18 months ago I ran this post on ‘What is your credit card ‘end game’ strategy?‘. This was fundamentally about which cards you should, long term, end up keeping in your wallet and generated a lot of discussion. I will run an updated version soon. […]
bmi Diamond Club and bmi credit cards
bmi Diamond Club closed when British Airways acquired bmi British Midland. It still lives on via the bmi Diamond Club credit cards. Whilst no longer available, existing cardholders were allowed to keep them and continue to earn Avios points at a rate far higher than the official British Airways credit cards!
Letters started to land on doormats yesterday from MBNA explaining what rewards scheme would apply to ex-bmi Diamond Club credit cards now that the Avios scheme has closed. Interestingly, MBNA has decided to make different offers to different people. It isn’t yet clear if they […]
I knew it was coming, but I thought we may get more notice than this. It seems not. If you still have an MBNA bmi Diamond Club credit card, you will no longer be able to earn Avios after 30th September 2016. This is, to […]
News in brief: Last day to get 2,400 Avios with a £60 LEGO purchase! A quick reminder that today, Monday, is the last day to earn 1,000 Clubcard points (worth 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin Flying Club) when you spend £60 on LEGO at Tesco Direct. […]
News in brief: The BA Diamond Club discount is back! Well, here’s a surprise. At the end of May, the 10% discount on British Airways flights offered to holders of the old bmi British Midland credit cards stopped working. We had all forgotten that the […]
News in brief: 10% Diamond Club discount for British Airways flights ends If you have one of the old bmi Diamond Club credit cards, you probably remember receiving a letter in March 2015 telling you about changes to the earning rates. There was also a […]
One reason that ‘old timers’ in this hobby may have a more positive attitude to the constant changes to programmes is that they are getting a better deal than you! It is not uncommon for schemes to change but for existing members to retain certain […]
News in brief: Four Seasons walks away from Canary Wharf Four Seasons announced yesterday that it is dropping management of its hotel at Canary Wharf in London. This is presumably linked to the opening of its new Tower of London project in a couple of […]
The Daily Mail writes about (a HFP reader?) buying Royal Mint coins for Avios and trying to cash them in!
Well, I never expected this story to reach the hallowed pages of the Daily Mail, but there you go! I’m a bit annoyed that I didn’t get a mention I have, a couple of times, mentioned that it is possible to buy face value commemorative […]
Saturday 5th December is the third outing for the UK version of ‘Small Business Saturday’, a slightly more welcome US import than Black Friday! It is, in theory, little more than a PR exercise for small traders and the benefits of shopping at local small businesses […]
For those people lucky enough to still have the old bmi British Midland credit cards issued by MBNA, some unwelcome news dropped through the letterbox yesterday. Not for everyone, just for some. There are, unbelievably, SEVEN different bmi credit card packages out there. Whilst everyone […]
(EDIT: This article was updated in April 2016) When bmi British Midland still existed, it was easier to get around the world with airline miles. British Airways was a core member of the oneworld alliance, and bmi British Midland was part of Star Alliance. Between them, you could redeem to pretty […]