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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.
Aer Club and Real Rewards have teamed up to offer another transfer bonus. Until 26th September, you will get a 25% bonus when converting Real Rewards points into Avios.
(Regular readers will have spotted a worrying pattern in these bonuses. They started off as triple Avios. They then did a few with double Avios. The last couple were at 50% bonus Avios. Now it’s 25% …..)
This means 1 Real Rewards point is worth 1.25 Avios.
The minimum transfer level is 50 Real Rewards points or a €2.50 Money Back Voucher.
Get double Avios via SuperValu’s new partnership with Visa
I also wanted to remind you about the generous SuperValu promotion with Visa. It ends on 8th September but will, we are promised, return.
SuperValu has signed up with Visa to offer special benefits when you pay for your shopping with a Visa credit or debit card.
It is a bit fiddly to set up but, once done, it is an easy way to earn some extra Avios from your shopping.
You need to register your Visa debit and credit cards via the SuperValu website here. That’s it.
You can register up to two different Visa cards. In theory they must be issued by Irish banks, although one reader told me that it worked fine with a Revolut card.
You will receive DOUBLE Real Rewards points (2 per €1 instead of 1 per €1) whenever you pay at SuperValu using your registered Visa debit or credit card and swipe your Real Rewards.
The additional points are not added immediately but will hit your Real Rewards account within 10 days of your transaction.
Want to know more about redeeming Avios on Aer Lingus?
This HfP article shows you everything you need to know about how to redeem Avios points on Aer Lingus, which can lead to substantial tax savings when flying to North America.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 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 with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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.
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.