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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.

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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

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British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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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.

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We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

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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:

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Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

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Comments (312)

  • Charlie says:

    Has anyone phoned customer services to get a concrete answer on this? Whether it will be honoured or not….

  • Charlie says:

    I have just spoken with a customer service agent and he confirmed, if you did not directly recieve the promotional email, you will not get the Nectar points.
    I cancelled my subscription no problem

    • Tim says:

      Can I ask when you applied? Was it before the terms changed on the website? Did you challenge the customer services on what was shown on your receipt or just cancel?
      Still debating whether to cancel now or wait till the two months has passed then kick off if contract is not honoured.

      • Charlie says:

        I applied yesterday about 1300.
        I challenged it a bit but they were having none of. Invited guests only they kept saying.
        I asked him to confirm 100% I wouldn’t get them and he did so I cancelled

    • Harry says:

      What did you expect him to say, you numpty?!!

  • TGLoyalty says:

    You can’t retrospectively change the terms of you signed up before they updated the website.

    I’ll happily challenge if I don’t get it and place a claim as my confirmation on both PayPal and email says I’ll get £150 of nectar points.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      But if ever the case of killing the golden goose it’s phoning up CS and questioning if you will get the nectar of you sign up etc.

      • Tim says:

        I wish I’d used a credit card now instead of a d/d, easier to do a charge back if the points are not awarded. I thought a d/d would be easier to cancel a regular payment though…

        • Brad says:

          Paid paypal myself, easy to cancel as it comes up as a authorisation, take amex + can probably claim through them

      • James says:

        You applied for a targeted offer with a link you weren’t personally sent or eligible for and was not available publicly from the company – you’ve not got a leg to stand on if the DM choose to cancel your sign-up.

  • 747_Brat says:

    If they do as they say i.e. check against the mailing list, most of us here won’t be eligible for the offer. It puts us into a catch-22 situation, whether to cancel or take a punt! I am very keen to know what my fellow miles & points enthusiasts here on HfP think of the situation.

    I reckon I saw somewhere that we have 14 days to cancel and receive full refund. Can someone confirm this please?

  • Cabal of rabid baboons says:

    That’s correct, you’ve 14 days to cancel, they just ask you return the vouchers unused.

  • Tim says:

    Can we have a poll?
    Who is going to wait and pay two months fees and wait up to 25 days to see if they get the nectar?
    I’ve decided to stick it out and fight for the points if necessary. Answer yes/no via reply please.

  • Andy says:

    Received an email this morning confirming my subscription and the £150 in Nectar points.
    I wasn’t targeted just followed the link Rob posted.

    • 747_Brat says:

      That’s good news Andy. Thanks for posting. If the decline the bonus, you could use that email to raise a claim.

      Please could you confirm when did you purchase the subscription? I shall also be looking out for such an email. At the moment, I just have an order confirmation email from them.

      • thehornets says:

        I think you two are talking about the sme email. The wording inside the ‘subsciption confirmation’ email says ‘we are delighted to confirm your subscription’

        • Mark M says:

          Mine says :
          “We are delighted to confirm your subscription to the The Ultimate Pack + £150 worth of Nectar points ”
          I wasn’t targetted either.

          • Mark M says:

            I did pay by Paypal not D/debit. I didn’t see any reason not to, but have niggling doubts in my mind, about them making it
            an excuse not to pay out!

  • Cabal of rabid baboons says:

    It’s refreshing to know so many people are starting to read the Mail?

    • Brad says:

      I went full on in the weekend and done the 2000 nectar offer for buying 2 of the 3 sat-mon papers

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