Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly weekend feature which summarises offers that are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Cards and regular article pages.


The most interesting deal currently running, although it doesn’t close until the end of September, is 4,500 Avios for a £30 subscription to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine.  You should take a serious look at that if you haven’t already.

In terms of sheer volume of Avios, remember that 31st August is the last day to earn 7,200 Avios via Clubcard for taking out Tesco home and contents insurance.  Details in this Shopper Points article.

Deals closing soon:

Tuesday 23rd August

Last day to get 240 Avios (100 Clubcard points) and save £7 for pre-ordering the new Great British Bake Off book.  Article (Shopper Points).

Wednesday 31st August

Last day to get £20 for free when buying a £50 MoneyCorp pre-paid MasterCard. Article.

Last day to earn 13,200 Avios for an Economist subscription.  Article.

Last day to earn 7,200 Avios via Clubcard taking out Tesco home and contents insurance.  Article (Shopper Points).

Last day to earn double Avios booking theatre tickets at LOVEtheatre.  Link.

Last day to earn quadruple Avios with Hilton and Iberia.  Article.

Last day to earn double Hilton HHonors points via Unlimited Bonus.  Article.

Last day to complete a stay for the IHG Rewards Club Accelerate promotion.  Article.

Last day to get 180 Avios for giving Tesco Bank your insurance renewal dates.  Article.

Last day to get a 30% bonus buying Hyatt Gold Passport points.  Article.

Last day to win 1,000,000 Avios by converting Tesco Clubcard vouchers into Avios at  Article.

Friday 2nd September

Last day to get double or triple Avios buying petrol at Shell.  Article.

Sunday 4th September

Last day to book a Hilton room in The Big World Sale (stay by 9th October).  Article.

Last day to get 30% off with the Accor Summer Sale (stay by 11th September).  Article.

Monday 5th September

Last day to earn bonus points via the Marriott ‘Global Promotion’.  Article.

Tuesday 6th September

First day for your stays to count for the new IHG Rewards Club ‘Accelerate’ promotion.  Article.

Thursday 8th September

Last day to earn 120 Avios via Clubcard with Tesco own-brand printer ink.  Article (Shopper Points).

Last day to earn 240 Avios via Clubcard with HP printer inks.  Article (Shopper Points).

Monday 12th September

Last day to book an Accor stay and earn triple Avios (stay by 12th October).  Article.

Bits: pay your car tax on Amex, sale, beat luggage theft with a gun!
Bits: New BA Stansted route, HFP in The Economist, new BA / China Eastern codeshares
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  1. The link for shell avois goes to tesco insurance, does anyone have the correct link to hand please?

  2. 1. T-355 for summer hols 2017 (outward) has already been & gone but you probably have no problem getting Avios redemptions if you check now. Homeward bound opens about 15th September depending on where your kids go to school. No excuse for not forward planning because you already know the dates.

    2. In case you missed my comment, check whether you got the 4th instalment of Tesco life insurance points then cancel your direct debit, so that you can apply again in 12 months if they repeat the points offer. (Last time they said no points if you cancelled a policy within the last 12 months, not sure if this was enforced but it did lead me to delaying applying by a couple of months.)

  3. Hi,

    Could you tell me what this stands for and what it means? T-355.


    • sure – it’s T =Time minus 355 days

      ie you can buy your tickets 355 days in advance

      that’s when BA releases the tickets