Get 20,000 bonus Avios with a subscription to The Times & The Sunday Times
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Avios has teamed up with The Times and The Sunday Times to launch a generous subscription offer. If you buy either newspaper then you will find this deal very interesting.
There are four deals to choose from, as you can see here.
The cheapest is the Classic 6 Day Pack. For £5 per week (£260 over the minimum one year term) you receive:
- The Times in print form Monday to Saturday
- Access to the smartphone app and the websites (but NOT the tablet app)
- Access to the Times+ membership scheme
- 20,000 Avios, credited within 28 days
Pay £7 per week (£364) and you receive the Classic 7 Day Pack. This is everything listed above plus The Sunday Times in print form.
If you don’t want printed newspapers, the cheapest option is – oddly – more expensive than the cheapest print option! For £6 per week (£312) you receive The Digital Pack which gives you seven day access to the tablet newspaper.
For £8 per week (£416), The Ultimate Pack gets you seven days of print newspapers plus full access to the tablet app.
Purely as an exercise in buying Avios cheaply, this is clearly not the greatest deal ever. £260 for 20,000 Avios is still cheaper at 1.3p each than buying them from BA. I would not be a buyer at anything above 1p, however, unless you are topping off an account.
On the other hand, if you currently pay for The Times, or would swap from your existing newspaper, it becomes more interesting. If you are self-employed, perhaps ordering a daily newspaper for your office could be a business expense.
You can find full details on The Times website here.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2023)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard
Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review
Barclaycard Avios Mastercard
5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review
British Airways American Express
5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card is doubled to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – and you get £200 to spend at Amex Travel too! Apply here.
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
60,000 points AND a £200 Amex Travel voucher until 13th June! Read our full review
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.
British Airways Accelerating Business American Express
30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.