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 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points 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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
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:
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:
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.)