Archives for November 2013

£10 cashback on £30 Pizza Express spend with your Amex (and £50 off £500 at Apple Store)

I posted a couple of weeks ago about the exclusive cashback deals that American Express is now offering you online when you log into your online statement. The first batch were not great, although my wife used the ‘£10 statement credit for a £50 Harvey […]

125 Clubcard points for free in return for your insurance renewal dates

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 the last few months, Tesco has been running a promotion offering […]

50% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club points – and why it is a bad deal

IHG Rewards Club has launched another bonus when you buy points.  Until 2nd December, you will receive a 50% bonus on all purchases of IHG Rewards Club points. The link you need is here. Here are the standard purchase rates: 1,000 – 10,000 points for […]

Buy a half-price Priority Pass via Amazon Local

Amazon Local, the ‘daily deals’ / Groupon-style Amazon subsidiary, is currently offering membership to Priority Pass for half price. The link to buy is here. Priority Pass is a network of 600 airport lounges across the globe.  Some are run independently, whilst others are ‘official’ airport […]

Quickies: Shangri-La game Week 6, new Avios Suitcase sticker available

Two quick things ….. Shangri-La Golden Circle game I promised that I would keep readers reminded about the ‘3rd Anniversary’ game running each week for six weeks on the Shangri-La Golden Circle website. Week 6 is now available to play on the Shangri-La website here. […]

A decent Avios bonus promotion on wine from Laithwaites

Wine retailer Laithwaites, the UK’s largest mail-order wine retailer (it runs The Sunday Times Wine Club as well as pretty much every other branded mail-order operation), has been a BAEC partner for many years via The British Airways Wine Club. It has also offered deals to […]

20% off British Airways flights to the US and Canada

British Airways is running yet another money-off promotion with one its partners.  Following the recent Hilton, Shell and Avis offers, it is now partnering with Fairmont Hotels (Fairmont Banff Springs photographed below). The new offer is a discount of 20% on any Economy BA flight […]

Converting TopCashback cash to Tesco Clubcard to Avios – a reminder for beginners

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 dedicated a lot of space on Head for Points […]

Double Avios when you fill up at Shell until 31st December

Shell has launched a double Avios promotion across its full range of fuels.  It starts today and will run until December 31st. During this period, you will earn 20 Avios for every 20 litres of Shell fuel you buy. You need to be a member […]

Very hi-tech new BA ad goes live in Piccadilly Circus

This is spooky stuff, and is really pushing the boundaries of what can be done with IT today. This shot is from a British Airways billboard installed in Piccadilly Circus: Looks a bit dull?  Take a look at how it looks in ‘real life’, via […]

New 1,000 Clubcard points bonus for getting the Tesco MasterCard (plus 1,000 for a referral)

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 the first time in a long time, Tesco Bank […]

Book your £1 Qbic hotel room in London today between 12 and 4pm

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the new Qbic hotel in London and their plan to offer 5 rooms per day for just £1. This promotion is going live today at midday. This is the page you need. The system is a little odd […]

Interesting anomalies in Avios reward pricing you can exploit

The Avios reward chart, as most people know, is based purely on distance. The further you fly, the more it costs. However, this can lead to interesting arbitrages when you get very close – but not quite – to the edge of a distance band. […]

Win a 2-night Hilton Group stay in their Vacationitis competition

Hilton Hotels is giving away 15 x 2-night stay vouchers in their Vacationitis competition. As Hilton’s PR for the competition says: A new Hilton Hotels & Resorts study reveals that 4.5 million people are losing more than six days of annual leave each year, due […]

Hyatt Gold Passport adds cash and points awards … a definite improvement

Following the recent devaluation announcement by Hyatt Gold Passport, which led to a new higher Category 7 being introduced, the group has sweetened the pill by announcing a raft of new innovations. The main one is the introduction of ‘cash and points’ awards.  This is […]