Like online shopping? Shop via the Avios eStore this Christmas.
Christmas shopping from the comfort of your own home, there is nothing like it! No trouble getting parking, no battling through crowds and no queuing to pay! I am already a big fan of shopping via the Avios eStore so when promotions come along like this one, I’m in heaven! Right now Marks and Spencer and Debenhams are giving 6 Avios points for every €1 spent, Currys PC World is giving 3 Avios for every €1 spent and Eason is giving 8 Avios for every €1 spent. The Avios eStore offers are not limited to Irish online stores, you can also collect bonus Avios with popular fashion stores like ASOS and House of Fraser and beauty store Lookfantastic. Once you are logged into avios.ie you can click through to your favourite retailers and shop online in the usual way, but your purchases will be tracked, and your Avios account will be topped up with points! Click here for the full list of all participating stores.
For those of you who have been following me on my journey, I am delighted to say that I have already accumulated 33,000 Avios this year. I just need another 4,000 for a business class upgrade to New York with Aer Lingus – which I should accumulate after doing my Christmas shopping on line! Most of my Avios points were collected by shopping, I have only collected 2749 Avios by flying. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not spending a fortune shopping, I’m just clever with my purchases. To give you an example I have highlighted some special offers below, to show you just how easy it is to accumulate points by shopping at the Avios eStore. For anyone who is not familiar with Avios, read my first post about how to get flights and upgrades with Avios points.
Marks & Spencer: 6 Avios for every €1 spent.
With 3 for 2 on Christmas gifts and decorations as well great value in clothing, there is always something to be bought in M&S. If you spend €100 that gives you 600 Avios points. Shop here.
Currys PC World: 3 Avios for every €1 spent.
From laptops to tablets, Xbox to TV’s, Currys have their Black Friday Sale on already! Fancy a coffee machine for €35 (reduced from €99)? Buy the Dolce Gusto by De’Longhi Jovia and collect 105 Avios with your purchase. Why not treat yourself to a a Samsung 49 inch smart TV for €699 ( reduced from €1099) and collect 2100 Avios with your purchase. Shop here.
Eason: 8 Avios for every €1 spent.
The latest blockbusters, toys, games, or stationary, everyone makes a trip to Eason before Christmas. Do it online instead and collect 8 Avios for every €1 spent. You will collect 143 Avios if you purchase Roz Purcells new cookery book, Half Hour Hero, which has been reduced to €17.99. Collect 160 Avios if you purchase an Elf on the Shelf or a Lego Star Wars set, both €39.99. Shop here:
Debenhams: 6 Avios for every €1 spent.
Debenhams are offering up to half price on selected women’s wear and up to 40% off gifts, toys, gadgets and games. But let’s not forget their wide range of beauty products and fragrances. Pick up the Estèe Lauder Advanced Night Repair gift set for €64 and collect 384 Avios, or shop the latest Tom Ford eau de toilette from €60 and collect 360 Avios. Shop here.
Expedia: 7 Avios for every €1 spent.
Planning a post Christmas break or a Summer holiday? You can massively increase your Avios balance with accommodation or holiday purchases. A hotel break for €500 will give you 3,500 Avios or a €2000 family holiday will give you 14,000 Avios. Shop here.
Adidas: 10 Avios for every €1 spent, Nike 7 Avios for every €1 spent.
Kids football boots, Superstar runners or the latest gym gear, there is something in the Adidas and Nike stores to suit everyone. With 10 Avios for every €1 you spend, a new pair of Superstar runners will give you 1000 Avios points. Shop here.
Groupon: 7 Avios for every €1 spent
Groupon has every time of Christmas gift imaginable. From restaurant vouchers to teeth whitening deals, short breaks to mobile phones, Groupon is your one stop daily deals website. Collect 700 Avios for every €100 spent on top of their already discounted prices. Shop here
Lego: 5 Avios for every €1 spent.
I know too well how expensive Lego can be as I have a 10 year old who is obsessed with it! Thankfully I can accumulate Avios points while making my purchases, and the offical Lego store has the widest range of lego available. Collect 1000 Avios for every €100 spent. Shop here.
ASOS: 7 Avios & Pretty Little Thing: 5 Avios, for every €1 spent.
Looking to get something new for Christmas? Get the latest winter looks from the UK’s biggest online fashion stores and collect Avios points at the same time. Shop here.
Apple: 3 Avios for every €1 spent.
Fancy a new phone, iMac or apple watch for Christmas? Perhaps you are thinking of treating the kids to new iPads? Apple are giving a staggering 3 Avios for every €1 spent, so if you splash out on a new iPad Pro you will accumulate over 2000 Avios! Shop here.
Looking to sign up?
If you are already an AerClub member, your existing log in and password will suffice. Collect Avios points by logging in to avios.com/ie with your AerClub details and clicking through to the Avios eStore. For those who have not yet joined, you can join any of the airline programmes here. Why not download the free Avios app too, it will allow you book flights on the go, check your Avios balance and find out where to collect.
Note: certain exclusions apply to each stores, see individual retail pages within the Avios eStore for details. This post was sponsored by Avios, but all views, as always, are my own.