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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 (July 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)

  • Nate1309 says:

    mine posted to BAEC 24th, I paid by CC. Tempted for another subscription but Mrs Nate thinks I am crazy already!

  • Tim says:

    I paid DD and my Avios posted on BAEC on 31st August. The September issue of the magazine arrived the same day. It is a lot more interesting than I expected!

  • Wally1976 says:

    OT can anyone tell me when BA flights become available for 23rd August 2017 – I was expecting it to be midnight GMT last night but I’ve either got my sums wrong or they’ve changed the time they release them. Thanks

    • Simon says:

      I thought it was 355 days beforehand? In which case 3 days?

      • Wally1976 says:

        Thanks all, looks like my maths is a day out! I’ll try tonight at 3am here in Cyprus (GMT+3).

        • harry says:

          just do a dummy booking on BA & it tells you the T-356 not available day – so just get up at midnight/ 1am & it clicks into available T-355

          • James67 says:

            Anybody know if I can do this online at avios.com using a Lloyd’s voucher to book 2xOW EDI-LHR-KUL or do I need to wait until call centre opens to do this? Thanks.

          • Alan says:

            I had to call for mine but it was open jaw – I think all non-London departures on the voucher might need to be a phone call?

    • Genghis says:

      Looking at the dates, I thought it would be 23th Aug at 01.00 BST, 12.00 GMT?

    • Simon says:

      My apologies my number dyslexia read a different date, should be today?

  • Wyle E Coyote says:

    Excellent timing thanks Rob! I bought my first copy of this mag over the counter yesterday because it looked good from the outside. And it’s my husbands birthday this weekend.

    Operational note: I used VISA and my BA number and copy pasted the promotion code using an iPad and it picked it up correctly the first time.

    Great deal and thanks again!

  • Scott says:

    Bit of a snoozefest that 1000 point survey thing…..same questions about “would you donate to this charity by email, phone, mail” etc. Did it though.

    I cancelled my first magazine subscription as I didn’t get the opportunity to add my BAEC number.
    Did another one properly, got the magazine a few days ago and the DD was supposed to come out today but hasn’t yet.

    • Scott says:

      Points went into my IHG account in under 45 mins after completing the survey 🙂

  • Lucas says:

    Do I read well that BEAC Avios are showing up but avios.com not? If so, I’m in the same boat.

  • phatbear says:

    I received my first copy of the magazine on 30th Aug, not over impressed with the mag personally but worth it for the points.

    And my points have posted today.

    I take it i can now cancel the direct debit as they have taken the £30 out of my account for my years subscription

  • AN71 says:

    Just applied and the following wording now shows under the select your reward scheme box;

    “One offer per member. One award of Avios per household. If you take out multiple subscriptions then you will only receive one allocation of 4,500 Avios, but all subscriptions will be fulfilled
    Your Avios will be awarded to your account within 28 days”

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