Despite being a gazillion miles away from home, I became aware of a nice little American Express deal yesterday.
Spend £25 on your AMEX Platinum card at Amazin and get 1,000 Avios. So I bought a £25 Amazon voucher and got an email confirming my bonus. Hopefully they’ll even add them to my account soon.
I checked by British Airways AMEX account and discovered the same offer. So I repeated the gift voucher purchase and got the same response.
My Amazon account now has £50 on it. I’ll probably spend this replacing knackered cables for my various devices and a few occasional other purchases that they make.
The Avios have a base value of £11. But based on my Boston first class flights, used well I reckon there’s £50 of posh flying value there. And if I trigger a BOGOF offer via the BA AMEX card I can double this.
In other words, £50 of spending at Amazon that I’d have paid for sooner or later anyway has just earned me £100 of flying value.
Let’s hope I live long enough to redeem that!