Bicester Village, the designer outlet centre in Oxfordshire, is offering triple Avios (15 Avios per £4 spent) during October as part of its ‘private sale’ promotion.
On top of this, boutiques are offering special discounts if you register in advance. Participating stores are offering one of the following:
- 10% off when spending up to £99 and 20% when spending £100+, or
- 20% off when spending up to £199 and 30% off when spending £200+, or
- 20% off when spending up to £499 and 30% off when spending £500+, or
- 20% off when spending £900+, or
- 20% off with no spending limit, or
- 30% off with no spending limit
To find out which boutiques are offering what discount, check the T&Cs on the Bicester Village website here.
If this wasn’t enough to get you down there, American Express has now added a cashback deal.
If targetted, you will receive £40 cashback when you spend £300 in Bicester Village by 1st November. The participating boutiques are here. I assume that cumulative spend counts although it is not stated directly.
(It is worth noting that the document states that Bicester Village gift cards are included in the offer. This means, presumably, that if a boutique is not participating, you could pop out to buy a gift card and then go back to redeem it!)
For clarity, this WILL stack with triple Avios and the ‘private sale’ discounts, which is a very attractive combination.
You need to look under the ‘Offers’ tab on the app or online statement page for EACH of your American Express cards. If you have this offer, you must click ‘Save to Card’ to activate it.
Full details of how to register for the private sale, and how to claim Avios, are in this HfP article about Bicester Village. You can also register by clicking the ad above.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – May 2022 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our top recommendations based on the current sign-up bonuses.
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards. You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the best of the other deals currently available.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios or other airline miles, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review
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
The Platinum Card from American Express
60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER) and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
30,000 points bonus (SPECIAL OFFER) and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review
Earning miles and points from small business cards
If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers:
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
British Airways Accelerating Business American Express
30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review
For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending.