Bits: Heathrow Express discount, earning miles at Waitrose is back, Accor 3x last chance

News in brief: Heathrow Express adds discount fares for August Good news for anyone flying from Heathrow next month.  Heathrow Express has just revealed special off-peak fares during the full month of August. During off-peak times, which includes weekends and bank holidays, a single fare will cost […]

Bits: Want a job redeeming miles?; airberlin adds cheap US Avios routes; Curve raises $10m

News in brief: Want a job redeeming miles?! John from the hotel booking site sent me an interesting job ad that came across his desk. Seedstars World, an established start-up investor, is looking for a remote working ‘travel hacker’ to book travel for its staff using […]

American Express Platinum Cashback Card (UK) – in-depth review

This is my review of the American Express Platinum Cashback and American Express Platinum Cashback Everyday credit cards. Head for Points is primarily about earning airline miles or hotel loyalty points, and earning points via your credit card spend is an important part of that. […]

American Express Nectar credit card – in-depth review

This is my review of the American Express Nectar credit card. Head for Points mainly focusses on credit cards which offer airline miles or hotel loyalty points for your spending. However, as easyJet is a partner with Nectar, it is worth taking a look at […]

Bits: £1350 Etihad business to Asia, win a Caribbean holiday, Etihad 20% transfer bonus

News in brief: Etihad business class to Asia from £1350 Courtesy of Flyertalk comes an interesting Etihad promotion from Germany (pick your starting point – Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Dusseldorf) to many parts of Asia. As a typical fare, Dusseldorf to Bangkok comes out at €1596 […]

Bits: BA bacon roll news, 1200 Avios with My Little Pony, win a trip to LA with Hilton

News in brief: Exciting British Airways bacon roll news According to the latest newsletter sent to members of the British Airways ‘Future Lab’ survey panel, as a result of their feedback bacon rolls will soon be available in the Heathrow Galleries Club lounges until 11am.  The […]

It’s back: Get up to 10,000 Avios for investing in an ISA with Nutmeg

Wealth management group Nutmeg has brought back its generous Avios offer, just two months after the previous offer closed. You will receive up to 10,000 Avios points when you open a Stocks & Shares ISA or a pension with Nutmeg before 19th February 2017. Full […]

50% off in the Corinthia Hotels annual sale – and status benefits via GHA

Long-term Head for Points readers will remember that I did a review of the Corinthia Hotel in London early 2015 after the hotel let me have a tour of its facilities and suites. It is a genuinely impressive piece of work. It is probably the most […]

Bits: buy half price SPG points – and use for a Marriott travel package, two Hilton sales now on

News in brief: Last day to buy Starwood points at a possible 50% discount Starwood is offering a very good, but targetted, deal which ends TODAY – a 50% discount when you buy 5,000+ Starwood Preferred Guest points. You need to log in here to […]

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 […]