(Yes, two credit card posts in two days. I won’t be making a habit of it… there are far more interesting things to talk about on this blog other than credit cards)
Yesterday when I was looking at the United Mileage Plus Credit by MBNA, I noted there was a slightly better offering from another airline.
Well that other airline is Etihad, who are offering a bonus of up to 25,000 miles with their partner MBNA – one of the highest I’ve seen on a “free” card for some time.
How does the bonus break down to get your Etihad Guest miles?
- You get 5,000 miles after spending £250 on the card within 90 days of opening the account
- You get 20,000 miles after spending £2000 on the card by 30th November 2015.
There’s also some rather natty features on the Etihad Guest Credit Card card:
- 0% interest on Etihad flight purchases for up to 12 months
- Fast-Track to Etihad Silver after one return flight.
- Double Etihad Guest Miles on Etihad Airways operated flights taken in Business Class and purchased with the Etihad Guest Credit Card Account during the first three months of account opening.
- Triple Etihad Guest Miles on Etihad Airways operated flights taken in First Class and purchased with the Etihad Guest Credit Card Account during the first three months of account opening.
In terms of day-to-day earning, the Etihad Guest Credit Card is offered as a two card/one bill product that MBNA offer (with higher earning for American Express spend):
- 1.5 miles per £1 when spending on the American Express card
- 1.5 miles per £2 when spending on the Visa Card.
Like the United Mileage Plus Card, there’s no fee attached to the card.
However, there’s a black spot – and its that Etihad have significantly devalued their programme according to Head for Points,
so 25,000 miles may not get you as far as used to be able to in the past
However, for those who do fly Etihad Airlines from the United Kingdom, there are some bright spots in terms of the offering – especially if you want to be sliver after one return flight.
Just remember, after earning those miles – they expire after two years….
For those who are interested, you can apply at https://www.mbna.co.uk/compare-credit-cards/airline-credit-cards/etihad-guest/
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There is no affiliate kickback on this and this link is provided for your information only. I do NOT benefit from the link above.
Please note, the information above does not constitute financial advice and you should always do your own research on top to ensure it’s right for your specific circumstances, and may impact on your credit score. So don’t blame me if you overspend on a card and they come hounding after you. If in doubt – seek appropriate financial advice.
Those who are considering applying should bear in mind you’ll need to be resident in the UK to get one, and probably have reasonable banking references/credit ratings to obtain the card.
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