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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.

Full details of the offer are on this page of the Bicester Village website.

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 (December 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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £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 UK’s most valuable card perk – the 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 £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

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

30,000 points and unbeatable travel 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

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company 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 a £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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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  • Ruth4325 says:

    So yesterday I flew Flybe EDI BHD and paid £80 for 2 valet bags in the hope of avoiding luggage hell back in EDI on my return. The Flybe website says what’s supposed to happen on landing is “Once you’ve landed, your Valet bag will be offloaded and ready for you to collect as you disembark the aircraft, avoiding baggage reclaim and speeding up your journey through the airport.” This didn’t happen and a small group of us waited at the aircraft steps like chumps watching our bags getting taken off and driven away to the carrousel. According to the ground staff this is because it was a Marathon plane and unless the flight was operated by Flybe valet bags don’t get delivered on the tarmac. This feels like such a scam as according to flightradar only one out of the last seven days had a Flybe aircraft and the rest were Marathon. But they’ll still take the money for the service. So, for my return, what can I do to make sure I get my bag on arrival at Edi? Assume it’s impossible to know which aircraft is booked to fly tomorrow? Or whether the ground staff at EDI might be more accommodating?

    • Lady London says:

      why is this comment on this article. I hope the person will spend enough time …just seconds… to check where is a related place to put it instead of doing a seagull drop-and-run fly in, drop $|it, fly out

      • Navara says:

        Probably due to the heading starting with the word “Bits” …
        Having a bad day LL ?

        • Mikeact says:

          Rubbish, LL is 100% correct ,far too much laziness from many on this site.

          • Mike says:

            So lazy they couldn’t even be bothered to check in their luggage- snowflake!

          • Navara says:

            It’s laziness that pays HfP wages…more posts more💷💷

          • Rob says:

            You seem to have failed to notice that there is no external advertising on HfP any longer. All ads on here are now directly sold at a fixed fee. We’re ambivalent as to daily page views, as opposed to viewers.

      • Brian78 says:

        Who cares where it’s put?

  • Njb says:

    I dont have the Bicester offer on my Platinum card – is there a way Amex will add it?

  • Kevin says:

    Does anyone know anyway to get in touch with Qatar regarding linking to BAEC as i still not able to do that due to personal info isnt match, as I suspected the middle name was never “official” shown in my BAEC.

  • malteser says:

    I have always purchased gift cards from the concierge and then used those to pay for my shopping at the village. The Amex cash back has always triggered. The last one was a couple of months ago where I had the offer on a few Amex cards.
    There are a few shops that do not take gift cards and some that can only take a limited amount – Gucci one of these. So if you buy one expensive item you might only be able to use 2 gift cards and then have to pay balance on a credit card. Or if possible split items and pay separately.

  • Russell G says:

    “Club World return trip for two to Santorini” – Isn’t it Club Europe to Santorini or do you know something I don’t?

    • Peter K says:

      That’s what I clocked!

    • Char Char says:

      Santorini airport one of the worst I have been to, no seats in Santorini airport never mind a lounge, best bet is to stay outside the terminal until absolutely necessary.

  • Sarah says:

    Yes it does

    • Chris says:

      Tried today morning, no email so far but will keep you up to date.

      • GGriffiths says:

        Hi Chris, keen to know how you get on….otherwise need to devise a new strategy!

    • GGriffiths says:

      Thanks Sarah – is that from 1st hand experience or a theoretical point of view?

  • VerdantBacon says:

    Is there a link to the competition details? Can’t find any other info on it online

  • Flightsy says:

    The 100,000 Avios comp is dead weird. Why would posting photos of you in a photo booth with fake holiday backgrounds make your friends / family envious? ROFL

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