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LAST CALL: Get 1,050 Avios for £12 – plus 12 copies of The Economist!

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We have seen a lot of promotions for The Economist magazine over the last couple of years.  These generally involve buying a one-year subscription with up to 13,200 Avios points thrown in as a bonus.

British Airways has been running a smaller scale offer in recent weeks.  It is also a better deal, since you pay just 1.14p per Avios.  A 12 week trial subscription costs just £12 and earns 1,050 Avios.

You have only a few days left to take part as it closes on 12th August.

I wouldn’t normally recommend buying Avios at 1.14p each but this is different, because you will also get 12 issues of The Economist posted to your house.  This makes it a good package if you can find time to read them.

Economist Avios special offer

Here’s what you do

The home page for the offer is here.

You can choose from print only, digital only or print and digital.  The price is the same – £12 for 12 weeks.

You can pay by direct debit, credit or debit card.  I recommend using direct debit because it is a lot easier to cancel via online banking.

You must be a UK resident to take part.  Avios can only be credited to British Airways Executive Club accounts.  The offer closes on 12th August.

I signed up myself two weeks ago and the magazines have started arriving, although no Avios so far (and no £12 taken from my account!).


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 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:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 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 – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee 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.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(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.)

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