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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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!

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 …

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

Love Clubcard, don’t collect Avios?  You should be reading our sister site, Shopper Points (www.shopperpoints.co.uk), which covers the latest Clubcard and Nectar offers without any distracting frequent flyer talk!  Why not check it out now? Scott emailed me to ask what is a very fair […]

Amex refreshes its UK small business cards

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

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

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 […]

The massive Hilton HHonors devaluation

A couple of people have emailed me to ask when I will be writing about the massive Hilton HHonors devaluation. The answer, unfortunately, is not until the end of next week.  I am pretty much without internet access until the weekend, and then the blog […]

Off to NYC Part 4 – Review of Lufthansa First Class, Frankfurt to Newark

This is my review of Lufthansa First Class on a 747, flying from Frankfurt to Newark.  It is Part 4 of my series of airline and hotel reviews covering my NYC trip this week.  Part 1 is here and Part 2 is here and Part 3 is here. […]

British Airways Executive Club promotional codes when joining BAEC

(EDIT:  As a lot of readers find this post directly via a search engine, I would like to say Welcome and to say that if you have ANY interest at all in Avios, British Airways Executive Club, air miles or hotel loyalty points then please […]

Off to NYC Part 3 – Lufthansa First Class Terminal, Frankfurt review and photos

This is my review of the Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt.  It is part 3 of a trip report covering my trip to New York this week.  Part 1 is here and Part 2 is here. When we left the story, I had just […]

BA launches ‘no suitcase’ fares from Gatwick – first step to a low-cost model?

For some time, there has a been a view that – in a continued attempt to make BA’s Gatwick operation profitable – it would move towards more of an easyJet approach to life. Gatwick already has ‘self bag tag’ machines, where you need to print […]

Off to NYC Part 2 – Lufthansa business class, Hamburg to Frankfurt

This is my review of Lufthansa’s short haul business class on a flight from Hamburg to Frankurt, and my review of the Lufthansa lounge in Hamburg. After checking out of the Radisson, I took the 45 second walk back over to the main terminal in […]