Archives for October 2012

30,000 Membership Rewards points with Amex Gold – 5 days only!

I have spent the last few days with some friends of ours in Stuttgart.  Had I not been there, I would have tried to get across to the Hyatt Churchill Hotel in London, where a group of 40 or so members of the Flyertalk community […]

150 Clubcard points (360 Avios) for £5 with DVD and CD pre-orders!

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? Tesco Direct has launched another pre-order promotion on up-coming CD’s […]

Finally, the BA version of Hilton’s Q4 promotions

I have written a few posts in recent weeks about specific airline promotions running with Hilton. The Virgin Atlantic promotion I posted here is probably the most generous.  Other versions include: Miles & More – up to 2,000 miles per stay (no maximum earning) Emirates – […]

Last chance to get the improved Hilton credit card bonus

Back in early September I wrote this post about a (theoretically targetted) offer for the Hilton HHonors Visa card. The Hilton card is already one of favourite cards to get purely for the sign-up bonus. The card has no fee, and you get a voucher […]

How to get a discount on Heathrow Express

(EDIT, April 2014 – a new 12% discount code for Heathrow Express is now available. The airline codes in this post no longer work.  The other methods discussed still work OK.) As a lot of readers find this post directly via a search engine, I would also like to […]

Further update on earning Avios from Amex Currency Exchange

Well, the results of my experiment are in. This is what turned up on my Membership Rewards statement: 22/10/2012 AMEX TRAVEL MONEY Charge: £166.92 Base points: 166 Bonus points: 0 Total points: 166 And on my Amex card statement it just shows: 22 Oct 2012 […]

Earning Avios buying and recycling ink cartridges with Tesco!

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? One of the more interesting Tesco Clubcard initiatives is ‘Greener […]

The BMI credit cards seem to be dead …

Today, Saturday 27th, will see the last bmi flight land at Heathrow. All of the ex bmi flights will now be officially operated by BA under BA flight numbers, although some bmi painted planes will continue to operate for a while. Today is also the […]

900 Avios, 750 Miles & More or 750 Virgin miles with (another!) new WorldPoints sign-up promo

Yes, I know. This posts looks VERY similar to one I wrote last week! That post was to promote a new BAA WorldPoints sign-up promotion worth 500 points. This new one is worth 750 points – so 900 Avios or 750 Miles & More or […]

Hurray! A decent BA Amex sign-up bonus is back!

Here is some great news for anyone thinking of getting the British Airways American Express cards.  There is a very attractive sign-up offer again! See here for details of the two promotions. The free card is now offering a sign-up bonus of 9,000 Avios, up […]

How to save by using Avios for airberlin long-haul – Part 3

This post is Part 3 of the article that I am running this week about using your Avios to fly long-haul with airberlin. Part 1 can be found here, and Part 2 here. The final part of this post outlines how to get airberlin availability […]

How to save by using Avios for airberlin long-haul – Part 2

This post is Part 2 of the article I started yesterday about using your Avios points to fly long-haul with airberlin. Part 1 can be found here.  Part 3 tomorrow will focus on how to book partner airline award on ba.com. Things to think about before […]

Did you get your 500 Priority Club points?

Back on 23rd August, I posted about a deal for 500 free Priority Club points for signing up to the Priority Club shopping newsletter. Well, better late than never, my wife’s 500 points finally turned up yesterday: Oct-24-2012    PCR SHOPPING ENROLLMENT BONUS     500 pts Oddly, […]

20% discount when you buy Starwood Preferred Guest points

Starwood Preferred Guest is offering a 20% discount when you purchase SPG Starpoints between 15th October and 30th November.  The link to buy is here. At the top end, 20,000 points will cost you $560.  These can be converted in 25,000 airline miles in the majority of […]

How to save by using Avios for airberlin long-haul – Part 1

Since airberlin joined the OneWorld airline alliance on March 20th, it has opened up a new range of long-haul routes from Europe that can be booked with Avios. (In some ways, it makes up for the loss of opportunities when Malev of Hungary went bust […]