ENDS MIDNIGHT MONDAY: Win Apple AirPods with HfP and Qatar Duty Free!
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Until midnight on Monday 6th March, we are running an exclusive Head for Points competition in association with Qatar Duty Free.
We have two pairs of Apple AirPods (3rd generation) to give away.
This is to promote the fact that you can now use Avios to pay for (virtually) anything at Qatar Duty Free in Doha’s Hamad International Airport. Indeed, I bought these AirPods at Qatar Duty Free when I was in Doha last month, paying with Avios generously donated by Qatar Privilege Club.
The 3rd generation AirPods can provide up to six hours of wireless listening from a single charge. You can use AirPods even if you don’t have an Apple device via a Bluetooth connection.
The recommended retail price of these 3rd generation AirPods is £179.
How can you use Avios at Qatar Duty Free?
Full details are on this page of the Qatar Airways website.
You need to have Avios sitting in a Qatar Privilege Club account. Even if your British Airways account is linked to a Qatar Privilege Club account, you still need to physically transfer them across if you wish to spend them in the airport.
This HfP article shows how to link your Qatar Privilege Club and British Airways accounts.
Avios from your flight now appear at check in
If you are flying on Qatar Airways on a cash ticket, you will now receive the Avios from your flight BEFORE departure. This allows you to spend them in Doha during your transit. Clever!
To receive your Avios at check in before your flight, you need to be crediting your Qatar Airways flight to a Qatar Privilege Club Avios account. If your flight is being credited to a British Airways account, the points will turn up a few days later as they do now and so won’t be available to spend immediately.
The process for spending your Avios is simple. Most shops have a sign like this:
…. but even if they don’t, it is highly likely that they are taking part.
When you come to pay for your items, you simply scan your boarding pass. The cashier will instantly see how many Avios you have in your Qatar Privilege Club account, and you can choose to use some or all of them towards your purchase.
(If you are crediting your flight to British Airways Executive Club or another programme and your Qatar Privilege Club number is not on your boarding pass, you can show your Qatar Privilege Club membership card on your phone instead.)
You have to click an on-screen confirmation:
…. and you’re done. As you can see, I spent 63,663 Avios which covered 100% of the cost of the two pairs of AirPods we are giving away today.
This HfP article explains the process of spending Avios at Qatar Duty Free in more detail.
You earn Avios on Qatar Duty Free purchases too
You earn Avios in the same way – scan your boarding pass to bring up your Qatar Privilege Club account number, or have your membership card scanned.
If you part-pay with Avios, you earn points based on the cash element you pay. If you pay with 100% Avios, as I did, you don’t earn any Avios back.
How can I win AirPods?
It’s very simple. All you need to do is complete the form below by midnight on Monday 6th March. (Mobile readers should click the button below.) We will draw the two winners later in the week.
The full rules are in the entry widget, but here are the key ones:
- you must be a UK resident and physically present in the UK to enter
- only one entry per household
- you must be aged 18+ to enter
- prizes can only be despatched to a UK address
- your entry data will not be shared with anyone outside HfP and we will delete it after the competition is over
The competition is organised by Head for Points with the support of Qatar Privilege Club and Qatar Duty Free. Apple Inc. and Avios Group are not associated with the competition in any way.
Good luck!Win Apple AirPods (3rd generation)!