Did you know that by changing your shopping habits, it could help you to turn your everyday spending into extraordinary experiences with Avios? I’m really pleased to take part in the Mumsnet Avios eStore blogger challenge to learn how many Avios I could have collected if I had shopped via the Avios eStore and other Avios partners!
To get the ball rolling, I submitted a week of our spending including groceries, travel costs, clothing, entertainment, presents, takeaways, restaurants and anything else I purchased in a typical week. Based on my weekly spending, Avios has calculated how many Avios I could have collected in a year and translated it to holidays and experiences made possible with Avios.
|Category||Weekly Cost (£)||Retailer||Avios collection rate*||Potential approx Avios (annually)|
|Presents||30||Not on the High Street||4/£1||6,240|
|Eating Out||40||Pizza Express||3/£1***||6,240****|
|Garden Centre||15||Gardening Direct||10/£1||7,800|
|Petrol||45 (approx. 37 litres)||Shell||1 Avios per litre||1,924|
|Leisure – food & drink||30||Tesco||600/£2.50||3,744|
*Calculation based on pounds
**Calculated using https://www.avios.com/gb/en_gb/collect/tesco/tesco-clubcard?from=collectNav
*** Earn 3 Avios per £1 Friday & Saturdays, or 6 Avios per £1 Sunday – Thursday
**** Using the Bink mobile app, you can collect Avios at all Pizza Express restaurants
I’m amazed that I could collect nearly 45,000 Avios in a year which could be used on flights, hotel stays, cabin upgrades, experiences and more. I could treat Mr C to an off-road driving experience, or treat the whole family to visit Legoland, Thorpe Park or Chessington World of Adventures and have spare Avios to treat myself to a spa day!
How to start collecting? It’s easy. Avios is free to join so simply open an account with them. Then shop via Avios eStore with almost 1,000 top retailers, including; John Lewis, Selfridges, House of Fraser, Apple, Currys, Argos and many more.
Next click through the link to the retailer and shop online, and you will collect up to 12 Avios per £1 spent. It is that simple! You can also easily shop via Avios eStore on your mobile or on the Avios app.
I mostly do my weekly grocery shopping with Tesco and I am delighted to know that I can also turn Clubcard vouchers into Avios or accumulate Avios automatically every time I receive a Clubcard statement. Also eating at Pizza Express collects Avios. I’ve been missing out! If only I’d known earlier and downloaded the Bink mobile app!
Now you just have to collect enough of the reward currency to treat yourself to your dream destinations, cabin upgrades, unforgettable experiences and more. Have you joined and started collecting Avios yet? I have!
Disclosure: I am a member of the Mumsnet Bloggers Panel, a group of parent bloggers who have volunteered to review products, services, events and brands for Mumsnet. I will receive a voucher for writing this post. I have editorial control and retain full editorial integrity.