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EXTENDED: 4500 Avios for a £30 subscription to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine

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Tomorrow was meant to be the last day to pick up 4,500 cheap Avios points via The Sunday Times Travel Magazine.

However, due to what I can only imagine was insane demand from Head for Points readers, this generous offer has now been rolled over.  It is now showing an expiry date of 3rd February 2017.

Whilst there is no rush to apply now, it is worth running through the deal again for non-regular readers of HfP.

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

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

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.

Cutting and pasting the code sometimes fails. If so, 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 now runs until 3rd February 2017

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 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.

Whilst the original rules did not mention anything about multiple subscriptions, the magazine has now changed its terms to read “One offer per member. One award of Avios per household.”


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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:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 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

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

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:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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.)

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