Terms of use for specific promotions

Our general terms of use apply to all promotions unless expressly stated otherwise. Certain additional terms apply to specific promotions as set out below.

The following offer and promotion has specific terms and conditions which apply:

  • The Economist & Wall Street Journal combo offer

This offer is available on a digital subscription or a print + digital subscription, in each case provided the subscription term is for at least a 1 year term. This offer is valid for new subscribers living in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. This subscription is non-refundable except if you are a resident in the EU, in which case you may cancel your subscription in the first 14 days and get a refund for any part of your subscription that has not already been delivered (for the print element) or published (for any digital element) before you cancelled.

This offer cannot be used with any other promotion or offer from The Economist or our partners. The Economist reserves the right of final decision in all matters related to this offer including a potential subscriber's eligibility. Within 10 days of placing the order, the subscriber will receive an email with details on how to activate their Wall Street Journal subscription. There are additional terms and conditions relating to the Wall Street Journal subscription. The Economist accepts no responsibility or liability with regard to the Wall Street Journal subscription; please contact the Wall Street Journal Customer Service in the event of any issues with the Wall Street Journal part of this promotion.

The following offer and promotion has specific terms and conditions which apply:

  • UK Free copy offer

In order to claim your free copy of The Economist you must have a postal address within the United Kingdom. This offer is limited to one copy per household and is not available to existing subscribers. This offer cannot be used with any other promotion or offer from The Economist or our partners. The Economist reserves the right of final decision in all matters related to this promotion including any decision to limit the number of free copies available under this offer.

  • US Free copy offer

In order to claim your free copy of The Economist you must have a postal address within the United States. This offer is limited to one copy per household and is not available to existing subscribers. This offer cannot be used with any other promotion or offer from The Economist or our partners. The Economist reserves the right of final decision in all matters related to this promotion including any decision to limit the number of free copies available under this offer.

The following offers and promotions have specific terms and conditions which apply:

  • AerClub
  • Le Club AccorHotels
  • Avios
  • Meridiana Club
  • British Airways Executive Club
  • Miles & More
  • Ethiopian Airlines ShebaMiles
  • PINS program
  • Etihad Guest
  • SAS EuroBonus
  • Finnair Plus
  • TAP Victoria
  • Iberia Plus Avios
  • Vueling Club

In order to qualify for the miles or points in these offers, you must maintain your subscription for at least one year. This subscription is non-refundable except if you are a resident in the EU, in which case you may cancel your subscription in the first 14 days and get a refund for any part of your subscription that has not already been delivered (for the print element) or published (for any digital element) before you cancelled.

The following offers and promotions have specific terms and conditions which apply:

  • Air Asia
  • Hong Kong Airlines
  • Air New Zealand
  • Jet
  • AsiaMiles
  • Singapore Airlines

In order to qualify for the miles or points in these offers, you must be a first time subscriber and have an address within Asia Pacific. In the case of Singapore Airlines, the offer is available also to those with an address in the United States or United Kingdom. The Economist and/or our partners reserve the right to deduct the miles or points from a member’s account if you cancel your subscription. An offer cannot be used with any other promotion or offer from The Economist or our partners. The Economist reserves the right of final decision in all matters related to this promotion. There are additional terms and conditions relating to the relevant miles or points programmes which also apply to any offer or promotion. Please go to the relevant partner's website for more details.

The following offer and promotion has specific terms and conditions which apply:

  • Complimentary gift subscriptions

Terms for referrers

Complimentary gift subscription offers are time bound (up to six weeks) no obligation subscriptions to The Economist that can be shared with up to three friends and/or family members; one of the added benefits of subscribing to The Economist.

Please note that:

  • to share a complimentary gift subscription you must be a current Economist subscriber and your friend or family member must not have been a subscriber at any time in the last six months.
  • this complimentary gift subscription offer is limited to one copy per household and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer from The Economist or our partners.
  • complimentary gift subscription offers are redeemable up to six months after The Economist make the offer available and can be claimed in any of the territories in which we offer a subscription service.

Within two weeks of claiming their complimentary gift subscription, your friend or family member will receive an email with details on how to activate their subscription. They will also receive a series of communications from The Economist to help them make the most of their complimentary gift subscription unless they select to opt out.

The Economist reserves the right of final decision in all matters related to this offer including your friend or family members’ eligibility. We also reserve the right to withdraw or modify this complimentary gift subscription.

Terms for referees

You have been chosen by your friend and/or family member to take advantage of this special complimentary gift subscription referral offer from The Economist.

Please note that:

  • complimentary gift subscription offers are time bound (up to six weeks) subscriptions to The Economist
  • to use a complimentary gift subscription you must not have been a paid subscriber at any time in the last six months.
  • this complimentary gift subscription offer is limited to one copy per household and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer from The Economist or our partners.
  • complimentary gift subscription offers are redeemable up to six months after The Economist make the offer available, however you should redeem your code before it expires.

To claim your complimentary gift subscription you will need to complete an online form, providing your contact and address details so that we may fulfil your subscription.

Within two weeks of claiming your complimentary gift subscription, you will receive an email with details on how to activate your subscription. Your six week subscription is effective from the date you receive this first activation email. You will also receive a series of on-boarding communications to ensure you’re making the most of your complimentary gift subscription unless you select to opt out.

The Economist reserves the right of final decision in all matters related to this offer including your eligibility for a complimentary gift subscription. We also reserve the right to withdraw or modify this complimentary gift subscription offer at any time without prior notice and with no liability.

The following offers and promotions have specific terms and conditions which apply:

  • Alaska Airlines
  • SouthWest
  • American Airlines
  • Speedy Rewards
  • Barclays
  • United (Non Cardholder)
  • Navy Federal Reward
  • United (Cardholder)
  • Next Jump
  • USAA Rewards

To qualify for the miles or points in these offers, you must maintain your subscription for at least 60 days from order date. Please allow 60-120 days post purchase to receive your miles/points. If you cancel your subscription within the first 60 days, you will not receive your air miles/ points. These offers are limited to one subscription per household and are not available to existing subscribers. The Economist and its partners reserve the right of final decision in all matters related to this promotion. There are additional terms and conditions relating to the relevant miles or points programmes which also apply to any offer or promotion. Please go to the relevant partner's website for more details.

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