Archives for October 2013

£125 of free meal or drinks in The Shard for everyone, via Shangri-La Golden Circle

How do you fancy a free meal or drinks worth £125 in The Shard?! Shangri-La Golden Circle is not one of the main hotel programmes I cover on Head for Points. Whilst the group is huge in Asia, via the Shangri-La and Traders chains, their […]

IHG releases preview of new PointBreaks list (5,000 point redemptions) – book from Friday!

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 Priority Club points per night – saving up […]

No Tesco / Avios conversion bonus … but a competition instead!

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? Anyone holding out for a ‘Tesco to Avios’ conversion bonus […]

What are the best credit card bonuses for LONG TERM spending?

(EDIT: This article was updated in September 2015 and is correct as of that date) The majority of the credit card posts on Head for Points are focussed on exploiting sign-up bonuses.  Get a card, spend the minimum required to trigger the bonus, cancel the card, move […]

5,000 mile sign-up bonus in MilleMiglia, ‘the world’s worst FF programme’, worth €25 off an Alitalia flight

I got myself crossed off Alitalia’s Christmas card list last year, when I ran this post asking whether their MilleMiglia scheme is actually the worst frequent flyer scheme in the world. The driver for this post was the fact that, every three years, Alitalia closes […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 4 – When to use ‘Avios and Money’?

EDIT:  This article has NOT been updated to reflect the Avios changes which took place on 28th April 2015.  A revised version of the article will be published on Head for Points in late May. The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for […]

Got Starwood stays before December 15? Last chance to register for double points

October 31st is the last day to register for the Starwood Preferred Guest ‘Take Two’ promotion. Covering Westin / Sheraton / W / aloft / Luxury Collection etc, this promotion is a very simple one: You will earn double Starpoints on every SPG stay you make between […]

‘Part-Pay With Avios’ launches TODAY – use Avios to pay for cash tickets

British Airways Executive Club and avios.com will today announce the launch of ‘Part-Pay with Avios’. Full details can be found at this page on ba.com. I have mentioned on Head for Points in recent months that BA was planning to introduce this. It is now […]

Clubcard vouchers now available online … and Virgin 30% bonus still running for 3 days!

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? It usually takes a while for Tesco to take the […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 2 – How to benefit from Reward Flight Saver

EDIT:  This article has NOT been updated to reflect the Avios changes which took place on 28th April 2015.  A revised version of the article will be published on Head for Points in late May. The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for […]

Changing electricity supplier? Earn Avios and Virgin miles via Clubcard with E.ON

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? UK readers of Head of Points will scarcily have been […]

Interesting analysis of Marriott Rewards properties at 7,500-10,000 points per night

Last week I published this post which pointed you to an interesting analysis of decent Hilton HHonors hotels which had been listed in their lowest redemption category, just 5,000 points per night. Loyalty Traveler has continued its work on this theme, and has now published […]

Last chance to register for Hyatt’s ‘Discover The Possibilities’ promotion

A quick heads up that October 31st is the last day to register for the Hyatt Gold Passport ‘Discover The Possibilities’ promotion. The web page for full details and registration is here. The promotion runs until the end of November, so make sure you register if you […]

Earn Avios via Tesco Clubcard at Dobbies garden centres

Not many people know that Tesco bought the Dobbies chain of garden centres back in 2007. Since then, it has been run separately with very little integration. Whatever plan Tesco had for the business has apparently been shelved, and to be honest I would expect […]

Big discounts on Avios redemptions on Iberia – book by 31 October

Iberia Plus has launched a new promotion offering aggressive discounts on Avios redemptions on a number of Iberia routes. These include both European (although not to/from the UK) and long-haul. Buenos Aires is the stand-out deal. This is available for just 30,000 Avios, return, in Economy […]