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Get 4 Avios per £1 spent at Bicester Village

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If you are planning a trip to the Bicester Village designer shopping outlet village soon, there is a generous Avios offer available.

Until 31st August, you will earn 4 Avios for every £1 you spend at Bicester Village.

In order to do this, you must credit your purchases to a Qatar Privilege Club account. As long you as you have linked your British Airways Executive Club and Qatar Privilege Club accounts – click here to learn how – you can quickly sweep them across to BA.

Bicester Village Avios offer

If you choose to credit your purchases to a British Airways account, you will only receive the usual Avios earning rate of 1.25 Avios per £1 spent.

It is worth noting that a new American Express cashback offer for Bicester Village has also appeared on many cards. This will get you £100 cashback on a single transaction of £500+ made by 25th September.

You can even triple dip with this offer. Some payment cards, including American Express Platinum charge cards and HSBC Jade debit cards, allow you to receive a 10% Bicester Village discount card from the welcome area by the railway station. Alternatively, you can download the discount card here.

Nothing stops you getting the 10% discount plus triggering the American Express cashback plus getting the ‘4 Avios per £1’ on the same purchase. I did a similar triple dip when I was there a couple of months ago.

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (April 2024)

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £15,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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 10,500 Avios.

Capital on Tap Business Rewards Visa

Huge 30,000 points bonus until 12th May 2024 Read our full review

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.

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

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

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

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (28)

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  • AJA says:

    I saw that booth 13 days ago except it didn’t have the entrance showing and I’m certain i didn’t see the mention of the competition but it did have the Amex card branding The booth is opposite the customer service desk. It takes up quite a bit of space. I am glad it wasn’t open as I definitely wouldn’t have participated but I guess some people are happy to provide their mug shot as publicity in exchange for the chance to win some Avios. Very odd competition

  • Errol says:

    Visited Bicester village for first time the other day. What a depressing dump. All clothing was with small or extra smal or extra extra large or extra extra extra large. Visited about 20 shops and not one had a large shirt. It was as annoying as shopping in TK Maxx. Fine if you are a fashionista always looking for the occasional bargain but a waste of time for most folk. I would never visit again.

    • Rob says:

      There is an element of that – I come away with nothing about half the time.

  • Roosit says:

    Any idea whether this offer works with the other villages, like the ones in Germany? I can’t see Qatar as a flight reward partner on the German villages’ websites so assume the answer is “no” – happy to be told I’m wrong though!

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