As a reward for shopping local, you can now collect double Avios when you shop in store at Appleby and Kildare Village, or online via the AerClub eStore at Brown Thomas and Arnotts.
Summer is here and lock down is over, so I think we all deserve a little treat! However, it is vital that we try to shop locally and support Irish businesses as they re-open. I have been working with Avios for many years and I was delighted to see that they are rewarding their Irish customers by offering double Avios when you shop in stores at Kildare Village and Appleby, and online at Brown Thomas and Arnotts, before August 16th 2020.
We all want something to look forward to, and having a nice pot of Avios to spend when we are back travelling again sounds good to me! Avios don’t expire as long as you collect or spend at least one Avios point every 36 months. As well paying for Aer Lingus flights, you can also use Avios to book hotels and car hire – read five ways to spend Avios here.
So why not use this promotion to boost your Avios balance, by collecting double Avios when you shop local in these stores before August 16th?
Collect 10 Avios for every €4 spent in Kildare Village
I am a regular visitor to Kildare Village but I haven’t been for months now, I am delighted that this Avios promotion will give me an excuse to go back – well that, and the fact that a brand new Jimmy Choo store has just opened! As well as saving up to 70% off retail prices, I also love the outdoor village atmosphere and the long opening hours. There some great dining options too, including Saba and Dunne and Crescenzi.
There are over 100 brands in Kildare Village including Ted Baker, Under Armour, Michael Kors, Superdry, Coach and Mint Velvet. I rarely leave without something for the kids too, the sports shops are superb and they even have school bags and shoes to get the kids ready to go back to school. You can pre-book your visit and secure a complimentary parking space, and check out the quiet times at the village here.See more here
Collect 2 Avios for every €1 spent 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. You can book an appointment to ensure privacy and to avoid any social distancing issues in their store. Collect 2 Avios on purchases of all jewellery and watches from Appleby Jewellers in Johnson Court.
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Collect 8 Avios for every €1 spent online with Arnotts and Brown Thomas
Arnotts and Brown Thomas are household names, and I’m sure all of us at some stage has shopped in their iconic stores. However, you can now search both stores from the comfort of your own home, and collect double Avios when you shop online via the AerClub eStore.
Brown Thomas’ summer sale is in full swing, with up to 60% off selected styles and 50% off selected home wear. You can also bag yourself 30% off a second pair of sunglasses, or treat yourself to a new Apple watch, Fitbit or the latest Charlotte Tilbury must-have. Brown Thomas also has some stylish homewear accessories, kitchen appliances and even BBQ’s.
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In the Arnotts summer sale you can enjoy reductions of up to 60% off across men’s, women’s and kids fashions, homewear, electrical and lots more. As well as top beauty, clothing and furniture brands, Arnotts is home to the iconic toy store FAO Schwarz, and also offers a wide selection of school uniforms.
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Why should I collect Avios?
For anyone who is not familiar with Avios, it is the travel reward currency of Aer Lingus’ AerClub and other international airlines. As an AerClub member, you can collect Avios with wide range of retail, travel and leisure partners, and then use these Avios to purchase flights, hotel stays or car hire.
When you shop online via the AerClub estore you can collect Avios in over 100 retailers. If you haven’t used the AerClub eStore yet, there has never been a better time to start, as AerClub members who haven’t shopped online via the eStore before will get 20% Bonus Avios on their first transaction.
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I hope this post helps you to collect double Avios when you shop local and support Irish businesses. This post was sponsored by Avios but all views, as always, are my own.