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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

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

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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British Airways American Express

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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

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The Platinum Card from American Express

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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, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.

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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

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American Express Business Gold

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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.

Comments (309)

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  • 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

      • 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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