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.


One deal to note today is that – unless Tesco rolls it over again – today (Sunday) is your last day to get 75 Clubcard points (180 Avios) with every £25 of third party gift cards you buy in Tesco.  Of course, Tesco might roll over the offer again ……!

Monday is also the last day to book some of the EXCELLENT Christmas and New Year deals available in the current BA Holidays sale.  Club World flights and 3 nights in a five star hotel in New York, Chicago, Toronto etc from just £1,149 per personsee our article here.

Deals closing soon:

Sunday 16th October

Last day to earn 75 Clubcard points when purchasing a £25 gift card at Tesco.  Article.

Last day to earn 100 Clubcard points making a purchase at Tesco using the PayQwiq app.  Article.

Monday 17th October

Last day to get a BA Holidays Christmas or New Year bargain break – Club World flights and a hotel from just £1,149 per person.  Article.

Sunday 30th October

Last day to stay at a Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza for double or triple points.  Article.

Monday 31st October

Last day to earn 10,000 / 25,000 miles with the Virgin Atlantic credit cards.  Article.

Last day to earn 40,000 Nectar points with the American Express Nectar credit card.  Article.

Last day to earn 20 Avios per £1 spent on Heathrow Express tickets.  Article.

Last day to earn 3,500 Miles & More miles for every Best Western stay.  Article.

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

Last day to earn bonus Heathrow Rewards points on fashion purchases.  Article.

Last day to earn double Club Carlson points with any Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza stay.  Article.

Tuesday 1st November

Last day for ‘Kids Fly Free’ on British Airways to/from Leeds, Newcastle, Inverness and Belfast  Article.

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  1. I had to buy a new washing machine and freezer from John Lewis – total 1400 pounds.

    Went to Tesco and bought 28 x 50 pound JL gift cards – the till person was a bit suspicious – she did ask the manager who was totally fine with it. She did feel the need to put them through 5 at a time – in case my card declined etc.

    Went to John Lewis and the sales assistant just found it funny when i pulled out the big stack of vouchers.

    Anyway 10000+ avoid better off (more if there is a tesco/ avoid promotion in the future)
    So thank you.

    • Nice one. Did you negotiate on price? If you paid the same in store as online, could you not have got another 5,600 avios from avios estore (currently 4/£) or is there a limit on the number of gift cards used online?

      • Bought multiple £100 GCs from Tesco for sign up bonus and hoping for some good Black Friday offers this year.

      • I paid £750 online to JL via gate365 all in £25 JL vouchers bought from tescos. Have had the gate365 pending avios email for the whole amount

        • Good to know that it works online for JL.
          So can effectively double dip plus Club card and credit card points for buying JL GC in the first place.

          • Just to say goes to Pending doesn’t mean will get avios. I had Debenhams awarded avios through Gate365 reversed straight out of BAEC after they had been awarded because I had used a gift card as payment and did not have a screen shot of T&Cs. Might have changed now Gate365 administrator has changed.

            • That is strange. Does the T&C say that using gift card will not earn Avios?

            • Just checked and not currently. But when Gate 365 reversed my avios that’s what they argued. I no longer use Gate 365 for this very reason. We keep our avios in BAEC (none in and use avios estore. Can a person get a negative avios balance?

            • I’ve had cashback refused from Quidco using Debenhams gift cards for online purchases. No problem doing it with other retailers.

            • I suppose one can do mixed transaction say £500 item one can pay £450/£475 using GC and remaining £50/£25 using a standard credit card.

              That way it also protects the big ticket item purchased. I hope Avios should credit in BAEC / Avios eStore with this mixed method payment.

            • Pending means the items have tracked pending confirmation and in some cases whether terms have been followed or not, in most cases using a gift card online is ok apart from select retailers who will mention it in their terms.

    • I have paid £550 to Boots Opticians in £25 gift cards, and they have to ring up as they do not use the main Boots system. They were fine about it.

      • That’s good to know, ta. I’m due new glasses and we’ve just had a Boots optician open opposite Specsavers.

        • Am off to Boots opticians Saturday for an eye test and to get the relevant lenses in the frames I bought in Korea (£10 and far better for me than anything I’ve seen in the uk)

    • Would you have saved money buying these products from the cheapest online seller, are you just buying points or is John Lewis the cheapest ?

  2. With the economist subscription – can you get the sign up bonus more than once? My previous subscription lapsed about 8 months ago?

  3. Looking to buy S7.
    Any ideas which is the best route to take other than JL.
    Amazon had it on stock for £499 a couple of days ago but is now gone.

  4. The nectar Amex deal was targeted wasn’t it? Had a look and not available for me that I can see :-(

  5. TGLoyalty says:

    £100 JL GC’s to use my £8 off voucher in Tesco, hope they announce something round xmas for GC points but I’m sorted for a while.

    Did alright from Sinsburys bonus – £15 fill yesterday (1k Nectar) and £20 fill today (2k Nectar)

    My £80 shop only got 200 but then I had a £12 off voucher so mustn’t grumble

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