You don’t need to be based in Ireland to join AerClub. In fact, if you have an avios.com account, you are already half-way to being a member since your avios.com account number will become your AerClub account number. You can register for AerClub via this page.
What is the deal?
You will earn 30,000 Avios points when you take out a subscription to the Irish Independent or Sunday Independent newspapers for €349 (£300).
These are not digital subscriptions. These are ‘we will push the newspapers through your letterbox’ subscriptions, which is why you need a friend or relative in Ireland – assuming you live outside the country – who would appreciate a free newspaper.
There are two options, both priced at €349:
Irish Independent and Sunday Independent, delivered daily for six months plus access to the digital edition, or
Saturday’s Irish Independent and Sunday Independent delivered weekly for 12 months plus access to the 7-day digital edition
You can sign up via this website here.
You will need to cancel your subscription before it expires, otherwise it will roll over at a monthly cost of €59 (7-day package) or €29 (weekend package).
Is 1p per Avios a good deal?
It isn’t a steal, clearly. You need to have a clear strategy for how you would use them.
This is my general ‘what is an Avios point worth?’ article which I really should update and re-run.
1p per point is too much for me to pay to add them to a fairly large existing pile. If, on the other hand, you are not Avios rich and need to earn x,000 Avios per year to use your BA Amex 2-4-1 voucher then this could make sense.
The offer runs until 31st March.
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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.
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:
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:
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.)