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13,200 Avios with an Economist subscription and 7,200 Avios with home insurance

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There are two generous Avios promotions ending on the 31st August.  There is still time to jump in if you haven’t done so yet.

13,200 Avios with an Economist subscription

As you can see at this link, you can earn 13,200 Avios in Iberia Plus if you take out a 1-year digital and print subscription to The Economist. The cost is £179.  This works out at 1.35p per Avios.

Alternatively, you can earn 10,200 Avios with a £145 print-only or digital-only subscription.  This works out at 1.4p per point.

This offer is particularly attractive if you are self-employed or run a company.  Whilst I am not a tax expert and you should obviously take your own advice if necessary, it would be hard to argue that The Economist magazine is not an acceptable tax-deductible purchase for most business people.

The price charged seems to be in line with the price charged via other channels so you are not over-paying.

You will need an Iberia Plus account to take part. Once the Avios points arrive – and as long as your Iberia account is over 90 days old – you can convert them to British Airways or avios.com via the ‘Combine my Avios’ function online.

The Economist changed the rules of this promotion last year, after a large number of people took out a subscription and then cancelled it for a partial refund a few weeks later.  Your subscription is now non-refundable.  However, £179 for 13,200 Avios plus a full year of The Economist in print and online is certainly not a bad deal.

If you have any friends in the Canada who may enjoy The Economist in print (you could access the digital version yourself), it is an even better deal.  It is C$190 (£109) for 13,200 Avios which works out at 0.82p per point.

Note also that the DIGITAL ONLY version for Canadian residents is C$152 (£88) and you get 10,200 Avios for yourself …..

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7,200 Avios with Tesco home and contents insurance

Tesco Bank has another few days left of its 3,000 bonus Clubcard points when taking out home and contents insurance.

3,000 Clubcard points will convert into 7,200 Avios points or 7,500 Virgin Flying Club miles.

To receive the 3000 Clubcard points, you need to use code H3000CCP when applying via the link below.

If you live in a low risk area, this could be a nice bonus.  7,200 Avios is a decent incentive, even if Tesco Bank is slightly more expensive than other options. However, because of the need to take out contents AND buildings insurance, it is no use if you live in a flat where your buildings insurance is arranged centrally. There is no offer for just taking out contents insurance.

The H3000CCP code allows you to buy your insurance online via the Tesco Bank website and still receive the bonus.  This was not the case with some earlier Tesco insurance promotions.  However, you will lose your bonus if you go to Tesco Bank via a financial comparison site.

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Comments (27)

  • Jay says:

    Hi everyone,
    It seems that The Economist has added an IP tracker now for their Canadian subscription. I’m in the UK, a few weeks ago when I checked their subscription landing page I could see the price in CA$. Today I’m trying to get there but I’m redirected to another page with another -UK- offer. Any one got any idea how to get around this?
    By the way I just checked Iberia’s website and it looks like the offer will run for Sept / October as well.
    Cheers
    J.

    • Alan says:

      Have you tried a VPN service? I used EarthVPN to good effect when in Oz although I know there are some browser-based ones too.

      • Jay says:

        Yes I guess that’s the way forward, I’ll have al ook at EarthVPN, cheers for that

  • CDB says:

    Seems to be extended to 31 Oct now – handy as my wife’s sub last year on similar deal runs out in Nov