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The long-standing Bicester Village Avios-earning opportunity continues to deliver, with an interesting new, stackable offer.
From today until 31 May, the designer outlet Bicester Village is running a sale where, in its own understated marketing speak, you can “discover forever treasures from some of the world’s leading designers with savings of up to 30% on the Village price in participating boutiques“.
Bicester Village Avios – pick up a bargain, then earn Avios on it
In addition to acquiring these “forever treasures”, you’ll also get triple Avios on your purchases. This means you’ll get 15 Avios for every £4 spent (3.75 Avios per £1).
If we value Avios these days at around 0.9p, that’s a 3.4% rebate on your shopping in addition to the reduced outlet prices which should also be further reduced by the sale.
To benefit from the boosted Bicester Village Avios earning rate, you do need to register here first.
The Emirates Deal – to be used strategically
There’s also an offer from Emirates Skywards where you’ll earn the standard 1 mile per £1 spent, but also 8 miles per £1 spent on your single biggest purchase of the day up to £5,000.
Clearly therefore, if you have a biiiiiiiig spend in a Bicester village shop (eg because you are my wife), then you want to be crediting this to Emirates if they’re of value to you. 8 miles per £1 spent is a superb rebate.
A possible redemption strategy…
I’m no expert on how exactly the miles-earning works at Bicester Village (I have never been, I have just seen it frequent my credit card statement) but I understand you take your receipts to a “visitor centre” and get the miles added there. On that basis, I assume you could use the one “big ticket” item to get the 8 x Emirates Skywards miles, then the rest of the receipts to get 3 Avios per £1 (as opposed to 1 Emirates mile).
Bicester Village Avios – and a bonus £50
In addition to all the stackable offers above, the Amex Gold card is currently offering £50 back on any £500+ spend at Bicester village.
So, this leads to a potential application of yet another Sumner Mega Stack, as follows:
- Outlet prices
- A 30% sale
- 3 X Avios on most of your shopping
- 8 X Emirates miles on your biggest purchase
- £50 back on any £500 spend.
(Cover photo courtesy of Bicester Village)