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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.)

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 from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2024)

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £15,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 16TH JULY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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.

Capital on Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and FREE for a year 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.

Comments (309)

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  • Beverley says:

    I have contacted customer services and they have said that unless you received the original email invite you will not receive the points and your subscrition will be cancelled. They are matching the signed up email address against the original mailing list.

    • Tim says:

      That is rather thorough of them. I suppose they don’t want to deal with a load of MCOL’S later on!

  • Yorkieflyer says:

    Oh dear oh dear now if only peeps had resisted the need to pick up the phone

  • Beverley says:

    I did challenge it but was told that the recipient of the email was specifically name, ie not Dear MyMail customer, and that it stated ‘we are offering you’ and that link in the email was not on the main subscriptions page – you could only know about the link if you got the email or if someone told you about the link. The link also said that it was an exclusive offer. So I have cancelled my subscription and got a refund without any problems.

  • James F says:

    Just had an email cancelling the subscription, though I’d not requested it. Looks like they’re being proactive about it and refunding.

    A shame, as that would have been a great points haul, but it is what it is

  • Rich says:

    Pretty new to Avios world and most of what I now know is from HFP and contributors so thanks. Rob’s email was crystal clear that there was a risk but worth a shot. I’m sure I’ll be getting an email soon!

  • Shuggy says:

    so I’m back to check on the comments and to see what’s going on. So I got an email back on Saturday morning saying
    “Dear Mr
    Thank you for subscribing.
    We are delighted to confirm your subscription to the The Ultimate Pack + £150 worth of Nectar points
    Your payment details are as follows: ”

    and they’ve taken the money, I’m quite confident that the small claims court will find in my favour, as they would appear to have accepted my offer to purchase, but interestingly haven’t as yet given me access to “my subscription”. I have plenty of time on my hands nowadays to pursue this 🙂

    • James says:

      You live in a fantasy world, mate.
      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 chose to cancel your sign-up.

    • Beverleynne says:

      Think in contract law you have to have invitation, offer and acceptance. In this case, if you did not receive the email with the invitation then the contract is not complete.

  • Brad says:

    Just got my cancellation email

  • cheng says:

    I just got an email saying they will refund me. It did seem too good to be true!

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