While on Flyertalk today, I saw an interesting post about a different British Airways 100,000 Avios offer that awards 100,000 Avios without a hefty minimum spending requirement. This one seems to only be available if you are booking a flight on British Airways, and doesn’t seem available to everyone, but was available when I tried. This offer isn’t brand new, but is worth mentioning now as an alternative to the other 100,000 Avios British Airways Card offer. I did a test booking and was offered 100,000 the Avios offer, and it did not list a minimum spending requirement. It had the requirement of paying a $75 annual fee (which is less than the $95 annual fee on the other current offer). It awarded 50,000 Avios on the first purchase with the card (which presumably would be your BA ticket), and then 50,000 more Avios at the one-year anniversary with the card. So, to get the full 100,000 Avios you would need to pay the $75 annual fee twice and wait a year for the second half of the bonus, but you would be able to skip the $20,000 spending requirement to get the full bonus, as opposed to the other 100,000 Avios offer.
What’s the catch? Well, in theory the offer is intended for those who are booking tickets on British Airways. However, it seems that there is a way to obtain the great offer without actually purchasing a ticket and I recommend following the Flyertalk thread referenced above for more info.