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First of all, massive apologies to Sir Cliff (and, well, everyone actually), I’m not quite sure what came over me there – it’s not even December yet! BUT – on the plus side I do have a genuinely very good Avios and wine offer to share, courtesy of Laithwaites and British Airways Executive Club.
Until 31st December 2017, you can save £55, as well as get 1,000 Avios and a few other freebies thrown in when ordering select cases.
What do you get?
- 12 bottles of wine (7 different cases to choose from, including all reds, all whites, or mixed)
- 2 free bottles of Rioja
- A pair of Dartington Crystal glasses (usually £38.98)
- Collect 1,000 Avios on your first 12-bottle case order; or 250 Avios if you’re an existing customer
- Free delivery
Full details here.
I’d say so, yes.
You’re getting 14 bottles of wine, a couple of nice glasses and 1,000 Avios for £54.99-£59.88. If you value the Avios at £10 and the glasses at £5, that’s effectively 14 bottles of wine for £40-£45, which works out at £2.86-£3.22 per bottle.
I can’t vouch for the quality of the wine, but even if it’s not great, you can always pour it for the neighbours you don’t really like that much, or the family member who has most definitely outstayed their welcome (petty passive aggression is what Christmas is all about, right?). More seriously, unless you’re a bit of a wine buff or have very specific tastes, I imagine you’ll find most of it perfectly drinkable.
There’s also a 100% refund guarantee, “If you don’t like a wine, for whatever reason, you’ll be refunded in full. No problem.”, though I have no experience of whether that’s actually as good as advertised.
Note that if you take advantage of the offer, you will be automatically signed up to the Laithwaites Wine Plan, where they send you (and charge £100!) more wine every 4-12 weeks. Unless you think you might really love the wine, I would highly recommend cancelling the subscription as soon as your introductory case arrives.
“Avios and wine” – It does have a certain ring to it…
If you purchase a case of wine under this introductory offer, you are joining a Laithwaite’s Wine Plan and these terms apply in addition to our Wine Plan terms and conditions. Future selections are priced from £99.99 (plus £7.99 for delivery) every 12 weeks (or 4 or 8 depending on the frequency requested by you), with an additional case at Christmas. There is no obligation, you can delay or stop your deliveries of Laithwaite’s Wine Plan cases at any time – simply let us know.
Introductory Offer. Purchasers must be 18 years or over. Offer valid until 31/12/2017. Only one Laithwaite’s Wine Plan case per household (plus 3 free bottles of Rioja). Delivery is free with this offer but is usually £7.99. New customers will receive 1,000 Avios on the initial purchase of a 12 bottle case of wine. Existing customers will receive 250 Avios on the purchase of a 12 bottle case of wine. Items are offered at the price and quantity stated online: if you wish to order different quantities, please call us for prices and availability. The Christmas delivery date cut off is 21st Dec for the UK and 13th Dec for Eire, Scottish Highlands, all islands and Northern Ireland. Offer only available while stocks last. In the unlikely event of a wine becoming unavailable, a substitute of similar style and of equal or greater value will be supplied. If you are unhappy with any substitutions you receive we will arrange collection at our cost. Orders will be delivered within 3 working days (delivery to NI and the Scottish Highlands may take a few days longer). Order by 21st December for guaranteed Christmas delivery (13th December for Scottish Highlands & Islands and NI). Offer expires 30th September 2017. You can track your order online at laithwaites.co.uk or call 03330 142 757. If you have any queries about delivery please call 03330 142 757. UK addresses only, excluding Channel Islands. Direct Wines will use information about you to make offers based on your wine preferences. This information may be shared with other companies within the Direct Wines group. We occasionally make names and addresses (but not email addresses) available to companies whose products or services may interest you. If you do not wish to receive such offers, please call us on 03330 142 757 or write to us at British Airways Executive Club in association with Laithwaite’s Wine, One Waterside Drive, Arlington Business Park, Theale, RG7 4SW. Calls to this number cost the same as calling an 01 or 02 number, where calls to 01 or 02 number are part of any “inclusive” minutes (on mobile or landline), calls to this number will also be included. The price of calls may vary with other operators. Please check with your operator for exact charges. Calls may be recorded. Please see our standard Terms and Conditions of Sale and Use available at laithwaites.co.uk/terms for additional terms and conditions applicable to your purchase.