Chase Matches 100,000 Bonus BA Avios Offer (British Airways Visa Credit Card)

Updated on September 21, 2015

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Chase British Airways 100K Bonus Avios Offer

Yesterday, I posted that the massive 100,000 Bonus BA Avios offer has returned for the Chase British Airways credit card. The problem was that I had applied for the 50K offer ~1 month ago during my recent mini-app-o-rama.  Spending $2,000 to score the initial 50,000 bonus Avios miles was easy. While spending $10,000 to score another 25,000 bonus miles or $20,000 to score 50,000 bonus miles was not that attractive, I still wanted that option just in case.

Sending a Secure Message to Chase

I decided to send a secure message to Chase to see if they would match the higher offer, especially since I had applied only ~1 month ago.  To send a secure message, log into your Chase Account and select SECURE MESSAGE CENTER on the top -> Send New Message.

Secure Message Center - 100,000 Bonus BA

My message to Chase:

Can you please match me to the higher offer for 100k BA avios miles?  The one I signed up for ~1 month ago only offers 50k. See this link for higher offer:

Response from Chase

I was pleasantly surprised to hear this morning that Chase granted my request for the offer match. Here is the message I received:

Thank you for your recent inquiry regarding this British Airways credit card account.

We are pleased to confirm that we will honor your request to receive the 100,000 bonus Avios enrollment incentive. The qualification requirements of this offer are different than those of the enrollment incentive associated with this account.

The offer on this account includes:
50,000 bonus Avios after the first $2,000 in purchases within 3 months of approval
The 100,000 bonus Avios offer includes:
– 50,000 bonus Avios after the first $2,000 in purchases within 3 months of approval
– 25,000 bonus Avios after $10,000 in purchases within the first year
– 25,000 bonus Avios after $20,000 in purchases within the first year

By honoring your request for the 100,000 bonus Avios offer you will still earn 50,000 bonus Avios after the first $2,000 in purchases within 3 months of approval.

After you have exceeded $10,000 in purchases and $20,000 in purchases, please contact us at that time and we will add an additional 25,000 bonus Avios to the account.

If you have any further questions, please reply using the Secure Message Center.

Thank you,

Customer Service Specialist

As the saying goes, it never hurts to ask.  Worse case I get rejected and am no worse off than before. If you recently applied for the Chase BA Visa credit card and want the new 100,000 bonus offer, send a secure message to Chase and request for an offer match.  Good luck (although you probably won't need it)!


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While you are at it, consider throwing Amex into the mix!  I always suggest applying for more than 1 card within the same day since competing banks do not see the hard hits till the next day (at the earliest).  American Express has really been on a roll with lots of great offers this year. I’ve been able to increase my point balance significantly – thank you Amex!

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  1. I had my card a few days before 100k program came out. I received my card on September 15th. BA Chase would not honor it because I raised the issue 3 months after I had the card-BA Chase ignored that I had the card 3 days before 100k promo.

    I pointed this out and am still waiting to hear back.

    • If it makes you feel better, the 50k “standard” offer now requires the AF first year. So you are still ahead by $95 even if Chase does not honor the 100k signup (since your AF was waived the first year).

      • Here is the response from Chase saying their decision is the same for all members. I think you got it because you advertise the card.

        Dear ……….,

        Thank you for re-contacting Chase regarding your British
        Airways credit card account.

        We previously reviewed your account and responded in
        writing to explain why we could not make the adjustment
        you requested. As noted in the December 29, 2015 response
        to your request for this adjustment, we regret that we are
        unable to take further action regarding the additional
        50,000 bonus Avios.

        Although we appreciate your loyalty, we ask that you trust
        that this decision is the same for all members. We feel
        that adhering to the same policy for all members is the
        best way to remain fair and consistent. A full review of
        these concerns has been conducted. We apologize if our
        conclusions are not in agreement with the outcome you

        Please contact us anytime with questions or concerns. We
        are here to help and are committed to providing you
        excellent service.

        Thank you for choosing Chase.


        Nicole Justes
        Quality Customer Care
        Senior Financial Service Specialist II
        Phone: 844-540-0915 Extension: 651-6284
        Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

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