Bits: earn Avios at Rolling Luggage, register for new SPG promo, Good To Go Parking sale

News in brief:

Earn Avios with Rolling Luggage

EDIT: the rules of this promo have now changed. A £100 purchase is required to earn 1,000 Avios.

Avios has launched a new partnership with luggage retailer Rolling Luggage.

At present it is only valid online via their website here. You will also be able to collect Avios in their UK High Street and airline stores which is expected to be launched next week.

The earning rate is good:

  • 5 Avios per £1 spent
  • 1,000 Avios bonus with your first purchase over £100
  • 750 Avios bonus with your second purchase over £50 within 12 months

The in-store earning system is a bit fiddly.  You do not hand over your Avios number in the shop.  Instead, you enter your purchase reference number from your receipt on their website and the Avios will be credited within 28 days.

To celebrate this new partnership, we will be running an exclusive Rolling Luggage competition later this month, with some impressive suitcases to give away.  Keep an eye on HFP.

Rolling Luggage

Register for the new Starwood Preferred Guest promotion

Starwood Preferred Guest has rolled out its Autumn promotion.  It may work really well for you, and it may be a stinker.  It depends.

You can register here.

It sounds simple.  Between 12th September and 15th January, you will earn:

1,000 bonus Starpoints per stay at St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W, Le Méridien, Westin, Sheraton, Tribute Portfolio and Design Hotels

500 bonus Starpoints per stay at Aloft, Element and Four Points

10,000 bonus Starpoints when you stay 25 or more nights

The snag is that only a modest percentage of Starwood hotels are participating.

Here is the list of 1,000 point hotels and here is the list of 500 point hotels.  If you stay at a hotel which isn’t taking part, you don’t get any bonus.

If you stay one night at a cheap participating Sheraton, the extra 1,000 SPG points would be worth around £15 of free hotel stays or (if converted in chunks of 20,000) 1,250 airline miles.  That is a good deal.

If your hotel is not participating, however, you’re stuffed!

That said, you might as well go ahead and register via this link just in case you do have a participating SPG stay in the next four months.

Registration closes on 30th November, and you don’t want to be caught out if you end up having a Starwood stay in December or early January.

I will look at the new Marriott promo tomorrow.

SPG Starwood

Good To Go Heathrow parking flash sale

Good To Go Parking is the ‘leisure’ marketing front for Official Heathrow Parking.  You can only book via Good To Go if you include a Saturday night, and you aren’t told until after you’ve booked that you are actually going to be in the officially airport-run car parks.

It is running a flash sale this week with parking from £3.95 per day with Drop & Ride and from £6.35 with Meet & Greet, based on a 15 day booking.

You need to book by 10th September for visits before 13th October.

You don’t need any discount codes – these prices will show automatically on their website here.

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Comments

  1. OT – Tesco have a few extra points offers at the moment on toys and Lego. Unfortunately I really don’t need any more toys and Lego, I wish they would put the offer on something else!

  2. I see the luggage tag has now been removed

  3. the real harry1 says:

    O/T – remember that Tesco giftcard deal I mentioned on T* – that got pulled the other night?

    the one that gets you something like 2200 Avios on £300 spend (including Tesco CC points) – nearly twice the normal rate?

    it’s back & working fine

    not for me as I don’t buy much in Tesco unless there’s an offer on

    giftcards can be used in store or online

    t c b

    • the real harry1 says:

      nearly 7.5% discount

      • Cheers Harry. I’ve dipped my toe in the water for £100 to see whether it works. Cannot pay by Amex so only MC for me. I’d also argue an effective 2.7% discount (3% less 30p card fee on max £100 gift card) (less any not spending with Amex delta)

        • the real harry1 says:

          how about using Apple Pay to load money onto a Monzo card, via a 5% cashback card (Santander debit card)? wd give 8% minus the 30p

    • I missed this – what’s the idea here? Gift cards bought at Tesco getting bonus Clubcard points again?

  4. the real harry1 says:

    £10 off £50 @ House of Fraser

    • Got that on the gold and £10 off £70 on my BAPP card. Redeemed both already. I’m always shopping in HoF.

  5. Got the luggage tag today – in a box the size of Bournemouth, shipped via UPS. No sign of any Avios yet – anyone else seen any? Presumably they cant retrospectively not give the 1000 avios now that they have changed the deal?

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