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Avios Ireland: 250 Avios via SuperValu for EVERY eShop purchase, however small

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We wrote about the relationship between Irish supermarket chain SuperValu and AerClub a couple of weeks ago.

Basically, 1 SuperValu Real Rewards point (which you get for spending €1 instore) converts into 1 Avios point.

Until 2nd March, you will receive 250 bonus Real Rewards points for every online shopping transaction made via the SuperValu eShops.  This contains over 100 retailers.

Because you can earn the bonus an unlimited number of times, there may be some potential here for multiple purchases of low value items.

You can read more about this offer here and there is a FAQ here.

PS.  Why didn’t Aer Lingus buy  Picking a programme name where your ‘best guess’ URL takes you to German nightclub site with photos of pole dancing women, amongst other things, doesn’t seem like the greatest idea …..

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 2022)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (24)

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  • Tilly71 says:

    Time to seek out the cheapest item delivered competition!

  • Go says:

    It appears you need to register a rewards card to make a purchase and these are picked up in store

  • Tilly71 says:

    Oh, that’s me out then.

  • James says:

    Did I miss your feedback regarding the issue that many of your readers are missing 250 Avios for Aer Club sign up?
    I recall that you intended to speak to some Avios contacts at the show you attended last week, and also note that there have been a number of further reader comments about these missing points in various articles since then.
    What was the feedback from Avios/Aer Club?

    • Scott says:

      “Did I miss your feedback…” – yawn, please do keep up the passive aggressive commenting.

      • Rob says:

        I didn’t meet anyone who would be responsible for this – but I promise you if I ever have contact with the head of AerClub I will raise it.

        • BigDave says:

          Thanks Rob, I believe it was Avios people you may have met with

          Avios people are nothing to do with the 250 points as they have told me many times and aerclub are just ignoring my communications….

          A mass twitter/facbook posting may help the cause people….

        • Kev2717 says:

          You should be raising it now. We signed up. You got commission. We got zero.

          • Alan says:

            He seems to think your link was a commission-generating one – I suspect it was just a shortened one to make it easier to link to!

          • Rob says:

            No, it was an affiliate link but unless you booked a flight at to same time – unlikely – it doesn’t earn anything.

          • Alan says:

            Ah, fair enough (and logical, can’t see them paying much in affiliate if the sign-up is only 250). I can’t work out why I was chosen to receive the sign-up bonus either – I had it many many months ago, well before launch!

          • Rob says:

            They don’t pay anything!

          • Alan says:

            Haha sorry yes – I meant ‘anything’ rather than ‘much’ 😛

          • the real harry1 says:

            Get real – it’s either £2.50 you’re talking about (@ 1p) or more like under £2 (@ realistic)

            I didn’t get mine either, CBA to waste any time chasing it

          • Alan says:

            £1.88 at my valuation 😉

            Amazingly FlyBe Avios just posted. For a flight I took under a week ago. With no intervention/chasing required – I’m shocked!! 😀

          • the real harry1 says:

            only taken Flybe 2 years to get their Avios award procedures working, then

          • Alan says:

            Indeed. I’m shocked they actually got them working at all based on the experiences I’d read here!

      • Kev2717 says:

        A few thoughts:

        1. The 250 AerClub Avios has not been delivered to many of those who have signed up, many of whom did do for said reason. Multiply this X no of non-fulfilled customers and AerClub (Avios) is doing rather well out of it. IT issues or not, this hardly sets AerClub off on a good footing. Disingenuous? Arguably, yes.

        2. At what point does this become “an oh well, you win some, you lose some” issue? 2000 Avios per person and there would be more angst and comments

        3. This point has not been mentioned. If you look back to the HfP article about the 250 Avios, Rob’s link was an affiliate link. That means that Rob gets paid for it as a referer/introducer. That is completely fair enough that Rob gets something out of this, no problem.

        If you get something as an introducer, don’t be surprised when those you introduced get hacked off if they don’t receive their rewards.

        Arguably, and morally, you should be chasing this up on behalf of your readers.

        However, this whole thing works both ways. As it stands, AerClub are probably X millions up on their expected Avios cost, have still got the join ups, marketing details etc, yet Rob dismisses it as an inconvenience.

        • Rob says:

          Of course I don’t get paid for AerClub sign ups. If you’d booked a flight at the same time I would get a couple of quid but I doubt anyone did!

          Really, on the scale of 1-10 in terms of problems you get with missing miles and points in this game – factored by the effort involved – this scores about 0.5.

          If you’d paid £40 to hire an Avis car you didn’t need for 3 days on the promise of 18,000 Avios (as per the recent promo) and not got them then things would be different I promise you.

  • Barry says:

    I live in Cork, Ireland so gave this offer a punt.
    Walked into Supervalu today and got a Rewards Card. Set up account online and registered card. Clicked through to their rewards partners, chose eBay. Min spend 1euro for the 250 points promo.
    Bought a few 1euro pens, free postage as separate transactions but from same supplier. Says it can take up to 35 days for the transaction to register with Supervalu from their rewards partners. So watch this space. I’ll update if worked and do more next time

  • Max Mccain says:

    Is there anyone kind enough to pickup a new real rewards card for me in order to trigger the bonuses ? ( just send me the number ) I’m out the country for some weeks thx.

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