This article is sponsored by Bicester Village
With the weekend on the way, we wanted to remind you that Bicester Village, the luxury outlet shopping destination in Oxfordshire, is running a private sale from now until 31st May.
British Airways Executive Club members can unlock up to 30% off regular prices and will earn triple Avios when shopping at Bicester Village during the sale.
On top of this, American Express cardmembers can save an additional £50 when they spend £500 or more.
What is Bicester Village?
If you’ve never been, Bicester Village is a shopping village with over 160 boutiques located in the heart of Oxfordshire. It is home to leading brands including Le Creuset, Monica Vinader, Mulberry, Sweaty Betty, The White Company and more.
The village is easily accessible by car via the M40 and offers free parking. It also has its own train station, Bicester Village Station, which is serviced by trains from London Marylebone and Oxford.
Coming from Birmingham you can take the train to Bicester North where you will find a complimentary shuttle service to Bicester Village.
What is the Private Sale?
Depending on the participating retailer, British Airways Executive Club members can save up to 30% off their purchase with a minimum spend.
Each participating boutique will be offering one of six offers:
- 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 £150+
- 20% off when spending £200+
- 20% off when spending £500+
- 30% off when spending £750+
To find out which boutiques are offering what discount, check the T&Cs on the Bicester Village website here.
Earn triple Avios during the Private Sale
British Airways Executive Club members can earn Avios all year round when shopping at Bicester Village.
The earning rate at Bicester Village is 5 Avios per £4 spent. This includes food and drink spending on site.
During the Private Sale, this is increased to 15 Avios per £4 spent.
You do not need to claim your miles in each individual store you visit. Instead, simply hold on to your receipts until the end of your shopping trip.
Once you’re done shopping for the day, go to the Village Welcome or Tourist Information Centre and present your Executive Club card (or proof of membership) plus shopping receipts to collect your Avios.
Alternatively, you can use the new e-redemption service. You can email a copy of your receipts to Bicester Village and they will ensure that your Avios are credited to your account. You can find out more on their website here.
To register for your Private Sale code and find out more about the British Airways Executive Club offer click here.
Save more with American Express
American Express cardmembers will find a special statement credit offer showing on their online accounts.
You will receive £50 cashback when you spend £500+ at Bicester Village before 31st May.
The spend CAN be cumulative.
You need to opt in to the offer via the ‘Offers’ tab of the American Express app or your online statement page. It is limited to the first 60,000 people to register.
How do I take part in the Private Sale?
Register for Bicester Village membership here for free to receive your Private Sale code which you need to show at the till in participating boutiques when paying.
If you already are a member, you will receive the QR code via email and you can also find it when you log in to your account.
You can also join the Private Sale virtually
If you can’t make it up to the Village during the Private Sale, you can still enjoy the same savings when shopping virtually.
You need to let the boutique adviser know you’d like to redeem your Private Sale offer, then send them a screenshot of your membership QR code to apply your saving. You can find out more about virtual shopping at Bicester Village here.
When is Bicester Village open?
Bicester Village is currently operating extended opening hours:
- 8am to 8pm, Monday to Saturday
- 9am to 7pm, Sunday
Bicester Village has brought in various measures to make shopping easier. Face masks are mandatory inside boutiques and are recommended throughout the whole village. One metre social distancing measures will also be in place.
The Private Sale, with triple Avios, runs until 31st May. Don’t forget to register for your free Bicester Village membership first via this link.