Earning Avios points when booking a package holiday via avios.com


A lot of people are not aware of the excellent deals being offered by avios.com when you use them to book a package holiday.  I thought a reminder was in order! The first thing to note is that these are avios.com promotions, so you will need […]

Uber adds 6- and 8-seaters in London and Manchester (£10 free credit still running!)

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Uber, the London driver service that is having a major impact on the way people get about the capital (and Manchester, where it also operates), has added an extra string to its bow. With immediate effect, the existing four car bands of UberX (Toyota Prius), […]

Did you win our HotelTonight competition?


Thank you to the 1,700 Head for Points readers who entered our £1,000 HotelTonight competition last week. It was great to see so much interest. The five winners have been drawn and they are: Jonathan from London Olivier from Sunderland David from Felixstowe David from […]

Last chance to win £1,000 of free hotel stays with HotelTonight

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Just a quick heads up that midnight UK time tonight (Friday) is your last chance to enter our HotelTonight competition. Entries date-stamped after this time will not be counted. Five winners will each receive £200 of credit for HotelTonight.  This can be used at any […]

Triple Avios points with NH Hotels – up to 1,350 Avios per night!

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NH Hotels is one of those niche European hotel chains that is rarely seen in the UK (although there is one in London) but crop up quite frequently on the continent. As well as the main NH Hotels brand, the group also includes Hesperia and nhow. Whilst […]

A new Star Alliance redemption – Ethiopian Airlines from Dublin to Los Angeles!

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Ethiopian Airlines, however improbable it may sound, is a member of the Star Alliance network.  Based in Addis Ababa, it serves 82 destinations – more African destinations than any other carrier – and is profitable. Just as impressively, it was Boeings first customer for the 787-8 […]

£10 Quidco cashback on any Best Western booking

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Cashback site Quidco is offering an exclusive deal on Best Western hotels in the UK this week. For bookings made by 26th October – for stays at any future date – you will receive a flat £10 cashback.  Given that Best Western properties are often […]

Win £1,000 of free hotel stays in association with HotelTonight!


All this week, Head for Points is running an exciting competition in association with hotel booking app HotelTonight to promote their new ‘seven day advance booking service’. We have £1,000 of prizes to be won! FIVE lucky readers will each receive £200 of HotelTonight credit. […]

Launching on Monday – win £1,000 of free hotel stays with HotelTonight!

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On Monday I will be launching the biggest competition that we have ever run on Head for Points. To promote the launch of their new ‘seven day advance booking’ service, hotel booking app HotelTonight will be giving away £1,000 of free hotel stays! Five lucky Head […]

Off topic: Sainsbury’s guts Nectar earning from April 2015

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I don’t cover Nectar much on Head for Points because it offers little in the way of travel rewards.  I have written about the ability to use your points to book easyJet flights and how the Nectar estore is the only way of getting cashback on […]

Use your mobile abroad and avoid roaming charges with Roamer app

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When I landed in Qatar last Monday, I received the usual text message from Vodafone. It would cost me £1.65 per minute to make a call and a bargain £1.30 per minute to receive one. Data was £3 per MB and text messages were 35p. I could […]

2,000 Avios per stay with Small Luxury Hotels of the World

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Last week I showed you how to get free ‘Loved’ status with Small Luxury Hotels of the World, guaranteeing you free breakfast and potentially other benefits on your stays. SLH is also an official avios.com hotel partner and has just launched a new Avios promotion. […]

Boosting your Amex spend by using Paypal for online shopping

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This little trick came up in the comments again this week so I thought it was worth a reminder for everyone. Given that the miles and points earned on Amex cards are generally far higher than those earned on MasterCard and Visa transactions, it is […]