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New Avios collection partner announced: Dixons Travel

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Starting tomorrow – and just for the Summer peak – Dixons Travel is letting you collect Avios points on all of your duty free electrical purchases in Heathrow Terminal 5.

Coupled with the potential to earn additional Avios via Heathrow Rewards this could potentially be very lucrative.


The earnings rate is surprisingly decent.

You will earn 2 Avios per £1 on transactions up to £500 and 4 Avios per £1 on transactions over £500.  All products at Dixons Travel are included.

You will need to show your British Airways Executive Club or card when making your purchase.

You will also earn the standard 1 Heathrow Rewards point per £1 spent, doubled to 2 points per £1 for those on the ‘premium’ scheme who spent over £500 last year.  These convert 1 : 1 to Avios points, as well as Miles & More, Virgin Flying Club or Etihad Guest miles or for Heathrow shopping vouchers.

If you are on the Heathrow Rewards premium tier, you could potentially earn (4 + 2) 6 Avios per £1 for your spending – plus any Avios earned via your credit card!

Remember that you can arrange for purchases of £300 or more at Heathrow to be delivered FREE to your home.  This saves you from taking a new product with you on holiday!

Dixons is only offering Avios points from 1st July to 31st August – it is not going to be a permanent deal.  It is also only valid in the two airside shops at Heathrow Terminal 5.  No other airports or terminals are participating.

(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to see our latest articles on earning and spending your points and click here to see our list of current Avios promotions.)

Comments (32)

  • David says:

    You should be fine for a non-Apple laptop, the first term in the list should be read on its own “all Apple products”, plus any tablets, any laptops, etc.

    Just so long as it is exactly the same model – DSG sometimes bring in non-standard offerings to Dixons Travel (i.e. a different kit lens with a camera,or a different colour option on something etc) to make price comparison with the high street harder (not so much for price guarantee reasons, but with their own other stores as much as anything I think).

    Prices are indeed available by phone, and you should certainly check availability as well and get it reserved and put aside if they have it.

    Another key thing for price guarantee is that the item must be sold by Amazon themselves, not a third party seller on Amazon. But as you have John Lewis also, less of an issue. (Can’t recall if Argos allow 3rd party sellers on their site now).

  • Josh S says:

    Has anyone actually had points credited for this? I made a purchase a couple of weeks back and the T5 staff seemed really confused by it. Took my Exec Club number and entered it, but I’ve had no confirmation or any points credited…

    • Dominic says:

      Good question. I made a purchase of nearly £700 on 7 July and have not seen it on my BA account yet…