(EXPIRED) Subscribe To The Economist & Earn Up To 18,000 Avios

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Aer Lingus is running a promotion right now where you can earn 15,000-18,000 Avios when subscribing to The Economist. Note that this isn’t one of those “Earn x miles for a $1 free trial” type of deals – this is for a full paid subscription.

It’s a pretty rewarding deal though, especially if you know that you’ll be able to put the Avios to good use in the future.

The Economist Aer Lingus Avios

The Deal

  • Aer Lingus is offering bonus Avios when taking out a subscription to The Economist:
    • 1 year print subscription for $189 – 15,000 Avios
    • 1 year digital subscription for $189 – 15,000 Avios
    • 1 year print & digital subscription for $225 – 18,000 Avios
  • Direct link to offer.

Key Terms

  • Must subscribe by May 31, 2020.

Quick Thoughts

This offer makes the most sense if you’re actually interested in a subscription to The Economist as it seems to be the most rewarding deal I can find when paying for an annual subscription. It looks like this is the standard pricing for a subscription, so the price hasn’t been bumped up to account for the Avios.

If you can make good use of the Avios though, it could make sense even if you’re not particularly interested in a subscription to the magazine. That’s because you’re effectively paying 1.25cpp-1.26cpp depending on which subscription you take out. While that’s not an incredibly cheap price for Avios, you can certainly get more value than that during normal times.

For example, you can fly round trip on some American Airlines flights for only 11,000 Avios, or for 13,000 Avios you can fly one-way from the west coast to Alaska or one-way from Montreal to Dublin. Here’s a list of some other Avios sweet spots.

Although the subscription pricing hasn’t been bumped up to account for the Avios, you can get cheaper subscriptions to the Economist elsewhere. For example, you can get a year-long subscription from Magazines.com for $189 while also earning 25x through Rakuten. If you’re earning Membership Rewards from Rakuten rather than cashback, that makes the deal even better as you’d end up with 4,725 Membership Rewards rather than $47.25. That would be like paying 4cpp for Membership Rewards though, so the Avios deal would still be better for some people despite the higher initial cost.

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