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!
This weekend, on the 23rd & 24th of March, there is 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 double Avios, that’s 10 Avios for every €4 spent! Have you a communion coming up or fancy some nice swimwear for your summer holidays? This is is the perfect opportunity to pick up something special at discounted prices. Popular stores including L.K. Bennett, Karen Millen, Kurt Geiger and Mint Velvet are all participating. For a full list of participants click here.
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To put this into context, if you spend €200 at Kildare Village this weekend, you will receive 2000 Avios! 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.
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 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. I like to buy a new case each time there is a promotion like this one. 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.
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. During this promotion, you can save up to 20% in participating stores so make sure you visit the Welcome Lounge before you start shopping, to receive a store directory, itemising the various discounts in each store. 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 return to the Welcome Lounge with your purchase receipts, AerClub card or number, and the staff will register your purchases. Note, this has to be done on the day to collect double 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.
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.
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 you collect Avios at Kildare Village this weekend and I might see you there! This post was sponsored by Avios but all views, as always, are my own.