Flying, hotel stays, car hire, online and in-store shopping, and the Irish Independent, 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 AerClub, British Airways Executive Club, Vueling Club or Iberia Plus to get started now.
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:
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. Click here for more details:
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4. Collect Avios when you shop online
Surprise, surprise, this is my favourite way 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:
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
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:
7. Collect 30,000 Avios when you subscribe to the Irish Independent
The Irish Independent are giving customers 30,000 Avios if you subscribe to the Irish and Sunday Independent for six months. To put that into context, 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. Click here for more details:
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:
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:
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.
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!
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