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AerClub Event at Kildare Village 8th & 9th September. Save up to 20%, Collect Triple Avios & Lots More!

Doing anything this weekend? I know where I’ll be – at the exclusive AerClub event at Kildare Village!

 

This weekend, on the 8th and 9th of September, AerClub are having an exclusive event at Kildare Village for AerClub members. Not only can you save up to 20% in participating stores, but you can also collect triple Avios, that’s 15 Avios for every €4 spent! You will also get free access to the VIP Lounge during your visit and you could win a shopping trip for two to Barcelona! This exclusive event is a great way to boost your Avios account. Fancy some Autumn / Winter wear or maybe some early Christmas shopping? Popular stores including Hobbs, Asics, Sun Fashion Lab, Watch Station and many more are participating. A full list of participating stores will be released shortly.

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To put this into context, so you can see how great this promotion really is, if you spend €200 at Kildare Village this weekend, you will receive a whopping 3000 Avios, plus a bonus of 200 Avios (1 per customer for any purchase) when you claim your Avios on the day! You only need 8000 Avios for a return flight to Paris and 26,000 for a return flight to New York (you just 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 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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How do I receive my exclusive invitation?

Only AerClub members will receive the above benefits. If you are an AerClub member you can click here to register for the event. You will receive a confirmation email. Simply present this at the Welcome Desks in Kildare Village, to receive your exclusive shopping pass for additional discounts at participating boutiques. If you are not a member of AerClub you can join now for free and then register for the event afterwards.

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! Once you have joined, click here to register for the event and you will receive a confirmation email.

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How do I collect triple Avios?

Once you have registered for the event and received your confirmation email, you should present this to the Welcome Lounge in Kildare Village to receive a store directory. This contains a unique barcode which must be scanned at participating boutiques to avail of the exclusive discounts. At the end of your shopping day simply present your purchase receipts at the Tourist Information and the staff will register your purchases. Note, this has to be done on the day to collect the bonus Avios and to collect triple Avios on your shopping. Avios will be credited to your account within 40 days. Note exclusions can apply and discounts may not be available in conjunction with other promotions.

And thats not all – Win a VIP trip for 2 to Barcelona!

If you are an AerClub member, simply present your receipts at the Tourist Information during the event and you will be entered into a prize draw to win 160,000 Avios and a VIP shopping trip for 2 to La Roca Village, Barcelona! 160,000
Avios is enough for return flights for two from Dublin to Barcelona (taxes, fees and charges excluded), plus a 2-night stay in a 4* hotel. This VIP trip also includes transfers from your hotel, a gift card for €250 and lunch for two people
! Competition terms and conditions apply  – see here.

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And enjoy access to the VIP lounge

You are also invited to access the VIP lounge at Kildare Village from 12pm – 6pm on both days, 8th and 9th of September. So chill out and enjoy something sweet with a coffee or a glass of bubbly before, or after, your shopping! Silver, Platinum and Concierge AerClub members can access the lounge between 10am-12pm each day. So shop like a VIP and treat yourself to some Autumn wear or some do some early Christmas shopping. I hope to see you there!

 

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

 

Sarah

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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.

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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 Double Avios Points With SuperValu When You Convert Your Real Rewards Points & Money Back Vouchers

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Collect double Avios points with SuperValu when you convert your money back vouchers and Real Rewards points to Avios, before the 8th of April!

 

SuperValu are getting ready to send out their money back vouchers, so make sure you keep an eye out for them!  I am delighted to tell you that you can collect double Avios points from SuperValu by converting your Real Rewards points and these money back vouchers to Avios, before the 8th of April. Instead of collecting the usual 1 Avios for every 1 real rewards point converted with SuperValu, you can now collect 2 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 2000 Avios!  You can convert them easily online, or by using the SuperValu app to collect double 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 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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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 accumulated 42,000 Avios now 🙂  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.

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Looking to sign up?

Shop through the Avios eStore and collect Avios by shopping online at your favourite retailers. If you are already an Aer Lingus AerClub member, your existing log in and password will suffice. Log in to avios.com/ie with your AerClub details and click through to the eStore.

You can also collect Avios by converting your SuperValu Real Rewards points or by shopping in Kildare Village.

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.

 

Sarah

The Travel Expert

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

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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 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. 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 avios.com/ie 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.

 

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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Win Business Class Tickets to New York for 8 People with Avios Points

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Imagine flying business class to New York with seven of your friends….It could be you, if you convert your Real Rewards to Avios points!

 

SuperValu and AerClub have launched an amazing competition to win one million Avios points! As an Avios millionaire you could treat yourself to a host of holiday destinations or fly business class to New York, Boston, Chicago or Toronto with seven of your friends! (T&Cs apply). There are also 100 prizes of 10,000 Avios points and one lucky AerClub member will also win 2 return tickets to New York.

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What I love about this competition is that you can enter as many times as you like. All you need to do is convert a minimum of 50 SuperValu Real Rewards points to Avios points to enter. Every time you convert 50 points, this counts as 1 entry. If, like me, you are a regular shopper in SuperValu, the chances are you have hundreds of Real Rewards just sitting in your account. Just make sure you convert them to Avios points before the 31st of October 2017, and convert 50 at a time to get as many entries as possible. If you haven’t already converted SuperValu points to Avios points, it literally takes minutes on the SuperValu website.

Still not joined AerClub? Just click here.

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Why should I join?

As an AerClub member, Avios points are so easy to accumulate; you don’t have to be a frequent flyer to collect them. In fact you will collect much more by simply shopping. You can collect points in stores like SuperValu, Kildare Village and Appleby and in top highstreet stores online at the Avios eStore. You can collect a staggering 30,000 Avios points by subscribing to the Irish and Sunday Independent or 500 Avios points by making a restaurant reservation online by using Restaurant Circle. Of course you can also collect points every time you fly with Aer Lingus or their partner airlines such as British Airways, Iberia and United. I’ve been collecting points for 10 months now and I almost have a business class upgrade to New York. Almost all of these points were collected by shopping. Still not convinced? Read my no nonsense guide on how to get flights and upgrades with Avios points or check out this short video.

Still not joined SuperValu Real Rewards?

Just pick up a Real Rewards card in your local SuperValu and log onto the SuperValu website. Add your AerClub membership number and convert your Real Rewards points to Avios points in minutes. Just remember to convert 50 at a time to get as many entries as possible.

 

Good luck!

 

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

 

Sarah

 

The Travel Expert

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It’s Double Avios Points Weekend! Shop Via The Avios Estore From 5th – 8th October!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

Ts&Cs

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.

Click here to shop the eStore

 

This post was sponsored by Avios but all views, as always, are my own.Sarah
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Collect Double Avios points on Back to School Shopping and Triple Avios Points With SuperValu!

In my latest post for Avios, I’ll tell you how to collect double Avios points on back to school shopping as well as triple points from SuperValu!

 

I am a SuperValu shopper, so I was delighted to learn that they are giving away triple Avios points if you convert your real rewards or money back vouchers before the end of August. Instead of the collecting the usual one Avios for every €1 spent with SuperValu you will now collect 3 Avios points! 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.

Collect double Avios points on Back to School Shopping

With the summer almost over, it’s time to start thinking about your winter wardrobe and for families, some back to school supplies. Avios have you covered with some excellent collection offers when you shop online via their Avios eStore. For those who are not familiar with the Avios eStore, this is the quickest and easiest way to collect Avios points in one go, on the items you had already planned to buy! Read my post about how to get flights and upgrades with Avios points. Once you are logged into your Avios account, just shop online like you normally would and your purchases are tracked, so you collect Avios points from your favourite stores. Marks and Spencer is giving eight Avios for every €1 spent instead of the usual four, from the 21st of August until the 10th of September and Eason is giving ten Avios instead of the usual five from the 21st of August until the 21st of September.  You can collect Avios points from lots of other great stores too. Gap are giving nine Avios per €1 and Nike seven Avios per €1. So if your child is looking for new Nike runners before he or she goes back to school, maybe now you can justify the purchase! If you are planning any winter breaks, accommodation website Hotels.com is giving eight Avios per €1 instead of their usual six Avios, until the 20th of August.

Irish Independent and Sunday Independent readers will be delighted to hear that if you subscribe to their home delivery you will receive thirty thousand Avios and those subscribing to a years digital subscription will collect eighteen thousand Avios points. See here for more details. For those of you who are following my Avios journey, I now have 25,000 points, in just eight months! Watch out soon for a detailed account of how I obtained these Avios points and I will show you just how easy it is to collect with your day to day shopping!

How to join:

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 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.

 

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

 

Sarah

 

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