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Online shopping bonuses have been all the rage lately. Many retailers are gearing up for a busy Valentines Day shopping season and it looks like the British Airways e-store and Nordstrom have a whopper of a promotion: 12 Avios per dollar spent normal ratio plus “Triple Avios will be awarded on your 1st qualifying purchase at British Airways eStore of more than $50 in a single transaction at Nordstrom via eStore between 26 January and 14 February 2012.” That means 36 Avios per dollar spent! Even if you value Avios at 1 cent each, that means a 36% rebate (in the form of miles) for every dollar you spend.

This sounds too good to be true, right? Well TPG reader Michael tipped me off to this deal and even sent me a screen shot showing the pending bonus miles.

To access the British Airways E-store go to and log-in to your Executive Club account (you can sign-up here if you need one) in the top right -> Executive Club -> Collecting Avios -> Scroll to the bottom, Everyday spending -> Shopping -> Shop with BA E-store now -> Go shopping

Nordstrom should be listed under the “Double Avios” column at 12 avios per dollar spent. When you click on it, you’ll see the details with the Triple Points promo listed at the top
Important- YOU MUST ENTER THE NORDX3 promotion into the Promo Code box and make sure it accepts before clicking through to Also note that this won’t work with Gift Cards.

My promo showing as accepted- keep all screen shots!

The great thing is that Nordstrom has free shipping until February 6 and free returns, so I see little risk with this promotion. Worst case scenario you can send everything back without incurring any costs- except the time it will take you to shop and package up returns (or stop into a store).

Think about it- one-way short haul flights on American are only 4,500 Avios- that means you get a free one way flight for every $125 you spend!
It’s only 12,500 Avios for a one-way coach award from Los Angeles to Honolulu- that’s only $347.22 in purchases!

You get where I’m going with this. I highly recommend taking all screen shots of promotions in case we need to fight for it, but it’s worth a shot in my eyes. I just did all of my birthday, anniversary, personal and holiday shopping for 2012- all while completing the spend requirement on my new Ink Bold card! Cha-ching.

Happy spending!

Major hat tip again to TPG reader Michael

Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express

With some great bonus categories and an annual fee that’s waived for the first year, the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card has a lot going for it. If you don’t have PRG, now’s as good a time as any to add it to your wallet, as Amex added some great new benefits several months back.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 25,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you use your new Card to make $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
  • 3X points for flights booked directly with airlines. 2X points at US restaurants, US gas stations, and at US supermarkets. 1X points on other purchases.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • $100 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $100 a calendar year for baggage fees at one airline.
  • Get a $75 hotel credit on qualifying charges, plus a room upgrade upon arrival, when available with The Hotel Collection at
  • $0 Intro Annual Fee for the 1st year, then $195.
  • Expanding merchant acceptance: Over 1 million more places in the U.S. started accepting American Express® Cards in the last year.
  • Terms Apply.
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Intro APR on Purchases
Regular APR
Annual Fee
Introductory annual fee of $0 for the first year, then $195.
Balance Transfer Fee
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Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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