5 Easy Ways To Boost Your Avios Balance

Want to boost your Avios balance before Christmas? Check out these amazing Avios promotions in Kildare Village, SuperValu, online, and introducing collect-on-card at Decathlon.

Many of you will know that I am no stranger to collecting Avios, I have been working with Avios for many years now. I enjoy collecting them regularly in shops, both online and in store. I have accumulated almost 100,000 Avios and I have lots of handy tips to boost your Avios balance below.

I happily used my Avios to pay for Aer Lingus flights to Spain this summer. Unfortunately I had to cancel my trip – but all was not lost, as the Avios were refunded back into my account. And, when I heard that Aer Lingus are flying direct from Dublin to Santorini next year, I was excited to know that I could now pay, or part-pay, for my flights with Avios.

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Is it worth collecting Avios if I don’t fly regularly?

Absolutely! For those of you who think you need to fly regularly to benefit from joining AerClub – you don’t! Less than 10% of my Avios were accumulated by flying. There are over 100 stores offering Avios via the AerClub eStore, and local shops like SuperValu, Kildare Village, Appleby, and new member Decathlon, are Avios partners too.  

Once you accumulate Avios, you can use them to pay for reward flights, hotels, car hire and travel experiences. You can also use them to part-pay for Aer Lingus flights. So even if you have only accumulated 400 Avios, you can use them to get a discount off your next Aer Lingus flight.  

Read: My beginners guide to AerClub here

Read: How to pay for flights with Avios

pay for flights with Avios

During the festive period there are many easy ways to boost your Avios balance – here are my top five.

 

Collect Triple Avios at Kildare Village

Kildare Village is fabulous at any time of year, but Christmas-time is magical 🎄. The village is beautifully decorated and has a wonderful Christmas atmosphere. The outdoor shopping experience is ideal during these times, and they have a convenient virtual queueing system. Simply use your phone to scan a QR code outside each shop, join a virtual queue, and then you will receive a text message when it is your turn to enter. It is a great system, that reduces queuing times and crowds. You can also pre-book parking.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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If you can, try to go from Monday – Friday, because you will receive triple Avios on all purchases before 31st December. You can also collect triple Avios if you use the virtual shopping experience on weekdays during this time. To put that into context, if you spend €400 on weekdays in Kildare village before 31st December, you will receive 1500 Avios. 

Kildare Village is the perfect place to pick up something special at discounted prices. There are over 100 brands including popular stores like Maje, Karen Millen, Kurt Geiger, Superdry and Mint Velvet, and you will receive discounts of up to 60% off retail prices. There are amazing designer bag shops too, including Coach, Kate Spade and Prada, and I rarely leave without something for the kids. Nike and all the sports shops are superb, and Ralph Lauren always has great bargains for Christmas. You can even accumulate points in restaurants!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Read: How to collect Avios at Kildare Village

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Get 25% extra Avios when you convert your SuperValu Real Rewards points, or Money Back Vouchers, to Avios

Did you know that you can collect Avios by shopping in SuperValu, both online or in store? Many of you may know that SuperValu have their own reward currency called Real Rewards, but did you know that one Real Rewards point equals one Avios? 

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In fact, right now they are worth even more. If you convert your Money Back Vouchers or Real Rewards into Avios before the 5th of January, you will receive an extra 25% bonus – so if you convert 1000 Real Rewards points, or €10.00 in Money Back Vouchers you will receive 1250 Avios. 

Read: How to convert SuperValu Real Rewards points to Avios

See more here

 

 

Collect Triple Avios via the AerClub eStore

If you are shopping online, make sure you shop via the AerClub eStore, it is the quickest and easiest way to boost your Avios balance, as there are over 100 different stores to choose from. There are different rates depending on which stores you are shopping in, and there are regular promotions featuring bonus Avios.

shopping via the AerClub estore is the easiest way to boost your Avios balance

From now until the 23rd of December you will collect triple Avios from Apple, Arnotts, ASOS, Brown Thomas, Currys PC World, FeelUnique, Life Style Sports and Marks and Spencer. There are also over 100 retailers offering Double Avios via the AerClub eStore, including Eason, Karen Millen, Under Armour, and Nike. If you haven’t shopped this way before, you will receive a 30% bonus for your first transaction!

shopping via the aerclub estore is the best way to boost your Avios balance

Read: How to collect Triple Avios via the AerClub eStore

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Boost your Avios balance by collecting 5 Avios for every €1 spent in Decathlon

I am a huge Decathlon fan, I visit every time I am in Spain, so I was delighted to hear it opened in Dublin. Decathlon is Europe’s number 1 sports retailer and a relatively new Avios partner in Ireland. You can collect 5 Avios for every €1 you spend in store. Decathlon is one of Avios’ card-linking partners, which also includes Oliver Bonas and The Merrion Hotel. This means that if you link your credit or debit cards on the AerClub website, you will automatically receive Avios when you purchase using one of these cards. Make sure you register all of your payment cards so that you never miss out.  

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Collect 1 Avios for every €1 spent in Appleby

Looking to treat your loved one this Christmas? Perhaps an engagement or anniversary 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. You can book an appointment to ensure privacy and to avoid any social distancing issues in their store. Collect 1 Avios on purchases of all jewellery and watches from Appleby Jewellers in Johnson Court.

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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 and you can pay for flights with Avios. You can also use Avios to pay for hotels, car hire and travel experiences.

 

Like this post? You might like:

My beginners guide to AerClub and why you should join

10 Ways To Collect Avios

6 Ways To Spend Avios 

 

I hope this post will help you to boost your Avios balance.  This post was sponsored by Avios but all views, as always, are my own.

 

Sarah

 

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