SPG Amex holders now receive “SPG Preferred Guest Plus” status for free

SPG Amex

Whilst I have a Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card, I also have Gold status in the SPG programme via my Amex Platinum card. This development had therefore passed me by until a reader flagged it to me. If you have an SPG Amex, your […]

Earn Avios via Tesco Clubcard at Dobbies garden centres

Dobbies

Not many people know that Tesco bought the Dobbies chain of garden centres back in 2007. Since then, it has been run separately with very little integration. Whatever plan Tesco had for the business has apparently been shelved, and to be honest I would expect […]

Reminder: Foursquare / Amex / Shell deal ends on April 18th

Foursquare

Just a quick heads to remind you that the Foursquare / Shell / American Express promotion ends on April 18th. You will save £15 on any £50 spend at a Shell garage when you pay with any American Express card and sign-up for the promotion […]

Lufthansa scraps First Class on 25% of routes

Lufthansa First Class

A couple of weeks ago I posted two trip reports about my visit to Lufthansa’s First Class Terminal and my flight in their new First Class cabin, which comes with a seat and a fully separate bed. It is a truly fantastic product. Unfortunately, your […]

End of tax year reminder – 5,000 Virgin Flying Club miles for taking out an ISA

Virgin Money

With just a month to go before the end of the tax year, it is worth remembering that Virgin Money is offering 5,000 Flying Club miles to anyone who open a new FTSE Tracker ISA. There are two ways to invest. You can either invest […]

Priority Club’s ‘Friends & Family’ rate keeps on working for discounted hotel stays

Priority Club Gold card

Back in 2009, when the hotel business first started dipping down, Priority Club launched a special deal for stays at Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, Indigo, InterContinental, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites hotels. It was called ‘Friends & Family’ and was nominally aimed […]

Last chance to get your February Foursquare cashback!

Foursquare

With Head for Points having been out of action for the last two days, this has been my first chance to give you a final warning not to miss out on the current batch of Amex and Foursquare offers. My post outlining the February deals […]

Head for Points returns on Wednesday 27th – no posts Monday 25th or Tuesday 26th whilst we renovate!

HFP

OK, it is decorating time! As I outlined last Sunday, there will be no new posts on Monday or Tuesday whilst the blog is migrated to its new home and is given its new look. If you try to access the site during Monday or […]

A hotel loyalty scheme I won’t be joining …

The beach-facing terrace

Back in May, we did an ‘out of season’ holiday at Sandy Lane in Barbados. I wrote a review of it here. Now, Sandy Lane is not cheap, even out of season. But at Christmas and New Year, it is extortionate! The Sandy Lane email […]

Why Tesco’s ‘Win 1 Million Avios’ competition is rubbish

Tesco Clubcard

Scott emailed me to ask what is a very fair question: I didn’t see anything on your website about the Avios and Tesco Clubcard email offer I received the other day. Apparently if you exchange a minimum of £10 worth of Tesco clubcard vouchers, before […]

Amex refreshes its UK small business cards

Amex Business Gold

A couple of months ago, Amex was offering a very generous 40,000 Avios if you signed up for their Business Gold card. Sadly that offer has now ended, and there is currently no sign-up bonus at all. However, Amex has recently relaunched its Business Platinum […]

Emirates Skywards launches new ‘Platinum’ elite tier

Skywards

Emirates has added a new elite tier to its Skywards programme – Platinum. Timed to match the launch of its new partnership with Qantas, the new tier will begin on April 1st. The benefits, to be honest, are not terribly exciting.  This is especially disappointing when […]

Off to NYC Part 5 – review of the Conrad New York hotel

Conrad New York lobby 2

This article is my review of the new Conrad New York hotel.  It is Part 5 of a series of airline and hotel reviews covering my trip to New York. To recap – I have just arrived, via Lufthansa First Class, in NYC. Click the links […]