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.

The important deal to note is that TODAY is the last day to book Hilton and Accor rooms in their Summer sales.

Deals closing soon:

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 book in the major Qatar Airways and Etihad sales currently running.  Article, article, article.

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.

Sunday 11th September

Last day to book a UK Accor stay and earn triple points (stay by 15th November).  Article.

Monday 12th September

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

Wednesday 14th September

Last day to convert your SPG points to American Airlines and get a 25% bonus.  Article.

Last day to get triple Avios buying a takeaway coffee from Shell.  Article.

Friday 16th September

Last day to convert your Clubcard points to Virgin Flying Club for a 20% bonus.  Article.

Wednesday 21st September

Last day to book in the current British Airways sale.  Article.

Last day to book in the current Virgin Atlantic economy sale.  Article.

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  1. With regard to the QR sale ending 6th Sept, If I use the 10% off promo code which was recently emailed out, would that mean my flight wouldn’t count towards the globetrotter promo ?? Or is there no risk of that ?

    Also, is the deadline for all departing countries midnight Doha time or is it midnight local time ? Just incase I’m last minute shopping :-)

  2. OT

    I have had several Virgin Black Amex online transactions rejected due to problems with the 3D-Secure card verification. One was rejected by Take the Train.

    Has anybody else?

    • Ok.

      Having talked to the very helpful customer services people, it appears that my having paid the account substantially into credit to pay a transaction larger than the credit limit in 2 halves has confused / triggered various security systems.

  3. OT – Curve card

    Having spent my required £1,000 on the card in June/July/August I’ve not heard anything more about their reward scheme. Anyone here in the loop? Hope it’s not a broken promise…

    • whiskerxx says:

      from Curve recently:
      “The rewards scheme is being launched in two stages – the loyalty scheme for referral reward points and the promotional £35 in points for the pause with Amex will be launched in early September, with the second stage – the reward points scheme for actual spend – being launched in early October. Slightly later than we had hoped but this has been due to unforeseen delays in finalising the details of the scheme”

      • Wow I think they need to buy a dictionary to revise their definition of ‘slightly’! Similar to launching an Android app that does nothing more than tell you they’re still trying to write an app and that some how counting as a Spring/Summer launch for Android support…

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Tweets suggest referrals this month and full rewards scheme next month

    • +1

      I’m not holding out much hope TBH as nothing has come from the referral sign up yet either. They are still offering £10 referral bonuses, I think I saw in an email recently.

    • I abandoned curve as soon as they ‘paused’ amex functionality. Now I just used it for creative uses of paying my amex card off with my IHG card to claim the points on both.

      1) Spend on amex
      2) Take cash out via curve (charged to IHG card) and use cash to pay off amex.
      3) Use the cash i would have used to pay off amex to pay off IHG card

  4. OT – Can anyone recommend best travel journal app?
    looking for app which can save favourites, add pics/message to a photo for a destination visited.

    I prefere google maps but there does not seem to be saving favourites under different tags from my regular journeys

    • OneNote from Microsoft is pretty good for this, you can save a mix of things to each page, it’s searchable and synchronises between devices.

  5. OT: does the BA guarantee to release award seats not apply to WTP? i was consdering booking my partner a ow daytime redemption BKK-LHR in WTP but despite following for a few days already I cannot find seats T-355 or even a even a single seat T-355 to T-300.

  6. Hi all, I know this is not the right place to post this but it seems one cannot longer comment on some of the older posts. Just wanted to let you know that I’ve been approved for Barclay’s HHonors cards even though I already have the IHG barclays card. Rob pls let me know if you want me to post this somewhere else.

  7. I already get my Tesco clubcard points converted to flying club miles, will I get 20% aswell or is it for the newly converted? Same question for the bonus 1000 points I assume I wouldn’t get that either?

  8. “Tesco clubcard members could win 18,000 Avios …exchange vouchers before 14/08/16”

    So did anyone actually win?

    According to AviosUK the draw took place on 22nd August and Tesco were to advised the winners via email yesterday 05th September. I didn’t get any email :(

    PS. Rob I couldn’t post this on the original thread hence apologies for gatecrashing here.