“Looking for a card like this” – Aer credit card
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Tanja is Swedish with an Irish mother and German father.
She used to come over to visit family in Dublin and met her husband on one of her trips here in 1999.
When it came to deciding where to live, they chose Ireland because ‘I could speak English and my husband can’t speak Swedish.’
‘I was looking for a credit card like this,’ she says.
Using her Aer Credit Card for everything
‘When it was launched, I was like, ‘ah, finally,’ she says. ‘I was probably one of the first to sign up.’
Tanja says that she now uses her Aer Credit Card for everything.
‘Groceries, petrol, going out, buying airline tickets, obviously. Everything, pretty much. ‘
But she is careful to pay it off in full each month.
‘I know people get scared using a credit card, but, look, if you do your finances, pay it off each month and don’t buy things you can’t afford, then it’s not a problem.’
A sunshine break
Tanja and her husband have two kids.
‘A son and a daughter who are 13 and 15.’
With Aer Credit Card, you get 2 return flights to Europe1 each year – you pay the taxes, fees and charges.
The flights are available when you spend €5,0001 or more (except for excluded transactions).
The card also comes with worldwide multi-trip travel insurance2, 2 fast track and priority boarding passes3, and 2 airport lounge passes4.
So when they got their 2 return flights to Europe1 from Aer Credit Card they decided to go on a sun holiday.
‘We used the two return flights1 straight away,’ Tanja says. ‘We flew in to Malaga for a family holiday with plenty of sunshine and time on the beach.
She used her Aer Credit Card to pay for the two kids’ flights and earned even more Avios.
A trip to Universal Studios in Florida
Tanja is already thinking ahead to using some of her Aer Credit Card benefits on this year’s holidays.
Aer Credit Card explained
Here are the details:
Two Return Flights to Europe every year1
Enjoy two return flights every year to any of Aer Lingus’ European routes. The fare is free, you just pay the taxes, fees and charges. The flights are available once you spend €5,000 or more (except for excluded transactions) within a Reward Year.
Worldwide Travel Insurance2
Multi-trip Travel Insurance including winter sports covers you and your family for all your travel, regardless of the number of trips you make every year. Peace of mind, wherever you go.
Two Fast Track and Priority Boarding Passes3
Glide through security in a flash with two Fast Track and Priority Boarding Passes every year when flying with Aer Lingus. You can avail of Fast Track when travelling from Dublin, Shannon and Belfast airports. You have Priority Boarding in airports in Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Belfast.
Two Airport Lounge Passes4
Escape the hustle and bustle of the airport when flying with Aer Lingus by using your Lounge Pass, which are available to you at Aer Lingus lounges in Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Belfast. And you are entitled to two Lounge Passes every year!
Collect Avios to put towards your next flight5
Every time you use your Aer Credit Card you’re getting closer to your next holiday. Collect 1 Avios for every €1 you spend with Aer Lingus and 1 Avios for every €4 you spend on all other transactions you spend on your Aer Credit Card. Avios can be used to save money on flights.
1 Free return fares are for a European Aer Lingus ticketed and operated flights to / from Dublin, Cork, Shannon or Belfast subject to availability. A minimum of two seats per flight will be available, except for Restricted Periods. Seat availability on the Aer Lingus website or through a booking agent does not guarantee a free return fare.
2 Acceptance criteria, terms and conditions apply. Bank of Ireland Travel Insurance is underwritten by AIG Europe S.A.
3 On Aer Lingus operated flights out of Ireland at selected airports every Reward Year.
4 To access Aer Lingus operated lounges at Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Belfast Airports every Reward Year when flying on an Aer Lingus operated flight.
5 You do not earn Avios on excluded transactions. Avios are issued and redeemed in accordance with Avios Terms and Conditions. Please see www.avios.com for more details.
Aer Credit Card is brought to you by Bank of Ireland in partnership with Aer Lingus. Over 18s only. Lending criteria, terms and conditions apply. Subject to a monthly fee of €7.99.
Bank of Ireland is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.
Tanja received a small gratuity for her time.
All efforts were made to ensure that the information in this article was accurate at the time of original publication. The content of this article do not constitute financial advice.