Bits: last day to get 2400 Avios with a LEGO purchase, do you have unclaimed BMI miles?

News in brief:

Last day to get 2,400 Avios with a £60 LEGO purchase!

A quick reminder that today, Monday, is the last day to earn 1,000 Clubcard points (worth 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin Flying Club) when you spend £60 on LEGO at Tesco Direct.  Smaller order will attract 500 Clubcard points (1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin miles) for spending £30.

You should take a close look at this deal if you have kids or are expecting to give any presents to a child soon!  LEGO makes a great gift or can easily be resold on eBay.

Full details, and a few interesting sets to consider which are also reduced in price, are in this Shopper Points article (click).  The home page for the £60 deal on Tesco Direct is here and the home page for the £30 deal is here.

‘Click and Collect’ delivery to your local Tesco store will be free as you are spending £30.  The deal ends tonight.

Love Clubcard, don’t collect Avios?  You should be reading our sister site, Shopper Points (, which covers the latest Clubcard and Nectar offers without any distracting frequent flyer talk!  Why not check it out now?

LEGO plane

Do you have any unclaimed BMI Diamond Club miles?

Long term readers of Head for Points will have lived through the acquisition of British Midland (as was) by British Airways and the integration of Diamond Club into British Airways Executive Club.

If you were not taking your frequent flyer miles so seriously a couple of years ago, it is possible that you may have had some BMI miles which you had forgotten about or which you assumed had expired.

This is not the case.  They were frozen and are still accessible using your old Diamond Club credentials at

I received this email last week from a reader:

I used to have the old BMI Diamond Card but forgot about it, and all the points I had. It turned out that I had a balance of over 40000 BMI points which I could convert to Avios. I was under the impression that these points were to be expired as I had not used the account in five years, and I thought the scheme had closed! 

I doubt this guy is the only one.  If you think that you may have once had a BMI Diamond Club account and have a record of your account number somewhere, it is worth taking a look at to see what is there.  Any balance can be moved to BA via ‘Combine My Avios’.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for the latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios from current offers and promotions.)

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  1. Not as exciting as your emailer, but I’m now 300 avios better off!

  2. Thanks for the reminder about BMI Diamond Club. I’d transferred about 250K miles a few years ago after the acquisition but was still using the credit card. Just found another 65,000 logging in today!

  3. Wally1976 says:

    OT – bit of a rookie question – flying home from PFO Saturday night. I’ll check us in on my phone 24 hours before but won’t be able to print boarding passes. Can we print them at the airport? Thanks

    • Yep. Or download them onto your smartphone of choice.

      • Wally1976 says:

        Thanks :-). I’ve got the app but thought it probably wouldn’t be very easy to show 4 boarding passes on it (on 2 separate bookings)

  4. I still collect miles through my Diamond Club credit card. I don’t think anyone expect the scheme to survive in some form for as long as it has.

    Anyone know when they plan to finally close it?

    • I was given a steer by a senior IAG person a few months ago that the end was nye …… although nothing so far.

      MBNA must be losing at least 2p for every pound I spend given 0.3% interchange and 2.5 Avios per pound (albeit partly offset by 60 pound fee).

  5. With many people realising they’ve points in Diamond Club, is this an opportunity for another plug of AwardWallet?

  6. OT Has anyone had the Hertz points post from the Accor promo without having to contact them. Still nothing here for mrs xcalx and I. Thanks

  7. Sorry OT: I’m looking to use some IHG points for intercontinental ambassador membership – the FAQs mention it costs 32k points, but can’t find the link to use them anywhere (and the payment page doesn’t have an option to use points – only cash).

    Does anyone know how to do this?

  8. OT: Would be grateful for any ideas on best hilton hotel in UK (except London, Glasgow or Edinburgh) to burn a free weekend night certificate plus one night paid stay? Would have liked to try Craigendarroch but it’s premium rooms only so that’s out.

    • Manchester Deansgate is nice. Not sure if it’s far enough from central London – but Syon Park is also a good choice for a break

    • Look up my St Georges Park review.

      • Thanks Rob, I read that at the time and forgot all about it. It’s perfect! We will probably extend our two nights in Liverpool with two nights here and use it as a base to drive over to Warwick and Stratford, both of which we have never been.

        While checking it out I noticed sonething I never noticed before. Whilst searching hilton hotels without “use hhonors points” seected the site returns lower starting rates/night than when it is selected. Is this normal?

        • Odd – perhaps it defaults to the lower member rates?

          • I thought so too so I checked across a range of hotels and dates with the same result. I wasn’t signed in so it hadn’t anything to do with member rates. Just checked again and it’s due to sale rates. If we leave “use hhonors points” unchecked it returns prices starting from the current discounted sale rates but if we check it, the results returned do not include the sale rates! Quite possibly some people may have inadvertently paid higher prices than necessary but tgey should be able to cancel and rebook at sale rates within the next 5 days .

            • Yep, they seem to unselect some options when you pick other ones. Always have to make sure you check all variables 😉 Personally I check first without things checked, then try Government and different corporate rates before adding in HHonors points rates to see if they’re value for money or not.

            • @Alan, I’ll be mre rogorous like that in future. How did your hilton freebie go at the fringe on Saturday?

            • Was excellent thanks – free bar and nibbles for a couple of hours before then free tickets to Gobsmacked, which was an impressive show. Excellent way to end my Fringe visits for this year – managed 18 shows, not too bad although managed more a couple of years ago when I didn’t have any weekend on-call 😉

            • Good for you, glad it went well. Since moving to Edinburgh I haven’t managed a single show!

            • Haha next year then :)

            • 18 is a bit good lol

              when I worked out of Glasgow for 2 years 1995-6, I think I got in about 5 shows(but I had to get home!)

              Jack Dee the most amazing young comedian though he was already famous, had me in painful stitches of laughter

  9. I still earn via my diamond club visa whenever I can’t use amex.

  10. As a total novice – does anyone have any views on which Lego sets sell best on eBay? Or is it much of a muchness?

  11. not very hfp apart from the fact that money is money, points = money

    but recently Amazon closed down its UK car parts business

    about 5-10p in the pound

    so some of us picked up a few bits lol

  12. So glad I read this post, I’m now 27,500 avios points better off! Thanks

  13. And Santander. £38 from a work Hilton stay a few weeks ago.

  14. This article for some reason reminded me ask my MIL about coming into our household account. There’s another 10k avios into the mix. I guess the goodwill of giving her a few Mr Muscle squeezies worked.

  15. Andrew Schofield says:


    When I log in to the diamond club website it does show that I have quite a few thousnad miles. I click on the ‘transfer’ button it takes me over to my exec club login and as soon as I log in it says ‘Combine my Avios is not available at the moment. Please try again later’ – I have tried twice now on 2 different occasions so am assuming this is a ‘me’ problem not the site.

    Anyone have any ideas as to what the issue might be and how I can fix it?


    • The tool can be temptemental. I find Google Chrome works. Perhaps try going to BAEC directly?

    • yep exactly that – just go to your BAEC a/c and pull them over that way – always works in my experience

    • Yep as others have said, no point in going to the Diamond Club site, just go direct to BAEC and initiate the transfer from there – you can also do IB and transfers there.