Here’s how your Christmas shopping can help reduce the price of next summer’s getaway! 11 months ago

Here’s how your Christmas shopping can help reduce the price of next summer’s getaway!

Brought to you by AerClub, the loyalty programme of Aer Lingus.

Sounds too good to be true!

We love Christmas holidays AND summer holidays. The problem is, they can take a toll on our wallets.

Well, we might just have a novel way to help everyone out with that one and it involves being a little more smart and savvy about how and where we shop.

AerClub has teamed up with several brands and retailers so that we can all collect Avios when we spend. To start collecting, we just need to sign up to AerClub — Aer Lingus's loyalty programme — and it's completely free to do so.

SuperValu, Kildare Village, and the Merrion Hotel are some of the many brands and retailers that have partnered with AerClub. So pop into SuperValu for all your Christmas food shopping (NOM) and earn Real Rewards for every euro you spend. Those Real Rewards can then be converted into Avios (think summer holidays with the kids!).

Get yourself to Kildare Village to grab a few ideal Christmas gifts and while you're there, you can collect 5 Avios for every €4 spent. Simply show your receipts at the Welcome Desk before you leave, give them your AerClub number, and voilà! It's so simple, and you're gaining.

Christmas drinks at the Merrion Hotel isn't only fancy, cosy and divine — but it also builds up that Avios balance. It's 2 Avios for every €1 spent. (Hurrah!)

So when those Avios have built up, you could upgrade to business class, nab hotel deals, or even use them to hire a car! Collect enough and you'll have your holiday sorted. (Taa-dah!)

Take a little look at Maria below. She was lucky enough to be AerClub's 1 millionth member!

Brought you by AerClub, the loyalty programme of Aer Lingus. 

AerClub is the first Irish airline loyalty programme to give its members the opportunity to collect Avios reward points 'in the air' every time they fly, 'on the ground' and 'online' with a wide range of brands including retail, hotels and car hire, across Ireland, Europe, and North America. For further information on AerClub and to sign up to the loyalty programme, visit the AerClub website