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1. 100,000 Points British Airways Credit Card. Chase and British Airways have confirmed extending the deadline for the British Airways 100,000 credit card to July 18, 2012.
The offer was supposed to end on June 7, but was likely extended because the card hadn’t reached its marketing goals.
You get 50,000 points after your 1st purchase, another 25,000 points after spending $10,000 within 1 year and another 25,000 points after spending $10,000 within 1 year. Also, check out this comment for details on the other British Airways offer (50,000 points after 1st year, and 50,000 points in the 2nd year after 1st purchase).
British Airways Avios are great for short distance flights and worth keeping in your miles and points toolkit. That’s because most miles and points are great for long distance flights, while Avios points are good for short distance flights. I’ve paid 4,500 Avios points for flights from Kansas City to Chicago which would otherwise cost $200!
Avios are also good for travel to South America without fuel surcharges, and are great to fly to Europe if you’re comfortable paying ~$400 each way in fuel surcharges (think of it as paying for coach, but traveling in business or first class).
But Avios points are quirky to use, so make sure the card is right for you before applying.
2. 50,000 Points Citi Thank You Premier. Free Frequent Flyer Miles pointed me to a FlyerTalk thread with a new link to the Citi Thank You Premier which offers 50,000 Thank You points.
As always, I updated the “Bank Rewards Points” tab as soon so that you always find the best deals.
I like this card because the 1st year fee is waived and 50,000 points can be used towards $665 in airfare on any airline without restrictions when you book your air fare directly through the Thank You website.