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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.
 

 

 

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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

The Travel Expert Sarah Slattery

 
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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.

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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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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

 

Travel

Amazing Christmas Shopping Offers via the Avios eStore!

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

 

Christmas shopping from the comfort of your own home, there is nothing like it! No trouble getting parking, no battling through crowds and no queuing to pay! I am already a big fan of shopping via the AerClub eStore so when I see bonus Avios promotions, I’m in heaven! My kids are lego fanatics so I was thrilled to hear that the online Lego Store are giving 10 Avios for every €1 spent! Not only were the prices cheaper than what I was paying in Smyths, but I got over 1000 Avios when I spent €100 online! I also picked up some books from Eason, they are giving 7 Avios for every €1 spent and to get 4 Avios for every euro spent at Apple – well it doesn’t get much better than that!  The AerClub eStore offers are not limited to Irish online stores, you can also collect bonus Avios with popular fashion stores like Pretty Little Thing and Topshop and beauty store Lookfantastic.

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

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

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

With 3 for 2 on Christmas gifts and decorations as well great value in clothing, there is always something to be bought in M&S. If you spend €100 that gives you 600 Avios points. Shop here.

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Eason: 7 Avios for every €1 spent.

The latest blockbusters, toys, games, or stationary, everyone makes a trip to Eason before Christmas. Do it online instead and collect 7 Avios for every €1 spent until the 19th of December.  Shop here:

 

 

 

Lookfantastic: 14 Avios for every €1 spent.

Lookfantastic are offeri . Shop here.

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Expedia: 7 Avios for every €1 spent.

Planning a post Christmas break or a Summer holiday? You can massively increase your Avios balance with accommodation or holiday purchases. A hotel break for €500 will give you 3,500 Avios or a €2000 family holiday will give you 14,000 Avios. Shop here.

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Adidas: 10 Avios for every €1 spent, Nike 7 Avios for every €1 spent.

Kids football boots, Superstar runners or the latest gym gear, there is something in the Adidas and Nike stores to suit everyone. With 10 Avios for every €1 you spend, a new pair of Superstar runners will give you 1000 Avios points. Shop here.

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Groupon: 7 Avios for every €1 spent

Groupon has every time of Christmas gift imaginable. From restaurant vouchers to teeth whitening deals, short breaks to mobile phones, Groupon is your one stop daily deals website. Collect 700 Avios for every €100 spent on top of their already discounted prices.  Shop here

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Lego: 10 Avios for every £1 spent.

I know too well how expensive Lego can be as I have a 10 year old who is obsessed with it! Thankfully I can accumulate Avios points while making my purchases, and the offical Lego store has the widest range of lego available. Collect 1000 Avios for every €100 spent until the 23rd of December. Shop here.

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  Pretty Little Thing: 5 Avios, for every €1 spent.

Looking to get something new for Christmas? Get the latest winter looks from the UK’s biggest online fashion stores and collect Avios points at the same time. Shop here.

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Apple: 4 Avios for every €1 spent.

Fancy a new phone, iMac or apple watch for Christmas? Perhaps you are thinking of treating the kids to new iPads? Apple are giving a staggering 4 Avios for every €1 spent, so if you splash out on a new iPad Pro before the 16th of December and you will accumulate over  2500 Avios! Shop here.

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Looking to sign up?

If you are already an AerClub  member, your existing log in and password will suffice. Collect Avios points by logging on to the AerClub estore and shop in the usual way. For those who have not yet joined, you can join here. Why not download the free Avios app too, it will allow you book flights on the go, check your Avios balance and find out where to collect.

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

 

Click here to shop the eStore

 

Sarah

The Travel Expert

 

 

 

Travel

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

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I get very excited when I hear about Avios promotions! Yes, I will no doubt be doing some serious online shopping this weekend, to take advantage of the Avios eStore Double Avios Weekend!

 

For those of you who have been following me on my journey, I am delighted that have already accumulated almost 30,000 Avios points this year. I just need another 7,000 for a business class upgrade to New York with Aer Lingus – how cool is that! Most of my Avios points were collected by shopping, I have only collected 2469 points by flying. I shop in Supervalu regularly and convert my Real Rewards to Avios. Occasionally I shop in Kildare Village, but the majority of my points were accumulated by shopping through the Avios eStore. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not spending a fortune online, I’m just clever with my purchases. Recently I bought the kids school supplies from Easons, their uniforms from Marks & Spencer and new runners from Adidas. Those three purchases accumulated 6000 Avios! For anyone who is not familiar with Avios, read my first post about how to get flights and upgrades with Avios points.

 

Here are some of my top store picks from the eStore Double Avios Weekend. I have highlighted a few offers that I think you should watch out for but click here for the full list of all participating stores.

 

Marks & Spencer: 8 Avios for every €1 spent.

Choose their best selling jeggings, some mens polo shirts, cute kidswear or Rosie’s latest underwear, there is always something to be bought in M&S. If you spend €100 that gives you 800 Avios points. Shop here.

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Expedia: 14 Avios for every €1 spent.

Planning a Christmas market break or a sun holiday in the near future? You can massively increase your Avios points with accommodation or holiday purchases. A hotel break for €500 will give you 7,000 Avios or a €2000 family holiday will give you 28,000 Avios. You could almost have your business class upgrade in one purchase! Shop here.

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Adidas: 20 Avios for every €1 spent.

Kids football boots, the fashion must haves – Superstars, or the latest Stella Mc Cartney gym gear, there is something in the Adidas store to suit everyone. With 20 Avios for every €1 you spend, a new pair of Superstar runners will give you 2000 Avios points. Shop here.

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Groupon: 14 Avios for every €1 spent

From short breaks to Christmas gifts, restaurant offers to teeth whitening deals, Groupon is your one stop daily deals website. Collect 1400 Avios for every €100 spent on top of their already discounted prices. Shop here

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Lego: 10 Avios for every €1 spent.

Shopping for Christmas already? Parents know too well how expensive Lego can be but if you can accumulate Avios points while buying toys for the kids, it will soften the blow. Collect 1000 Avios for every €100 spent. Shop here.

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ASOS: 14 Avios;  Boohoo.com: 6 Avios; Pretty Little Thing: 10 Avios, for every €1 spent.

Shopping for yourself or your daughter perhaps? Get the latest autumn winter looks from the UK’s biggest online fashion stores and collect Avios points at the same time. Shop here.

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Apple: 4 Avios

Planning on a getting a new phone, iMac or apple watch for Christmas? Perhaps you are thinking of treating the kids to new iPads? Buy them now and collect Avios points too.  Collect 1500 points if you buy the new apple watch or 2000 points if you buy a mini iPad. Shop here.

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How to sign up.

If you are already an AerClub  member, your existing log in and password will suffice. Collect Avios points by logging in to avios.com/ie with your AerClub details and clicking through to the Avios eStore. For those who have not yet joined, you can join any of the airline programmes here. Why not download the free Avios app too, it will allow you book flights on the go, check your Avios balance and find out where to collect.

 

Where else can I collect Avios points?  There are many ways to collect Avios points but here are some of my favourites:

  • Fly with Aer Lingus, British Airways and Iberia and book car hire with Avis.
  • Shop at SuperValu, Kildare Village and Appleby.
  • Make your restaurant reservation by using Restaurant Circle. Normally you receive 250 Avios for each restaurant reservation but from now until the end of December you receive 500 Avios.  Christmas party bookings perhaps?
  • Irish Independent are giving customers a staggering 30,000 Avios points if you subscribe to the Irish and Sunday Independent for six months.

 

Ts&Cs

The Double Avios points offer is valid from 00.01 Thursday 5 October till 23:59 Sunday 8 October on the Avios eStore. Selected retailers are excluded from the Double Avios points offer and certain exclusions apply to each stores, see individual retail pages within the Avios eStore for details.

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

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