The Economist is currently offering up to 34,500 bonus Qantas Frequent Flyer points with new digital and print subscriptions until 30 June 2020.
The number of Qantas points earned depends on the type and duration of the subscription. Print & digital subscriptions to the magazine are more expensive than digital-only, but also earn more Qantas points. 1, 2 and 3 year subscriptions are available, although additional bonus sign-up points are currently only available with 1-year or 3-year subscriptions.
You’ll earn at least 13,500 Qantas points, e.g. for a 1-year digital subscription costing $475 per year. A 1-year print & digital subscription costs $599 per year and comes with 19,500 Qantas points. (The Qantas website incorrectly says 19,000 points, however the T&Cs and The Economist’s website state 19,500 points.)
If you’re thinking about subscribing to The Economist anyway, this is a handy way to earn some bonus Qantas points which will count towards Points Club membership. But there are cheaper ways to accumulate extra Qantas points, such as through credit card sign-up offers or by buying from Qantas Wine. For example, you can currently earn 20,000 bonus Qantas points with a $480 case of wine.
The Economist offer terms & conditions
This Qantas Frequent Flyer offer is only available to new subscribers of The Economist that live in Australia. It is not available when renewing an existing subscription.
To earn Qantas points, you must sign up via the dedicated Qantas sign-up page on The Economist website and provide your Qantas Frequent Flyer number. Points will take up to 8 weeks to credit. Full details are available on the Qantas website.
The Economist deals for other frequent flyer programs
If you’re thinking about subscribing to The Economist, be aware that the magazine also partners with other frequent flyer programs to offer bonus points from time to time. For example, you can currently earn 15,000 British Airways Avios for a new 1-year digital subscription to The Economist or 18,000 Avios for a print & digital subscription. This British Airways Executive Club offer expires on 31 May 2020 and is open to residents of all countries except India and China.