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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

 
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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.

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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:

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Still haven’t joined Avios?

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

 

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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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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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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How to get Flights and Upgrades with Avios Points

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Combining my two favourite pastimes, travel and shopping – to say I am excited is an understatement! I have teamed up with Avios to tell you how to get flights and upgrades with Avios points!

 

For years I have been hearing from friends and family in the US and the UK about how they have so many air-miles, yet they only take one holiday a year! I always wondered why Ireland was so behind the curve – well not anymore! Collecting Avios points is now something we can all do, even those who don’t travel often. Avios are a reward currency that are used by many airlines including Aer Lingus, British Airways and Iberia, as well as various hotel websites and high street stores.

When you collect Avios points you can use them to get flights and upgrades, with any of their partner airlines. Some of you may have already joined Aer Club, the Aer Lingus frequent flyer program, and may have collected Avios points already, but did you know you could collect them in other outlets too? It only costs 37,000 Avios to upgrade to business class to New York with Aer Lingus! For most of us flying business class to the USA was a pipe dream, but with Avios it is now attainable.

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Supervalu, Kildare Village and Appleby are just some of the Irish suppliers that have all joined the Avios reward programme. This means that every time you shop in Supervalu you can collect Avios points! Fancy a trip to Kildare Village? Now is your excuse to go, you can collect Avios points with every purchase! Have you a special occasion coming up? Make sure you pay a visit to Appleby Jewellers. It really is that simple. Supervalu will give you 1 Avios point for every €1 spent, Kildare Village will give you 5 Avios for every €4 spent and Appleby will give 5 Avios for every €1 spent!

Read my post on the ways to collect Avios for more partner details.

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It doesn’t end there…  AerClub have an eStore!

When I say this is going to change the way we shop, I really mean it! You can also get rewards for on-line purchases in hundreds of high street stores, hotel websites and even iTunes!  Right now Marks and Spencer are giving 4 Avios points for every €1 spent, Debenhams are giving 4 Avios per €1, ASOS 7 Avios and travel website Expedia are giving a whopping 10 Avios per €1. Once you are an AerClub member you can access the AerClub eStore with the same log in and password. Simply click on your favourite stores and shop online in the usual way. It won’t cost you any more to shop this way but your purchases will be tracked, and your Avios account will be topped up with points!

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So how many points do I need for a flight, I hear you say….

There are so many variations, depending on when and where you travel, but 8,000 Avios points will get you a return flight to Paris. For 17,000 Avios you can have a return flight to the Canary Islands and if you can save 26,000 you can have a return flight to New York. Note these are based on off peak travel and exclude taxes and charges. For full list of date bands click here.

This may sound a lot but I have accumulated 40,ooo points already in just one year! With the exception of three flights to Spain, all of my points were accumulated by shopping in Supervalu, Kildare Village and via the eStore. Avios regularly have promotions on to make it even easier to collect points. Suddenly a business class upgrade on my flight to New York is possible…

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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 by logging in with your AerClub details and clicking through to the 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.

 

If you have any questions please comment below and I will get back to you. It really is that easy to get flights and upgrades with Avios points! To coin a phrase from the movie Pretty Woman – I have to go shopping now………

 

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

 

Sarah

 

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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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