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I'm usually immune to offers for new credit cards. Afterall, with three kids age 6 and under I have plenty to manage already! Still, every once in a while, an offer comes along that is worth the bother of setting up a new account and canceling an old card that isn't being used. This week, we signed up for a new British Airways Chase card, and it's such a good deal that I wanted to pass it along.
Here's why I think it's great
- Enroll by May 6 and you'll receive 100,000 bonus miles (50k to start, and 50k when you spend $2,500 in the first three months). That's enough for two round-trip transatlantic flights (you'll still need to pay fuel surcharges). If you and your spouse apply for separate accounts, you would earn enough miles to take a family of four to Europe!
- No Foreign Transaction Fees! Most cards carry a foreign transaction fee of 2% or 3%. Over the course of a two week vacation, especially when you include hotel rooms and local transportation, those fees really add up.
- Earn Miles 2.5 BA Miles for each $1 of British Airways purchases and 1.25 BA Miles for each $1 of all other purchases.
- Earn Travel Together Tickets When you spend $30,000 on your card in a single year, you earn a ticket that lets you bring a companion along for free on your reward flight. You could use one of these certificates along with your 100k bonus miles to bring along more of the family for free!
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