Choose Avios or the new Clubcard Boost? And a potential loophole (or not …)

Clubcard vouchers

Tesco has launched another round of Clubcard Boost.  This is the promotion which allows you to spend your Clubcard vouchers instore or online for double their standard face value. The instore offers are pretty useless, as this page at shows. You can only double […]

Hilton launches “Triple Your Trip”, the new August-October promotion

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The late Summer / early Autumn promotion from Hilton HHonors will run from 1st August to 31st October.  It is another outing for ‘Triple Your Trip‘ which regular readers may remember from Autumn 2013. Once registered, you will receive double Hilton HHonors points per Monday to Thursday […]

Sofitel Heathrow STILL available for £88 via!

Softel Terminal 5

Back in March, I highlighted how the Sofitel at Heathrow Terminal 5 – directly connected to the terminal, and by far the best hotel at Heathrow - was being sold very cheaply by on its ‘Top Secret’ list of unnamed London hotels.  I repeated the […]

1500 Avios for a single Novotel / Mercure / Sofitel night before 30 September

Accor thumbnail (NOT BA Executive Club) is running a generous promotion with Le Club Accorhotels, the loyalty scheme for Novotel, Mercure, Ibis, Sofitel etc. Until 30th September, you will earn 1,500 Avios points for any stay at a Sofitel, Pullman, M Gallery, Novotel, Mercure or Adagio […]

Two Conrad & Waldorf bonus codes still paying out – even on reward stays

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Here is a coda to my stay at the Conrad New York last week. Despite being on a reward booking, I earned over 8,000 Hilton HHonors points from my stay!  This is despite making only a nominal charge to my room during the three days. […]

1500 Avios per stay with Small Luxury Hotels of the World

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Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the marketing group behind a number of leading global boutique hotels, is offering a decent deal for stays until the end of September 2014. As long as you book and stay by September 30th, you will receive 1,500 Avios […]

New York Stories #6 – Hilton premium reward ‘special pricing’ at Conrad New York

Conrad New York bedroom

I wrote about the Conrad Hotel in New York last year (hotel website here).  The hotel had some good points but, overall, it didn’t fully work for me.  But now I was back!  Why? Here is most practical reason.  I was sitting on a large pile […]

Thanks to everyone who played Fantasy Football Cup and shared £1,780!


With the World Cup now over (leaving the German part of my household very happy!) it is time to see who won the (just for fun!) Head for Points mini-league. This was run by, the train booking website, with the carrot of 3p of […]

New Avios wine deal with Laithwaites

Tesco Finest wine

Wine retailer Laithwaites, the UK’s largest mail-order wine retailer (it runs The Sunday Times Wine Club as well as pretty much every other branded mail-order operation), has been a BAEC partner for many years via The British Airways Wine Club. It has also offered deals […]

New York Stories #5 – All alone in Lufthansa First Class, Munich to Newark

Lufthansa First Class appetiser

I didn’t plan to fly Lufthansa First Class to New York last week.  I knew I would be starting my trip in Hamburg but that still opened up a lot of options.  I looked at Virgin Atlantic from London but there was no availability.  I […]

Win a Radisson hotel stay …. for life!

Radisson Blu berlin

Hotel group Radisson has launched a competition with a twist.  The winner will receive 5 nights in any Radisson hotel ….. every year, for life! It is an odd one.   Whilst the competition is open to countries worldwide (North Korea and Iran are notable exceptions […]

Etihad to launch Edinburgh service next year – and how to redeem


Following the Qatar Airways launch of services from Edinburgh to Doha, Etihad has responded with a daily service from the capital to Abu Dhabi. The service will launch on June 8th next year.  It will be a two-class service on a Airbus A330 with 22 […]

New York Stories #4 – The Lufthansa First Class Lounge at Munich

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Lufthansa is an odd airline in many ways.  There is nothing in the least bit exciting about its economy or business class offering – it is only in recent months that they have introduced fully flat beds in business.  Their main lounges are also unexciting, […]