Archives for January 2017

£50 off £100 Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza spend for BA Amex cardholders

American Express has launched a generous Club Carlson (Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Park Inn, Park Plaza) promotion. You will receive £50 cashback on a £100 spend at a participating hotel before 31st March 2017. It appears to be aimed at BA Amex cardholders, who should […]

Join the Automobile Association and save ££££’s on hotels!

I have an Automobile Association (AA, not to be confused with American Airlines!) membership card in a drawer at home. This may not seem surprising, except that I don’t own a car. My AA subscription is still a good investment, however. If you book hotels with the […]

My review of the Gran Hotel Montesol Ibiza – Curio Collection by Hilton (Part 1)

Two weeks ago I went on a week-long flight and hotel review trip that took me from Ibiza to mainland Spain and ended in Germany. My first stop was at the Gran Hotel Montesol Ibiza, part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, and here is my review. This is […]

My review of the Gran Hotel Montesol Ibiza – Curio Collection by Hilton (Part 2)

This is part two of my review of the Gran Hotel Montesol in Ibiza.  It has recently reopened after a massive refurbishment as part of Hilton’s Curio Collection of luxury boutique hotels. In part one of my review (click here) of the Gran Hotel Montesol […]

It’s back: Get up to 10,000 Avios for investing in an ISA with Nutmeg

Wealth management group Nutmeg has brought back its generous Avios offer, just two months after the previous offer closed. You will receive up to 10,000 Avios points when you open a Stocks & Shares ISA or a pension with Nutmeg before 19th February 2017. Full […]

Bits: Luxury Travel Diary auctions, new BA strikes, new Finnair long haul routes

News in brief: Luxury Travel Diary auctions The Luxury Travel Diary site dropped me a line about another wave of its auctions closing soon. Most of the items offered tend to go for far less than the standard retail price.  Interesting options closing in the next 48 […]

BOOK FROM 2pm-ish: 129 new IHG PointBreaks hotels at just 5,000 points

As I originally wrote on Saturday, IHG Rewards Club (the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc group) will release a new list of PointBreaks redemptions this afternoon. These rooms are a fantastic deal. All of the 129 hotels below will be available for just 5,000 […]

Earn 13,200 Avios with an Economist subscription for £179 (or less!)

Regular readers will know of the regular generous deals offered by Iberia Plus and The Economist for taking out a subscription.  Avios.com has now jumped on the bandwagon. As you can see at this link, you can earn 13,200 Avios in avios.com if you take out […]

Two split-ticketing tools to help you find cheaper train tickets

‘Split ticketing’ has been a niche topic in rail circles for some years – you can save a lot of money on your train travel by using it correctly. What ‘split ticketing’ means is that, instead of buying a rail ticket from A to C (with the train stopping […]

You can now purchase access to the Emirates First Class Lounge in Dubai!

In what may be a sign of things to come with other airlines, Emirates Skywards members can now pay to access the impressive Business and First Class Lounges at Dubai International Airport regardless of the class they are travelling in. The A380 pier at Dubai’s Terminal […]

Review of the Rendezvous Executive Lounge at Ronaldsway Airport – Isle Of Man

This is our review of the Rendezvous Executive Lounge at Ronaldsway Airport on the Isle of Man. A few weeks ago we asked for your help in completing our collection of UK airport lounge reviews, which you can find on the ‘Favourites’ page here. HFP […]

Are the best cashback credit cards a good alternative to miles and points cards?

Cashback credit cards are not a core focus of Head for Points due to, erm, their lack of points. That isn’t going to change, but as the benefit packages on reward cards continue to be squeezed it is worth keeping an eye on the best alternatives. […]

New IHG PointBreaks list of 129 x 5,000 point hotels, book on Monday

Yesterday, IHG Rewards Club (the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc group) released a “preview” of the new list of PointBreaks redemptions. These rooms are a fantastic deal. All of the 129 hotels below will be available for just 5,000 IHG Rewards Club […]

Bits: 2400 Avios with a Nerf gun, Virgin joins TSA pre-check, Radisson / Park Inn sales extended

News in brief: 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles with a Nerf gun Until tomorrow night, Tesco Direct is offering 1,000 bonus Clubcard points – worth 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles – with selected Nerf toys. The minimum spend is £40.  Full details are […]

Good Heathrow Rewards sign-up deal – 2,500 Avios, Virgin, Lufthansa, Etihad or Emirates miles!

(EDIT: avios.com has just launched an even better version of this offer with 3,000 points for £150 spend.  See here for details.) Heathrow Rewards – the loyalty scheme for Heathrow’s duty free shops – has launched a new sign-up promotional bonus in association with Etihad […]