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4,500 Avios posting from Sunday Times promo – jump in now if you haven’t already

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It is now almost four weeks since I wrote about the very generous Avios earning offer from The Sunday Times Travel Magazine.

You could earn 4,500 Avios points for just £30.

The good news is that people who applied in the first wave have now received their Avios points.  The promotion is still running so, if you haven’t applied yet, you should jump in now.

How the deal works

I have a soft spot for The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, probably because they tend to mention this site occasionally.

It has a slightly more aggressive tone than Conde Nast Traveller, being happier to call out companies or cities which don’t live up to the hype.  The August issue had a great piece demolishing various over-promoted destinations, companies and services.

Whether or not you are an occasional reader of the magazine, you are going to want to subscribe.  This is because The Sunday Times Travel Magazine is offering 4,500 Avios points if you sign up for a £30 subscription before 30th September.

At 0.66p per point, this is a no-brainer for most of us.

As I mentioned at the top of the page, the points are posting successfully.

The offer does NOT show immediately.  You need to enter STTM0916 in the ‘Promotional Code’ box and hit ‘Submit’.  The page will refresh and the deal will show.

Note that cutting and pasting the code sometimes fails. If it fails, type it in. Try upper and lower case too.

YOU MUST CLICK SUBMIT so the page reloads. If you don’t, you will NOT get the Avios as you will be signing up to the standard package.

If you do not see a box during the check-out process asking for your Avios or BAEC account number, you should assume that it has gone wrong and will not work.  Try again using a different browser or device.

In summary:

you receive 4,500 Avios in either British Airways Executive Club or avios.com

the offer runs until 30th September

the cost for a yearly subscription is £30 via direct debit (which you can cancel via online banking as soon as the first payment is taken ) or £32 via credit card or cheque

Avios are awarded within 28 days

you are restricted to one subscription per household and per Avios account

You are paying 0.66p per Avios point if you ascribe zero value to the magazine.  Given the content I doubt anyone who reads this site will not get some value from it.

You still have another month to jump in.  These are cheap Avios and you get something interesting to read as well.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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.

(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.)

Comments (103)

  • Kathryn says:

    Not only have my avios posted, but the first edition of my subscription has a feature on New Zealand where I’m going in April via the Qatar business sale earlier in the year #result

  • kk says:

    I am getting the error message ‘The promotion code you requested is not available, and you are therefore on the default promotion code.’

    Anyone else experienced the same?

  • Timothy Arnold says:

    Did anyone else not get their points? Subscription has arrived but nothing!

    I’ve sent then an email and waiting for response 🙁

    • Genghis says:

      Today is 28 days and not received 2 x avios.com points. I shall be calling tomorrow.

    • Red says:

      Your not the only one. Signed up for this offer the day Raffles posted it on here. Was very careful to make sure I followed it correctly and entered the promo code. No sign of my points.

    • Todderz says:

      Ditto.

      Latest in a long line of points offers / promos / bargains that have failed to deliver. Avios, Clubcard, Virgin, Accor…
      I’ve had success with about 1 in 4.

  • Alex says:

    Signed up 8th of August, got the points last week.

  • Alex says:

    on my BA avios account

  • Scott says:

    Just checked my BAEC account and my 4500 Avios have posted today.
    Signed up 2-3 weeks ago and DD came off about 5 days ago.

  • Alastair says:

    Just to follow-up on this. I signed up using the code, but there was no opportunity to add BA or Avios number at time of booking.

    When the Direct Debit out I queried when the avios would be credited with ST Magazine customer services. They asked for by Avios number and it took a week to post the points to avios.com – they said allow 28 days.

    Good deal this – thanks Raffles

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