Yesterday we covered the return of the ‘cheap Avios’ promotion run by Groupon Spain, in association with Iberia Plus.
A smart-eyed reader let us know that Groupon Ireland is also running this deal. The pricing is almost the same, but all of the instructions are in English and not Spanish.
The only price difference is that the €429 package comes with 35,000 Avios via Groupon Ireland. You only got 34,000 Avios via Groupon Spain.
There is no ’90 day’ rule with Aer Lingus. Unlike Iberia Plus, you can open an Aer Lingus AerClub account and immediately move your points to British Airways Executive Club.
As I said yesterday when covering the Spanish deal, the Avios are not a steal at these prices. There is no longer a ‘super cheap’ teaser package and the prices for the other packages are higher than they were a year ago.
On the upside, Sterling is currently stronger against the Euro than it has been for a while. More importantly, if you have any issues redeeming your Groupon voucher, it will be easier to deal with AerClub and Groupon Ireland than Iberia Plus and Groupon Spain.
This is the deal:
- 2,000 Avios for €29 (1.25p)
- 4,000 Avios for €59 (1.27p)
- 8,000 Avios for €109 (1.17p)
- 15,000 Avios for €199 (1.14p)
- 20,000 Avios for €259 (1.11p)
- 35,000 Avios for €429 (1.05p)
You will need an Aer Lingus AerClub account to redeem your Groupon voucher, which you can open here. You can then use ‘Combine My Avios’ via avios.com (your AerClub account details work at avios.com) to move them across to British Airways Executive Club.
The page to buy if interested is here.
Save 20% on the British Airways kids backpack for Black Friday
Talking of British Airways ….. over the Summer we highlighted theMy 1st Years mini backpacks. British Airways was giving them away to children passing through Gatwick and Heathrow on selected days as part of its 100th birthday celebrations.
My 1st Years is also selling them directly to the public. You get FREE personalisation which is a nice touch.
As a Black Friday offer, My 1st Years has reduced the price by 20% to £20 until 2nd December. You can order one for a child in your life via this page of the My 1st Years site.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses.
There are special sign-up bonuses on both of the BA American Express cards until 28th February 2022. The bonus on the free card is doubled to 10,000 Avios and the bonus on the Premium Plus card is increased from 25,000 Avios to a huge 40,000 Avios.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
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 30,000 Avios.
30,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 4th February 2022.
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 45,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
45,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 28th February 2022.
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.)