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Avios Ireland: 350 bonus Avios AND get double Avios for converting SuperValu points

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Whilst Tesco has a major presence in Ireland, AerClub has teamed up with supermarket chain SuperValu.

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

You earn one Real Rewards point for every €1 you spend in SuperValu.  You can convert Real Rewards points or Money Back vouchers into Avios at the rate of 1:1.  This makes it roughly half as generous as the Tesco partnership which gets you 2.4 Avios per £1 spent.

Two bonuses running at once

Last we month we wrote about a transfer bonus.  Until 8th April, you will get double Avios when converting Real Rewards points into Avios.  This means 1 Real Rewards point is worth 2 Avios.

However, a 2nd bonus has just been launched.

Until 30th April, you will receive 350 bonus Avios when you convert at least 250 Real Rewards points.

This means that – if you convert by 8th April – you would receive double points AND an extra 350 Avios on top.  250 Real Rewards points would get you (250 x 2 + 350) 850 Avios.

Full details of the 350 bonus points offer can be found on the AerClub site here.  The ‘double points’ offer has been removed from the site but should still be running.

PS.  If you visit Kildare Village on Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th April 2018 you will collect 4 Avios for every €1 spent during the event instead of the usual 1.25 Avios, with an extra bonus of 100 Avios on top.

PPS.  It seems that Aer Lingus has finally persuaded the dubious looking German nightclub Aer Club to sell the aerclub.com domain name ….


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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.

Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.

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

50,000 Avios for signing up (A CRAZY SPECIAL OFFER!) and an upgrade voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

10,000 Avios for signing up (SPECIAL OFFER) 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.

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points 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 (4)

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  • Rob says:

    Was it you that emailed this to me yesterday? Sorry! Didn’t connect the two.

  • John says:

    “The ‘double points’ offer has been removed from the site but should still be running.”

    I’d be astonished if people get to double dip.

    Hard enough to get Aer Club to fulfil one offer nevermind two simultaneously.

    As chaotic as Gold Circle was.

    And weird, because it’s such a well run airline in other respects. IAG’s EI Business far better than IAG’S BA Club World.

    • Rob says:

      It was widely circulated by email wasn’t it? I doubt they can just call it cancelled because it had dropped off the website.

      • John says:

        They won’t call it anything, they’ll just not credit the points and ignore complaints!

        Although Gold Circle was rubbish, they were dealing with many fewer customers.

        Aer Lingus is booming thanks to the excellent transatlantic services (resulting in congestion at Dublin airport) and they seem to be struggling to cope with back office support.

        They’ve brought in somebody from Flybe (!) to improve matters and the US admin centre – or center – is being expanded to handle EU queries/complaints.

        Specifically though, when Tesco Ireland decided not to join Avios, I think Aer Club was hobbled from the start.

        Tesco’s marketing machine would have provided momentum, and a better range of offers than Musgrave/SuperValu.

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