Propose In Paris With Return Flights For Two From Appleby Jewellers!

The first 200 couples who purchase a diamond engagement ring from Appleby Jewellers during November or December will collect a massive 18,000 Avios! That’s enough to fly you and your loved one to Paris*, London* or Amsterdam*, to celebrate your engagement in style!


When Appleby’s asked me to write this post I found it somewhat ironic. Would you believe I got engaged in Paris with a ring from Appleby’s Jewellers – although we didn’t get free flights back then!

I will never forget shopping for my engagement ring. Clarity, cut and colour was all new to me, I didn’t know what I liked or what suited me. Myself and Cormac wandered around various jewellers in Dublin city centre, talking to staff at front counters and praying no one would see us. When we walked into Appleby, it was a completely different experience. We were immediately brought into a private room and consulted in depth about what I liked, didn’t like and what we could afford. All jewellery is hand made on site in Appleby, so it was pointed out that if I liked a particular design but wanted to change the stone, that was not a problem. In fact every thing was possible, I could have whatever I wanted – obviously within my budget! After spending hours (literally) trying on various rings and learning all about the difference in stones, I finally made my choice.

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Appleby still offer this personal and discreet service, it is a fabulous relaxing way to choose your engagement ring.  Appleby don’t pay their staff commission, they are paid to guide and assist you to find your dream ring – so you won’t feel pressurised to purchase.

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I loved how my engagement ring sparkled and so many people commented on how bright and good quality the diamond was. Appleby hand select all of their diamonds. In fact each week in Antwerp, a member of the Appleby family selects just one of hundreds of diamonds offered. Appleby, a family owned and managed business, has been designing jewellery for over sixty years. They rightfully boast that every piece of their diamond jewellery sparkles! Appleby’s reputation for excellence and expertise in diamonds is one of the reasons why they have one of the largest and finest collection of engagement rings in Ireland.

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As well as receiving the finest quality engagement ring, if you are one of the first 200 couples who buy an engagement ring during November or December, you will also receive 18,000 Avios. This is the equivalent of two return flights to Paris, London or Amsterdam. So why not celebrate your engagement or pop the question in one of these great cities? Although you do need to pay taxes, fees and charges, I love that 20kg checked-in baggage is included in all Avios reward flights.

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Of course you don’t need to spend the 18,000 on flights, you can choose to celebrate in a five star hotel at home or use it to book a unique travel experience on your honeymoon. The choice is yours! Read this post for the many ways to spend Avios.

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For those of you who are not planning on getting engaged, you can still collect Avios by shopping in Appleby. You can collect 5 Avios for every €1 spent on all jewellery purchased in Appleby’s. Simply present your AerClub card or number at the time of purchase. Note if you are availing of other store promotions you will receive 1 Avios per €1 spent.

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Still not joined Avios? Here’s how to sign up.

For those of you who haven’t yet joined Avios, the easiest way to do it is to sign up to Aer Lingus’ frequent flyer club, AerClub.  Simply click here to join, it couldn’t be easier!

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* Note taxes, fees & charges need to be added to all reward flights. For a full list of Ts&Cs and to learn more about this exclusive offer click HERE.


Still not sure how Avios works? This might help:

How To Get Flights And Upgrades With Avios

Like this post? You might like:

10 Ways To Collect Avios

5 Ways To Spend Avios 

This post was sponsored by Avios, but all views, as always, are my own.



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10 Ways to Collect Avios


Flying, hotel stays, car hire, online and in-store shopping, these are just some of the ways to collect Avios, find out how in this post.

Collecting Avios points is now something we can all do, even those who don’t travel often. Avios are a reward currency that are used by many airlines including Aer Lingus, British Airways and United, as well as various hotel websites and high street stores. I’ve got 10 easy ways to collect Avios to help you save towards your next break away.



1. Collect Avios when you fly:

collect Avios when you fly Aer Lingus

Collect Avios when you fly with Aer Lingus, British Airways and United Airlines. You don’t have to be a frequent traveller to join one of their frequent flyer clubs. If you haven’t already joined, simply sign up to AerClub and start collecting now.

Sign up here



2. Collect Avios when you shop online

one of the best ways to collect Avios is by shopping online

Surprise, surprise, this is one of my favourite ways to collect Avios! There are over 100 stores where you can shop online and collect Avios at the same time! Simply go to AerClub eStore, click through to your favourite store and shop as usual – your purchases are tracked and you will collect Avios.


Remember to go via AerClub eStore to get Avios every time you shop – it is so easy! Stores like M&S, River Island, Asos, Currys, Apple, Adidas are all partners with Avios! Once you discover this, trust me, you will never shop online any other way!

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3. Collect Avios when you shop in Kildare Village

kildare village shopping outlet

Michael Kors, Samsonite, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Superdry – need I go on? There are over 100 different brands offering up to 60% off recommended retail prices in Kildare Village. And if that wasn’t good enough, you can also collect 5 Avios for every €4 you spend!

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4. Collect Avios when you dine or stay at the Merrion Hotel

Dining at the Merrion Hotel

Cocktails, dinner or an overnight stay, whatever you choose, you can collect 2 Avios for every €1 you spend in the Merrion Hotel. Simply link your debit or credit card via before you go and your purchases will be tracked.

Also, once you’ve linked your card, you will automatically collect Avios on all your spend on that card, with other selected Avios partners.

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5. Collect Avios when you book car-hire

collect avios with Avis

Simply book your car hire with Avis or Budget car rental enter your Avios / AerClub membership number under the ‘driver details’ and collect 5 Avios for every €1 you spend with Avis, or 2 Avios with every €1 you spend with Budget car rental.

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7. Collect Avios when you book hotels:


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Best Western, Melia, Marriott and lots more offer Avios for every €1 spent on hotels. This is a great way to boost your Avios balance. Simply book a hotel using one of the Avios partners and collect Avios at the same time.

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8. Collect Avios when you shop in Appleby Jewellers

collect Avios with Appleby

With over sixty years’ experience and a worldwide reputation for creative jewellery design, Appleby has become one leading brands in Irish jewellery. Simply quote your AerClub or British Airways Executive Club membership details at the time of purchase and collect up to 1 Avios for every €1 spent.

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9. Collect Avios with an Aer Credit Card

Aer Lingus credit card

Aer Credit Card is the new Aer Lingus credit card that is available to Irish residents. It offers the same benefits as a regular credit card but you collect 1 Avios for every €1 you spend with Aer Lingus and 1 Avios for every €4 you spend on all other transactions on your Aer Credit Card.

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10. Collect Avios when you book travel experiences.

10 ways to collect Avios

Viator, a TripAdvisor company, are specialists in worldwide travel experiences. Whether you want to take a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon, swim with sharks in South Africa or skydive in Sydney – you can book them all through Viator and collect 4 Avios for every €1 you spend!

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Still haven’t joined Avios?

For those of you who haven’t yet joined Avios, the easiest way to do it is to sign up to Aer Lingus’ frequent flyer club, AerClub.  Simply click here to join, it couldn’t be easier!


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The original post from 2019 was sponsored by Avios, however, I have updated this in April 2022 to reflect new partners.




Feel the Love with Double Avios at Kildare Village And Lots More in February


Celebrate Valentines Day with these amazing offers from Avios in February! Collect DOUBLE Avios at Kildare Village, BONUS Avios at Appleby Jewellers and lots more offers via the Avios eStore. Here are some of my favourites!


Kildare Village – Collect 10 Avios for every €4 you spend & an extra 10% off  Village prices!

I love an excuse for a trip to Kildare Village and this is definitely right up there with the best of them! Provide proof of your AerClub membership and you will be given an exclusive Kildare Village VIP card for an additional 10% off your purchases! And that’s not all, you will also collect DOUBLE Avios points, so that is 10 Avios for every €4 you spend instead of the usual 5 Avios. If you can’t make it to Kildare Village before Valentines Day – don’t worry, this promotion is running for the month of February!

Kildare Village has over 100 different brands offering up to 60% off recommended retail prices. From Superdry to Samsonite, Timberland to Ted Baker, designer handbags to statement jewellery, its all available at the Village. Check out their Valentines Day gift guide for some more inspiration.

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Appleby Jewellers – Treat your loved one this Valentines Day and collect BONUS Avios!

Treating your loved one this Valentines Day? Pop into Appleby Jewellers in Dublin and collect 500 BONUS Avios with any purchase, or 1000 BONUS Avios if you purchase a diamond ring.  You will also collect up to 5 Avios for every €1 you spend in store and this is valid for the month of February!

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Give the gift of travel this Valentines Day and collect BONUS Avios!

Whether you want a romantic overnight stay in Ireland or a weekend in Paris, by purchasing via the Avios eStore you can accumulate BONUS Avios in February. Travel website Expedia is offering 7 Avios for every €1 spent. So if you book a city break to the value of €500 you can collect a whopping 3500 Avios!  Daily deals site Groupon have date nights, romantic getaways and lots more and are offering 7 Avios for every €1 spent.

Click here to shop via the Avios eStore

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Enjoy BONUS Avios with Valentine’s day gifts.

Shop the latest trends or treat your loved ones to Valentines Day gifts and receive BONUS Avios at the same time! Top beauty website Lookfantastic has lots of suggestions for Valentines day gifts and is offering DOUBLE Avios – you can now collect a staggering 14 Avios for every £1 spent! Online favourite Not On The High Street has a selection of gift ideas for women, men and even children and is offering 6 Avios for every £1 spent. House of Fraser is also offering 6 Avios per €1 spent while local favourite Debenhams is offering 3 Avios for every €1 spent.

Click here to shop via the Avios eStore

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Interflora – Say it with flowers this Valentines Day.

Stuck for time? You can never go wrong with flowers!  Choose from a wide selection of flower bouquets at Interflora. Shop via the Avios eStore and collect 6 Avios for every €1 you spend.

Click here to shop via the Avios eStore

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For those of you who have been following me on my journey, I am delighted to say that I have accumulated 41,000 Avios in 2017, and most of these were accumulated by shopping! For anyone who is not familiar with Avios, read my first post about how to get flights and upgrades with Avios points.  Remember in order to collect Avios from your favourite online shops you must be logged into your Avios account. Once you are logged into 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. Note: certain exclusions apply to each stores, see individual retail pages within the Avios eStore for details.

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 with your AerClub details and clicking through to the Avios eStore. For those who have not yet joined, you can join AerClub 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.


This post was sponsored by Avios, but all views, as always, are my own.



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