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.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
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:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)