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 now launched a smaller scale offer.
It isn’t a great deal if you only want the Avios, but it is a decent deal if you want 3-months of reading material as well.
Here’s what you do
The home page for the offer is here.
You can choose from digital only or print and digital. The Economist no longer offers ‘print only’ subscriptions.
The deals are:
- 12 weeks of ‘digital only’ for £25 with 900 Avios
- 12 weeks of ‘print and digital’ for £29 with 1,200 Avios
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.
If you don’t cancel your subscription in time, it will renew at £55 or £65 per quarter depending on your package.
You must be a new subscriber to receive the Avios.
The offer closes on 14th March.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.