Thursday is the Last Day to Apply for 100,000 Mile British Airways Visa Sign-up Bonus

by on May 3, 2011 · 15 comments

in British Airways, Chase, Credit Cards

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Update: The current offer for the British Airways Visa is 50,000 Avios with $2,000 spend in the first 3 months.

On Sunday I wrote that the promo expires May 6, which is technically true, but I thought it might give the impression that you could still apply on Friday. I just got confirmation that the promo will end Thursday at 11:59pm EST, so I highly recommend applying now if you want to get in on this deal. I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but it’s a phenomenal deal and one we may not see again for a long time.

If you haven’t gotten in already for whatever reason, I highly recommend you apply sooner than later.

If you want to educate yourself on how to use British Airways miles, I’ve written a series of posts to help explain the offer so you can take full advantage of it. If you have any questions about the offer that haven’t already been answered in any of my prior posts, please comment below and I’ll do my best to answer.

Original post describing the card with lengthy Q&A in comments,
Getting Approved for the Chase British Airways Visa
General tips on Using BA Miles
Post 1 – Booking BA Awards
Post 2 – Booking Partner Awards
Post 3 – Oneworld Alliance
Post 4 – Taxes and Fees
Post 5 – Household Accounts
Post 6 – Companion Ticket
Post 7 – Using ExpertFlyer for Partner Award Availability
Post 8 – The Art of the Stopover
Post 9- Leveraging Miles and Cash Redemptions
post 10-Using to Find Oneworld Award Availability

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  • Ross

    TPG – If I applied for this card on the 27th and still have not received notification (I just called the customer service number you suggested and they said my application is in the final approval process), if I don’t get approved before the 6th, does this mean I will lose out on the miles? Or is it by the date of application?


  • ntn

    @Ross, I applied on 4/15 but just got approved on 5/1/11. Chase CSR did mention that Chase would honor the deal by the date of the application. Hope this helps…

  • The Points Guy

    Ditto NTN

  • TheSnoop

    Just curious. Does Chase/BA issue checks to be used in conjunction with this card? Also, if they do, can you use those check to pay rent/mortgage and have those dollars count for points/miles?

  • The Points Guy

    @Thesnoop- I don’t believe so and if you did use them they’d count as a cash advance, so would negate any miles earned

  • Glenn

    they will likely send you checks once in a while. Typically I think those are meant for balance transfers though, but you may be able to use them for other things. But as noted the cash advance fees aren’t worth. I always put them right in the shredder.

  • Darrin

    I applied several weeks ago and didn’t hear anything from Chase. I assumed that I had gotten rejected as I already have three Chase accounts. Finally, when I opened my Chase account online, the BA information had been added. After several more days, I finally received my new BA card. YAY! Now, it is time to use the card so that I get the bonus 50,000. In short, the application process is slow and there is little confirmation from Chase, but do not fear.

  • Dustin

    I just hit the minimum spend mark during the first month. Can I move the due date up to May rather than the scheduled June date so the miles will post faster?

  • Josephine

    If I already have a Chase United Airlines card, do you know if I will still qualify for the Chase British Airways card 100k miles deal?

    Thanks for providing such a detailed analysis of this promotion.

  • The Points Guy

    @Dustin- not sure- I’d recommend calling them- maybe someone else can weigh in

    @Josephine- you are eligible. You are only ineligible if youve gotten the british airways credit card with another sign on bonus in the past. Glad you like the posts!

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  • Andrew

    Great, NOW I see this… I’ve had final exams all week and just tried to log on to beat what I thought was a FRIDAY deadline based on your post of May 1… FAIL. Guess it just proves I have to read your blog more, even during finals week

  • paul canolesio

    My girlfriend signed up on the last day for BA card offer through your link.Within 60 seconds she was approved and was told to wait 2-3 weeks for package to arrive with her welcoming materials.Today she received her card with a $2,300 line and no mention of bonus miles.But if she does spend $30,000 a year on card she gets travel for 2 voucher—–might be hard to do with her credit line.She has 3 other Chase cards with total line of $45,000 plus 2 other banks with large credit lines.She pays all her bills in full each month—-no credit problems—-not a day goes by without 2-3 credit offers.Why was she approved for the higher limit card and then switched to the lower tier one?I’d like your input before she calls Chase.She does not want this card.

  • The Points Guy

    Paul- that card should come with the 100k bonus. Let me know if thats not the case.

    Also, ask Chase to shift some of her existing credit line to this card- they are generally very willing to do that.

  • paul canolesio

    The card she received is different than the one you show——yours says select-premier or signature.She signed up and was approved for top tier but got lower tier card.At no time in application did Chase say she was not to get product advertised.There is nothing to indicate 100k bonus in any literature sent to her.You may be right to shift some of existing credit—-$2,300 credit line is very low.But why didn’t this come up before she was approved?She will call Chase in a few days and I”ll let you know what they say.Thanks for your help.

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