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    Question BA Premium Plus card - buying currency

    Does buying currency thru the Amex online currency ordering site still count as a spend on your BAPP please?

    I know it did when I last had the card but I seem to remember they stopped it or something about being able to do it changed.

    TIA

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    Yes I seem to recall it stopped earlier this year.

    Last year when the Post Office started to accept Amex, I got my currency from the PO and paid on my BA Amex (so earned my Avios) & did not get the usual credit card fee (for it being processed as cash).

    Worth a trial go this year to see if the same happens.

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    Thank you. After further digging I found a HFP post from earlier this year saying Amex was stopping the service. Will check out Post Office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joaniemerc View Post
    Thank you. After further digging I found a HFP post from earlier this year saying Amex was stopping the service. Will check out Post Office.
    Interested if this works as I have some currency I need to buy, I had been using my Curve if buying in the UK or Supercard for taking out from an ATM.

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    Apparantly the PO doesn't have the greatest rate going - so some calculations may be needed to work out the best way of doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CD627 View Post
    Apparantly the PO doesn't have the greatest rate going - so some calculations may be needed to work out the best way of doing it.
    For personal spend absolutely agree. I get some EUR for work purposes so in this situation I am not so fussed

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    I was going to use my curve card when I go away next month but will need a bit of cash too.

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    I keep forgetting to test this again - I will make a test purchase tomorrow & let you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CD627 View Post
    I keep forgetting to test this again - I will make a test purchase tomorrow & let you know.
    I am even more interested as I have a spend 10k by the end of Nov get 10000 Avios on my BA card.

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