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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.

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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2023)

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card is doubled to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – and you get £200 to spend at Amex Travel too! Apply here.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points AND a £200 Amex Travel voucher until 13th June! 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, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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 and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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.

Comments (95)

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  • 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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