Use your Amex Membership Rewards points for a Nectar ‘x4′ redemption

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Not a lot of people know that Nectar is a transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards.  You can transfer your Amex points into Nectar points in a ratio of 1:1. (The minimum transfer to Nectar is just 1 point.  This means it is a […]

Why we loved Hilton St George’s Park at the National Football Centre

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Two weeks ago, immediately after my children finished school, we headed off to Thomas (the Tank Engine) Land as a treat for my three year old. Thomas Land is based at Drayton Manor theme park near Tamworth (which is near Birmingham).  Drayton Manor is ‘Alton […]

Last chance to get 4,800 Avios for £20 with blinkbox books

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If this post sounds familiar, it is because I originally ran it last month. Blinkbox then extended the closing the date of the offer by a month! It is worth mentioning again though.  You have just two days to take advantage of the Blinkbox Books offer which […]

20% bonus on Tesco Clubcard transfers to Virgin Flying Club – a good deal?

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Tesco has launched a 20% bonus on transfers of Tesco Clubcard points to Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club. This means that you will receive 300 miles per £1 of Clubcard vouchers you convert, rather than the standard 250. Full details are here on the Tesco website. The […]

Food and drink in Singapore Airlines A380 First Class Suites – New York Stories #9

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On Sunday I explained how I booked myself into a Singapore Airlines A380 First Class Suite for the – admittedly modest – flight from New York to Frankfurt.  If you didn’t see that article I recommend taking a look before coming back to this part. Today […]

How to combine current Hilton promos with the Summer Sale

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I have run a number of articles on Head for Points in the last couple of weeks about opportunities for earning bonus Hilton HHonors points: 2,500 points for your next stay 2,000 points per night for Conrad and Waldorf-Astoria stays 2,000 / 3,000 / 5,000 […]

Avios Big Reward – did Head for Points persuade Avios to improve the prize?

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Back in May, I wrote this post about ‘The Avios Big Reward’ competition. I said, frankly, that it stank. Avios was encouraging people to send in tear-jerking videos, often about how someone they know has coped bravely in the face of terrible adversity.  These videos would […]

Win an iPad with Lufthansa JetFriends (UK only – good chance of winning!)


Lufthansa is running a competition to promote the new website and app for their JetFriends childrens club.  There is an iPad up for grabs as the main prize.  The competition is UK-only so you have a decent chance of winning. About JetFriends If you are […]

Reminder: IHG PointBreaks bookable from Monday afternoon

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On Saturday, I posted the list of hotels which will be bookable for just 5,000 IHG Rewards Club points in the latest round of IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks. This is just a reminder that these hotels will open up for booking this afternoon, probably 2pm-ish […]

Singapore Airlines A380 First Class Suite reviewed (and how to book one) – New York Stories #8

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There are a few First Class products which have a reputation which sets them apart from the rest.  British Airways does not often feature on such lists, unfortunately. In terms of ‘hard product’ (ie seat) you have Emirates and Etihad setting the benchmark.  In terms […]

50 free Avios points with new Iberia Plus promotion

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(EDIT: linked now fixed, sorry!) Don’t get confused!  I wrote an article a couple of week ago about ‘The Great Avios Conquest’.  That is a new Iberia online game which gave everyone 50 Avios for signing up – enough to ‘activate’ your Iberia Plus account […]

New – redeem Hyatt points for dining and spa credit in London and Birmingham

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Hyatt Gold Passport has been slowly rolling out their ‘Dining, Spa & More’ redemption option to more countries. They have now reached the UK.  The three participating hotels are: Hyatt Regency Birmingham (restaurant and spa) Hyatt Regency London, Churchill (restaurant) Andaz London (restaurant) Participating hotels in other […]

New IHG PointBreaks list of 150 x 5,000 point hotels below, book on Monday

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Yesterday, IHG Rewards Club (the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc group) released a “preview” of the new list of PointBreaks redemptions via its private online community. All of these hotels are available for just 5,000 IHG Rewards Club points per night - saving up to […]