In nearly two years of blogging I’ve (to the best of my memory) never promoted a credit card on this blog. I do, however, know for a fact that I’ve never done an entire post on a single credit card.
However, this offer seemed too good to pass up.
First, a story.
Several months ago, British Airways was offering an opportunity to get 100,000 miles with a credit card sign up. For some reason, I decided not to sign up for the card at that time.
Just two days ago, I told my wife that if there was ever a credit card promotion I regret NOT taking advantage of, it was the 100,000 miles from British Airways.
Well, for a limited time, it’s back.
Several weeks ago I told you this is the time to become a points junkie. With this offer on the table, this definitely is the time.
What can you do with 100,000 BA miles?
- You can get 4 roundtrip flights in the US on American Airlines.
- You can get some truly amazing itineraries to South America. As an example, you can get New York (JFK)-Lima-Easter Island-Santiago-JFK in economy for 40K miles each, or 80K each for business class seats. British Airways allows an unlimited number of stops. A quick search on Orbitz showed that just JFK to Easter Island round trip (without the stops) would cost $1,391 per person. That means you get over $2,700 worth of flights with this card.
- You can get a business class ticket on Cathay Pacific from North America to Hong Kong. A quick search on Kayak.com shows that flight (business class) at $6,788.
Better yet, if both a husband and wife get the card, they can walk away with 200,000 miles. If you wanted to “earn” that many miles, you’d need to fly round trip to Australia about 13 times. Signing up for a credit card sounds like a better choice to me.
- The card does have a $95 annual fee that you will be required to pay. However, looking at the itineraries above, it seems worth $95 to me.
- British Airways (BA) is notorious for having HUGE booking fees and fuel surcharges. Flying from North America to Europe on BA will likely cost you $400-$600 in fees. That’s why I’ve recommended itineraries that avoid BA and Europe. I’ve heard that you can get the South America itinerary for under $100 in fees and surcharges and the Cathay Pacific for under $200.
- If you are in credit card debt, do not, do not, get into the frequent flyer game. What you pay in interest is more than what you will ever get for rewards.
- MH4C is not a Chase affiliate, but I am an affiliate through my travel blog. If you visit that site and sign up for the card, I do get a referral bonus. However, either way, this is a sweet offer!
Yes, I know some MH4C readers are against credit cards. Thank you for enduring this post.
Extra Special Deal for MH4C readers:
Do you feel like you don’t know anything about frequent flyer miles? Wondering what to do with the miles?
If you visit my travel site and sign up for the card using my link there, I’ll give you a free copy of my not yet publically released eBook called How to Earn Frequent Flyer Miles from the Comfort of Your Living Room. This book will retail for at least $19.99. Just send me an email if you use this link on my travel site to sign up, and I’ll email you the book at no charge.
To get the card and read a full review with all the terms and conditions, click here.