You don’t need to be based in Ireland to join AerClub. In fact, if you have an avios.com account, you are already half-way to being a member since your avios.com account number will become your AerClub account number. You can register for AerClub via this page.
What is the deal?
You will earn 30,000 Avios points when you take out a subscription to the Irish Independent or Sunday Independent newspapers for €349 (£300).
These are not digital subscriptions. These are ‘we will push the newspapers through your letterbox’ subscriptions, which is why you need a friend or relative in Ireland – assuming you live outside the country – who would appreciate a free newspaper.
There are two options, both priced at €349:
Irish Independent and Sunday Independent, delivered daily for six months plus access to the digital edition, or
Saturday’s Irish Independent and Sunday Independent delivered weekly for 12 months plus access to the 7-day digital edition
You can sign up via this website here.
You will need to cancel your subscription before it expires, otherwise it will roll over at a monthly cost of €59 (7-day package) or €29 (weekend package).
Is 1p per Avios a good deal?
It isn’t a steal, clearly. You need to have a clear strategy for how you would use them.
This is my general ‘what is an Avios point worth?’ article which I really should update and re-run.
1p per point is too much for me to pay to add them to a fairly large existing pile. If, on the other hand, you are not Avios rich and need to earn x,000 Avios per year to use your BA Amex 2-4-1 voucher then this could make sense.
The offer runs until 31st March.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for the latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios from current offers and promotions.)