As every collector of airline rewards knows, nothing beats getting free miles and Christmas is a prime time to earn extra miles on you Christmas spend.
Both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic having shopping gateways that allows you to collect extra Avios or Flying Club miles when you buy goods. In addition, if you use your affiliated airline credit card to make you purchase, then you will also receive Avios or Flying Club miles from the credit card for the purchase. Can’t beat a double dip!
British Airways eStore list all the retailers you can receive Avios from by making purchases. A small example is shown below with the the festive season Avois shown in bold. To receive the Avios, you need to make the purchase through the retailer’s link on the eStore and be logged in to your Executive Club account. Please check out the full requirements before you make a purchase to ensure you do not lose out. Visit eStore for full info and T&C’s.
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As an example, if you were planning on buying your nearest and dearest a 16″ MacBook Pro this Christmas @ £2799 from the Apple website via the BA eStore, you would be eligible for approx. 20,000 Avios!
Virgin Atlantic Shop Away does not offer the same rate of reward as the BA eStore, which is disappointing giving they have an almost similar redemption value. However, if you are collecting Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles, then the Shop Away store is for you. To be eligible for the rewards, you must make the purchase through the retailers link on the Shop Away website and be logged into Flying Club. Please check out the full requirements before you make a purchase to ensure you do not loose out. Visit Shop Away for full info and T&C’s.
Based on the above example, if you were planning on buying your nearest and dearest a 16″ MacBook Pro this Christmas @ £2799 from the Apple website via the Virgin Atlantic Shop Away store, you would be eligible for approx. 8,900 Flying Club Miles.
I do where possible, like to try the offers we discuss and made a purchase through the Virgin Atlantic Shop Away store for Apple products with my Virgin Atlantic Reward+ card …. my statement listed the addition retailer miles. The whole process was seamless, however, the Shop Away store is not as easy to find as I would have imagined.