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Possible 18,750 Avios for £53 via the Daily Mail

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The Daily Mail has been emailing selected members of its MyMail website with a generous subscription offer.

You will receive 30,000 Nectar points (worth 18,750 Avios) when you subscribe to ‘The Ultimate Pack’ of the Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday for just two months.

If you are not a fan of the Mail, don’t worry. You do not receive physical newspapers. You receive a book of vouchers in the post which can be redeemed daily at your local newsagent – or binned if you prefer.

The price is £26.80 per month, so £53.60 in total. The Nectar points will arrive within “25 days of renewing the second month subscription“.

This is, clearly, a very good deal at £53.60 for 18,750 Avios. The only reason I am not pushing it harder is that the offer is not openly showing on the MyMail website. You need this link from the email.

On the other hand, the T&Cs in the email do not say that it is only open to the recipient:

“Offer available to new subscribers taking out a subscription between 12.02.21 and 28.02.21. UK residents aged 18+. To collect £150 worth of Nectar points, buy a subscription to The Ultimate Pack, paying for a minimum of two consecutive months, price £26.80 pcm. £150 worth of Nectar points will be credited per person, per one subscription only, within 25 days of renewing the second month subscription. Subscription will auto renew after the expiry of the first calendar month at a cost of £26.80.”

(EDIT: To add to the confusion, it seems that the confirmation page you see is an old one and shows a different set of terms which mention a three month minimum. Caveat emptor.)

If you want to sign-up to see if you receive the points, the link is here.

You should create a MyMail account and link it to your Nectar account before signing up.

For absolutely clarity, do not sign-up for this unless you are prepared to accept some risk that you will not receive the points because you did not receive the original email.

As a no-risk alternative, you may want to register with MyMail, link your account to your Nectar account, and wait to see if you are targetted for a similar offer in the future.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

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:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 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 – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

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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:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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.

(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.)

Comments (312)

  • Mhairi says:

    Just got my email as well. It was worth a try. Got 4 days free.

    • Brad says:

      They doing £1 digital for 8 weeks if you actually wanted to read it. You will also get 100 nectar.

  • TimM says:


    “This subscription was only offered to a group of selected MyMail customers who were sent a personalised email inviting them to take up this offer.

    As our records show you were not part of that group, unfortunately we are unable to accept your subscription and your payment has now been refunded to you.”

  • shuggy says:

    I too have just received their Dear John email, however I have lots of time on my hands, and now view this as a breech of contract and have advised them accordingly as they sent me an email which I believe formed an implied contract, along with them taking my money

    “We are delighted to confirm your subscription to the The Ultimate Pack + £150 worth of Nectar points”

    so I’ve asked them to honour the contract within 14 days from the date of this email
    I look forward to your response within the 14 day deadline in order to resolve this matter amicably
    Yours Faithfully

    • nick says:

      Hi Shuggy The same happened to me. I got a confirmatory email on the 13th saying this and then today 17th, they refunded my money and told me thank you for cancelling your order.
      I rang them and spoke to a woman who was not interested and then asked for a manager to call me. This happened 15 mins later and I told him (David) we had a contract and told him that he was in breach of contract but he would not budge.
      I will write to them and claim breach of contract

      • brad says:

        Hi, All, Looking at T&Cs they are allowed to cancel if incorrect price, but should offer you a normal sub, really unsure how we will stand here

        4.4. It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, the Subscription prices listed on the Site may be incorrectly priced. If we discover a pricing error, we will inform you of this error and we will give you the option of continuing to purchase the Subscription at the correct price or cancelling your order. If we are unable to contact you using the contact details you provided, we will treat the order as cancelled and notify you by email. Please note that if the pricing error is obvious and unmistakable and could have reasonably been recognised by you as a mis-pricing, we do not have to provide the Subscription to you at the incorrect (lower) price.

      • Shuggy says:

        it’s the Daily Mail, I see this as a challenge now – they are being cavalier with people they clearly have made a contract with, and who hope will just accept their point of view

        can you imagine if it was you who suddenly didn’t like the terms of a contract you had with them and wanted to breech the contract

        • brad says:


          I actually think this is not a pricing error, they haven’t gave option to subscribe on the rack rate. So they cannot be seeing this as one either.

          There is another clause they can cancel due to non payment, but that cannot be actioned.

  • Yorkieflyer says:

    Same, same
    If any good comes of this then perhaps people with itchy fingers will have learnt not to pick the phone up next time?

  • High Grade says:

    From reading the t&c’s (particularly point 3.3) my take on it is, if they confirm the subscription by email and gave us access to our subscription (both of which they did – mine is still showing as active now despite their cancellation email), then they are accepting our offer and a contract is formed.
    This is definitely not a pricing mistake (terms 4.4).
    Their terms did not exclude anyone that had not been targeted by email, despite a long list of terms, exclusions, etc.
    I’m not a lawyer but it seems pretty clear to me. Whether I can be bothered to pursue it is another matter.

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