Bits: free cinema tickets with Amex, Atlantis The Palm Dubai Avios promo

News in brief:

Free cinema tickets from American Express

As part of its London Film Festival sponsorship, American Express has arranged free screenings of the Opening Night Gala Film, A United Kingdom, starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, at 28 Cineworld cinemas across the UK.

A United Kingdom is the true story of Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland (Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1947 in the face of opposition from their families and the British and South African governments.

The film will be cinecast alongside interviews with the filmmakers and cast at the same time as the Opening Night Gala on Wednesday 5th October.  To book your free tickets for your local Cineworld (maximum four per cardholder), go here.

Atlantis Dubai

Up to 25% off and quadruple Avios at Atlantis The Palm Dubai

British Airways has launched another Avios promotion in association with Atlantis The Palm resort in Dubai.

Atlantis The Palm is one of the major resorts in Dubai with a huge range of facilities including its own water park.  It is now running a special Avios deal for British Airways Executive Club members:

  • 15% off the Best Available Rate on Deluxe Rooms and Imperial Club rooms plus earn triple Avios (6 Avios) for every $1 spent on your accommodation
  • 25% off the Best Available Rate on Suites rooms plus earn quadruple Avios (8 Avios) for every $1 spent on your accommodation
  • Unlimited access to The Lost Chambers Aquarium and Aquaventure Waterpark during your stay
  • Discounted rates to swim with dolphins at Dolphin Bay or meet sea lions at Sea Lion Point
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access

Booking Dates: 15 September – 31 December 2016
Staying Dates: 15 September 2016 – 25 September 2017
Blackout Dates: 23 – 30 September 2016, 21 October – 5 November 2016, 1 – 2 December 2016, 22 December 2016 – 7 January 2017, 27 – 31 January 2017, 10 – 18 February 2017, 8 – 22 April 2017 and 27 May – 3 June 2017.

The package is only available if booked via this special BAEC page on the Atlantis site.

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  1. For some reason I was unable to find any tickets in London yesterday and I checked shortly after receiving the emal from Amex…

    • I just checked too and London is not included…..

      • Sam Wardill says:

        Quite annoying that we Londoners have to spend £28 for the London parallel screening and we don’t even get to see the Q&A. I bought two tix yesterday at £28 each

  2. Oh my! Is this an Amex deal that those outside of London can benefit from?

    Must be a first. Stop complaining Londoners… you get significantly more perks from your Amex than the rest of us.

  3. Hope on a train down here to Brighton !

  4. Phil Welch says:

    There is no Atlantic Palms availability beyond 18 March 2017 which doesn’t correspond to the blackout dates listed in the article.

  5. Leeds is not there…..BUT since I am from Botswana and it’s a day before my birthday is enough reason for me to head to Bradford!

  6. Anyone know if card holder needs to be there. could i book tickets for relatives in another part of the country and let them use the tickets without me?

  7. OT – Anyone having problems getting into Awardwallet. I’ve been getting page time out errors since last night. I’ve cleared my cache and cookies and tried various ways of going to the page, including the link from HfP and still nowt.

    • Lady London says:

      Am somewhat cheesed with AwardWallet right now as I’ve just realised it failed to notify me of 22000 Clubcard points that disappeared off my account… and have possibly expired without warning from Tesco or Awardwallet.

      I’m hoping it’s not true but I do have my Clubcard on AwardWallet and other changes in balances have been reported by AwardWallet by them sending me an email when they occurred. However not a peep on the Clubcard loss I’ve just noticed.

      • Award wallet hasn’t been updating my clubcard account correctly for about 6 weeks :-(
        All our family accounts randomly move up or down by large amounts for no reason.
        Other accounts update and have the same amount of points in each account,

  8. O/T did you ever pause to ponder what BA is up to with the Avios + money options?

    I just got 4 Avios RFS redemptions (summer hols 2017 return) for 30K + £70 vs current cash price £540 + booking fee (lol from Kiev :) )

    So I got 1.57p/ Avios, mustn’t grumble. But here were my options & what that means for Avios valuation by BA:

    30,000 Avios + £70.00 or…
    24,000 Avios + £130.00 = 1p
    21,200 Avios + £150.00 = 0.909p
    18,000 Avios + £170.00 = 0.83333p
    15,200 Avios + £190.00 = 0.8108p
    10,000 Avios + £230.00 = 0.8p

    In a way, that’s a bit surprising – BA does actually seem to be encouraging us to redeem the Avios rather than pay cash – I thought it would be the opposite.

    Or is it just a way to squeeze a little bit more money out of people who are Avios-poor?

    • Surely it is encouraging you NOT to redeem Avios when you only get 0.8p for selecting the 10k option?

      • oh right, I got that the wrong way round. So they are indeed trying to get you to keep your Avios and pay as much cash as possible, which is what I expected – thx for correction

        not going to tempt me when mine cost under 0.5p average & I’ve got a few down the back of the sofa

        • Reminds me of the episode of Bottom where Richie has a “date” with the aristocracy and says, “I’ve got a few [avios] flying around the place you know…”