Flying, hotel stays, car hire, online and in-store shopping, these are just some of the ways to collect Avios, find out how in this post.
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 United, as well as various hotel websites and high street stores. I’ve got 10 easy ways to collect Avios to help you save towards your next break away.
1. Collect Avios when you fly:
Collect Avios when you fly with Aer Lingus, British Airways, United Airlines, Iberia, Vueling and more recently Qatar Airways. 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 and start collecting now.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
Also, once you’ve linked your card, you will automatically collect Avios on all your spend on that card, with other selected Avios partners.
5. Collect Avios when you book car-hire
Simply book your car hire with Avis or Budget car rental enter your Avios / AerClub membership number under the ‘driver details’ and collect 5 Avios for every €1 you spend with Avis, or 2 Avios with every €1 you spend with Budget car rental.
7. Collect Avios when you book hotels:
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Best Western, Melia, Marriott and lots more offer Avios for every €1 spent on hotels. 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.
8. 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 1 Avios for every €1 spent.
9. Collect Avios with an Aer Credit Card
Aer Credit Card is the new Aer Lingus credit card that is available to Irish residents. It offers the same benefits as a regular credit card but you collect 1 Avios for every €1 you spend with Aer Lingus and 1 Avios for every €4 you spend on all other transactions on your Aer Credit Card.
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 4 Avios for every €1 you spend!
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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The original post from 2019 was sponsored by Avios, however, I have updated this in April 2022 to reflect new partners.