Earning Avios for paying your council tax – and other utilities

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Your council tax bill for 2015/6 will have dropped through your letterbox in the last few days. Earning Avios or other points by paying your day-to-day bills is something that a lot of people ignore. Unfortunately, because of the huge range of utility companies, it is […]

Get a free Pret coffee, free wi-fi and more via the new myGatwick website

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Gatwick Airport has replaced the old Gatwick Voucher Passport coupon scheme with a new website – myGatwick. The new site is tailored to your travel plans, allowing you to input details of your forthcoming flights from Gatwick and receive details nearer the time of special […]

Important dates for your diary

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Here is the latest edition of our new fortnightly Saturday feature which summarises offers which are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Card Updates and regular article pages. The most important ones for me are: […]

Follow HFP on Instagram. No cat pictures, guaranteed.

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The Head for Points Instagram page has been up and running for about four months now.   After a painful period of copying across most of the proprietary photographs from the last three years, it is now running ‘in real time’ and I am uploading images when […]

Ethiopian offering £380 economy tickets from Dublin to LA (vs BA’s £1100!)

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Back in October I wrote about the new Dublin to Los Angeles service to be operated by Star Alliance member Ethiopian Airlines. Starting in June, Ethiopian will fly the route three times per week using a brand new Boeing 787! Until April 30, for travel […]

Two split-ticketing tools to help you find cheaper train tickets

Gatwick Express

‘Split ticketing’ has been a niche topic in rail circles for some years – you can save a lot of money on your train travel by using it correctly. What ‘split ticketing’ means is that, instead of buying a rail ticket from A to C (with the train stopping […]

£50 off your first Airbnb booking over £100

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I have never covered Airbnb on Head for Points.  Whilst a lot of people are finding it an attractive alternative to hotels, our focus is primarily on the large chains and their loyalty schemes. If you have wondered what all the fuss was about and […]

Supercard from Travelex – a revolutionary ‘must have’ for HFP readers?

Supercard

I received a few emails from readers yesterday about the forthcoming launch of Supercard from Travelex.  It is very rare that a totally revolutionary payment product comes along but this could be it. As you (hopefully) know, almost all UK credit, debit and charge cards […]

Important dates for your miles and points diary

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Here is the latest edition of our new fortnightly Saturday feature which summarises offers which are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Cards Update and regular article pages. The key one to note is probably […]

Why I use AwardWallet to track my miles and points

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A reader emailed me recently to ask if I would consider writing about the external online tools I use to plan my travel and manage my miles.  The truth is that I don’t. Whilst there are a few apps on my phone (FlightTrack, MyFlights, Roamer, […]

Fed up with BA On Business? Double points with PartnerPlusBenefit and a sign-up bonus

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I covered the major changes to the British Airways On Business scheme, aimed at small businesses, two weeks ago. Whilst BA is making sure that the value of your existing points is protected (which is more than can be said for your existing Avios balance […]

EXCLUSIVE: Negotiations for Priority Pass lounge in Terminal 5 ‘well advanced’

Plaza Premium Heathrow 2

When I wrote about the opening of the Plaza Premium arrivals lounge in Heathrow Terminal 2, I mentioned that the Plaza Premium CEO publicly stated that he was in discussions with Heathrow about opening an independent lounge in Terminal 5. Things appear to be moving […]

Premier Inn becomes the latest hotel chain with free wi-fi

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Budget hotel group Premier Inn has, with immediate effect, implemented a ‘free wi-fi for all’ policy in all of its hotels.  This replaces the previous policy of only offering 30 minutes for free. Over the past couple of months I have reported on how Starwood, […]

Important dates for your diary

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Here is the latest edition of our new fortnightly Saturday feature which summarises offers which are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Card Updates and regular article pages. Saturday 28 February (TODAY!) Win 15,000 Starwood Preferred […]

TODAY ONLY: Win No.1 Traveller lounge passes, including a free glass of champagne!

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Thanks to premium lounge operator No.1 Traveller, I am running a giveaway today which will last for just 18 hours. Between now and midnight, you can win two Champagne Experience gift vouchers to any No.1 Traveller lounge in their collection as well as a free […]

4 easy ways to hit your credit card sign-up bonus spending target

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There are plenty of Head for Points readers currently chasing a spending target on their American Express card.  Why?  Because they want to trigger a lucrative sign-up bonus in order to book a flight before the Avios devaluation takes place on April 28th. (This article discusses cards […]