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.
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.”
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 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.
(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.)