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How to earn Avios points with a Financial Times subscription

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Avios has launched a new partnership with the Financial Times offering you bonus points if you take out a subscription.

There are no great deals to be had here however.

  • 10,000 Avios with a £447 Premium Digital subscription
  • 10,000 Avios with a £452 Premium Digital & Print subscription
  • 10,000 Avios with a £374 home delivery print subscription

Avios and Financial Times subscription

This is surprisingly weak.  The margins are clearly there to offer at least double that in the first year.  Given the strong profit margins on renewed subscriptions, even 30,000+ Avios would have been affordable, especially on the ‘no marginal cost’ Premium Digital subscription.

Full details can be found on

British Airways BA Amex American Express

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 – 30,000 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

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:

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.)

Comments (95)

  • Roger says:

    OT_Amex Toto Energy

    Has anybody switched to Toto Energy using Amex offer?
    Any feedback / experience to share?

    • Roger says:

      Do not use Amex offer.
      on my quick quote using generic and amex specific link showed the Amex linked offer was £200 more expensive for same inputs (usage, address etc)

  • Roger says:


    Does British Gas allow Paypoint payment even on tariff with monthly direct debit?
    Considering switching and BG is one of the contender.

    • Genghis says:

      Yes. I just asked for a Paypoint card and was sent one for Electric and one for gas although payments pointed to the same place. They’re open to overpayments too 🙂

      • Roger says:

        sounds like a plan 🙂

        • wally1976 says:

          Yes you can pay EDF with Amex online. Beware though that when you leave they will refund to the cards you paid from. In my case this was loads of long since cancelled Amex cards – I got it all back ultimately but had to do a fair bit of chasing around.

      • JamesB says:

        Anybody any idea about EDF? Just switched to them last month using the £95 back from quid co.

  • Crafty says:

    OT: If I stay at a Hilton on consecutive nights, but only book the second night AFTER having already checked out from the first night, how many stays will it register as from a bonus points perspective?

  • Cate ⛱️ says:

    OT, BA current leased aircraft route fillers at LGW end this month but Titan will return later. Sundair is being bought in from mid May,

  • Hugo says:

    What about those of us that already have an FT subscription…frustrating as I just renewed a couple months ago 🙁

  • RichH says:

    Did anyone get any bonus SPG points through this offer for buying with a Starwood Amex? I purchased the full 30k but haven’t received any extra points.

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