Is there any point getting a Diners Club card, the card that time forgot?

A reader asked me last week to take another look at Diners Club, the charge card that time forgot.  As it I haven’t covered it for three years, and it does still offer airline miles as rewards, I thought it made sense. Most of you will […]

Double Avios when booking a package holiday or cruise via avios.com

Avios.com (not British Airways Executive Club) is, technically, a travel agency.  You may not be aware that you can use them to book a package holiday and earn yourself bonus Avios points in the process. Until 7th July, the earning rate is doubled and you will […]

Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly weekend feature which summarises offers that are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Cards and regular article pages. There are a number of deals ending next Thursday at the […]

600 easy FREE Avios with ‘Rewards For Thoughts’

One of the less known avios.com partners is market research group ‘Rewards For Thoughts‘.  They are offering a generous 600 Avios points just for signing up. Note that this is an avios.com and NOT a British Airways Executive Club promotion.  You will need to join […]

Did you win our £500 Hotels.com gift voucher?

Thank you to everyone who entered our Hotels.com competition last week. Over 3,000 people entered which was a fantastic result. The winner, who will receive a £500 Hotels.com voucher is …… Janet Jones  (who, if there are multiple Janet Jones’ reading this, has a Tiscali email address). […]

How to get a one-way Europcar UK rental for just £1!

This very interesting car rental deal had passed me by but was raised by Harry in the comments section this week.  I thought it deserved a wider audience. Europcar is offering one-way UK car rentals for a flat fee of £1, including basic insurance. This […]

LAST DAY, CLOSES MIDNIGHT: Win a £500 Hotels.com gift voucher with Head for Points

This is your FINAL REMINDER that, thanks to Hotels.com, I am running a great competition this week to promote the Hotels.com Summer Sale and the Hotels.com Rewards programme. Up to midnight tonights (Friday), you can win a £500 Hotels.com voucher.  The winner will receive a special code which will save you […]

Travelex Supercard relaunches and it’s still FREE – should you get one?

I dropped in an extra article during the day yesterday to cover the relaunch of the Travelex Supercard. If you read that article, some of this piece will sound familiar.  I have repeated myself for the benefit of our email subscribers, who didn’t get the […]

REMINDER: Win a £500 Hotels.com gift voucher with Head for Points!

This is a midweek reminder that, thanks to Hotels.com, I am running a great competition this week to promote the Hotels.com Summer Sale and the Hotels.com Rewards programme. Between now and Friday, you can win a £500 Hotels.com voucher.  The winner will receive a special code which will save you £500 […]

Breaking news: Travelex Supercard now live for new applications (and it is still free)

As of 10am this morning, the Travelex Supercard website is back up, a new app appeared in the app stores and it began to accept new applications. If you want to get one, I would move quickly as the company has told me that it expects […]

Win a £500 Hotels.com gift voucher with Head for Points!

Thanks to Hotels.com, I am running a great competition this week to promote the Hotels.com Summer Sale and the Hotels.com Rewards programme. Between now and Friday, you can win a £500 Hotels.com voucher.  The winner will receive a special code which will save you £500 on a qualifying booking made via the UK site for […]

Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly weekend feature which summarises offers that are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Cards and regular article pages. The key offer closing this week is the higher bonus on […]

Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly weekend feature which summarises offers that are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Cards and regular article pages. As the end of the month is approaching, there are a […]

Bits: bad news as Lloyds tries to buy MBNA, bad news as Regus culls Gold cards

Some (bad) news in brief: Lloyds to buy MBNA UK? According to reports yesterday, Bank of America has put the UK operations of MBNA back up for sale following a failed process five years ago. The business has a loan book of £7bn and is believed […]

What should you do with your Curve card now?

Unless you only read Head for Points via email, you presumably saw my extra article yesterday about the decision of American Express to stop working with Curve card. I won’t go back into how Curve works again, but you can find full details in this […]

Curve card ‘pauses’ Amex functionality

Let’s keep Curve discussion here, please, to stop other threads getting clogged up. I will do an analysis on this tomorrow.  My gut feeling in the short term is that – assuming you can easily spend £1,000 on Curve in the next three months (and […]

How did little known Nadler get two of the top 12 London hotels on TripAdvisor?

This is our review of The Nadler Victoria hotel in London. What does a hotel need to become a well regarded high end choice in London?  A bar that is popular with the rich and famous? A restaurant with 3 Michelin stars? A pool? Large […]

Bits: why MasterCard FX rates are better than Visa, Air India returns to London-New York route

More news in brief: Exploring the differences between Visa and MasterCard FX rates It is easy to assume that Visa and MasterCard would use the same exchange rates when processing overseas credit card transactions. In truth, that is not the case.  In most cases, MasterCard […]