Holiday Tips 1 – how to earn Avios and get the best deals on airport car parking

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With the kids about to break up – mine finish on Wednesday – over the next few days I will running updated versions of my annual travel planning series.  This will cover the best ways of earning or redeeming miles and points to get the best value […]

Bits: £59 Amazon Prime, 1000 Clubcard points on Fuji cameras and Lego, American scraps First to Heathrow

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Some news in brief: Amazon Prime reduced from £79 to £59 for 48 hours Some HFP readers received a targetted offer from American Express recently for £10 cashback on a £35 purchase in July.  If you have not yet redeemed that, here is an interesting […]

Earn Avios with Travelex at Heathrow – but it is a really bad idea

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At the end of May, Moneycorp – the British Airways bureau de change partner – lost its offices at Heathrow.  Travelex took over, making it the de factor monopoly currency provider. A few years ago, Travelex lost the British Airways partnership contract to Moneycorp.  With […]

Win £500 of hotel stays with HFP and HotelTonight!

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All this week, Head for Points is running an exciting competition in association with hotel booking app HotelTonight to promote their current ‘£30 off your first UK booking’ promotion. We have a prize of £500 of hotel credit to be won!  One lucky reader will […]

Bits: more on combining Avios from Iberia Plus, up to 50% bonus buying Flying Blue miles

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Some news in brief: More ideas if having trouble using Combine My Avios with Iberia Plus I wrote an article last year on how to do ‘Combine My Avios’ from an Iberia Plus account.  Reader David dropped me a note with another hint. When you log […]

Triple Avios when you credit your Accor stays to or BAEC

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Le Club Accorhotels, the loyalty scheme for Novotel, Sofitel, Mercure, Ibis, M Gallery, Pullman etc, has launched a new promotion in association with and British Airways Executive Club. Accor has teamed up with to offer triple Avios points on stays until the end […]

Sam flies La Compagnie from Luton to New York in Business for £500 …. and the risk if you copy her

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Back in February I wrote about the launch of La Compagnie.  This is a French airline start-up which offers an ‘all business class’ service from Luton to New York Newark. The firm originally launched a service from Paris to Newark in July 2014.  The Luton […]

Updated: our crowdsourced list of Amex Membership Rewards transfer times

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Two weeks ago, I asked for your help in putting together a list of the actual (as opposed to promised) time taken to transfer points from American Express Membership Rewards to various airline and hotel programmes. Thank you to everyone who contributed their experiences. The […]

When your Le Club Accorhotels points expire, and how to stop it


I receive regular emails from readers asking ‘How can I stop my Le Club Accorhotels points from expiring?’ or ‘When do my Le Club Accorhotels points expire?’.  This new series looks at the major hotel loyalty programmes and shows you how to keep valuable points […]

LAUNCHING MONDAY – Win £500 of free hotel stays with HotelTonight!

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Here is your advance warning that, next week, Head for Points will be running an exciting competition in association with ‘late booking’ hotel app HotelTonight to promote their current ‘£30 off your first UK booking’ promotion. We have a prize of £500 of hotel stays to be won! […]

Bits: 50 free Avios via Avios Suitcase, Cathay business sale to China / Oz / Cebu, Plaza Premium in Singapore

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News in brief: Avios Suitcase is back Avios Suitcase is a Facebook app which allows you to earn Avios points – credited to and NOT British Airways Executive Club accounts – for completing various simple tasks and earning ‘badges’. (If you’ve never tried it, […]

Important dates for your diary


Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly Saturday feature which summarises offers which are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Card Updates and regular article pages. Monday 6th July Last day to receive 5,000 […]

When your IHG Rewards Club points expire, and how to stop it

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This is another in our new series of reference articles for the site looking at the expiry policies of the major hotel loyalty schemes. I receive regular emails from readers asking ‘How can I stop my IHG Rewards Club points from expiring?’ or ‘When do […]

500 – 1,000 bonus Avios with all short-haul BA flights this Autumn

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I get the feeling that British Airways is getting worried about the impact of the Avios devaluation on its leisure business.  When you are earning just 125 Avios points each way for a European flight in economy, it is hardly an incentive to turn to […]

No BA On Business points if you don’t have a VAT number – the secret change they never told you about

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On Business, the British Airways loyalty scheme for small companies, was ‘restructured’ on May 27th. The net result was to make the scheme more lucrative for purchasers of premium tickets and less lucrative for buyers of cheaper tickets, as well as making it harder for […]

20% bonus on Starwood Preferred Guest conversions to American Airlines

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There are two good reasons why you may be considering building up some American Airlines miles at the moment: The free UK credit card has a 15,000 mile sign-up bonus AA still awards 100% of miles flown when you credit economy BA flights, compared to […]