New Amex statement credits including £5 back on £5 London transport spend

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American Express has launched a few more special cardmember offers. You can see if you have been targeted for these deals by logging onto your online account, going into each card you have and clicking on the offers tab at the bottom. The most interesting […]

Why you should NEVER book Avios flights on Iberia via

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If you are looking to redeem for Avios points for flights to South America, you may end up redeeming on BA’s sister airline Iberia.   With its new flat bed seating and new aircraft coming on stream, Iberia is a perfectly good option these days.  The […]

Two odd photos from Hamad International in Doha for a Sunday ….

Hamad International Qatar Doha bear

On Tuesday I will be running a report from my visit to the Qatar Airways lounge at the new Hamad International airport in Doha. I thought I’d use a post today to show you a couple of random things from the rest of the airport. […]

BA Club World to North America from Dublin for £945!

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British Airways is currently having another ‘luxury sale’ as you can see from the ad on the home page of If you are looking for amazing fares, though, the place to look is Dublin. BA is currently offering fares from Dublin via London and […]

StatusMatcher – what match can you get from your existing airline and hotel cards?

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If you read Head for Points via the website, you may have seen the link to in the ‘I Also Recommend ….’ box.  I thought it was worth giving this site a bit more publicity as it does offer a useful service to regular travellers. […]

Bits and pieces for Saturday (BA, Facebook, Etihad, Qatar, KLM)

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We are away for a few days, so here are a few headlines without the usual analysis so you don’t miss out on the latest deals: British Airways is restarting flights to Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt from 14 September 2015 (nothing like planning ahead!).  There […]

Last chance to win £1,000 of free hotel stays with HotelTonight

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Just a quick heads up that midnight UK time tonight (Friday) is your last chance to enter our HotelTonight competition. Entries date-stamped after this time will not be counted. Five winners will each receive £200 of credit for HotelTonight.  This can be used at any […]

My review of Conrad London St James – is the rebrand working?

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I wrote in August about the surprising news that the new InterContinental Westminster was to rebrand as Conrad St James with almost immediate effect.  It gave the Hilton upmarket business brand a presence in the capital overnight and instantly became the ‘poshest’ Hilton family hotel […]

2,400 Avios for £60 Tesco Wine spend

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There was some discussion of this deal in the comments yesterday but I felt it deserved its own article, especially as the email subscribers would otherwise miss it. Tesco Wine is offering 1,000 Clubcard points when you spend £60.  This is an excellent deal given […]

Which loyalty credit cards are worth keeping for their benefits even if you don’t use them?

Credit cards

Typically there are three different types of travel loyalty credit cards you can apply for: Cards you get just for the sign-up bonus Cards you get primarily for the strong on-going earnings rate Cards you get but don’t use because they come with generous perks […]

The new alliance which isn’t an alliance – Etihad Airways Partners

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Abu Dhabi airline Etihad has launched ‘Etihad Airways Partners‘, a pseudo alliance aimed at bringing together some of the various national airlines in which Etihad has invested. Over the last few years, Etihad has been making equity investments and providing cheap loans to several struggling […]

3,000 Miles & More miles per Accor stay until December!

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Last week I posted details of an exceptional Avios hotel promotion with Accor. Accor is the hotel group behind Novotel, Sofitel, Mercure, Ibis and M Gallery, amongst others. It has teamed up with to offer 2,500 Avios points on stays until the end of […]

It’s back – 500 Clubcard points (1,200 Avios) for joining TopCashback


It’s back! If you missed this deal when it ran twice earlier in the year, now is your chance to jump on board. TopCashback, like Quidco, is a site which allows you to earn a small amount of cashback on your day to day shopping […]