Archives for April 2013

Tesco Visa gift cards DO now qualify for 150 bonus Clubcard points on £50 spend …. interesting options have opened up!

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? For a surprisingly long time now (over six months) Tesco […]

Dan Brown back at Tesco with 500 bonus Clubcard points – just 0.75p per Avios!

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? Back in February, Tesco Direct was offering you the chance […]

Earn 3,000 Avios for a 2-night stay with Worldhotels

You may not have heard of Worldhotels, but it is an independent marketing group for 500 upscale hotels, spread across 65 countries.  These are hotels which do not want to formally join a branded chain but still want to be able to offer their guests […]

Why don’t I write more about credit card ‘churning’?

I had an email from a reader recently who asked me about how easy it was to ‘churn’ various credit cards, ie cancel them and then reapply, picking up another sign-up bonus. He suggested that I write a specific post about it. I said that […]

EVA Air, the Hello Kitty airline, to join Star Alliance on 18th June (and offers a new direct option to Bangkok)

However many planes you have flown on, I bet you’ve never flown on one that looks sillier than this: or has staff and headrests that look like this: Welcome to the world of EVA Air, the Taiwan-based airline! Luckily, it is the only airline that […]

Should you redeem BAA WorldPoints now before the Avios redemption rate is cut?

When BAA WorldPoints ran their recent conversion bonus to Avios points, there was a reference in the email to the exchange rate moving to 250 : 250 from the current 250 : 300.  However, the small print of the email contradicted the main email so […]

Yet more new good hotel redemption options in Nice / Cannes!

I have been running an unofficial series of posts on Head for Points about good hotels for redeeming your loyalty points in the south of France.  This is because it is a popular weekend break destination from the UK, with flights from regional airports across […]

Jumeirah launches hotel discounts for Miles & More members and MasterCard holders

I have written a few posts about the Jumeirah hotels and resorts in Dubai, such as this one last week reviewing Emirates Towers, because they are very popular with people in the UK who are heading to the Middle East.  We also use them a lot […]

Use your Amex Membership Rewards points for champagne and food in London (1p per point)

(EDIT, July 2013: MR transfers to Sirius will end on 31 July 2013) 1p per point is my preferred target when redeeming American Express Membership Rewards points.  This is not easy, of course.  As I posted here, redeeming Membership Rewards points for statement credit or gift vouchers only […]

Bonus Avios when you top-up your tank at Shell

Avios.com and Shell have launched a special promotion to ‘celebrate’ the launch of new Shell V-Power Nitro+ Unleaded and Diesel. Until June 3rd, Shell is offering 4x the usual Avios when you buy Nitro+ fuel with your Shell Drivers Club card, assuming you have set […]

Registration now open for Starwood’s ‘Double Take’ promotion

Registration is now open for Starwood‘s ‘Double Take’ promotion.  This is good for stays at Sheraton, Westin, W, aloft etc hotels. The link to register is here. I orginally wrote about the promotion here.  You get double points for every stay between May 1st and […]

Another 750 Clubcard points code for Tesco Wine – expires TONIGHT!

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? Last week I posted a code that Tesco had made […]

Can you earn Avios points on Vueling?

International Airlines Group, the parent of British Airways, took full control of Spanish low-cost airline Vueling this week.  See the Bloomberg story here.  The cost was €123m to take IAG’s stake to 91%. There are some interesting nuances here.  Unlike Iberia, which is bleeding cash like […]

Flying Blue announces interesting changes to its long-haul awards – a new model for others?

Flying Blue – the Air France / KLM loyalty scheme – announced yesterday that it was planning to make a series of changes to its long-haul awards. These changes will begin at the end of June, although you can continue to book at the old […]

A sneaky way to hit the £5,000 spend target on the AA credit cards

I received some good news by email yesterday – I have been approved for the American Airlines credit cards with the fantastic 35,000 miles sign-up bonus! I was a little worried, to be honest, since my BMI MasterCard has a substantial £20,000 credit limit, and I wasn’t sure […]