ADVERTORIAL • April 2021
Surf-lapped beaches, sangrias in the sunshine, balmy alfresco nights… and all just 23,500 Avios away*. Even better news is that Executive Club Members can shop their way there simply by shopping online with the British Airways Avios eStore . With a few days left to redeem double Avios on some leading brands (ends 18 April 2021), the Costa del Sol can be yours in a few key buys...
Not only does it take brilliant pics but, with its slick exterior, the Leica C-Lux compact camera is practically a fashion accessory. Easy to use, and equipped with Bluetooth, 15x optical zoom (perfect for capturing the magnificent ceiling detail at the Cathedral of Málaga – pictured) and 20-megapixel image quality, it documents your hols expertly with crisp stills and sharp video. Buy it from John Lewis & Partners and you’ll collect up to 2 Avios per £1 spent. And for those buying any non-electricals, there’s up to 4 Avios per £1 available.
Total spend: £875
Total Avios rewarded: 1,458**
What better way to transport yourself to one of Malaga’s most striking food markets (like Mercado de Atarazanas – pictured) than with some fine Rioja? Shopping online with Majestic Wine via the eStore will get you in a Spanish state of mind and give you double Avios, with new customers collecting up to 8 Avios per £1 spent, so get sipping! Stock up on half a dozen bottles of smooth, black fruity Marqués de Riscal Gran Reserva Rioja 2013 (£28.99 per bottle) and a six-case of fresh and fizzy Juvé y Camps Reserva Familia NV Cava (£13.49 per bottle), and you’ll have pocketed 1,699 Avios.
Total spend: £254.88
Total Avios rewarded: 1,699
Casual enough for walks along the beach, robust enough for strutting around Malaga’s stately plazas (pictured), and still elegant enough for dinners under the stars, these versatile Dipla raffia-woven ballet flats will elevate any summer holiday to a high-fashion moment. And as they’re made by Spanish designer Manolo Blahnik, it’s only fitting that they earn Avios for flights to Malaga. To complete the look, try them with this floaty number (£142) from JETS by Jessika Allen. With double Avios, you’ll bag a total of 8,073 Avios when you order these from Selfridges.
Total spend: £692
Total Avios rewarded: 8,073
Transform your garden into a scene straight out of the Costa del Sol (Malaga’s Jardín Botánico Histórico La Concepción – pictured – would be a great place to start) with some fresh kit from MADE.com – you’ll earn 8 Avios per £1 spent for a limited time only. The Copa Garden aperitif set in citrus green (£399) looks plucked from a trendy Spanish beach club, while the Josper low metal firepit (£159) lets you cook up charred Padrón peppers or paella. If you’d rather something a little more loungey, this plump two-seater sofa (£499) mirrors Malaga’s golden tones to a tee.
Total spend: £1,057
Total Avios rewarded: 7,047
Nothing says summer holiday like a new swimsuit. Bold, bright colours sing of the Spanish coast, so pick up H&M’s swim shorts in dark yellow (£9.99), the colour of freshly squeezed local orange juice. Likewise, its patterned swimsuit (£29.99) has a background of sea turquoise, splashed with abstract swishes of colour – right on point for Malaga, the birthplace of Picasso. Get ready for a trip to the blissful Playa de La Malagueta (pictured) and buy both online with H&M and you’ll pocket 333 Avios.
Total spend: £39.98
Total Avios rewarded: 333
No matter where you’re jetting off to this year – be it city, beach or countryside – a stylish pair of shades is essential. And these timeless aviator-style gold-tone and acetate sunglasses from Cartier Eyewear, made in Japan and UV-protective, look good with every outfit in every setting (especially while fending off rays on one of Malaga’s many marinas – pictured). Pick them up from NET-A-PORTER and, thanks to a generous 12 Avios rewarded per £1 spent, you’ll earn a whopping 6,850 Avios. Malaga, here you come!
Total spend: £685
Total Avios rewarded: 6,850
Total Avios rewarded for the entire shop: 25,460
Return off-peak flights to Malaga cost 23,500 Avios plus £1. To shop and collect for yourself, click here
*Reward Flight Savers are British Airways’ best value reward flights. Reward Flight Saver offers customers great value flights with a low, flat fee to cover taxes, fees and carrier charges and a fixed Avios amount. To be eligible for Reward Flight Saver, you need to have collected at least one Avios in the past 12 months.
If you are not eligible for Reward Flight Saver, you’ll be shown the standard reward flight price instead with full taxes, fees and charges. To find out more about Reward Flights and/or Reward Flight Saver, click here. All prices shown are Reward Flight Saver redemptions and based on off-peak fares for Euro Traveller (short haul) and World Traveller (long haul); standard Reward Flights will be the same Avios amount but full taxes, fees and charges will be payable. (All Avios amounts quoted in this piece were correct upon date of publication). Reward flights are subject to availability.
**The Avios amounts awarded are based on purchase price and exclude VAT and shipping. T&Cs apply.