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25% off Starwood Preferred Guest points means buying airline miles at 1.25p

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Starwood is (again) offering a 10%-25% discount when you purchase SPG Starpoints before 31st May. The link to buy is here. The discount is staggered.  You get 10% off purchases of up to 9500 points, 15% off 10000 to 14500, 20% off 15000 to 29500 […]

Credit Card Reviews 2014 (9): Flybe MasterCard

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This is the 9th of my series of posts looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether of not they are worth applying for. These posts will be linked to the relevant sections of the ‘Credit Cards Update‘ page. My other UK […]

Last chance to buy IHG Rewards Club points with a 25%-100% bonus!

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A quick reminder that tomorrow, Monday 21st, is the last day to buy IHG Rewards Club points with the current 25% – 100% bonus. IHG increased the potential bonus offered to a lot people a couple of weeks after the promotion launched.  If you were […]

News from the beach: Avios Suitcase / Tesco Wine bonus / Free Club Carlson Gold

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I would normally have covered these deals in more depth, but we are still on holiday and I don’t have the time to do full posts! Avios Suitcase Yes, you’re rich! (Or not.)  A new ‘sticker’ worth a whole 10 Avios points is now available […]

The British Airways ‘On Business’ programme explained (Part 2, 2014 edition)

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This article is the final part of the piece I started yesterday introducing BA On Business, the reward programme for small businesses. Part 1 can be found here. Marriott hotel voucher redemptions no longer available If you did not want to redeem your On Business […]

Credit Card Reviews 2014 (8): Etihad Guest American Express & Visa

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This is the 8th of my series of posts looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether of not they are worth applying for. These posts will be linked to the relevant sections of the ‘Credit Cards Update‘ page. Link: Etihad Guest credit cards […]

Good Hilton promo – 1500 Avios on first stay, 2000 Avios on second stay – with confusing rules

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Hilton is currently launching targetted promotions with pretty much every major airline.  Until this BA one launched, the Lufthansa one looked the most generous (and still is for very expensive stays). The BA version allows you to earn 3,500 bonus Avios points from just two […]

The British Airways ‘On Business’ programme explained (Part 1, 2014 edition)

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Many of you will never have come across BA On Business, which is BA’s ‘other’ loyalty programme. Instead of rewarding flyers, though, it rewards the companies that book their travel. (And if you have your own business, you can be a ‘company’ as well as […]

Credit Card Reviews 2014 (7): Emirates Skywards Elite American Express & Visa

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This is the 7th of my series of posts looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether of not they are worth applying for. These posts will be linked to the relevant sections of the ‘Credit Cards Update‘ page. Link: Emirates Skywards […]

My review of the Emirates lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3

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We flew to Dubai last week on Emirates.  (Skywards miles redemption, via transferred American Express Membership Rewards points during the 25% transfer bonus last year, before anyone asks!)  This meant my first visit to the Emirates lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3 for about 5 years. […]

Six new statement credit deals from Amex, including Debenhams

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American Express has launched another batch of cashback offers available. You need to activate these offers before using them. If you have an Amex-issued Amex card: On a desktop PC, log in to your American Express account.  On the statement summary page for each card, […]

Credit Card Reviews 2014 (6): Emirates Skywards American Express & Visa

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This is the 6th of my series of posts looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether of not they are worth applying for. These posts will be linked to the relevant sections of the ‘Credit Cards Update‘ page. Link: Emirates Skywards cards official […]

How I stayed in Paris for free and why I don’t write about Best Rate Guarantees

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I reviewed my Junior Suite at InterContinental LeGrand in Paris (photo below) three days ago.  Very pleasant it was too – as it should have been, given the €690 per night price. Luckily for me, I didn’t pay for it.  The room was comped under IHG’s […]