Is the Tesco Premium Card – the most generous Avios Visa / MasterCard – worth £150?

It is now coming up to a year since Tesco Bank surprised us with the Tesco Premium Credit Card and its suitably premium £150 annual fee. This is the most generous way of earning Avios from a Visa or MasterCard which is widely available.  The only better […]

Why I think Hilton Honors points may be getting more valuable

As we covered extensively on Head for Points in February, Hilton Honors underwent a substantial restructuring which totally changed the value basis of the scheme. You can now use Hilton Honors points to get a free room OR to get a cash discount on a […]

Is Hilton Garden Inn at Hatton Cross the most convenient budget hotel at Heathrow?

This is my review of the Hilton Garden Inn hotel at Hatton Cross, by London Heathrow Airport. The hotels at Heathrow Airport generally force you to make a choice.  You can stay at the Sofitel Terminal 5 or Hilton Terminal 4, be directly connected to […]

Bits: 1200 Avios with LEGO DC Heroes, Heathrow Rewards adds AerClub, Hilton gig tonight

News in brief: 1200 Avios with LEGO DC Heroes Tesco Direct has launched another LEGO offer which can earn you Avios. Until 26th April you will get 500 extra Clubcard points – convertible into 1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin Flying Club miles – when you spend […]

New IHG PointBreaks list of 100 x 5,000 point hotels released, book on Monday

Yesterday, IHG Rewards Club (the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc group) released a “preview” of the new list of PointBreaks redemptions. These rooms are a fantastic deal. All of the 100 hotels below will be available for just 5,000 IHG Rewards Club […]

Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly feature – although we missed a week over Easter – which summarises offers that are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Cards and regular article pages. The key deal ending […]

New wine deal – 15 bottles and 1000 Avios for £52

The British Airways Wine Explorer club, run by Laithwaite’s, has launched a new deal.  And, in the absence of any good Tesco Wine deals this year, it is worth a look. It is a pretty good package.  You receive: A 12-bottle wine case, chosen from […]

Bits: 2400 Avios with £99 tablet, Norwegian adds Singapore, more Amex Plat lounges

News in brief: 2,400 Avios with a £99 Samsung tablet Tesco Direct is running an interest Samsung Galaxy Tab offer this week.  Until April 24th, these four tablets – all priced at £99 or £119 – come with 1,000 bonus Tesco Clubcard points. That would […]

The alternative to hotel loyalty schemes – Hotels.com and Hotels.com Rewards

Today I want to review Hotels.com Rewards, previously known as Welcome Rewards, the loyalty programme for Hotels.com. I have spent the last two weeks analysing the ‘big seven’ hotel loyalty programmes (all of the links are on this page).  Each of them offers a different mix of […]

Bits: TAP launches London City, generous SAS / Hertz deal, KLM drops free bags for BlueBiz

News in brief: TAP launches flights from London City In a surprising move, Portuguese national carrier TAP has announced a new service from London City Airport to Lisbon.   One possible reason I saw yesterday is that it is a potential prelude to a sale […]

printed.com – the Avios partner you have never heard of

This is an Avios partner you almost certainly haven’t heard of.  The company has been offering Avios points for a number of years – for at least as long as Head for Points has been running – but is never mentioned on ba.com or the […]

What is the best hotel scheme? – World of Hyatt – The Opinion

In my article yesterday, I outlined ‘the facts’ of the World of Hyatt loyalty scheme. This article is my personal opinion, highlighting areas where I think you might want to focus. The 10-second summary: Strong points – excellent top-tier Globalist benefits including guaranteed suite upgrades, […]

Review of the Breeze Priority Lounge at Southampton International Airport

This is our review of the Breeze Priority Lounge at Southampton International Airport. We are currently trying to complete our collection of UK airport lounge reviews (the full collection so far is here) with the help of readers. Here is reader Stephen’s review of the […]

Do you get BA lounge access on Vueling, Aer Lingus, Flybe and AirBaltic?

British Airways lounge access policies are, on the face of it, straightforward.  You get access if you are flying in Business or First Class or have a Silver or Gold card or equivalent oneworld status. The devil is in the detail.  Can you get lounge […]

Additional airport lounges that you never knew Amex Platinum got you into

The American Express Platinum charge card offering differs from country to country.  Whilst the cards look the same wherever you go (unless you turn them over) you receive different benefits depending on where it is issued. These benefits do not always apply to holders of […]

What is the best hotel scheme? – World of Hyatt – The Facts

This is the seventh and last of our overview series of the main hotel loyalty schemes. Each scheme will be covered over two posts on consecutive days. One will list the basic facts of the scheme, the other will be my subjective view of what […]

Bits: new Amex cashback deals, Amex wine deal, 35% ‘buy Avios’ bonus

News in brief: Amex launches new travel statement credit deals A new batch of statement credit deals has appeared from American Express.  Some, all or none of these offers will appear on the statement page of your online accounts. Remember that the offers differ for […]

Review of Emirates A380 First Class (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of my review of Emirates A380 First Class on a recent flight from Dubai to London. Part 1, which focuses on the Emirates A380 First Class cabin, seat and bathroom, can be found here.  My review of the Emirates A380 First […]

What is the best hotel scheme? – Starwood Preferred Guest – The Opinion

In my article yesterday, I outlined ‘the facts’ of the Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty scheme. This article is my personal opinion, highlighting areas where I think you might want to focus. Important:  Marriott bought Starwood Hotels & Resorts in 2016.  From 2018, Marriott Rewards and Starwood […]