It’s back – get 30,000 Avios for £300 if you know someone in Ireland!

AerClub, the new Aer Lingus Avios-based frequent flyer scheme, has brought back its generous Irish Independent / Sunday Independent offer.

You don’t need to be based in Ireland to join AerClub.  In fact, if you have an account, you are already half-way to being a member since your account number will become your AerClub account number.  You can register for AerClub via this page.

As the Avios from this offer will be dropped into your account, you will be able to move them across immediately to British Airways Executive Club.

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.

Sunday Independent

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.  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.

Of course, if you are based in Ireland and would value the newspapers then it is a totally different proposition indeed.

The offer runs until 31st May.

(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.)

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  1. Canuck says:

    Reminds me: Do you need to cancel the Times Travel magazine subscription or does it not auto-renew, unlike this newspaper offer?

    • You had a choice – it was cheaper if you signed a direct debit, but you also had the option of making a one-off payment.

      • David says:

        I cancelled my direct debit as soon as the points posted. However, I’m actually thoroughly enjoying the magazine and will no doubt sign up again for another year!

        • Nate1309 says:

          Hopefully they will run a similar offer again. I am also really enjoying the magazine.

  2. Sohan says:

    Also happy to give family members’ addresses of anyone wants.

    sohanlon at yahoo. Co. Uk

    I’ve already signed up and got the Avios!

  3. Justin says:

    I dont think you need to have Aer Club account

    Once you get the voucher from avios you can choose to add the points to your ba exec account on

  4. Chris says:

    Anybody know how quickly the avios voucher comes through?

  5. Justin says:

    Anyone got the voucher yet? grrr