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 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.
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 via a UK credit card
As a reminder, here are the three options to get FREE airport lounge access via a credit or charge card:
Two free Priority Pass cards (one for you, one for your supplementary Platinum cardholder, each admitting two – so a family of four gets in free) giving access to every lounge in the Priority Pass network – search it here. You also get access to Plaza Premium, Delta and Eurostar lounges. Our American Express Platinum review is here.
You get a Lounge Club card loaded with two free visits to any Lounge Club network lounge – see the list here. The list is slightly shorter than the Priority Pass list, but not by much. Additional visits are charged at £20 per person. You get two more free visits for every year you keep the card. No annual fee in Year 1. Full details are in our American Express Preferred Rewards Gold review here.
You get a free LoungeKey card allowing you access to any property in the LoungeKey network. Guests are charged at £20 although regular travellers will find it cheaper to pay £60 for a supplementary credit card (adults only, of course). The card has an annual 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.