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.
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 UK credit cards (June 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.
Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.
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.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.
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.)