Archives for August 2012

Hyatt Platinum until 2014 for $59 – now available again

A few weeks ago I posted about a way of getting Hyatt Gold Passport Platinum membership until February 2014 for just $59. This was via a paid subscription to frequent flier community Milepoint. Unfortunately, the $59 package sold out before most were able to take […]

Last chance to get 2,400 Avios from BAA WorldPoints (and 3 other last chances)

Today, 31st August, is the last day to take advantage of this offer. You will earn 1,000 BAA WorldPoints (worth up to 2,400 Avios if converted during a conversion bonus) for spending just £10 at Heathrow or another BAA airport before the end of September. […]

News from the beach – 1000 free PC points, win 1m Hilton, 1000 Avios via Shell, 4500 free Avios

Here are a few interesting things that have popped up this week. Apologies for the brief write up but time is limited as we are away at the moment. 1,000 Priority Club points for completing a survey This link was found by a Flyertalk poster, offering […]

Credit Card Reviews (7) – United Airlines MileagePlus American Express

This is the 7th of my series of posts looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether of not they are worth applying for. These posts will be linked to the relevant sections of the Cards Update page. Click here to see […]

SPG to Virgin to Hilton … an interesting opportunity

Because most frequent traveller currencies can either be converted into a different one, or can be earned by converting something else, there are always odd opportunities that get thrown up. Sometimes you can do a conversion which you logically would not expect to be possible. […]

Exploring the limits of Reward Flight Saver via Iberia

I am a huge fan of the Avios ‘Reward Flight Saver’ redemptions, which cap your taxes and charges at £27 for a return Economy ticket and £37 for a return Business ticket.  I wrote more about it here. I decided to spend some time last […]

Check your targetted Marriott MegaBonus promotion

Marriott Rewards is bringing back its MegaBonus promotion for the Autumn, with the new version running from 15th September to 31st January 2013. Marriott targets different offers to different members, based on stay pattern.  I very rarely stay at a Marriott group property, and if […]

Credit Card Reviews (6) – Flybe MasterCard

This is the sixth of my series series of posts looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether of not they are worth applying for. These posts will be linked to the relevant sections of the Cards Update page.  Click here to see previous […]

Two Tesco bonus point deals extended

Love Clubcard, don’t collect Avios?  You should be reading our sister site, Shopper Points (www.shopperpoints.co.uk), which covers the latest Clubcard and Nectar offers without any distracting frequent flyer talk!  Why not check it out now? Three weeks ago I wrote about four Tesco bonus point […]

Amex Platinum make it a lot easier to sign-up for the 50,000 Membership Rewards points bonus

You could possibly fill a whole blog just with changes to American Express’s sign-up and bonus policies.  I don’t blame anyone who has now lost track entirely of what they can and cannot qualify for. Back on 5th July, I posted that Amex had increased […]

400% more AA miles when renting with Hertz (and how to earn Avios instead)

If you have a stash of American Airlines AAdvantage miles, this Hertz promotion may be of interest. Valid until 30th November, it offers 4 AA miles per US$1 or equivalent spent on Hertz rentals in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada, Belgium, the Czech Republic, […]

Down on the beach ….

Head for Points is hitting the beach today for a few days. This beach, to be precise, which may look unlike any other beach you have ever visited: There will still be new posts to read each day, so keep checking in.  I have pre-written a […]

A new route to the Maldives with Star Alliance miles

Whilst the Maldives is a very popular high-end holiday destination, it has always been a tricky one to score with airline miles. A lot of people were delighted when British Airways began flying the route a couple of years ago.  As usually happens, reward availability was […]

500 free Priority Club points for everyone!

With my wife’s first Priority Club Black credit card statement this month was a leaflet promoting Priority Club Shopping.  This is Priority Club’s version of the Avios e-store, where you can earn points (at what looks like pretty poor rates compared to Quidco or the […]

My experience with Tesco’s “150 Clubcard points for a £50 gift card” promotion

Love Clubcard, don’t collect Avios?  You should be reading our sister site, Shopper Points (www.shopperpoints.co.uk), which covers the latest Clubcard and Nectar offers without any distracting frequent flyer talk!  Why not check it out now? I posted recently about Tesco’s low-key “earn 150 Clubcard points […]