Coming on Monday …. a great Air New Zealand competition!

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Monday will see the ‘back to work’ season in full swing.  You may well have a full office for the first time in two months.  You may also have some proper work to do …! To take your mind off it, Head for Points will […]

Important dates for your diary

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Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly weekend 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. Of deals worth noting, I would highlight the Kaligo.com […]

50% discount on regional Avios redemptions on Monarch

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avios.com has launched a 50% discount offer on redemptions on Monarch.  Specifically, you will save 50% on the following routes: Birmingham, Luton or Manchester to Malaga Birmingham, Leeds Bradford or Manchester to Barcelona Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, Luton or Manchester to Faro Birmingham or Luton to […]

Odd rules emerging … is the Aspire lounge in T5 really an Aspire lounge?!

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Two weeks ago I covered the official opening of the new Aspire airport lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5.  This is likely to be popular with Head for Points readers who do not have British Airways status but who do have a Priority Pass via an […]

REMINDER: Exclusive £30 Head for Points sign-up code for HotelTonight!

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(EDIT:  this offer has now closed – thanks to HotelTonight for offering it.  If you have already downloaded the app and redeemed the code, you have until 30th December to use your £30 discount. If you download the app after August 18th, code RBURGESS15 will […]

Bits: HFP on CNN, Kenya visa changes, £1 foreign currency transfers

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News in brief: HFP on CNN I was featured in a frequent flyer article on cnn.com last week.  You can find it here. Most Head for Points readers won’t learn much new from it, but it did allow me to wheel out that photograph of […]

Important dates for your diary

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Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly weekend 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 15th August Last day to book £875 business […]

Getting the cheapest price and maximum rewards for train tickets (2015 edition)

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Head for Points is, of course, primarily about collecting airline and hotel points. However, most of us probably spend some time on trains as well so I thought it was worth a run through of the various options. And, of course, traingenius.co.uk awards Avios when […]

Why Wyndham Rewards (Ramada and Days Inn) is now worth knowing about

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Wyndham – even though you may never have heard of it – is actually the largest hotel group in the world with over 7,000 properties.  The majority of these are low-cost hotels in the USA, primarily outside major cities, and you are unlikely to stay in […]

REMINDER: Get better deals on luxury hotels with Head for Points and Propeller Travel

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(This introduction to our travel booking service originally ran last month, feel free to ignore this article if you read it then.) Head for Points, in conjunction with Propeller Travel, offers a specialist travel booking service for luxury hotels and complex flight routings.  We can get […]

Beat the tube strike! – a quick reminder of our taxi sign-up codes

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If the tube strike is going to leave you stranded on Wednesday and Thursday, you may want to give one of the app based cab services a go. Let’s be frank – your chance of getting a ride is not going to be huge!  (EDIT: […]

Half-price Priority Pass back on Amazon Local

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Amazon Local, the ‘daily deals’ / Groupon-style Amazon subsidiary, is repeating its offer to get a Priority Pass for half price. The timing is excellent, given that the new Aspire lounge has just opened in Heathrow Terminal 5, as my other article today explains.  This […]

£10 off £50 Amazon spend (TODAY ONLY), good way to use pay.com cards

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Amazon is running a ‘one day only’ special offer for today, Monday.  You will receive £10 off a £50 spend. Full details can be found here on the Amazon website – click the banner at the top. Basically …. you need to spend £50 on […]

25 ‘mystery inspector’ vacancies at ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’!

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If you have a bit of capacity for a part-time job, how about this from ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’? “It’s no secret that we’re all about service…so how about going undercover as part of our ‘secret service’? Do you have the time to […]

Save 20% on Virgin East Coast and Virgin West Coast train tickets

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The Virgin Group has launched a new iOS app, Virgin Red.  You can download it for free from the App Store.  It is NOT available Android phones at the moment and no launch is expected until the end of the year. If you want to […]

Important dates for your diary

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Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly weekend 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. Friday 7th August Last day to transfer Starwood Preferred Guest […]

American Express Platinum Cashback Card (UK) – in-depth review

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This is my review of the American Express Platinum Cashback and American Express Platinum Cashback Everyday credit cards. Head for Points is primarily about earning airline miles or hotel loyalty points, and earning points via your credit card spend is an important part of that.  […]