Two weeks ago I wrote that The Sunday Times Travel Magazine had rolled over its generous offer of 4,500 Avios points for taking out a £30 subscription. It was extended to 3rd February 2017.
That is still the case. However, the magazine has now changed the rules.
The original deal offered 4,500 Avios for a £30 one year subscription to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine. This was a fantastic deal even if the didn’t want the magazine – although you would have found a lot in it worth reading.
The revised offer is less attractive.
You now receive:
4,500 Avios with a two year, £60, subscription
1,000 Avios with a one year, £30, subscription
On this basis, it becomes a ‘good’ deal rather than a ‘no brainer’ deal.
You can sign up here.
The offer does NOT show immediately. You need to enter AVIOSIM or AVIOSPP2 in the ‘Promotional Code’ box and hit ‘Submit’. The page will refresh and the revised deal will show.
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.
At 4,500 Avios for a £60 spend, you are paying 1.33p per Avios point. This isn’t a terrible deal when you add in the value of the two years-worth of magazines as well. It just isn’t the steal it used to be.
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.)