Bits: Avios & Charles Tyrwhitt sale, Iberia multi-partner bonus, tour the McLaren factory with Hilton

News in brief:

Charles Tyrwhitt discount codes launched – and earn Avios

Avios has recently partnered with shirt maker Charles Tyrwhitt to offer Avios points whenever you shop with them.  This includes purchases in any of their stores, where the staff will take your avios.com or British Airways Executive Club number and ensure that 4 Avios per £1 are added to your account.

Tyrwhitt is currently running its end-of-season.  From today until 6th July, you can get additional savings on online orders via their site with these codes:

CTJULY5 – £5 off £50

CTJULY10 – £10 off £90

CTJULY15 – £15 off £125

The discount works on sale and non-sale products and you will also earn 4 Avios per £1.  Details of the Avios partnership are on the Tyrwhitt website here.  The shirts included in the sale can be found here.

You will also be entered into a competition to win 1 prize of 250,000 Avios and £2,500 of Charles Tyrwhitt vouchers, or 75 runners-up prizes of 10,000 Avios plus £100 of vouchers.  Anyone earning Avios points via Tyrwhitt before 16th July will be automatically entered, although remember that the sale ends on the 6th.

Charles Tyrwhitt

Heading to Spain?  Try Iberia’s multi-partner Avios bonus

Iberia Plus has brought back its annual Summer multi-partner Avios bonus.

The details are here.  Once registered, you will receive a bonus based on the number of partners you visit before the end of August.

If you are in Spain, you might be able to get something out of this.   Repsol and Cepsa are petrol stations so easily doable, Budget is running a bonus offer up to 1,000 Avios anyway if you need a car, Cabify (an Uber clone) is offering 400 bonus Avios for first time user as well as being part of this offer, ElTenedor (otherwise known as TheFork, a restaurant app) offers 250 Avios per booking etc.  IberiaPluStore is the Iberia online shopping portal – you may be able to find an online merchant you can use despite being in the UK.

You’ll need to spend a bit of time looking up the collection rules for each partner, but you can earn up to 10,000 bonus Avios on top of the normal earnings from these partners.

McLaren Technology Centre

Visit the McLaren-Honda factory with Hilton Honors

(EDIT: readers had taken all of these slots by 8am, sorry)

Hilton Honors has arranged another tour of the McLaren-Honda factory at the Norman Foster-designed McLaren Technology Centre in Woking.

Last time I wrote about this offer, HFP readers bought the seven available packages by 9am.  If you are interested in this – there are four packages still available as at 10pm Sunday – do not hang around.

The date is the afternoon of Monday 4th September.  The cost is 75,000 Hilton HHonors points for two people.

The factory is not normally open to the public so this is a rare opportunity to take a look inside.   Your children should also still be on holiday on this date, unlike the last McLaren tour they arranged.

You can redeem your points for a pair of tickets here.

(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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Comments

  1. Mr(s) Entitled says:

    1 hilton package left

  2. I did the McLaren tour last time (thanks Rob!) and thoroughly enjoyed it. Small group of people, you can bring a friend, really impressive factory, a lovely meal, and great tour from the lovely PR team.

    The other reason to do this is to see the back catalogue of original McLaren cars laid out on the factory floor. For an F1 nut, this is brilliant.

  3. Swissy says:

    Sold out 🙁

  4. the realharry1 says:

    just mentioning it again as people often ask how they can earn their first IB points – on Plustore you can navigate to El Corte Ingles (dept store) and they are happy to deliver to UK (or anywhere)

    2 Avios per Euro

  5. Julian says:

    I’m a big, albeit now ageing, F1 fan, who really followed McLaren back in the days of Senna, Prost and Mansell and then again with Hamilton.

    But in their current pathetically performing state and completely ruining the rest of Alonso’s career (presumably he gets a shed load of money for this to put up with it) I certainly wouldn’t pay anything like this for this trip.

    75,000 Avios is worth at least £750 people to most people in redemptions and arguably is worth up to £1500 or possibly more depending on how you redeem. For me that’s far too much to tour a factory and have a nice lunch (latter worth no more than say £75 and factory visit worth what, may be £50 at most, being very charitable).

    Of course I realise that for people who have been gifted millions of Avios while flying in the course of their already well paid marketing or sales job that the equation for them will be rather different.

    • Wally1976 says:

      It’s Hilton Honors points and not Avios but still a fair amount to “pay” (and I’m a big F1 fan).

    • You could have bout 80,000 Hilton points for $400 a coupe of weeks ago, so it’s about £300 for 75,000 or £150 per person if you look at it like that.

    • Crafty says:

      Slightly bitter comment to be posting on a site that’s all about earning and spending points…

      • Agree, no interest myself but presumably for a keen F1 fan buying this package would not be dictated by their notional value of a Hilton point

        • Julian says:

          However I think most keen F1 fans in 2017 are no longer fans of McLaren but instead are fans of Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull or even Williams.

          Funny thing is that even when McLaren success was at its height second time round in the late 1990s and Hakkinen went roaring through the streets of Woking (where I then worked) in his car to celebrate a second F1 championship their “factory” was still based in a very small and modest industrial estate facility in central Woking. Then using their successful name they fairly outrageously managed to get planning permission on the Pristine Green Belt Paragon site (where these tours are now being offered) to focus on a million other things in addition to F1 and ever since then (or at least ever since Hamilton’s first F1 title) they have completely and utterly lost their way.

          Anyway to me McLaren always is and was Ron Dennis so with Ron now totally out of the picture I can see no point in touring the F1 facility of a completely down and out F1 team. But seeing as how bad things now are for them then why restrict the tour to Hilton Honor Points holders and why not open it up as a small F1 theme park to any interested parties at 100 quid per visit.

          If this was an offer to tour the Ferrari factory in Italy (in particular) then I would take an altogether different and more positive attitude towards it. This recent Telegraph article at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/formula-1/2017/04/28/mclaren-sink-deeper-biggest-crisis-once-proud-teams-history/ neatly sums up their current situation.

      • I know people with 1 million Hilton points and no great desire to spend them on staying in more Hilton hotels – this sort of thing is great. Anyway, this is literally something that you cannot buy, so the value is entirely in the eye of the beholder.

        I doubt I would go if Hilton rang me up and offered me a free ticket, because F1 is really not my thing. However, there are people on the Starwood auction site who pay literally hundreds of thousands of SPG points (and you can multiply that total by 4 to get to an equivalent Hilton points valuation) for Formula 1 VIP tickets and this is in a similar vein.

  6. Wally1976 says:

    OT – my 3000 MR points for £500 spend on the Amex gold credit card have finally arrived 🙂

    Still no Avios from registering with Marriott though 🙁

    • Mzungu says:

      My 3000MR points still not posted, but Mrs Mzungu’s posted with the transaction that crossed the threshold. Chased Amex today, said they can’t see why they haven’t posted, should now be there in 10 days, usually much less.

      • Wally1976 says:

        They said 7-10 working days to me and in the end it took, I think, 6 working days.

  7. OT but I need (or rather would like) some Hyatt points to redeem at the Park Hyatt Tokyo. I currently have zero !

    Any ideas ? I generate well into 6 figures on annual spend for my companies but am currently channeling this into SPG for Marriott travel packages.

  8. OT Bits – I see Revolut have now signed up to Wirecard too for payment processing, they seem to be hoovering up all the fintech business! http://news.revolut.com/post/162545221677