€40 voucher or 2000 Avios for a one-night UK Ibis stay

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Ibis Hotels are not the height of luxury, by any means.  The chain has good coverage these days, however, and if all you need is somewhere to lay your head then you should do just fine. (The one in Greenwich in London, the only Ibis […]

InterCon Westminster to become Conrad London Westminster in 6 weeks!

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This will have sent a bit of a shock around the London hotel community – it was certainly a surprise to me.  Less than two years after it opened, InterContinental is surrendering the management of its second London property – InterContinental London Westminster. With almost unseemly haste, […]

New British Airways Executive Club Bronze card design

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When British Airways launched the Bronze tier a couple of years ago, this was the Executive Club card that members received: However, on ba.com this image has now appeared (scroll down to the bottom of the page): It does look a bit more interesting than […]

2,500 Hilton HHonors bonus points on your next stay

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Via Loyalty Lobby, Hilton HHonors has launched a special bonus promotion.  This will give you 2,500 bonus points on your next stay. I can confirm that this bonus works fine as I received it on Tuesday after checking out of a Hilton on Sunday: The […]

Slightly OT: £10 Tesco gift card for £5 via Mighty Deals

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Long-time readers may remember a special promotion that website Mighty Deals ran with Shell Drivers Club last year.  For under £9 you could buy 2,000 Shell Drivers Club points, convertible into 2,000 Avios points. Mighty Deals has a good promotion running with Tesco this week. For […]

Spend 2 x £25, get £25 back with Amex Summer Shopping Online

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Most British Airways American Express cardholders were emailed about this offer on Tuesday, but you can also take part if you have any other American Express card. The first 24,000 people to register their American Express card via this site will receive a £25 statement […]

Choose Avios or the new Clubcard Boost? And a potential loophole (or not …)

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Tesco has launched another round of Clubcard Boost.  This is the promotion which allows you to spend your Clubcard vouchers instore or online for double their standard face value. The instore offers are pretty useless, as this page at tesco.com shows. You can only double […]

Hilton launches “Triple Your Trip”, the new August-October promotion

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The late Summer / early Autumn promotion from Hilton HHonors will run from 1st August to 31st October.  It is another outing for ‘Triple Your Trip‘ which regular readers may remember from Autumn 2013. Once registered, you will receive double Hilton HHonors points per Monday to Thursday […]

Sofitel Heathrow STILL available for £88 via lastminute.com!

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Back in March, I highlighted how the Sofitel at Heathrow Terminal 5 – directly connected to the terminal, and by far the best hotel at Heathrow - was being sold very cheaply by lastminute.com on its ‘Top Secret’ list of unnamed London hotels.  I repeated the […]

1500 Avios for a single Novotel / Mercure / Sofitel night before 30 September

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avios.com (NOT BA Executive Club) is running a generous promotion with Le Club Accorhotels, the loyalty scheme for Novotel, Mercure, Ibis, Sofitel etc. Until 30th September, you will earn 1,500 Avios points for any stay at a Sofitel, Pullman, M Gallery, Novotel, Mercure or Adagio […]

Two Conrad & Waldorf bonus codes still paying out – even on reward stays

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Here is a coda to my stay at the Conrad New York last week. Despite being on a reward booking, I earned over 8,000 Hilton HHonors points from my stay!  This is despite making only a nominal charge to my room during the three days. […]

1500 Avios per stay with Small Luxury Hotels of the World

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Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the marketing group behind a number of leading global boutique hotels, is offering a decent deal for stays until the end of September 2014. As long as you book and stay by September 30th, you will receive 1,500 Avios […]

New York Stories #6 – Hilton premium reward ‘special pricing’ at Conrad New York

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I wrote about the Conrad Hotel in New York last year (hotel website here).  The hotel had some good points but, overall, it didn’t fully work for me.  But now I was back!  Why? Here is most practical reason.  I was sitting on a large pile […]