Get triple Avios at Bicester Village – starts Monday – and double up with Amex cashback
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Bicester Village, the luxury outlet shopping destination in Oxfordshire, is running a private sale from Monday 27th March (so it is NOT valid this weekend) to Monday 24th April.
British Airways Executive Club members can save up to 20% off regular prices and will earn triple Avios when shopping at Bicester Village during the sale.
You can find full details on ba.com here (log-in required).
The earning rate at Bicester Village is 5 Avios per £4 spent. This includes food and drink spending on site. During the Private Sale, this is increased to 15 Avios per £4 spent.
You do not need to claim your miles in each individual store you visit. Instead, simply hold on to your receipts until the end of your shopping trip.
Once you’re done shopping for the day, go to the Village Welcome or Tourist Information Centre and present your Executive Club card (or proof of membership) plus shopping receipts to collect your Avios.
Alternatively, you can use the e-redemption service. You can email a copy of your receipts to Bicester Village and they will ensure that your Avios are credited to your account. You can find out more on their website here.
To register for your Private Sale code click here. This link shows incorrect dates – it hasn’t been updated from the 2022 promotion – but this is the link ba.com tells you to use.
Double up with American Express cashback
On top of this, American Express cardmembers can save even more.
You may be targetted for a cashback deal on some or all of your American Express cards. Remember to check supplementary cards too. You need to look under the ‘Offers’ tab on your online statement page and save the offer to your account.
There are at least two variants of the offer:
- receive £20 cashback when you spend £200 or more
- receive £50 cashback when you spend £400 or more
These offers could be combined if you split your shopping during the day across multiple cards, assuming you have it more than once.
This deal ends earlier than the private sale, on 9th April.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2023)
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 Mastercard
Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review
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 £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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card is doubled to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – and you get £200 to spend at Amex Travel too! Apply here.
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
60,000 points AND a £200 Amex Travel voucher until 13th June! 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
Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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.
EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.
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 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.