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Collect Triple Avios via the AerClub eStore in Apple, Brown Thomas, Life Style Sports, M&S & More…

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Christmas shopping online? Collect triple or double Avios on over 100 retailers via the AerClub eStore right now!

If there was ever a year that we needed to treat ourselves, 2020 is it! Whether you fancy the latest loungewear, a new phone or perhaps a large smart TV – now is the time to buy it. Arnotts, Brown Thomas and Life Style Sports are offering up to 12 Avios for every €1 spent via the AerClub eStore, while beauty store FeelUnique is offering a whopping 18 Avios for every €1 spent, and they also have super deals for Black Friday!

From now until the 23rd of December you will collect triple Avios from Apple, Arnotts, ASOS, Brown Thomas, Currys PC World, FeelUnique, Life Style Sports and Marks and Spencer. There are also over 100 retailers offering Double Avios via the AerClub eStore, including Eason, Karen Millen, Under Armour, and Nike. Suffice to say – don’t do any Christmas shopping until you check the AerClub eStore first. 

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Why collect Avios?

Once you accumulate Avios, you can use these to pay for reward flights, hotels, car hire and travel experiences. You can also use them to part-pay for Aer Lingus flights. So even if you have only accumulated 400 Avios, you can use these to get a discount off your next Aer Lingus flight.  

See more ways to spend Avios

My beginners guide to AerClub here

beginners guide to aerclub

 

How to shop via the AerClub eStore

Shopping via the AerClub eStore couldn’t be easier. Once you are logged in to the AerClub eStore you can click through to your favourite retailers and shop online at no extra cost, but your purchases will be tracked, and your Avios account will be topped up with points.

To encourage you to get started you will also get 30% bonus Avios on your first purchase via the eStore!

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. And now with Christmas sales in full swing, you can collect DOUBLE or even TRIPLE Avios! 

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Get TRIPLE Avios via the AerClub eStore in these retailers and click here to shop all stores.

 

Arnotts: 12 Avios for every €1 spent

From lingerie to Lego, beauty to bedding, you name it, it’s for sale in Arnotts. Iconic toy store FAO Schwarz is in Arnotts now too, so why not collect triple Avios while Christmas shopping for the kids, or better still treat yourself to a new handbag, or a nice piece from their collection of Irish designers.

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Apple: 6 Avios for every €1 spent

Fancy a new iPhone, iMac or iPad? Perhaps you are thinking of treating your loved one to a new apple watch for Christmas? Collect 6 Avios for every €1 spent. 

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Brown Thomas: 12 Avios for every €1 spent

Fancy a Marc Jacobs crossbody (I do!), or the latest Charlotte Tilbury must-have? The Spanx faux leather leggings are practically a wardrobe essential at this stage… Now that you can collect up to 12 Avios for every €1 spent, it’s the best excuse to shop!  

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Marks & Spencer: 6 Avios for every €1 spent

Marks and Spencer have great Christmas gift ideas. I always get my children’s Christmas pyjamas in M&S and I love their Christmas decorations and gift sets. They have some nice Homewear too! There are different deals on every week, and at Christmastime there is always something to be bought in M&S.   

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ASOS: 9 Avios for every €1 spent

Treat yourself to something special to wear on Christmas Day – it is the best excuse we have had to get dressed up this year! Get the latest winter looks from one the biggest online fashion stores, ASOS, and collect triple Avios at the same time.

Other fashion stores such as River Island, Pretty Little Thing, Karen Millen, Under Armour and iClothing are all offering double Avios.

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Currys PC World : 3 Avios for every €1 spent

Considering staying in is the new going out – maybe 2020 is the year to treat yourself to a new smart TV?  You can also shop cameras, coffee machines, phones and games consoles – if its electrical, its in Currys PC World. Collect triple Avios on all purchases when you shop via the AerClub estore. 

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Life Style Sports: 12 Avios for every €1 spent

There has never been a better year to buy sports wear – it seems like leggings and loungewear is all we have been wearing for the last six months! Whether you want the latest fitness wear or some great stocking fillers, why not support an Irish company, and collect 12 Avios for every €1 spent, at the same time!

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Feelunique: 18 Avios for every €1 spent

Not only have Feelunique up to 33% off selected beauty products, but they are also giving a whopping 18 Avios for every €1 spent! They have all the big brands listed including Murad, Elemis, Charlotte Tilbury, Anastasia Beverly Hills, E.L.F and Nars. I am a big fan of their Christmas gift sets, they have a huge selection, and the prices are great too. 

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Still haven’t joined AerClub? 

If by any chance you have not joined AerClub yet – now is your chance!  It is so easy to join, simply click here. By joining AerClub you will enjoy the benefits of being part of a global network of partners and you can pay for flights with Avios. You can also use Avios to pay for hotels, car hire and travel experiences.
 

 

Like this post? You might like:

The beginners guide to AerClub

10 Ways To Collect Avios

5 Ways To Spend Avios 

 

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

 

Sarah

 
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Collect Avios On All Your Christmas Shopping – And Book Aer Lingus Flights in the January Sales!

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With triple Avios via the AerClub eStore, bonus Avios from Appleby and SuperValu, as well as Avios from Kildare Village – you can collect Avios on all your Christmas shopping this year!

 

I know you must be spending small fortunes on Christmas shopping right now – so why not get something back in return? Collect Avios on all your Christmas shopping when you shop online, or in stores, and then use Pay with Avios to part-pay for Aer Lingus flights in the January sales!

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Many of you already know that I am a big fan of Avios. I have been collecting them for a few years now, and have accumulated most of my points from shopping. Believe me when I tell you, Christmas shopping is the best and quickest way to boost your Avios balance!

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Eight stores are offering triple Avios when you shop via the AerClub eStore, and another 100 are offering double Avios. To put that into perspective, if you spend €100 (excl vat or delivery charges) online in Arnotts, Brown Thomas, Marks & Spencer or Lifestyle Sports before the 22nd of December, you will receive 1200 Avios! It really is that simple to collect Avios on all your Christmas shopping! 

Collect Avios On All Your Christmas Shopping

And it’s not just department stores that have great Avios promotions. Looking for a new iPad, iPhone watch or Playstation console? Both Apple and Currys are giving triple Avios right now via the AerClub eStore! 

Collect Avios On All Your Christmas Shopping

 

How to collect Avios online

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. 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. 

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Read: Collect Triple Avios via the AerClub eStore in Brown Thomas, Arnotts, Apple, M&S, Currys & More…

 

Collect 50% Bonus Avios in SuperValu

Dreading the annual Christmas grocery shop? Get rewarded for those long check-out queues by collecting Avios when you shop in SuperValu. You can now get a 50% bonus if you convert your Real Rewards or Money Back Vouchers to Avios before the 6th of January.

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Read: How to convert SuperValu Real Rewards to Avios

 

Collect Avios at Kildare Village

Have you seen the Enchanted Lights at Kildare Village? This magical sensory show is on daily from 4pm. I love shopping at Kildare Village at Christmas time. In fact I love shopping there at any time of year – where else can you save 60% on designer shopping? I love the Maje and Ted Baker stores, and Coach and Kate Spade always have great deals on hand bags. I usually pick up great bargains on sports gear for my kids, as Nike, Asics and Puma are all located there too. Collect 5 Avios for every €4 spent at Kildare Village.

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Read: How to Collect Avios at Kildare Village

 

Collect 2,000 Avios in Appleby Jewellers

Looking to treat your loved one? Perhaps an engagement is on the cards? With over sixty years’ experience and a worldwide reputation for creative jewellery design, Appleby has become one of the leading brands in Irish jewellery. Get 2,000 Bonus Avios on purchases of diamond jewellery or rings from Appleby Jewellers in Johnson Court – and that’s on top of the usual 1 Avios for every €1 spent in store. Offer ends 31 January 2020.  

 

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Collect 18,000 Avios when you subscribe to The Economist

Struggling to find the perfect present for the accountant, politics lover, or all round news geek? You can get a whopping 18,000 Avios if you subscribe to the The Economist before 31 January 2020. Think of how much you will save when you use Pay with Avios to part pay for Aer Lingus flights in the January sale….  

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Why collect Avios?

Once you accumulate Avios, you can use these to pay for reward flights, hotels, car hire and travel experiences. You can also use Pay with Avios to part-pay for Aer Lingus flights. So even if you have only accumulated 400 Avios, you can use these to get a discount off your next Aer Lingus flight. See my beginners guide to AerClub and how to part pay for Aer Lingus flights with Avios.

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Still haven’t joined AerClub? 

If, by any chance, you have not joined AerClub yet – now is your chance!  It is so easy to join, simply click here. By joining AerClub you will enjoy the benefits of being part of a global network of partners and you can pay for flights with Avios. You can also use Avios to pay for hotels, car hire and travel experiences.
 

 

 

Like this post? You might like:

 

10 Ways To Collect Avios

5 Ways To Spend Avios 

 

This post on how to collect Avios on all your Christmas shopping, was sponsored by Avios, but all views, as always, are my own.

 

Sarah

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Travel

Collect Double Avios On All Holidays With Aer Lingus Booked in October!

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Book a 2019 or 2020 holiday or city break before October 31st, through Holidays With Aer Lingus, and receive Double Avios! I’ve picked city breaks from €198, sun holidays from €248, New York getaways from €546, and cruise holidays from €799!

 

I have teamed up with Holidays With Aer Lingus to tell you about their Double Avios promotion, which is available on all bookings made during the month of October. You can book beach holidays, city breaks, USA getaways, and cruises – and collect double Avios at the same time! Normally when you book through Holidays With Aer Lingus, you collect one Avios for every €1 you spend, but if you book by 31st October, you will receive two Avios for every €1 you spend. 

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Holidays With Aer Lingus has a wide selection of offers on its website and I have listed some of my favourites below. If you are looking to travel in 2020, you may also be able to avail of their super €1 deposit. This is eligible for bookings made more than 10 weeks in advance of departure, to the UK, Europe or the Canary Islands, including Aer Lingus flights. See full terms and conditions here.

   

Sun Holidays With Aer Lingus – 7 Night Deals from €248pps

Aer Lingus flies daily to Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands, so a sun holiday is always possible, regardless of the time of year. Holidays With Aer Lingus has some great winter sun breaks, including seven nights in the 4-star Beatriz Playa Hotel in Lanzarote on 29th November for only €471 per person sharing. This includes breakfast and evening meal each day, and return airport transfers. 

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View offer here

 

The Balaia Atlantico Apartments in the Algarve is another popular choice, and Holidays With Aer Lingus is offering a seven-night stay on a bed & breakfast basis, with return airport transfers included, from only €248 per person sharing, departing 24th March. 

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European City Breaks With Aer Lingus – 3 Night breaks from €198pps

Holidays With Aer Lingus has many city break deals too. I have chosen a city break to Prague for only €198 per person sharing departing 3rd November as one of my highlights. You will be staying in the 4-star Kinsky Garden, which is ideally located just 10-minutes walk to Charles Bridge. Price includes Aer Lingus flights and a three-night stay on a bed & breakfast basis.

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If you are looking to try somewhere different for your Christmas market break this year, why not take a trip to Venice on 8th December? Price of only €199 per person sharing includes Aer Lingus flights and a three-night stay in the centrally located Pausania Hotel with breakfast.

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USA Holidays With Aer Lingus – New York breaks from €554pps, Orlando from €599pps

Holidays With Aer Lingus offer great package deals to New York, Orlando and even Las Vegas. I have chosen a three-night stay in the centrally located New York ROW Hotel, which is only €554 per person based on two sharing, departing 27th February. An ideal Christmas gift perhaps?

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Release your inner Harry Potter and visit the theme park capital of the world – Orlando. Enjoy a seven-night stay in the 4-star Holiday Inn Orlando for only €599 departing 28th January, based on two sharing.  

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Family Holidays With Aer Lingus – Disneyland Paris & New York Deals

Holidays With Aer Lingus is offering super Disneyland Paris breaks with park tickets included. I spotted this great deal, departing 2nd February. Price of €1553 includes Aer Lingus flights and a four-night stay in the Disney Santa Fe Hotel, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Want to bring the kids to New York during the Easter Holidays? Enjoy a three-night stay in the 4-star Westin Hotel, for only €2595, based 0n two adults and two children sharing, departing 16th April. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Cruise Holidays With Aer Lingus – 7-Night Fly-cruise deals from €799pps

Did you know that Holidays With Aer Lingus sells cruise holidays too? There are cruise specialists waiting by the phone, on 01 539 7799, to recommend the right cruise for you. You can also find some great cruise deals on the Holidays With Aer Lingus website. Choose an 11-night winter Mediterranean cruise for only €799, visiting Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Israel. Price includes flights from Dublin, 10kg carry-on bag, return transfers, 11-night cruise, meals and entertainment.

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If you are planning a cruise for next summer, stay in a balcony stateroom on the brand new Enchanted Princess when it cruises the Med from Athens to Barcelona, visiting favourites such as Santorini and Sicily. Price of €1599 includes flights from Dublin, checked-in bag, return transfers, seven-night cruise, meals and entertainment, departing 18th July.    

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How to collect Avios when booking through Holidays With Aer Lingus

Simply enter your AerClub membership number when you book online, or advise the Holidays With Aer Lingus travel consultant if you are booking by phone, on 01 539 7799. Avios will be credited to your AerClub account once you have travelled. Avios are issued and redeemed in accordance with AerClub Terms & Conditions, click here for more details.
 

How to spend Avios

Once you collect Avios by booking through Holidays With Aer Lingus, there are many ways to spend them. You can use them to pay for reward flights, hotels, car hire, and travel experiences. You can also use them to upgrade from Economy Class to Business Class, or part-pay for Aer Lingus flights. So even if you have only accumulated 400 Avios, you can use them to get a discount off your next Aer Lingus flight.

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How to get started

The easiest way to get started is to join AerClub, the Aer Lingus loyalty programme. It is so easy to join, simply click here. Once you join AerClub, you will enjoy the benefits of being part of a global network of partners and you can pay for flights with Avios. For anyone who is not familiar with Avios, read my first post about how to get flights and upgrades with Avios points or my beginners guide to AerClub and start your journey now.

 

 

This post on how to collect Double Avios through Holidays With Aer Lingus was sponsored by Avios, but all views, as always are my own.

 

Sarah

The Travel Expert

 
Travel Tips

The Beginners Guide to AerClub – And Why You Should Join

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Would you shop in Boots without an Advantage card or Tesco without a Clubcard? So why fly with Aer Lingus without joining AerClub? Check out my beginners guide to AerClub below and find out why you should join! 

 

If you have booked an Aer Lingus flight within the last two years, you have probably been asked to join their frequent flyer programme, AerClub. Perhaps some of you didn’t join yet, because you thought you had to fly regularly with Aer Lingus to get the benefits. Believe me, you don’t! Even if you have no plans to fly with Aer Lingus this year, you can still join AerClub, the benefits are superb. Don’t worry if you have left it late to join, with this beginners guide to AerClub, you will be saving money off your next Aer Lingus flight in no time!

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The benefits of joining AerClub:

AerClub has over one million members. Avios is the travel reward currency of AerClub, which is also used by other international airlines such as British Airways & Iberia. As an AerClub member, you collect Avios points when you fly with Aer Lingus and their partner airlines, as well as with a range of other retail, travel and leisure partners. Then you can get money off your flights with Aer Lingus! Let’s use one of AerClub’s partners, Marks and Spencer, as an example.

If you spend €100 online with Marks and Spencer via the AerClub eStore, you will receive 400 Avios. The AerClub eStore is an online shopping portal, where you shop in the same way as you would normally shop online, but instead of searching directly on the Marks and Spencer website, you access it via the AerClub website. There is no extra cost to you for shopping in this way. I should also point out that the 400 Avios that you will receive for spending €100 with Marks and Spencer online, is actually the M&S standard reward rate with Avios. During promotions this rate will be much higher.

You can then use these 400 Avios to save money off your next Aer Lingus flight. There is no filling out forms, no application necessary, simply select ‘Pay With Avios’ when booking an AerLingus flight on AerLingus.com or via the Aer Lingus app. Now can you see the benefits of joining AerClub? See more in this guide to AerClub and Avios in this short video.

See how to pay for flights with Avios here.

 

 

How to collect Avios

As well as collecting Avios when you fly with Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia and other airlines, you can also collect Avios when shopping in SuperValu through their Real Rewards programme, Kildare Village and online, via the AerClub eStore. I’m not talking about obscure boutiques, I mean your favourite retailers like M&S, Asos, River Island, Apple as well as travel websites like Expedia, Hotels.com etc.

You can get Avios when you travel too, for example when you book car hire with Avis or Budget and also with a range of hotel partners. Fancy afternoon tea in the Merrion Hotel, want to treat yourself in Appleby Jewellers or feel like ordering a take-away from Just Eat for a cosy night in?  Yes you guessed it, these are all AerClub partners too! I have accumulated almost 70,000 Avios now, mostly from shopping with AerClub partners.

See more ways to collect Avios here

See tips to boost your Avios balance here

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How to spend Avios

Once you accumulate Avios, you can use these to pay for reward flights, hotels, car hire and travel experiences. You can also use them to part-pay for Aer Lingus flights. So even if you have only accumulated 400 Avios, you can use these to get a discount off your next Aer Lingus flight.

See more ways to spend Avios here.

beginners guide to aerclub

 

How to Join AerClub

If by any chance you have not joined AerClub yet – now is your chance!  It is so easy to join, simply click here. By joining AerClub you will enjoy the benefits of being part of a global network of partners and you can pay for flights with Avios. You can also use Avios to pay for hotels, car hire and travel experiences.

 

 

Where can I see my membership number and Avios balancee.

Once you have joined AerClub, log in on AerLingus.com with your username and password, where you will see your membership number, Tier Credits and Avios balance. You can also log in on the app to view your membership number and account details. Note it can take up to four weeks for Avios to be shown on your balance, depending on where you have collected them. For hotels and car hire, your Avios will be added to your account after you have completed your booking.

 

What are AerClub Tier Credits?

As well as rewarding you with Avios, AerClub reward their frequent flyers with Tier Credits. Tier Credits are only given when you fly with Aer Lingus. If you can manage to collect 301 Tier Credits in one year, you will move from a Green Tier (the basic introductory level) to a Silver Tier and can avail of huge benefits, like business class check-in and even flight upgrades. 

See more tips and tricks to boost your AerClub Tier Credits here.

 

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I hope that you enjoyed my beginners guide to AerClub and that it will help you to accumulate lots of Avios. This post was sponsored by Avios, but all views, as always, are my own.

 

Sarah

The Travel Expert

 

 
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How To Collect Avios At Kildare Village

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Did you know you can collect Avios at Kildare Village? Shopping is a great way to boost your Avios balance and get closer to that next trip away!   

 

Have you a special occasion coming up or fancy some nice beachwear for your holidays? Kildare Village is the perfect place to pick up something special at discounted prices. Popular stores including Michael Kors, Karen Millen, Kurt Geiger, Superdry and Mint Velvet are all here and offer discounts of up to 60% off retail prices. You can also accumulate points in sports stores, homewear and even restaurants.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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To put this into context, if you spend €100 at Kildare Village, you will receive 125 Avios. However AerClub run promotions throughout the year with bonus Avios and exclusive discounts, so watch out for my newsletter to ensure you are kept up to date about these. 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.

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Why I love shopping at Kildare Village

Not only can I save up to 60% on retail prices and collect Avios at the same time, but I also love the outdoor village atmosphere. It is a much nicer shopping experience than being in a large shopping centre. There some great dining options too, including Saba and my personal favourite, Dunne and Crescenzi. There are over 100 brands in Kildare Village now and each time I visit it seems a new boutique has opened. I have my favourites, Ted Baker, UnderAmour and Kurt Geiger, but I am also enjoying accumulating a full set of Samsonite luggage. It is also the best place to buy a designer hand bag, the savings are amazing compared to high street stores. I rarely leave without something for the kids too, the sports shops are superb and Ralph Lauren always has great bargains for special occasions.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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My Avios journey

I have been steadily growing my Avios balance over the last two years and I now have 68,000 Avios. I just need another 5,000 Avios for two business class upgrades with Aer Lingus to New York, for myself and my husband –  I just need someone to mind my kids! Most of my Avios points 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. See the many ways to collect Avios here.

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How do I collect Avios at Kildare Village?

Once you have joined AerClub, simply present your shopping receipts and AerClub card or number, to the Welcome Lounge in Kildare Village and the staff will register your purchases. Avios will be credited to your account within 40 days. 

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Collect Avios at 11 other villages around the world.

Kildare Village is a member of the The Bicester Village Shopping Collection, which has 11 villages around the world, including London, Barcelona, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Shanghai and Paris. You can collect Avios in all of these locations too, so if you are planning a city break anytime soon, or a trip to Disneyland Paris, make sure you pay them a visit. For a full list of locations click here.

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Still not joined AerClub?

If by any chance you have not joined AerClub yet – now is your chance!  It is so easy to join, simply click here. By joining AerClub you will enjoy the benefits of being part of a global network of partners where you can collect Avios and turn them into reward flights, car hire and travel experiences. See the many ways to collect Avios here.
 

I hope this post helps you to collect Avios at Kildare Village,  you never know I might see you there! This post was sponsored by Avios but all views, as always, are my own.

Sarah

 
Travel Tips

Collect Avios with Avis, A Free Additional Driver & More Benefits As Aer Lingus Partners With Avis

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Collect Avios with Avis, enjoy a free additional driver and lots more benefits for AerClub members.

 

I am delighted to hear of Aer Lingus’ new partnership and that I can collect Avios with Avis, a trusted and award winning brand in the car rental industry. In fact they are the proud winners of the ‘World’s Leading Car Rental Company’ for seven successive years at the World Travel Awards! 

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Renting a car in a foreign country can be a daunting experience and it is vital that you book with a reputable company. With additional driver and mileage costs, insurance and excess fees, not to mention extras like car seats or sat-navs, you really need to be on your toes when renting a car. Booking through Avis gives you peace of mind that you are dealing with a trusted car rental company. You can book directly through cars.AerLingus.com or use their dedicated reservation line. They also offer flexibility on payment, you can pay when you make the reservation, or when you collect your car.

Avis operate in over 5,000 locations in 165 countries across the globe. Budget car rental is also bookable directly with cars.AerLingus.com so between both brands you will find a wide variety of cars available for business or leisure purposes.

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Extra benefits for AerClub members:

As well as a generous Avios reward there are many other benefits for AerClub members.

  • Collect 3 Avios per €1 spent on Avis car rental, with minimum 500 Avios for 1-2 day rentals and minimum 700 Avios for 3+ day rentals.
  • Free additional driver on every rental for AerClub members.
  • Join Avis Preferred and collect 1,000 Bonus Avios on your first Preferred rental.
  • Rent with Avis 4 times in a calendar year and collect 1,000 Bonus Avios

TOP TIP: Avis Preferred is free to join so my advice is join straight away. If you rent a car twice in one year you will receive a money-off voucher plus a vehicle upgrade voucher. Rent three times in one year and you will get a weekend’s free car rental in Europe!  See more here.

How to collect Avios with Avis:

This couldn’t be easier as you can book directly via cars.aerlingus.com.

  • Visit cars.aerlingus.com, select your AerClub tier and choose your pick up destination and dates
  • Select your vehicle and any optional extras
  • Enter your AerClub membership number when completing your transaction.

Avios will be awarded to your AerClub account within 8 weeks of your completed rental.

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You can spend Your Avios on car hire too:

Did you know there are many ways to spend Avios and car rental is just one of them. Not only can you use your Avios as payment but if you have not accumulated the full amount required, you can redeem as little as 1000 Avios as part payment. See more here.

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Still not joined AerClub?

If by any chance you have not joined AerClub yet – now is your chance!  It is so easy to join, simply click here. By joining AerClub you will enjoy the benefits of being part of a global network of partners where you can collect Avios and turn them into reward flights, car hire and travel experiences. See the many ways to collect Avios here.
 

 

Travel Tips

5 Tips & Tricks to Boost Your AerClub Tier Credits

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I have decided that 2019 is the year I am going to try to move up to AerClub’s Silver tier! So I did some investigating and found out some interesting tips and tricks to boost your AerClub Tier Credits.

 

I have been collecting Avios for two years now and I thought I knew every trick to boost my Avios balance! However, one thing I couldn’t seem to manage was how to move from the Green Tier (basic entry level) to the Silver Tier with AerClub. Despite having 69,000 Avios, I am still on AerClub’s Green Tier and not looking likely to move off it anytime soon! I would love to be on the Silver Tier, primarily to be able to use the Aer Lingus AerClub priority check-in and fast track facility in Dublin airport, but also to have Aer Lingus lounge access.

There are huge benefits of being an AerClub member if you are a frequent flyer. If you advance to the Platinum Tier, you can get a complimentary upgrade, while the Concierge Tier will guarantee you an economy seat on a full flight. However you don’t have to be a business class traveller to get some of these benefits. You will see below that a few economy class trips to the USA in one year, or one return business class trip, may see you relaxing in the Aer Lingus lounge in no time!

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Here are my top 5 tips and tricks to boost your AerClub Tier Credits.

 

1. Know the difference between Avios and Tier Credits:

Avios is the reward currency of Aer Lingus, many of its partner airlines and a host of online and high street retailers. There are many ways to collect Avios, including shopping at SuperValu, booking hotels and car hire or dining in the Merrion Hotel. You can then use Avios to buy flights or pay for travel experiences – see five ways to spend Avios here. Avios don’t expire, as long as you collect, spend or purchase at least one Avios every 36 months.

Tier Credits can ONLY be earned by flying with Aer Lingus. Unlike Avios which are awarded based on the amount you spend, Tier Credits are awarded based on the type of fare and destinations you book.

2. Watch out for sale and saver fares:

I love a seat sale as much as anyone, in fact as soon as I receive one of the Aer Lingus 20% off emails, I am online immediately researching flights. What I didn’t realise was you get different amount of Tier Credits depending on fare type you choose, so it is always best to check when you are booking. For instance ‘saver’ and ‘sale’ fare types within Europe offer lower Tier Credits than the ‘plus’ fares.

To put this into context, if you book a return sale or promotional fare to Malaga with Aer Lingus you will earn only 15 Tier Credits. If you are not checking in a bag and don’t want to pre book seats, then you are probably still better to go for this option. If however, you are checking in a bag and pre booking seats, you should opt for the ‘plus’ fare. This will give you 50 Tier Credits per return flight. You can check to see what your fare type is by clicking on “About your fare” and you can read more about that here.

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3. Know whats required to upgrade to the next tier:

This may seem obvious but until now I didn’t realise how many flights I needed, to change to AerClub’s Silver Tier. Once you know what you need, you can book flights accordingly. You need to earn 301 Tier Credits in one year to move from the Green to the Silver Tier. This equates to 13 one-way ‘plus fare’ flights to Europe, or seven return ‘plus fare’ flights. However if flying to the USA, you only need 7 one-way ‘smart’ flights to upgrade from the Green to Silver tier. Note all of these are quoted as one-way flights, if you book a return ticket you will get double the amount of Tier Credits.

If you can fly business class this will reduce the number of flights required considerably. You will earn 250 Tier Credits with one return business class flight to the USA and remember you only need 301 to move from the Green to the Silver Tier. If you are a frequent flyer with Aer Lingus 601 tier credits will see you advance from Silver to Platinum, while 1051 Tier Credits will see you advance to the Concierge Tier. See more details here.

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4. Fly Aer Lingus to the USA

I flew to San Francisco via London two years ago and vowed I would never to do it again. Flying direct from Dublin and clearing emigration before you leave, saves you so much time and stress, with the added bonus that your luggage will more likely arrive on time too! Sometimes you may find prices a little more expensive by flying direct, but believe me when I tell you it is worth it.

For most of us, flying transatlantic will mean you need to check in a bag. If this is the case, opt for a ‘smart’ fare and you will receive 100 Tier Credits per return journey. Just to confuse things, Aer Lingus do have promotional fares in the ‘smart’ category, where you will only earn 50% of the regular smart economy fare, so be careful to watch out for these. Click on the ‘About your fare’ section when booking if you are unsure. If you fancy treating yourself, you can earn 250 Tier Credits with a return business class transatlantic fare.

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5. Know your AerClub anniversary date:

This is extremely important because every year your AerClub Tier Credits will reset on your anniversary (the date you joined AerClub). You can easily check your anniversary date and your up-to-date Tier Credits by logging into your AerClub account. If you move a tier within your current membership year (e.g. move from Green up to Silver), then you’ll remain in the Silver Tier for the following membership year. Check out this short video for more details.

 

For more on AerClub’s tiers and benefits, click here.

 

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

 

Sarah

The Travel Expert

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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!

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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.

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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.

 

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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!

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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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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.

 

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 

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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:

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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:

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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   

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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

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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!

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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

 

Travel

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

Travel

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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