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.
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 UK credit cards (September 2022)
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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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 10,000 Avios.
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.