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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 here (log-in required).

Bicester Village triple avios

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.

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

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (July 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

30,000 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 (to 27th August) £400 to spend at Amex Travel 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

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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 (21)

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  • Andrew J says:

    NatWest Rewards also offering spend £200, get £20 back.

    And don’t forget the ongoing offer for Amex Platinum members of reserved VIP parking and handsfree shopping.

    • Manya says:

      I’m an Amex platinum holder and have frequently used the reserved parking and hands free shopping benefits but I am always envious of those that can access the centurion lounge.

      • Andrew J says:

        It’s not a Centurion lounge – it’s The Apartment and is available for Centurion members, other companies premium card members, Soho House members and invited guests such as Instagram influencers and VIPs.

    • Andrew. says:

      Often on LBG cards too, as well as the usual Sports Loyalty white label offers.

      Stacks with Airtime’s ongoing 5%.

    • Reney says:

      Parking, hands free AND a10% off QR code which can only be used that day. Not sure if it will stack with the private sale but often good for not private sale items. You need to email parter services preferably 24 hours in advance with your car registration and stating you have the Amex Plat

      I go often as it is close to my parent’s home, the reserve parking makes the whole experience so much better!

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Didn’t realise you got reserved parking. Is that at the top end nearest to the main road?

      • Andrew J says:

        It’s close to the apartment which is by the big Ralph Lauren shop at the end of the village furthest from the train station.

        • Sina says:

          I’m no influencer but always go to the apartment, it’s a nice place to rest, and they serve coffee, drinks, pastries. Don’t understand the hype around the apartment 🌝 the reserved parking is usefull and I have an EV so it’s nice to charge my car for free while shopping.

          • Andrew J says:

            I didn’t realise there was any hype around it?

          • Rob says:

            We’ve been thinking about doing a HfP reader event there actually. Free champagne one Sat or Sun, meet the team, earn some Avios.

  • Stuart says:

    Do you have to register first, show something in store to get the 20% discount and then shoe something again for the bonus Avios?

    • Rob says:

      Show a private sale code for the 20%. Avios are automatically tripled.

  • Rob says:

    Are we assuming the cash back is NOT cumulative?

    • Andrew J says:

      That would be a wrong assumption – the wording of the Amex offer specifically says “one or more transactions up to £400+ in participating store(s)” meaning it is cumulative.

      • Rob says:

        Oh yes I’d missed that in my sleepy state. Think I was looking for cumulative. Thanks

  • JP-MCO says:

    Do you still get the reserved parking with HSBC Jade? Haven’t been for a few years and wondered if it had changed.

    • Rob says:

      Lounge and discount card deffo still there for Jade, albeit 48 hours notice for former.

  • Rob Southern says:

    Are we sure the visitor centre still add points? Last 3 times I have been, they have said no. I also find the email service difficult, always asking more questions and often denying 1-2 receipts for whatever reason. Honestly, it puts me off…

    • Tom H says:

      Went last Friday, the visitor centre added the points to my avios account without any issues.

      Also booked the apartment 48 hours out via email. Worked very well

  • Alex says:

    Worth noting they will only give you the points for receipts matching your card and name, I went with a friend and claimed both of our points, having no idea this was a requirement, luckily they only checked the first few and they were all mine, however a couple next to me were denied and had to credit to the person who paid.

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