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utu has joined hands with Qatar Airways to offer bigger rewards for tax-free shopping. The new partnership will enable members of the airline’s loyalty programme, Privilege Club, to boost the value of their tax refunds when they choose to receive it in Avios via the utu Tax Free Card.

Global shoppers usually only receive half of the total value of their VAT refunds due to processing costs. However, this collaboration rewards members with an increase of 25% in the tax refunds value, and highlights both companies’ commitment to delivering value to travelers by giving back more on VAT refunds.

A faster way to explore the world with Avios

Tax-free shopping is available in 50 countries across the globe, including France, Italy, Germany, Singapore, South Korea, and the UAE. With utu Tax Free Card, Privilege Club members will be able to receive more of their tax refund with any shop, any Tax Free form and any Tax Refund Operator.

Starting 14 January 2022, Privilege Club members can convert every USD 100 of tax refund to 4,167 Avios. This will enable Privilege Club members to get back more value out of their tax refunds and avoid the high fees imposed by Tax Refund Operators. Avios can be used towards award flights, cabin upgrades, extra baggage, hotel stays, car rental and much more.

Not a Qatar Airways Privilege Club member yet? Join now.

Get back more on your tax refunds in Avios with a few easy clicks

1. Download the utu Tax Free mobile app available on App Store or Google Play Store.
2. Register with your passport details and activate your utu Tax Free Card.
3. Choose Qatar Airways Privilege Club as your preferred refund method and enter your Qatar Airways Privilege Club membership number on the utu Tax Free Card app.
4. Fill in your utu Tax Free Card number in the credit card refund field of any Tax Free Form.
5. Your Avios will be credited in your Qatar Airways Privilege Club account.

Set your sights on this spectacular way to earn even more Avios

As a special promotion, from 14 January 2022 to 31 March 2022, Privilege Club members can collect 1,000 bonus Avios in addition to 4,167 Avios for every tax refund transaction above USD 100. Privilege Club members can use their Avios towards making their 5-star journey with Qatar Airways even more memorable.

Get ready for a retail travel experience like never before!

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