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.
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (January 2021)
As a reminder, here are the three options to get FREE airport lounge access via a credit or charge card:
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.
The Lounge Club list is slightly shorter than the Priority Pass list. Additional visits are charged at £20. You get two more free visits for every year you keep the card. There is no annual fee 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 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.