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Earn triple Avios at Bicester Village

If you are planning a shopping trip to the Bicester Village designer outlet in Oxfordshire in the near future, you can can pick up triple Avios with your shopping.

The standard earning rate for Avios at Bicester Village is 5 Avios for every £4 you spend. During this promotion you will earn 15 Avios for every £4 you spend.

You may also find that you have a generous Bicester Village cashback offer available, either via American Express or any Visa or Mastercard you have. This will stack with the bonus Avios.

(You may even be able to triple dip if you have an affinity offer which gets you a 10% VIP discount card, such as the one given to American Express Platinum or HSBC Jade customers. Simply show your card at Guest Services.)

Full details of the offer can be found here.

Make sure you understand the process for claiming your Avios. You need to submit copies of your receipts via email on the same day that you make your purchases.

Bicester Village earning Avios

Plaza Premium promotion for American Express Platinum cardholders

If you are travelling through Heathrow Terminal 2, Heathrow Terminal 5 or Gatwick North over Christmas, your best bet for an independent airport lounge is probably Plaza Premium.

Here is our latest review of Plaza Premium Heathrow Terminal 2 and our latest review of Plaza Premium Heathrow Terminal 5. We haven’t reviewed the new Gatwick lounge yet (which is the old Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse) but Sinead has been and recommends it.

Whilst Plaza Premium is no longer part of Priority Pass, you can get access for yourself and a guest by showing an American Express Platinum charge card at the door.

From 13th December to 1st January, Plaza Premium is also allowing American Express Platinum cardholders to bring in one child (under 12 years of age) for free.

This won’t benefit everyone – if your partner has a supplementary Platinum card on your account you can already get four people in between you – but will benefit those with three children or an adult travelling alone with two children.


Want to earn more points from credit cards? – January 2022 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our January 2022 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus

You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the top current deals.

There are special sign-up bonuses on both of the BA American Express cards until 28th February 2022. The bonus on the free card is doubled to 10,000 Avios and the bonus on the Premium Plus card is increased from 25,000 Avios to a huge 40,000 Avios.

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up (SPECIAL OFFER) and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 Avios (SPECIAL OFFER) and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

Nectar American Express

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

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee 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.

The bonus on the Capital On Tap card is increased from points worth 10,000 Avios to 30,000 Avios until 4th February 2022.

The bonus on the British Airways Accelerating Business card is increased from 30,000 Avios to 45,000 Avios until 28th February 2022.

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

45,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

Capital on Tap Visa card

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

30,000 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.

Apply 31st March 2022 and your cashback will be increased to 2% for the first three months.

Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card

1% cashback (2% for your first 3 months) and no annual fee Read our full review

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