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Avios Ireland: 500 Avios with any purchase via SuperValu eShops

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AerClub was, it seems, officially launched yesterday as a press release dropped into my inbox.  I’m not sure why Aer Lingus waited a few months from the actual launch before formally telling people, but there you are.  AerClub is now official and there are apparently 400,000 people signed up.

The German nightclub owners of aerclub.com will be delighted with the extra traffic!

Until 4th April, you can pick up 500 easy AerClub Avios by making a purchase from the SuperValu eShop.  The minimum transaction size is €1.

You need to be a first-time user of the SuperValue eShop.  You will receive 500 Real Rewards points for making your first transaction before 4th April, and those 500 Real Rewards points will convert into 500 AerClub Avios points.

Full details can be found on the SuperValu eShop page here.

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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 (13)

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  • FIRSTclstraveller says:

    Did anyone ever receive their 250 Avios for signing up?! I have emailed them twice but never had a reply.

    • Doug M says:

      No, you were a minute ahead of me making the same point.

    • BigDave says:

      I finally did receive an email from them after contacting every possible email/facebook/twitter account I could find – and lo and behold I did receive the 250 points at last!

      • Al says:

        please give us a walkthrough on how you did this – we are all waiting with bated breath 😛

    • Mzungu says:

      Another no here….

  • Doug M says:

    Never did get the Avios from opening the AerClub account.

  • Leo says:

    Oh God I knew this would start the 250 missing points thing off again.

  • DrStrange says:

    Me neither. No thanks.

  • Eoin says:

    VERY IMPORTANT: be aware that Supervalu convert your points to shopping vouchers – automatically – on certain fixed dates during the year. I ‘lost’ all my points (i.e. had them converted to supervalu vouchers which I did not want) this week, after building up lots of them with the intention of converting to Avios. I am really annoyed but there is no way round this – the FAQ specifically states that the vouchers can’t be converted back to points, the points are gone for ever.

    The lesson: convert to Avios as soon as you get the Supervalu points, don’t wait!

  • John says:

    Rob, the timing might – just possibly – have been a (failed) attempt to draw attention away from another of IAG’s now regular “enhancements” due to “customer feedback”:

    http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/travel-news/aer-lingus-hikes-baggage-fees-by-over-40pc-on-longer-european-routes-35579129.html

    http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/travel-news/baggage-fees-soar-to-240-per-couple-as-aer-lingus-hikes-prices-in-europe-35581259.html

    Aer Club is the successor to the woeful Gold Circle, so reputation damaging misfires like the 250 points offer are sadly to be expected (suspect they may have made more effort if Tesco had wanted to expand Clubcard Avios deal from GB and NI to ROI).

    The mediocre loyalty scheme shouldn’t put people off the terrific transatlantic services though, especially solo flyers – much better than IAG’s Club World product.

    Incidentally for anyone heading west this evening, the effects of this morning’s disgusting no warning public transport closures have lifted mostly, but no one seems to know what’s going to happen from around 4pm onward.

    Anyone coming travelling from Dublin airport into the city this evening should be prepared for hassle, unfortunately.

  • Felix Flyer says:

    Any suggestions for a good 1 euro purchase?

  • Matt says:

    Do I need a Supervalu rewards card to collect points? Ive signed up but when i click on earn points via a brand its telling me I need a my rewards card number. I don’t live in Ireland so can I still do this??

    Thanks

    Matt

    • Rob says:

      No, I think you need to pick up a card in a SuperValu store to get started.

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