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.
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 (October 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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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 10,000 Avios.
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.