Excellent deal on the IHG Rewards Club credit cards – sign-up bonus TRIPLED

IHG Rewards Club Visa

Ever since IHG Rewards Club (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental, Indigo etc) relaunched its credit cards a couple of months ago, I have been waiting for a repeat of the generous promotions that accompanied their old-style card. Now the deal has arrived – and it […]

1200 Avios with £60 Tesco Grocery spend – new and existing customers

Tesco store

moneysavingexpert.com has negotiated a special Tesco Grocery code worth 500 bonus Clubcard points.  This is worth 1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin Flying Club miles. The rules are simple.  You must spend £60 excluding tobacco, stamps etc for delivery between Thursday and Sunday this week.  As this […]

Hyatt Gold Passport changes for 2015 – plus buy Platinum status for $149

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Hyatt Gold Passport announced a few changes last week, none of them life-changing on their own but worth summarising.  There is also an interesting deal to effectively buy Hyatt Platinum status for $149. Award chart changes for 2015 announced Hyatt has published this list on their website of […]

New Amex offers: £25 off £100 at Eurostar and £25 off £50 at Argos (buy gift cards!)

Eurostar

On Saturday I ran through the latest run of American Express cardholder offers – including a generous £50 cashback on a £500 Apple purchase – and surmised that this would be it for the year. I was wrong.  A very generous offer with Argos turned […]

Louis Vuitton lands at Heathrow Terminal 5

Louis Vuitton Heathrow Terminal 5

Back in August I wrote about ‘the luxury retail project’ – the plan to rebuild much of the south area of Terminal 5 as a destination for luxury shopping brands. Of all the stores that will be moving into this new area, the coup was […]

InterContinental to take over Four Seasons Dublin

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InterContinental announced yesterday that they are taking over the management of the luxury Four Seasons Dublin hotel from 1st January 2015.  This came as a surprise as it had been reported that Hyatt was in pole position to take over the contract. The Four Seasons […]

New benefits across all oneworld airlines for BA Silver and Gold card holders

OneWorld

British Airways is one of 15 major airlines in the oneworld alliance, alongside American, Qatar, Qantas etc.  For you as a customer, the key benefit is that you can earn and spend Avios points on all 15 members.  If you have status with one airline, […]

Will Airbus drop the A380?

Emirates A380

I don’t normally cover general aviation news on Head for Points but this story is of interest.  At a conference in London last week, the Chief Financial Operator of Airbus said that the company may be forced to discontinue the A380 super-jumbo as early as 2018. Not […]

Etihad offering double miles on flights to Australia or with Virgin Australia

Etihad Virgin Australia

If you need to head out to Australia before the end of March, Etihad Guest is offering a decent double miles deal. You will receive double Etihad Guest miles when you fly to Sydney, Perth, Melbourne or Brisbane with Etihad or Virgin Australia.  You will […]

British Airways launches ‘The World Is On Sale’ – book now for 2015

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British Airways rolled out its Winter Sale over Friday evening and Saturday morning.  This was very unfortunate timing, as the airline was still trying to recover from the failure of the Air Traffic Control system earlier in the afternoon. Whilst the fares are now showing […]

Uber launches in Leeds (and get £10 credit) + reminder of GetTaxi £5 rides in London

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Uber, the app-based taxi service that is doing surprisingly well in London and is also in Manchester, has launched in Leeds.  The company now operates in 225 cities globally. At the moment, only the UberX service is available.  This is typically a Toyota Prius or similar.  […]

500 bonus SPG points per stay when you book a hotel via their mobile app

SPG app

Starwood Preferred Guest is keen to get you to book via their mobile phone app, and is willing to bribe you with SPG points to try it! You will receive 500 bonus SPG points per stay up to a maximum of three stays.  You MUST […]

New Amex cashback deals including £50 back from Apple

iPhone

American Express has launched what I assume will be its final batch of ‘statement credit’ offers for the year.  You can access these deals with either an American Express-issued card (British Airways, SPG, Gold, Platinum, Nectar etc) or with an Amex card issued by Lloyds, […]

British Airways launches Greek tourist routes from London City

BA London City

In a slightly left field move, British Airways has announced the launch of two new ‘Summer sun’ routes from London City Airport. From June 29th until September 6th, British Airways will be offering: four flights per week to Mykonos two flights per week to Santorini As […]