American Express Currency Exchange

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1 Avios for every £1 exchanged

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Why collect Avios on travel money

It's quick and easy to order your travel money with American Express Currency Exchange. You can take off feeling good about the competitive rate you got. And the Avios you collected towards your next trip.

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  • Collect 1 Avios for every £1 exchanged (excluding Sterling Travellers Cheques)
  • 0% commission online
  • Securely order from £150 – £2,500
  • Over 50 currencies to choose from
  • Collect from selected airports – just four hours
    after ordering main currencies online
  • Travellers Cheques available

How to collect Avios on travel money

Quote your Avios membership number to collect on travel money. There are three ways to do it:

  1. Order online for discounted rates
  2. Call American Express on 0870 240 0126
  3. Visit any American Express bureaux in selected UK airports with your Avios Card or membership number.*

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Terms and conditions

If you order Sterling Travellers Cheques there will be a commission charge of 1.5% of the total amount of Sterling ordered, with a minimum charge of £3.00.

You’ll not collect Avios on the purchase or sale of Sterling Travellers Cheques.

Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. Calls cost 7.95p per min from a BT line. Calls from other networks may be higher.

View the full American Express Travel Money Terms

If you're an Avios member and purchase foreign currency at any participating American Express Currency Exchange bureaux available at selected UK airports, or from www.travelmoneynow.com/avios you'll collect Avios in accordance with the following Terms and Conditions. Avios Terms and Conditions also apply.

  1. You'll collect 1 Avios per £1 spent on foreign currency and foreign Travellers Cheques when made in the following circumstances:
    • a. Foreign currency orders placed on www.travelmoneynow.com/avios to collect from a participating American Express Foreign Exchange bureaux at selected UK airports; and
    • b. Walk-up transactions when you purchase foreign currency at participating American Express Foreign Exchange bureaux at selected UK airports.
  2. To collect Avios with online orders, a minimum purchase amount of £150 applies. Avios will be awarded on purchases above this amount up to a maximum purchase of £2,500 in any consecutive seven day period.
  3. * 0% commission will be charged on all foreign currency purchases made online. 1.5% commission will be charged on all purchases made at the American Express Currency Exchange bureaux at selected UK airports (with a minimum fee of £3).
  4. Selected UK airports include London Heathrow Terminals 1, 3, 4 and 5, Birmingham and Edinburgh. You can also collect Avios at Moneycorp bureaux at London Gatwick Airport for walk-up transactions only.
  5. An Avios membership number or card must be presented at the point of sale or collection for Avios to be awarded. To collect Avios, you (the Avios member) must place and pay for the foreign currency order.
  6. Avios collected on a transaction will be processed 40 days after the order has been paid for and collected, and will then be awarded to your Avios account. Avios will be calculated on the basis of the actual amount you spend at the American Express Currency Exchange bureaux. Any foreign currency amount returned under the American Express Currency Exchange 31 day Buy Back Guarantee will not qualify for Avios.
  7. If you place orders between 1 September and 12 September 2012, your Avios will be processed 50 days after the order has been paid for and collected.
  8. No cash or other alternative to Avios shall be offered to you.
  9. This promotion is valid on foreign exchange transactions only. Purchases of Sterling are eligible to collect Avios only if made with foreign currency and when the purchase is made in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. Buy Back Guarantee fees and amounts returned thereunder, together with purchases of Sterling (with Sterling), Cash Passports, ancillary products and any administrative or cash advance fees are not eligible to collect Avios.
  10. This promotion is not available in conjunction with any other American Express, Avios or British Airways offers or promotions.
  11. Avios reserves the right to withdraw this promotion or amend these Terms and Conditions without prior notice at any time, for whatever reason, and without any liability to you for doing so. Any changes will take effect when posted on avios.com, ba.com and travelmoneynow.com.
  12. Please note – if you place orders on www.travelmoneynow.com/avios this promotion is also subject to the Travel Money Terms and Conditions which can be found at www.travelmoneynow.com/avios
  13. This promotion shall be governed by the laws of England & Wales and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
  14. This promotion is provided by British Airways plc (BA), Waterside, PO Box 365, Harmondsworth, UB7 0GB. Registered Number 1777777 England

Avios and the Avios logo are trademarks of the British Airways Plc group of companies. Avios is a trading name of Avios Group (AGL) Limited. Registered Company No. 2260073.