How to turn your everyday spending into your next holiday
Collecting Avios for a future getaway couldn’t be easier when you shop through the British Airways Avios eStore
You may not have been able to travel as much as you’d have liked in 2020, but we’re sure that hasn’t stopped you from dreaming about future trips. Whether you’ve been fantasising about a secluded beach break with your partner, or a fun-filled activity holiday with the whole family, we know you can’t wait to get travelling again when the time is right.
In the meantime, what if we told you there was a way to save up for these future trips by doing something you were already planning on – specifically, by shopping online?
This is the premise of the British Airways Avios eStore – an online gateway to more than 1,200 British Airways retail brands in the UK, and more than 600 in the US, which enables Executive Club members to easily collect Avios to put towards your next trip with British Airways.
All you have to do is visit your chosen retailer’s website through the eStore (visit shopping.ba.com). If you aren’t already an Executive Club Member, you can create an account in minutes, then log in and shop exactly as normal. Once you’ve completed your purchase, your Avios will be automatically added to your account – sometimes as soon as within five days.
Top tip: You can also shop on the eStore via the British Airways Rewards app
The shopping you were already planning to do has suddenly become far more rewarding. Renewing your car insurance? Collect Avios. Stocking up at M&S? Collect Avios. Reserving a train ticket? Collect Avios. eStore partners include department stores, fashion brands, takeaways, wine and spirit clubs, homewares and DIY sites, utility providers and insurance companies, the list goes on. So, whatever you’re shopping for, it’s definitely worth visiting the eStore gateway first. Then, every time you check out, you collect more Avios and come closer to realising the dream of your next holiday.
It’s an easy way to collect lots of Avios quickly, with up to 15 Avios available for every pound you spend with UK retailers and up to 12 Avios for every dollar spent in the US.
Redeeming your Avios is easy, too. You can use your Avios to reduce the cost of your next British Airways flight, for cabin upgrades (did somebody say more legroom?), hotel stays, car rentals and so much more. And, for a limited time, High Life readers can now enjoy a massive 30 per cent bonus Avios boost on their first ever eStore transaction, meaning there’s another reason to start shopping – and saving – today.
Shop, collect, travel
With eStore, you can earn bonus Avios by doing something you were already planning on doing – shopping. Below are nine of High Life’s favourite ways to collect Avios to put towards your next trip.
1. John Lewis & Partners
Take your home office tea run up a notch with this smart Smeg kettle. With John Lewis & Partners, you can collect up to 5 Avios on purchases until the 4 October, and 2 Avios thereafter.
Booking a break abroad or perhaps a chic staycation? Collect 8 Avios for every pound you spend with booking.com until the 4 October.
3. Just Eat
Fancy a cheeky takeaway? Next time you order your favourite Friday night curry, collect up to 2 Avios for every £1 with Just Eat. Existing Just Eat customers collect 1 Avios per £2 spent.
If you renew your car insurance between 1 and 31 October with GoCompare, you can collect a bonus 2,800 Avios through eStore.
Christmas will be here before we know it. If you’re planning to treat your little one to something special from Hamleys, you can collect 4 Avios for every £1 you spend.
Sending a card or gift with Moonpig? Everybody wins: beautiful flowers for them and 10 Avios for you with every pound you spend between the 1 and 11 October (5 Avios per pound thereafter).
7. Carphone Warehouse
If you’re planning to upgrade your phone contract or device, visit Carphone Warehouse and collect up to 8,500 bonus Avios on Flagship Pay Monthly Contracts for: Phone SE, iPhone 11, 11 Pro & 11 Pro Max and Samsung S20, S20 Plus, S20 Ultra, Note 10 & Note 10 Plus.
Stock up on beauty goodies, including Estée Lauder, from LOOKFANTASTIC, and collect 7 Avios for you with every pound you spend between the 1 and 11 October (5 Avios per pound thereafter).
Who says DIY can’t be glamorous? Collect Avios every time you pick up some equipment at Screwfix, with 1 Avios for every pound you spend.
Start shopping and collecting Avios today at shopping.ba.com. High Life readers will receive a 30 per cent bonus Avios boost on their first ever eStore transaction.
Terms and Conditions:
- British Airways Executive Club customers will receive 30% Bonus Avios for the first qualifying transaction made via the British Airways Executive Club eStore (exclusively at https://www.shopping.ba.com)
- A qualifying transaction is where at least one Avios is earned from a single transaction where at least £1 is spent, excluding shipping, handling and VAT. Check ‘My Account’ on eStore for the registered transaction amount.
- Bonus Avios will be credited to your account in a separate transaction to the standard Avios collected within the same timeframe as the standard Avios.
- We reserve the right to remove Avios if we suspect fraud.
- Avios are issued and redeemed in accordance with British Airways Executive Club terms and conditions