Bits: 10% off lastminute.com hotels TODAY only, elites DO get a free bag with Finnair HBO, 100 free Nectar points from Expedia

Some news in brief:

10% off lastminute.com hotel bookings TODAY and until 10am on Thursday

lastminute.com is due to be holding a special hotel event today.  Assuming the codes are working OK, you should find that promo code 10SPRING knocks 10% off any hotel booking you make on their site today or before 10am on Thursday morning.

The lastminute.com hotels page is here.  You need to spend a minimum of £100.

This should also apply to their Top Secret hotels – read this article to learn how to get the Sofitel at Heathrow Terminal 5 (photo below) for around £99 with the code.

Sofitel Terminal 5 Heathrow

Finnair lanches ‘Hand Baggage Only’ fares – but elites CAN take a free case

Finnair announced yesterday that it is launching its equivalent of a British Airways ‘Hand Baggage Only’ fare, called ‘Light’, on routes from London, Manchester and Dublin to Helsinki.

It will also be introduced on all other European and Middle East routes except those to Russia.  It will offer a typical £20-£22 saving on a return economy flight from the UK if you decide not to check in a case.

Finnair will still respect your elite benefits – unlike BA.  Whilst British Airways has torn up the oneworld rules and does not allow elite members to take a free bag on a Hand Baggage Only fare, Finnair WILL do this.  If you have a BA Gold or Silver card, you can book a Hand Baggage Only ticket and still check in one case free of charge.

PS.  Until the end of April, Finnair is offering a very aggressive £899 business class fare from London to Chongqing in China.  This is a decent stopping off point for Hong Kong and other destinations in China.  You need to travel before the end of June.  More details here.

Finnair A350 350

Last day to get 100 free Nectar points from Expedia

Finally, a reminder that today is the last day to receive 100 free Nectar points from Expedia.  All you need to do is add your Nectar card number to your Expedia customer profile.

Go to this link to add your Nectar number.  If you’ve never used Expedia, you can also create an account via this link and add in your Nectar card – you will also receive the 100 Nectar points.

This page on our sister site Shopper Points shows the best value Nectar redemptions – ie everything which gets you more than the standard 0.5p per point!

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Comments

  1. Brendan says:
  2. Just tried to use this code on a £80 stay next week and received a message that the amount was under the minimum required for it. No indication what the minimum is though.

  3. We is it just me that’s realised 24th April is a Friday?

    It was wrong in the email I got from them too

    So I assume this offer is good not just until 20 this morning?

    • Head for Points says:

      No, it is fine until 10am tomorrow according to the PR email I got!

  4. noirxpress says:

    The extensive exclusions list is probably worth noting. Read into it after finding it wouldn’t work for the CP LHR.

  5. Oh! Matron! says:

    Just booked T5 Sofitel for the 30th April

    It’s well above £200 for the same day via normal methods, but, with the secret escapes and SPRING10, now down to £109 for me!

    What’s the restaurant like?

  6. Iberia HBO fares (Basica fare) also allow elites to carry a bag

  7. James67 says:

    My dad just informed me there is £20 statement credit for two (seems like a new ploy) separate £50 spends at Debenhams on his amex PRG. Just checked, it is not yet on cardmemberofferx but perhaps a bunch of new offers coming soon.