Why I like my little Zipcar (London car clubs explained)


My annual £59 Zipcar membership fee hit my credit card last week, which made me realise that I have never mentioned it on here before.  And yet, in terms of travel ‘value’, it is one of the best deals around if it suits your circumstances. […]

Earn Nectar points with train tickets booked via First Great Western, First TPE, First CC and ScotRail

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We don’t cover Nectar points on Head for Points much (although remember you can make a cheeky £100 (20,000 points) by applying for and cancelling the Amex Nectar credit card).  However, when they link to travel, I have an excuse! First Great Western, First TransPennine Express, […]

‘Credit Card Reviews’ series returns from tomorrow

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Starting tomorrow, I will be re-running the ‘Credit Card Reviews’ series in full.  This will see a full length article published on EVERY airline and hotel credit card in the UK – a total of 26 in total! All of the older reviews have been […]

Take care ….. Amex Travel selling ‘non-earning’ airline tickets


One of the strong points about British Airways Executive Club is that all fares, wherever you buy them, earn you the standard level of miles and tier points.  The only exceptions are fairly obvious exclusions such as discounted staff tickets. Whether your BA ticket comes […]

Discover the best yacht chartering in Europe (sponsored post)

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(This post was sponsored by aBoatTime, who are responsible for its content) How about trying a holiday with a difference this year?  However well travelled you are, there is a totally original way to revisit and rediscover your favourite place – yacht charter!  Any destination looks […]

Totally off topic (!) : free 30 day trial of Amazon Prime – now with Instant Video – for HFP readers

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This has absolutely nothing to do with airline miles and points, before you ask.  However, I have made this the 4th post of the day, so you still get your usual three ‘miles and points’ articles as well! You have probably noticed that we have […]

Worldhotels launches a loyalty scheme – Peakpoints – and 3,000 Avios per stay

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Worldhotels is a marketing group that represents 500 hotels across 250 different locations in 65 countries.   Rather like Leading Hotels of the World, it allows properties to remain independent whilst still benefitting from marketing synergies. Until the end of 2014, Worldhotels is offering 3,000 Avios […]

Join InterNations, the worlds largest online community for expats, for free

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InterNations, which bills itself as the worlds largest online community for expats, got in touch with me this week to introduce itself. I agreed to give them a plug here, as I thought it might be of interest to many Head for Points readers – whether […]

Cheaper Avios redemptions as Air Passenger Duty cut in budget

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From a miles and points perspective, the key point in the UK Budget Statement yesterday was not the cut in Bingo Duty to 10%, nor the freezing of cider duty, but a cut in the rate of Air Passenger Duty to certain long-haul destinations. Except […]

Buy £20 of Uber credit for just £5

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Fresh from selling £16 redspottedhanky gift vouchers for £8 (now sold out), Amazon Local has moved on to London car service Uber this week. Via this link, you can purchase a £10 Uber voucher for just £2 and a £20 Uber voucher for just £5. […]

Very good value foreign currency transfers with Azimo

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I was sent some information on Azimo, a super-low-cost money transfer service, last week, and it made me realise that I have never looked at currency transfer services before.  I thought it would be good to review Azimo and the other different options. A lot of […]

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Head for Points has been sharing news of some excellent promotions in recent weeks, including ]the exclusive details of what was to appear in the six Avios January sales! To ensure you don’t miss out on future offers, here is a quick reminder of the […]

Check out Head for Points on the American Express travel blog

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I wrote a piece recently for the American Express travel blog which has just gone live. I was only given a limited amount of space, but I hope it gives readers an idea of the ‘bigger picture’ of how they can earn and burn their […]