Free TfL £5 and ‘£10 off £50 Esso’ now open to all Amex cardholders

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Last week I wrote about the generous new American Express promotion from Transport for London. It is offering £5 cashback when you spend £5 or more on tube, bus and rail tickets in London when you use your Amex as a contactless payment card. Few […]

How to get a ‘free’ domestic Avios redemption with an overseas reward

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One of the interesting quirks of the Avios reward scheme is the way in which you can use it to generate free domestic redemption flights.  When I say free, I mean totally free – no Avios and no taxes required! This is a side effect […]

Flying Blue Petroleum – another good scheme for oil and energy sector employees

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Two weeks ago I wrote about the Lufthansa Oil & Energy Club. This offers special benefits to people who work in the oil and energy sector (or who can persuade Lufthansa they do …) including Silver (Frequent Traveller) status in the Miles & More programme. […]

Earning Avios points when booking a package holiday via


A lot of people are not aware of the excellent deals being offered by when you use them to book a package holiday.  I thought a reminder was in order! The first thing to note is that these are promotions, so you will need […]

Uber adds 6- and 8-seaters in London and Manchester (£10 free credit still running!)

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Uber, the London driver service that is having a major impact on the way people get about the capital (and Manchester, where it also operates), has added an extra string to its bow. With immediate effect, the existing four car bands of UberX (Toyota Prius), […]

How to earn Avios points when your child flies

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As most people know, children cannot join British Airways Executive Club in their own right. There is, however, no need to miss out on any Avios points when your children are flying on a cash ticket. They can become a member of a Household Account […]

Exclusive: Tesco Clubcard to Avios November promotion revealed

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Tesco Clubcard vouchers will soon be dropping through letterboxes. The key question is ‘Will Avios be running a conversion bonus this quarter?’ The answer is no, unfortunately. Instead, there is a competition. Every day from November 4th to December 4th, there will be a prize […]

IHG 48 hour Winter Sale on its way – but not as good as 2011-2013

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For the last few years, IHG – owner of Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc – has launched very aggressive sales for rooms over the fallow Winter period When I say aggressive, I mean aggressive.  In 2011 and 2012, rooms were priced […]

Last chance to get 10,000 – 25,000 Virgin miles with the Virgin credit cards

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Just a quick reminder that Friday 31st October is the last day to apply for the current special offer on the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club credit cards. Here is a quick overview of the Virgin credit cards. If some of the text sounds familiar, it is […]

Krug for breakfast in the Al Mourjan lounge at Hamad International, Doha

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Back in August I covered the launch of the Qatar Airways lounge complex at the new Hamad International Airport.  All 10,000 square metres of it.  I was there two weeks ago and can now review the Hamad International Al Mourjan lounge, used by Qatar Airways […]

Did you win our HotelTonight competition?


Thank you to the 1,700 Head for Points readers who entered our £1,000 HotelTonight competition last week. It was great to see so much interest. The five winners have been drawn and they are: Jonathan from London Olivier from Sunderland David from Felixstowe David from […]

20% bonus on Amex and hotel point transfers into Etihad Guest


Etihad Guest has launched a 20% bonus on points you transfer in to their scheme. They ran this promotion last year but this year it is bigger and better with more partners involved. You can find full details on the Etihad website here. Relevant partners […]

12,500 Avios (or Etihad, Cathay, Singapore) points with the HSBC Premier credit card

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I was surprised last year when HSBC added the ability to earn Avios points to the HSBC Premier MasterCard. I assumed that American Express, Lloyds and TSB had that contract tied down. I was even more surprised to see the exceptionally generous earning rate of […]