What is the best FREE Visa or MasterCard for earning miles and points?

Credit cards

The best miles and points credit and charge cards come from American Express.  It is unfortunate, however, that they are not accepted everywhere.  You will need a Visa or a MasterCard as a back-up card. The big question is ‘Which one?’. This article looks at the ‘no […]

New taxi deals – £50 (yes, £50) off Addison Lee for new and existing users, £5 off Kabbee


I have run occasional articles on Head for Points offering sign-up deals for GetTaxi (£10), Uber (£10) and Hailo (nothing at present AFAIK). I haven’t covered Addison Lee or Kabbee before, so I thought the appearance of a generous Addison Lee discount code was a good excuse. […]

Important deadlines to remember – a new fortnightly feature


One of the requests that came up during my request for suggestions over New Year was the idea of a calendar on the site which would show the closing dates for the offers I discuss. This was a good idea since closing dates are currently spread across […]

My review of the Corinthia hotel in London, with photos

Corinthia Hotel London review bedroom

This is my review of the Corinthia hotel in London, together with some photographs from my visit. As you can imagine, I get quite a few requests from PR agencies asking me if I want to have a tour of this or that hotel or […]

Did you win 100,000 Avios in our Kaligo.com competition (I haven’t told the winner yet!)?


Thank you to everyone who entered our competition last week, sponsored by hotel booking site Kaligo.com, to win 100,000 Avios points.  There was a fantastic response. I picked a winner yesterday and the name has been verified with Kaligo.com.  I haven’t told this person yet, […]

50% of the cost of my Virgin America flight is returned via points.com!

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points.com is a facilitator for the purchase and exchange of miles. If you have ever bought Avios, you may have noticed that your credit card statement showed ‘points.com’ as the merchant. points.com is a 2-legged business, half of which is handling ‘buy points’ requests for […]

Half-price Priority Pass back on Amazon Local

Priority Pass

Amazon Local, the ‘daily deals’ / Groupon-style Amazon subsidiary, is repeating the offer it ran last May to get a Priority Pass for half price. The link to buy is here. Priority Pass is a network of 700 airport lounges across the globe. Some are […]

Things you never knew … stay at the Thistle Heathrow and take a driverless pod to T5!

Heathrow pods

Here is one of those odd little facts which may have passed you by …..!  I was reminded of it when writing my article on the Thistle Hotels ‘Signature’ loyalty scheme on Wednesday. The biggest downside of staying at one of the hotels at Heathrow […]

Reminder: Last chance to win 100,000 Avios with Head for Points and Kaligo!


Don’t forget that midnight tonight is the closing time for our fantastic competition in association with hotel booking website Kaligo. One lucky Head for Points reader is going to win 100,000 Avios points! The competition is being sponsored by hotel booking website Kaligo (www.kaligo.com).  Kaligo […]

My feedback on your feedback on HFP ….

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On New Years Day I ran an open forum where you could post suggestions for ways of improving Head for Points.  I am grateful to everyone who took the time to comment or send me an email, especially those people who said they liked everything just […]

Free Sunday night and free Sunday lunch with Thistle and Guoman Hotels and Thistle Signature


I don’t write about Thistle Hotels much on Head for Points.  They did have an American Express cashback offer last year which I covered, and one HFP reader contacted me afterwards to say how impressed he had been with the hotels he visited.  The bottom […]

Post Office Money Platinum credit card review – a great card for travelling

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This is my review of the Post Office Platinum credit card. Key link: The Post Office Money Platinum credit card application page Representative APR 17.8% variable. The Post Office credit card is provided by Bank of Ireland UK. Head for Points mainly looks at credit cards […]

Dubai overtakes Heathrow to become world’s biggest international airport

Emirates A380

It came down to the wire, but the UAE newspaper The National reported on December 30th that Dubai International Airport was on course to overtake Heathrow for the first time to become the world’s biggest international airport.  This is based on the number of passengers taking […]