Do you want to give the gift of travel this Christmas but not sure where to book? Buy Avios and the choice is endless.
Booking a surprise holiday can be tricky. Will your other half like where you have chosen? Can they get annual leave at that specific time? Are you sure you can get someone to mind the kids? All questions that need to be asked. By giving a gift of Avios you don’t need to worry about any of that, in fact you can have great fun on Christmas Day deciding where to go!
Not only are Avios a great Christmas gift idea, but for 5 days only you will receive a 50% bonus when you purchase Avios! You now have the opportunity to buy up to 200,000 Avios, and you will receive 100,000 absolutely free! Not only have Avios moved the threshold for buying Avios ( you can normally only purchase 100,000 in a calendar year) but they are also giving you a bonus of 50% as well! This offer applies to ANY Avios purchases, if you are buying for a friend or want to treat yourself. So if you are tired waiting for your own Avios account to grow, just top up whatever you need and stop waiting!
Wondering how much Avios to buy?
You can buy in multiples of 1,000 up to 35,000 Avios and thereafter in multiples of 5,000. You can spend as little as €36 on 1,000 Avios, €109 on 5,000 Avios or €201 on 10,000 Avios. If you really push the boat out, you can buy 100,000 Avios for €1,800. For a full price list click here.
Where can I fly to with Avios?
There are so many variations, depending on when and where you travel but to give you an idea, 13,000 Avios points will get you a return economy flight to Paris with Aer Lingus. For 17,000 Avios you can have a return flight to the Canary Islands and if you can buy 26,000 you can have a return flight to New York, Boston, Chicago or Toronto. Note these are based on off peak travel and exclude taxes and charges. For full list of date bands click here. You can also use Avios to purchase flights with British Airways, Iberia Express and other partner airlines.
Have you always wanted to fly business class to the USA?
I love that you can use Avios to upgrade your flights and it is such good value too. A business class upgrade to New York with Aer Lingus is 37,000 Avios which will only cost you €477 if you buy Avios before Friday the 17th of November. Simply purchase 25,000 Avios for €477 and you will get 12,500 Avios free. This will give you 37,500, and voilà – you have a business class upgrade to New York! This is much cheaper than purchasing a business class ticket directly from Aer Lingus’ website.
How do I buy Avios points?
If you would like to purchase Avios for yourself, just click here. If you are giving Avios as a gift, you will need their Avios membership number, name, and email address. Just make sure you do it before the 17th of November..
Still not joined Avios? Here’s how to sign up.
If you are already an AerClub member, your existing log in and password will suffice. 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.
Still not sure how the whole thing works? Read my blog post:
Prices are correct at the time of issue but are subject to change. This post was sponsored by Avios, but all views, as always, are my own.