There is a good deal that is still available that allows you to earn 18,000 Avios for just €160. People with a Republic of Ireland address are eligible for the entire amount.

Those outside of Ireland will be able to earn as well, however it is 9,000 Avios for those people. What is this deal and how can you buy it? Read on.

Irish Independent Deal

Purchasing a digital subscription to the Irish Independent via Reach Home Delivery is how you get this deal. If you are a regular reader of the newspaper, even better.

There is also one where you can earn 30,000 Avios for €349.99. However, this will mean you receive printed newspapers, so it really is only for Irish residents.

Is This Deal Any Good?

Return flights between London and Dublin in Club Europe on British Airways cost as little as €260. For this, you would earn 2,000 Avios, which makes 18,000 for €160 an excellent deal in my eyes.

You can apply them to your Aer Lingus AerClub account and also move them across to other airlines. British Airways are one option and the one I used when I purchased this in October 2017.

Overall Thoughts

Avios can be used to book flights outright and all you pay are taxes. The sweet spot is to use them for flight upgrades. I once used 20,000 points to upgrade a Club World London to Washington DC flight to First Class. For the price, it is well worth it.

Either way, it is up to you to decide what works for you when it comes to your points. Having a decent balance certainly opens up a lot of opportunities that may not otherwise be available.

What do you think of this deal? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.

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