With the cold and blustery winter nights closing in, it’s no wonder people all over the UK are looking ahead to 2015 and the possibility of a well-deserved break. Whether it’s a city break in one of the many UK cities, or the opportunity to travel that little bit further, the chance of a holiday is, understandably, well-received.
However, with bank balances still recovering from the impact of Christmas, affording a holiday is sometimes impossible, but with Avios points, a dream vacation could be within your grasp. Like its Airmiles predecessor, the Avios programme aims to assist travellers by rewarding them with points for their day-to-day spending, which can later be redeemed against the cost of hotels, flights and package deals, and much, much more besides.
By signing up to Avios, you have the chance of earning points wherever you go. Whether it’s filling up your car at the local Shell petrol station, or swiping your Clubcard at the Tesco checkout, collecting points is easier than you might imagine. Naturally, the more points that you collect, the more valuable your reward and, if you remember to make the most out of the program at every opportunity, you could find yourself bagging that dream holiday you’ve had your eye on.
There are over 200 collection partners, so whatever you need to spend on, you’re almost guaranteed to find an Avios partner that will give you points on your purchase. Once you’ve signed up as a member of the program, you simply head to your chosen website via the Avios eStore, shop for what you need, and your accumulated points will automatically be added to your Avios account. There are over 250 stores making up the Avios eStore, and you can receive up to 12 Avios points for every £1 you spend.
Before you know it, you’ll have collected enough Avios points to cash in on one of many travel rewards. You can use them to fly to a huge number of destinations all over the world; is there a city you’d love to lose yourself in? Or a beach with a sunlounger that has your name on it? Perhaps you’d like to treat the kids to a Disneyland Paris adventure? The options are endless, and Avios can help you to get there. Scheduled flights on British Airways and Iberia can be booked using Avios, and if you don’t have enough Avios points to afford the whole journey, you can combine your points with cash.
From nationwide and mainland Europe to a little further afield, the Avios Travel Rewards Programme has your love of travelling at the top of its to-do list. Plus, if you’d prefer, you can cash in your points to pay for car hire, activity days, Eurostar trips, hotel rooms, cases of wine, cruises and package holidays. Signing up to the programme doesn’t cost a penny and you can collect points without even realising it – you’ll be booking your next flight before you can say ‘jet, set, go!’