I get very excited when I hear about Avios promotions! Yes, I will no doubt be doing some serious online shopping this weekend, to take advantage of the Avios eStore Double Avios Weekend!
For those of you who have been following me on my journey, I am delighted that have already accumulated almost 30,000 Avios points this year. I just need another 7,000 for a business class upgrade to New York with Aer Lingus – how cool is that! Most of my Avios points were collected by shopping, I have only collected 2469 points by flying. I shop in Supervalu regularly and convert my Real Rewards to Avios. Occasionally I shop in Kildare Village, but the majority of my points were accumulated by shopping through the Avios eStore. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not spending a fortune online, I’m just clever with my purchases. Recently I bought the kids school supplies from Easons, their uniforms from Marks & Spencer and new runners from Adidas. Those three purchases accumulated 6000 Avios! For anyone who is not familiar with Avios, read my first post about how to get flights and upgrades with Avios points.
Here are some of my top store picks from the eStore Double Avios Weekend. I have highlighted a few offers that I think you should watch out for but click here for the full list of all participating stores.
Marks & Spencer: 8 Avios for every €1 spent.
Choose their best selling jeggings, some mens polo shirts, cute kidswear or Rosie’s latest underwear, there is always something to be bought in M&S. If you spend €100 that gives you 800 Avios points. Shop here.
Expedia: 14 Avios for every €1 spent.
Planning a Christmas market break or a sun holiday in the near future? You can massively increase your Avios points with accommodation or holiday purchases. A hotel break for €500 will give you 7,000 Avios or a €2000 family holiday will give you 28,000 Avios. You could almost have your business class upgrade in one purchase! Shop here.
Adidas: 20 Avios for every €1 spent.
Kids football boots, the fashion must haves – Superstars, or the latest Stella Mc Cartney gym gear, there is something in the Adidas store to suit everyone. With 20 Avios for every €1 you spend, a new pair of Superstar runners will give you 2000 Avios points. Shop here.
Groupon: 14 Avios for every €1 spent
From short breaks to Christmas gifts, restaurant offers to teeth whitening deals, Groupon is your one stop daily deals website. Collect 1400 Avios for every €100 spent on top of their already discounted prices. Shop here
Lego: 10 Avios for every €1 spent.
Shopping for Christmas already? Parents know too well how expensive Lego can be but if you can accumulate Avios points while buying toys for the kids, it will soften the blow. Collect 1000 Avios for every €100 spent. Shop here.
ASOS: 14 Avios; Boohoo.com: 6 Avios; Pretty Little Thing: 10 Avios, for every €1 spent.
Shopping for yourself or your daughter perhaps? Get the latest autumn winter looks from the UK’s biggest online fashion stores and collect Avios points at the same time. Shop here.
Apple: 4 Avios
Planning on a getting a new phone, iMac or apple watch for Christmas? Perhaps you are thinking of treating the kids to new iPads? Buy them now and collect Avios points too. Collect 1500 points if you buy the new apple watch or 2000 points if you buy a mini iPad. Shop here.
How 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.
Where else can I collect Avios points? There are many ways to collect Avios points but here are some of my favourites:
- Fly with Aer Lingus, British Airways and Iberia and book car hire with Avis.
- Shop at SuperValu, Kildare Village and Appleby.
- Make your restaurant reservation by using Restaurant Circle. Normally you receive 250 Avios for each restaurant reservation but from now until the end of December you receive 500 Avios. Christmas party bookings perhaps?
- Irish Independent are giving customers a staggering 30,000 Avios points if you subscribe to the Irish and Sunday Independent for six months.
The Double Avios points offer is valid from 00.01 Thursday 5 October till 23:59 Sunday 8 October on the Avios eStore. Selected retailers are excluded from the Double Avios points offer and certain exclusions apply to each stores, see individual retail pages within the Avios eStore for details.