ADVERTORIAL • February 2024

St Patrick’s Day… made possible with Avios

Avios can be your ticket to discounted travel. And there are plenty of ways to boost your stash in record time. Collect them quickly enough and you might even get yourself to Ireland’s most patriotic parade...

The destination: Dublin

Now a global event, with Shamrock-tastic celebrations spanning New York to Sydney, St Patrick’s Day in Dublin remains the biggest draw for holidaymakers. The parade, which takes place on Sunday 17 March, turns the roads and pavements of the Irish capital green as half a million people line a 2.5km route to watch street performers, musicians of all kinds, traditional dancers and marching bands put on a show. Aside from the parade itself, gigs, parties and impressive Guinness consumption take place throughout the weekend. 


Avios: how many do you need?

For this particular short-haul spectacular, you’ll need 19,500 Avios plus £1 when booking a Reward Flight Saver for a peak return travelling in Euro Traveller.1 You can also spend Avios on your stay with Avios Hotels, where the portfolio of Dublin properties includes our favourite, The Shelbourne, a luxurious landmark hotel with oodles of style.2

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Step one: a weekly shop that tips you over the top

If you shop at Sainsbury’s anyway, why not conjure up some Avios while you’re there?  Those Nectar points you collect on your shops at Sainsbury’s add up, so link your Nectar and Executive Club accounts - then you can convert them into Avios to boost your Avios balance. Every 400 Nectar points you pick up can be converted into 250 Avios – and the simplest way to do this is to set up a weekly automatic conversion.3 Nectar points (and thus Avios) can also be collected at mega brands Argos, eBay and Habitat, to name a few.


Step two: get fit to get festive

If there’s one particularly easy (and satisfying) way to collect Avios without a flight in sight, it’s our dedicated British Airways shopping portal – home to more than 1,500 online retailers with almost every brand you can think of offering up Avios on your online shopping spends. This includes all the names you could possibly need to help keep those New Year fitness resolutions, such as Nike, MyProtein, Sweaty Betty, Lululemon, The Gym Group and Gymshark.4


Step three: plan your trip over a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc

The Wine Flyer’s mission is to make all those wines worth flying for accessible to you all of the time. Buying wine, beer and spirits here equals Avios. Opt for a 12-case of the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Selection and you’ll collect up to 800 Avios. Or theres a silky smooth Irish Cream to get you in the spirit (and up to 130 Avios in your pocket). The Wine Flyer is also a great place to scoop up a whole lot of extra Avios. Check it regularly for the latest offers and promotions.5


Step four: ride with Uber

Our partnership with Uber means you will collect one Avios per £1 spent on every single trip you take. To collect Avios, simply link your Uber and Executive Club accounts together in one step to get going. And it all adds up, especially when you begin to book train journeys in-app with Uber for tickets for National Rail companies, as well as Heathrow Express and even Eurostar.6 Everything from quick trips to the big commute will take you one step closer to oh-so-walkable Dublin. And Uber Reserve allows you to book trips to all major UK airports from 30 minutes to 90 days ahead


Step five: triple your latest Avios influx

If you are tantalisingly close to the 19,500 Avios needed for a trip to Dublin for St Patrick’s Day, why not use Balance Booster to boost the Avios you have collected in the last 30 days by 1x, 2x or 3x to make up the difference? Simply go here to get started. You can also buy this boost here.7

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Get one shop closer to your next getaway at Download the British Airways Executive Club Rewards app from the App Store or Google Play

Terms & Conditions

Reward Flight Saver
1. 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. To find out more about Reward Flight Saver,  click here. Reward flights are subject to availability.
2. Full Avios Hotels terms & conditions can be found here

3. Full Nectar terms and conditions can be found here.

Shopping through British Airways
4. See terms and conditions at

The Wine Flyer
5. The Wine Flyer terms and conditions can be found here.

6. Terms and conditions apply. For the details of this offer and Uber Ride product inclusions, please visit the full terms and conditions here

Balance Booster
7. Full terms and conditions can be found here.

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