways has brought back their most popular promotion: a visa credit card that gives you ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND bonus miles after spending $2.5K within your first three months. 100K miles can earn you TWO ROUND TRIP TRANS-ATLANTIC flights to various London or other cities through British Airways’ Oneworld airline partners. How crazy is that?! Make this card your primary credit card for three months and I’m sure you can easily hit the $2,500 mark to get those 100,000 bonus miles. It is soooo worth the $95 annual fee.
Here are some examples of the type of flights you can get using those bonus points:
- JFK-LAX in American Business Class for 50,000 Miles and $5 in fees
- Miami to Easter Island for 40,000 miles and $75 in coach
- Los Angeles to Auckland One Way Qantas Business Class for 80,000 Miles and $213
- JFK to Lima in Lan Business Class for 80,000 Miles and $65
For more information on this promotion, check out this post from The Points Guy.
Or apply here.
I can’t apply fast enough. Will you?