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Why You Should Do All Your Online Shopping Via the AerClub eStore & My Top 10 Picks!

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Do you shop online? Make sure you do all your shopping via the AerClub eStore and collect thousands of Avios at the same time!

 

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 AerClub eStore so when there is an extra promotion, I’m in heaven! My kids are lego fanatics so I was thrilled to hear that the Lego Store are giving 10 Avios for every £1 spent online. Not only were the prices cheaper than what I was paying elsewhere, but I got over 1000 Avios when I spent £100! I also picked up some books from Eason, they are giving 7 Avios for every €1 spent and to get 4 Avios for every euro spent at Apple – well it doesn’t get much better than that! The AerClub eStore offers are not limited to Irish online stores, you can also collect bonus Avios with popular fashion stores like Pretty Little Thing and Topshop and beauty store Lookfantastic.

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How does it work?

Once you are logged in to the AerClub eStore you can click through to your favourite retailers and shop online in the usual way at no extra cost, but your purchases will be tracked, and your Avios account will be topped up with points! It really is that simple – you shop in exactly the same way as you would normally shop online but the online shops will see that you came to their website via the AerClub estore. You can also see the stores you have clicked on in your history so you know your transaction is being tracked. For anyone who hasn’t yet joined AerClub, this is the perfect time to do it. Simply click here to join AerClub, it couldn’t be easier!

For those of you who have been following me on my journey, I am delighted to say that I have already accumulated over 60,000 Avios, and most of these were collected by shopping. I’m not spending a fortune shopping, I’m just clever with my purchases. To give you an example I have highlighted some of my favourite stores below, to show you just how easy it is to accumulate points by shopping at the AerClub eStore. For anyone who is not familiar with Avios, read my first post about how to get flights and upgrades with Avios points.

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My Top 10 Picks from the AerClub eStore

 

1. High Street Fashion Stores: Up to 12 Avios, for every £1 spent.

Looking to get something new for Christmas? Get the latest winter looks from the biggest online fashion stores such as River Island, Asos, Pretty Little Thing, Gap, Boohoo.com and Topshop – and collect Avios at the same time.

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Shop Fashion Here

 

2. Apple: 4 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 4 Avios for every €1 spent, so if you spend €300 before the 16th of December and you will €1200 Avios!

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 Shop Apple Here

 

3. Lego: 10 Avios for every £1 spent.

I know too well how expensive Lego can be – I have a 10 year old who is obsessed with it! Thankfully I accumulate Avios while I shop and the official Lego store has the widest range of lego available. Collect 1000 Avios for every £100 spent until the 23rd of December.

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Shop Lego Here

 

4. Marks & Spencer: 4 Avios for every €1 spent.

With 3 for 2 on Christmas gifts and decorations, Holly Willoughby’s latest edit and the best stocking fillers, there is always something to be bought in M&S. If you spend €100 that will give you 400 Avios!

shopping via the aerclub estore

Shop M&S Here

 

5. Eason: 7 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 7 Avios for every €1 spent until the 19th of December.

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Shop Eason Here

 

6. Lookfantastic: 14 Avios for every £1 spent.

Lookfantastic is my go-to shop for beauty now. I buy my Murad face creams here all the time and love their ‘brand of the month’ special offers. They also sell GHD’s, perfumes and all the top make-up brands. Prices are so good too, and when you get 14 Avios for every £1 you spend before the 23rd of December, it’s a win-win!

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Shop Lookfantastic Here

 

7. Not On The High Street 8 Avios for every £1 spent.

I don’t know how I only discovered this shop this year but I absolutely love it. It has so many thoughtful gifts that would never find elsewhere – hence the name I guess! If you haven’t already checked it out, make sure you do, I guarantee you will find some great Christmas gift ideas. Shop before the 23rd of December to avail of this  double Avios promotion.

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Shop Here

 

 

8. 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 apartment or hotel, will give you 14,000 Avios.  

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Shop Expedia Here

 

9. 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.

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Shop Adidas Here

Shop Nike Here

 

10. Groupon: 7 Avios for every €1 spent.

Groupon has every type 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.

shopping via the aerclub estore

Shop Groupon Here

 

Note: certain exclusions apply to each stores, see individual retail pages when you are shopping via the AerClub eStore for more details. This post was sponsored by Avios, but all views, as always, are my own.

 

Like this post? You might like:

10 Ways To Collect Avios

5 Ways To Spend Avios 
Sarah

The Travel Expert

 

 

 

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Win Flights for Four to New York When You Convert Your Real Rewards or Money Back Vouchers To Avios!

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Make it the best Christmas ever – win family flights to New York with SuperValu! Just convert your Real Rewards or Money Back Vouchers to Avios before 31st of December to enter.

 

Now this is a competition you don’t want to miss! Every time you convert your SuperValu Real Rewards or Money Back Vouchers to Avios before the 31st of December, you will be entered into a draw to win flights to New York for a family of four! What an amazing prize! Marvel at the New York skyline from the Top of the Rock, visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and check out the neon lights in Times Square. I was in New York this summer with my family and we loved it. New York is a great family destination, check out my post on things to do in New York with kids and see what we got up to.

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You need to convert your Money Back Vouchers online and you can use the SuperValu app to convert any new Real Rewards points accumulated before the 31st of December. Top Tip: Don’t covert all your points in one go 😉 Every time you convert 50 Real Rewards points or a €2.50 Money Back Voucher, you will be entered into the draw. So if you have received €10 in money back vouchers, you can enter the draw four times, 1 x €2.50 Money Back Voucher converted = 1 entry! If you haven’t received your money back vouchers yet don’t worry, you should receive them in the post shortly. Check out this short video on how to convert your Real Rewards or Money Back Vouchers to Avios.

As well as getting the chance to win this super prize, you will also collect the standard 1 Avios for every Real Reward converted. This is a great way to boost your Avios balance, see other ways to collect Avios here. For anyone who is not familiar with Avios, they are a reward currency that are used by many airlines including Aer Lingus and British Airways, as well as various hotel websites and high street stores. When you collect Avios you can use them to book flights, upgrades, hotels, car hire and travel experiences. Read my first post about how to get flights and upgrades with Avios points and start your journey now.

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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, 8,000 Avios 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 Aer Lingus redemption rates, click here. You can also use Avios to purchase flights with other partner airlines and book hotels, car hire and travel experiences. See the many ways to spend Avios here.

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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!

convert your real rewards or money back vouchers to avios

 

Convert Real Rewards or Money Back Vouchers Here

 

Prices are correct at the time of issue but are subject to change. Click here to see full Ts&Cs. This post was sponsored by Avios, but all views, as always, are my own.

 

Sarah

The Travel Expert

 

 

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Up to 45% Bonus Avios When You Buy or Gift Avios Before 11th November

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Tired of waiting to reach the required amount of Avios for your next flight? Want to upgrade to business class but just don’t have enough Avios? Buy or gift Avios now and receive up to 45% bonus Avios!

 

Buying Avios is the quickest and easiest way to top up your Avios balance. Sometimes your Avios balance doesn’t quite add up to that hotel stay you have got your eye on, or that business class upgrade that you were dreaming about…. Simply purchase whatever Avios you need and stop waiting! Normally you can only buy up to 100,000 Avios in one year, however, during this promotion the limit has been increased to 200,000 Avios. Plus, Avios have ‘reset’ your yearly limit, so if you have already bought Avios this year, it won’t be counted towards your annual limit. This means that you can buy up to 200,000 Avios before the 11th of November and receive up to 45% Bonus Avios!

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Give the gift of Avios this Christmas

Seeing as though we are approaching the festive season, why not give a gift of Avios? 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!

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Wondering how much Avios to buy?

You can spend as little as €36 on 1,000 Avios and receive a 20% bonus, €385 on 20,000 Avios and receive a 30% bonus or €18,00 on 100,000 Avios and receive a 45% bonus. For a full price list click here.

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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 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.

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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 €569 if you buy Avios before Friday the 11th of November. Simply purchase 30,000 Avios for €569 and you will get 9000 Avios free. This will give you 39,000 Avios, and voilà, you have a business class upgrade to New York – and some Avios left over!

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How do I buy Avios?

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 11th of November.

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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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Still not sure how the whole thing 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 

 

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.

 

Sarah

The Travel Expert

 

 

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10 Ways to Collect Avios

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

 

1. Collect Avios when you fly:

Collect Avios when you fly with Aer Lingus, British Airways, Flybe, Iberia, Kulula, Air Italy and Vueling.  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 AerClubBritish Airways Executive ClubVueling Club or Iberia Plus to get started now.

10 ways to collect Avios

2. Collect Avios when you shop in SuperValu

Collect Avios by doing your grocery shopping in SuperValu. I have accumulated so many points this way. Simply join the SuperValu reward programme, Real Rewards, and collect points every time you shop. You can then covert your Real Rewards points and Money Back vouchers to Avios easily on-line. Watch out for special promotions to boost your Avios balance.

Click here for more details:

10 ways to collect Avios

3. Collect Avios when you book hotels:

Booking.com, Expedia, Marriott Hotels, there are so many options to choose from. With companies like Expedia offering 7 Avios for every €1 spent, 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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4. Collect Avios when you shop 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!

Click here for more details:

10 ways to collect Avios

5. Collect Avios when you dine or stay 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 Avios.ie before you go and your purchases will be tracked.

Click here for more details. 

Also, once you’ve linked your card, you’ll automatically collect Avios on all your spend on that card, with other selected Avios partners – see the full list here 

collect avios at the Merrion Hotel

6. Collect Avios when you shop in Kildare Village

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!

Click here for more details:

how to collect avios at kildare village

 

7. Collect Avios with Just Eat and Odeon Cinemas

Fancy a take-away or a trip to the movies? You can collect 10 Avios for every €1 spent in both Just Eat and Odeon Cinemas. Read my blog post to find out more.

Click here to read more.

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8. Collect Avios when you book car-hire

Simply book your car hire with Avis, enter your Avios / AerClub membership number under the ‘driver details’ and collect 3 Avios for every £1 you spend!

Click here for more details:

collect avios with Avis

9. Collect Avios when you shop in Appleby Jewellers

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 5 Avios for every €1 spent.

Click here for more details:

 

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10. Collect Avios when you book travel experiences.

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 7 Avios for every €1 you spend!

Click here fore more details.

10 ways to collect Avios

 

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!

 

Like this post? You might like 5 ways to spend Avios too!

 

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

 

Sarah

The Travel Expert

 
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Collect 500 Bonus Avios When You Shop Via The New AerClub eStore Before October 21st!

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Looking to boost your Autumn wardrobe or doing some early Christmas shopping? Why not shop via the AerClub eStore before the 21st of October and collect 500 bonus Avios!

 

AerClub, the frequent flyer club of Aer Lingus, have launched a new-look AerClub eStore. You can shop over 100 brands online and collect Avios from the comfort of your own home! Shopping via the AerClub eStore couldn’t be easier, simply log in using your AerClub log in details, and see all your favourite brands in one place! You won’t pay any more for shopping this way. Prices are exactly the same, but you will accumulate Avios while you shop. And now if you shop via the eStore before the 21st of October you will also collect 500 bonus Avios, so you have the perfect excuse to try it out!

Note this bonus will be issued on the first qualifying transaction only, i.e you don’t get 500 extra Avios every time your make a purchase. For those of you who are used to shopping via the Avios eStore note the promotion will not apply here – you need to shop via the AerClub eStore to collect the 500 bonus Avios.

Bonus Offers from Marks & Spencer & Eason

Some retailers are giving additional Avios during the promotion period so it’s a win-win! Marks & Spencer are offering 7 Avios for every €1 spent instead of the usual 4 Avios, and Eason are offering 8 Avios for every €1 spent instead of the usual 5 Avios. To put that into perspective if you spend €100 in Marks & Spencer you will collect 700 Avios plus a bonus of 500 Avios! So maybe it is time to stock up on some cosy knits from M&S or some light reading from Eason – just what you need for winter nights in.

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How to spend Avios

You only need 8000 Avios for a return flight to Paris and 26,000 for a return flight to New York (you need to pay taxes, fees and charges). You can also use Avios to pay for hotels, car hire and travel experiences. See five ways to spend Avios here. I am a big fan of Avios and I have already collected over 60,000 Avios, most of which were accumulated by shopping. For more details on how to get flights and upgrades by shopping click here. In case you didn’t know, Avios are a reward currency that are used by many airlines including Aer Lingus, British Airways and Iberia, as well as various hotel websites and high street stores.

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I have picked some of my favourite retailers that I use to shop via the AerClub eStore, but click here to shop all stores.

 

Lookfantastic: 7 Avios  

Stock up on your winter essentials from beauty store Lookfantastic. Whether it’s the latest skincare products, haircare remedies or maybe a new GHD in time for Christmas. Why not collect Avios while you shop? Click here to shop the AerClub eStore

shop via the aerclub estore

Marks & Spencer: 7 Avios for every €1 spent

 From underwear to winter woolies, cute kidswear to men’s polo shirts – there is always something to be bought in M&S.  Click here to shop the AerClub eStore

shop via the aerclub estore

 

Eason: 8 Avios for every €1 spent

Easons have 25% off Autumn blockbusters so not only will you save money but you can collect a whopping 8 Avios for every €1 spent! If you purchase Jamie Oliver’s new cook book, you will collect 168 Avios plus 500 bonus Avios!  Click here to shop the AerClub eStore

shop via the aerclub estore

River Island 3 Avios for every £1; Asos & Boohoo 3 Avios for every €1; Pretty Little Thing 5 Avios for every €1 spent

Looking to get a new winter coat or something for this year’s Christmas party season? Get the latest winter looks from the UK’s biggest online fashion stores and collect Avios at the same time.  Click here to shop the AerClub eStore

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Adidas: 10 Avios for every €1 spent

Superstars, the latest Stella Mc Cartney gym gear, or kids football boots, there is something in the Adidas store to suit everyone. With a whopping 10 Avios for every €1 you spend, you can collect 1000 Avios buy purchasing a new pair of Superstars and also receive 500 bonus Avios!  Click here to shop the AerClub eStore

shop via the aerclub estore

 

Groupon: 7 Avios for every €1 spent

Groupon has every type of 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.  Click here to shop the AerClub eStore   

shop via the aerclub estore

 

Apple: 2 Avios for every €1 spent

Fancy a new phone, iMac or apple watch? Perhaps you are thinking of treating the kids to new iPads for Christmas? Collect 2 Avios for every €1 spent.  Click here to shop the AerClub eStore

shop via the aerclub estore

How do I join AerClub?

For those of you who haven’t yet joined AerClub, this is the perfect time to do it. Simply click here to join AerClub, it couldn’t be easier!

shop via the NEW AerClub eStore

T&Cs

500 Bonus Avios are given when you shop via AerClub eStore between 4th – 21st October inclusive. Bonus will be issued on first qualifying transaction only. One Bonus per customer. Certain retailer exclusions apply, see individual retailer pages within the AerClub eStore for details. All hotel, travel bookings and subscription purchases are excluded from
this Bonus Avios offer; see full list of excluded retailers at AerClub eStore terms. Avios will not be awarded on items that are returned or cancelled. We accept no responsibility for fulfilment of transactions and delivery of goods; therefore please
check delivery timescales with individual retailers. Standard AerClub eStore terms and conditions apply. Bonus Avios will be credited to your account in a separate transaction to the standard Avios collected, by Friday 14 December 2018. Avios are issued and redeemed in accordance with Avios terms and conditions. Click here for further details.

Click here to shop the AerClub eStore

 

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

 

Sarah

The Travel Expert

 

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Get 50% Extra Avios With SuperValu When You Convert Your Money Back Vouchers or Real Rewards points

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Collect 50% extra Avios with SuperValu when you convert your money back vouchers or Real Rewards points to Avios, before the 13th of September!

 

SuperValu have just sent out their money back vouchers so the timing couldn’t be better for their latest Avios promotion! I am delighted to tell you that you can collect 50% extra Avios with SuperValu when you convert your money back vouchers or Real Rewards points to Avios, before the 13th of September. Instead of collecting the usual 100 Avios for every 100 Real Rewards points converted with SuperValu, you can now collect 150 Avios. This means that if you have accumulated 1000 Real Rewards points or have received €10 in money back vouchers, you can get a whopping 1500 Avios!  You need to convert your money back vouchers online and you can use the SuperValu app to convert any new Real Rewards points accumulated before the 13th of September. You will collect 50% extra Avios either way! See here for more details or check out this short video.

How to spend Avios?

There are many ways to spend Avios. You can spend them on flights with Aer Lingus and partner airlines, and there are thousands of destinations to choose from. When you have accumulated 8,000 Avios you can book a return flight to Paris, while 26,000 will give you a return flight to New York. Note these exclude taxes, fees and charges and are based on off-peak travel. If you don’t have quite enough Avios for a flight, you can pay the rest in cash. For a full list of destinations and how to spend your points, click here.

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You can also use Avios to upgrade economy tickets to business class or book hotels, car hire or travel experiences. Read this post for five ways to spend Avios. For those of you who have been following me on my journey, I am delighted to say that I have accumulated 55,000 Avios now and I plan on spending some of them on car-hire later in the year. Most of my Avios were collected by shopping cleverly and taking advantage of the many promotions that Avios run during the year – such as this one! For anyone who is not familiar with Avios, read my first post about how to get flights and upgrades with Avios points and start your journey now.

extra avios with supervalu

Looking 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, join Aer Lingus’ frequent flyer club – AerClub. 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.

 

Sarah

The Travel Expert

 

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Collect Triple Avios Points From SuperValu in December!

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Collect triple Avios points from SuperValu on all your Christmas grocery shopping and your money back vouchers!

 

With Christmas only around the corner, I am delighted to tell you that you can collect triple Avios points from SuperValu by converting your real rewards points or money back vouchers to Avios, before the 31st of December. Instead of the collecting the usual 1 Avios for every €1 spent with SuperValu you can collect 3 Avios during December. This means that a €200 grocery shop will give you 600 Avios points! If you have received €10 in money back vouchers, that will give you a staggering 3000 Avios!  If you haven’t received your money back vouchers yet don’t worry, you can convert them easily online, or by using the SuperValu app and still collect your triple points. See here for more details or check out this short video.

How to spend your Avios

Once you have collected Avios points, you can spend them with Aer Lingus and partner airlines, and there are thousands of destinations to choose from. When you have accumulated 13,000 Avios you can book a return flight to Paris, while 26,000 will give you a return flight to New York. Note these exclude taxes, fees and charges and are based on off-peak travel. You can also part pay for your ticket with Avios or buy Avios if you have not accumulated the required amount of points for your destination. For a full list of destinations and how to spend your points, click here.

collect triple avios points from SuperValu

I love that I can use my Avios to upgrade economy tickets to business class and that no taxes or fees apply. 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 by the end of December, by Christmas shopping in SuperValu and shopping via the eStore! Most of my Avios were collected by shopping cleverly and taking advantage of the many promotions that Avios run during the year – such as this one! For anyone who is not familiar with Avios, read my first post about how to get flights and upgrades with Avios points and start your journey now.

collect triple avios points from supervalu

Looking to sign up?

If you are already an Aer Lingus 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.

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

 

Sarah

The Travel Expert

 

 

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Amazing Christmas Shopping Offers via the Avios eStore!

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Shopping online this Christmas?  Make sure you shop via the AerClub eStore and collect Avios while you shop!

 

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 AerClub eStore so when I see bonus Avios promotions, I’m in heaven! My kids are lego fanatics so I was thrilled to hear that the online Lego Store are giving 10 Avios for every €1 spent! Not only were the prices cheaper than what I was paying in Smyths, but I got over 1000 Avios when I spent €100 online! I also picked up some books from Eason, they are giving 7 Avios for every €1 spent and to get 4 Avios for every euro spent at Apple – well it doesn’t get much better than that!  The AerClub eStore offers are not limited to Irish online stores, you can also collect bonus Avios with popular fashion stores like Pretty Little Thing and Topshop and beauty store Lookfantastic.

Once you are logged into the AerClub eStore you can click through to your favourite retailers and shop online in the usual way at no extra cost, but your purchases will be tracked, and your Avios account will be topped up with points! It really is that simple – you shop in exactly the same way as you would normally shop online but the online shops will see that you came to their website via the AerClub estore. You can also see the stores you have clicked on in  your history so you know your transaction is being tracked. Click here for the full list of all participating stores.

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For those of you who have been following me on my journey, I am delighted to say that I have already accumulated over 60,000 Avios, and most of these were collected by shopping. 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 AerClub eStore. For anyone who is not familiar with Avios, read my first post about how to get flights and upgrades with Avios points.

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Marks & Spencer: 4 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.

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Eason: 7 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 7 Avios for every €1 spent until the 19th of December.  Shop here:

 

 

 

Lookfantastic: 14 Avios for every €1 spent.

Lookfantastic are offeri . Shop here.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Lego: 10 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 until the 23rd of December. Shop here.

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  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.

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Apple: 4 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 4 Avios for every €1 spent, so if you splash out on a new iPad Pro before the 16th of December and you will accumulate over  2500 Avios! Shop here.

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Looking to sign up?

If you are already an AerClub  member, your existing log in and password will suffice. Collect Avios points by logging on to the AerClub estore and shop in the usual way. For those who have not yet joined, you can join 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.

 

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Sarah

The Travel Expert

 

 

 

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