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Earn triple Aspire Rewards points at three UK airport lounges

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Aspire Rewards is the app-based loyalty scheme for the UK Aspire and Club Aspire airport lounges.  Heathow Terminal 5 is not included, however.

You can find out more on the Aspire Rewards website here.  Importantly, you can earn credits in Aspire Rewards even if you get in via Priority Pass, Lounge Club etc.

You need to download the Aspire Rewards app, create an account and then scan the QR code in the app each time you enter an Aspire lounge.

Earn triple Aspire Rewards points

The scheme is simplicity itself:

You earn 4 points per £1 if you book via executivelounges.com or pay on the door

You earn 50 points per lounge visit (25 points for a child) if you enter via a Priority Pass, Lounge Club or other lounge scheme card

There are two sorts of rewards:

500 points gets you a free lounge visit – this does NOT seem to be transferable because you redeem by scanning your phone

700 points gets you a £5 shopping voucher

You are basically getting 35p per lounge visit, assuming you get in via a Priority Pass or Lounge Club card, as the only redemption worth getting if you have such a card is the shopping voucher.  Note that your points have a 24 month hard expiry – activity does not keep them alive.

Until 30th March, you will earn triple points (150 points per visit) when you visit either of the following lounges:

Manchester Terminal 1

Edinburgh (either, although the older one was due to close for refurbishment on 1st March)

You should see a pop-up message on this deal in the Aspire Rewards app.


Getting airport lounge access for free from a credit card

How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (July 2021)

As a reminder, here are the three options to get FREE airport lounge access via a credit or charge card:

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

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with two free Priority Pass cards, one for you and one for a supplementary cardholder. Each card admits two so a family of four gets in free. You get access to all 1,300 lounges in the Priority Pass network – search it here

You also get access to Plaza Premium, Delta and Eurostar lounges. The card has a sign-up bonus of 30,000 points.  Our American Express Platinum review is here. You can apply here.

Nectar American Express

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 Preferred Rewards Gold is FREE for the first year. It comes with a Priority Pass card loaded with two free visits to any Priority Pass lounge – see the list here

Additional lounge visits are charged at £20.  You get two more free visits for every year you keep the card.  

There is no annual fee for Amex Gold in Year 1 and a 20,000 points sign-up bonus.  Full details are in our American Express Preferred Rewards Gold review here.

HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard

A huge bonus, but only available to HSBC Premier clients Read our full review

HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard gets you get a free LoungeKey card, allowing you access to the LoungeKey network.  Guests are charged at £20 although it may be cheaper to pay £60 for a supplementary credit card for your partner.

The card has a fee of £195 and there are strict financial requirements to become a HSBC Premier customer.  Full details are in my HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard review.

PS. You can find all of HfP’s UK airport lounge reviews – and we’ve been to most of them – indexed here.

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