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Avios Ireland: 200 Avios via SuperValu for (almost) every eShop purchase

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We have written about the relationship between Irish supermarket chain SuperValu and AerClub a few times.

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

Until 10th August, you will receive 200 bonus Real Rewards points for EVERY online shopping transaction made via SuperValu eShops.  This contains over 100 retailers.

This time around, SuperValu has brought in some exclusions.  The following merchants do not count: eBay, AliExpress, GearBest, iTunes SuperValu Getaway Breaks, SuperValu Home, Travel and Car Insurance and SuperValu Online Grocery Shopping. Last time there were also tracking issues with ebooks bought via Kobo.

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.

Don’t forget that AerClub is offering a TRIPLE bonus on transfers of SuperValu points to Avios before 31st August.  If your 200 bonus points arrive in time then you’d be getting 600 Avios for every SuperValu eShops purchase.  However, this is unlikely for most products as transactions will not validate until the deadline for returning the product for a refund has passed.


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 (7)

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  • ADS says:

    Kobo is now in the list of excluded merchants: AliExpress, eBay, GearBest, Kobo Bookstore, iTunes, SuperValu Car Insurance, SuperValu Home Insurance, SuperValu Travel Insurance, SuperValu.ie, Getaway Breaks

    unless they are separating ebooks from books ?!

    any other suggestions for what to buy cheaply ??

  • James says:

    I have made 25 €1 purchases of software from DHGate. Waiting to see if they confirm before buying more.

    Should work out at 0.5p per point and 0.17p if I’m lucky and they confirm before the 31st

    • Dr Tom says:

      Please let us know. I was just going through DHGate for exactly that reason. Items with minimum order 1 piece and free shipping.

      Another possible option would be the Microsoft store, as they have plenty of downloadable apps and games available for under 1 euro each.

      • James says:

        All the software from DHgate is is free shipping guessing it is just an electronic delivery.

        Could get stuff even cheaper than €1 but that is the minimum purchase.

        Would be nicer to repeat for €0.25 purchases 🙂

  • Keith says:

    Microsoft sub-€10 now excluded. I overdosed on rubbish songs over the last few months;)

  • Sharon says:

    This offer has been extended – 200 Real Rewards Bonus points per tracked transaction from Friday 28th July to Thursday 17th August 23:59. Points will be added to your eShops account within 2 weeks of the promotion end date.

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