American Express credit card offers: A round-up of the best limited-time deals

5 min Read Published: 02 Sep 2021

American Express credit card offers: A roundup of the best limited-time dealsAmerican Express has launched a number of new limited-time offers across its range of personal and business credit cards, featuring additional membership points and perks.

The deals are only valid for a short period of time, but new customers could earn themselves thousands of Avios or Membership Rewards points by spending over a specified amount within the first few months.

Avios could get you exclusive access to travel-focused rewards, while customers can put Membership points towards the cost of holidays, dining, or even day-to-day shopping.

We’ve rounded up the best of them in the table below, listing their representative APR and introductory offers, with a summary of each one further down.

The best American Express credit card offers

All of the new American Express offers end on 2 November 2021 and are exclusive to new cardmembers.

Card APR Offer
British Airways American Express Credit Card 24.50% 10,000 bonus Avios when you spend £1,000 in your first three months
British Airways American Express Premium Plus Card 101.10% 40,000 bonus Avios when you spend £3,000 in your first three months
British Airways American Express Accelerating Business Card 96.70% 60,000 bonus Avios when you spend £5,000 in the first three months
The Platinum Card 0% (if you pay off your balance in full each month) Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards points when you spend £6,000 in your first six months

British Airways American ExpressBritish Airways American Express

  • Representative APR: 24.5% variable.
  • Introductory offer: Earn 10,000 bonus Avios when you spend £1,000 in your first three months.
  • Interest-free period: 56 days on purchases (24.5% APR variable on purchases).
  • Fees: No annual fee.
  • Pro: You have the ability to earn 1 Avios for nearly every £1 spent, as well as a complimentary companion voucher on British Airways when you spend £20,000 per year.
  • Con: Although the travel perks are tempting, there are other cards from the American Express range which have more non-travel perks for a comprehensive user experience, such as the The American Express Rewards credit card, which offers gift cards and discounts at several popular high street retailers, including M&S and Selfridges.

You can check out our independent review of the British Airways American Express credit card for more details.

British Airways American Express Premium PlusBritish Airways American Express Premium Plus

  • Representative APR: 101.1% variable.
  • Introductory offer: Earn 40,000 bonus Avios when you spend £3,000 in your first three months.
  • Interest-free period: 56 days on purchases (24.5% APR variable on purchases).
  • Fees: £250 annual fee.
  • Pro: If you spend more than £10,000 per year, you are entitled to a complimentary companion voucher on British Airways, so you can take someone with you on your travels. You can also be covered for travel inconvenience, such as if your flight or baggage is delayed, and up to £250,000 cover on public transport.
  • Con: The high APR.

British Airways American Express Accelerating BusinessBritish Airways American Express Accelerating Business card

  • Representative APR: 96.7% variable.
  • Introductory offer: Earn 60,000 Avios if you spend more than £5000 in the first three months
  • Interest-free period: 56 days on purchases (24.5% APR variable on purchases).
  • Fees: £250 annual fee.
  • Pro: As well as allowing you to earn Avios (1.5 for every eligible £1 spent), this card also allows you to collect On Business points (2 for every eligible £1 spent), which you can redeem on business trips on British Airways, Iberia, and American Airlines. You can even claim on items purchased with your card if they are stolen or damaged within 90 days, or get a refund of up to £2,500 per eligible item.
  • Con: The relatively high annual fee.

The Platinum Card<sup>®</sup>The Platinum Card

  • Representative APR: 0% (if you pay off your balance in full each month).
  • Introductory offer: Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards points when you spend £6,000 in your first six months (offer ends 2 November 2021).
  • Interest-free period: N/A.
  • Fees: £575 annual fee.
  • Pro: As well as allowing you to earn Avios points, this card gives you complimentary access to over 1,200 airport lounges across more than 130 countries worldwide, with global travel insurance for you and your family, plus hotel room upgrades and late check-out times, making it a great option for frequent travellers - whether on your own or with family.
  • Con: Very high annual fee.

More on American Express

For more of American Express’s best deals, head to our article “Which is the best American Express credit card? – September 2021”, and browse our reviews of the Vitality American Express credit card, the Marriott Bonvoy American Express credit card, and the American Express Platinum Cashback Everyday credit card.