PINNED: Win two tickets to (just about) anywhere with Qatar Airways and Head for Points

For the next couple of weeks – until 4th June – we are running a great competition in association with Qatar Airways. One lucky Head for Points reader will win two Economy Class tickets to their choice of Qatar Airways destination! Whilst the tickets are […]

What should you do now Travelex is closing Supercard?

Travelex announced yesterday that it is closing Supercard, its 0% foreign exchange fee payment card.  Your card will cease to work on 24th July. Supercard was an innovative payment product which has, I think, been ruined by poor implementation – primarily the high failure rate […]

Bits: free in-flight books and magazines with Amazon Prime, Hilton Asia-Pacific flash sale

News in brief: Free books and magazines with Amazon Prime If you are looking for reading material for your next long-haul flight, you will be interested in the latest perk that Amazon Prime has added to its list of services – Prime Reading. With Prime Reading […]

Bits: SLH scraps The Club, Emirates A380 to Birmingham, Virgin / Malaysia partnership

News in brief: Small Luxury Hotels to launch new loyalty scheme Via Business Traveller, hotel marketing consortium Small Luxury Hotels of the World has announced that it will scrap its current loyalty scheme, The Club, next month. Small Luxury Hotels of the World is a […]

Bits: Should you buy Waitrose gift cards today?, Amex MR and the Heathrow Rewards deal

Deals in brief: What happens to the Waitrose / Virgin Atlantic deal tomorrow? For the last few weeks, the ability to earn 4 Virgin Flying Club miles for every £1 spent in-store at Waitrose has been a good earner for many Head for Points readers. […]

Special offer: 8,000 Virgin miles for opening a Virgin Money ISA

With the new tax year now underway, Virgin Money is currently offering an impressive 8,000 Flying Club miles to anyone who opens a new stocks and shares ISA. See here for full details. This is an attractive offer given that the usual deal is just 5,000 […]

Bits: Good deals at Hilton Honors Auctions, more ways to save at No 1 Lounges

News in brief: Good deals at the Hilton Honors Auctions site A few interesting things have turned up on the Hilton Honors Auctions site we thought we should mention. Don’t let the headlines put you off!  As often happens with these auctions, the actual package is a […]

Exclusive: Get 100% bonus using Heathrow Rewards for shopping vouchers

If you have a stack of Heathrow Rewards points sitting around, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for to unload them. (Heathrow Rewards is the loyalty scheme covering the shops, restaurants, money exchange and parking facilities at Heathrow Airport.  You earn 1 point […]

50% bonus when you buy Avios – worth it?

Avios has launched an aggressive ‘buy Avios’ offer. During today the offer has been added to ba.com so it is now available across ba.com, avios.com and Aer Lingus AerClub. It is a short term deal which expires on Friday 26th. You need to visit ba.com […]

‘Pay Your Birth Year’ – an attractive Starwood promo for our older readers!

A couple of years ago I was over in Canada, chaperoning my Mum to a family wedding.  The event was at the, frankly underwhelming, Westin in Edmonton (picture below), part of Starwood Preferred Guest. I had been playing around with different deals for this hotel for […]

Generous 1,500 Avios bonus on your next two Accor stays in UK and Ireland

Accor, owner of the Novotel, Ibis, Mercure, Pullman, Sofitel etc brands, has launched a new promotion aimed specifically at its hotels in the UK and Ireland. I mentioned this deal briefly last week in our monthly round-up of the best hotel deals but I wanted […]

My review of the ANA InterContinental Tokyo

This is my review of the ANA InterContinental Tokyo hotel. As hotels in Tokyo are incredibly expensive during cherry blossom season it made sense to use points for my stay.  Rob had already bagged the Conrad Tokyo (his review is here) so I stayed at the […]

How I used Avios for a flat-bed from Japan to China – and other Asian Avios deals

This is my review of Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Business Class, in its regional intra-Asia configuration. Last year I ran an excellent article, written by a reader, on how to use Avios points to travel domestically in Japan.  As Japan Airlines is a member of the […]

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

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly feature 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 at the end of the month is the current […]

The British Airways ‘On Business’ programme explained (Part 2, 2017 edition)

This is Part 2 of our look at the British Airways On Business loyalty programme for businesses.  This allows a company to earn On Business points – to redeem for flights or upgrades – at the same time as its travellers earn Avios points. Part […]