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 […]

TODAY ONLY: Win free luggage pick-up and collection with AirPortr – and a discount for everyone

Thanks to London-based baggage collection and delivery service AirPortr, I am running a special giveaway today which will last for just 18 hours. Between now and midnight, you can win the chance to have all of your holiday luggage collected from, and delivered back to, your home and Heathrow, […]

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

I have had a few emails from readers recently looking for the best Visa or MasterCard miles and points card.  It has got tough now that the IHG Rewards Club and Marriott cards have disappeared and the Tesco card has halved its earning rate.  I thought […]

Bits: Luxury Travel Diary auctions, join a class action against Ryanair

News in brief: Luxury Travel Diary auctions The Luxury Travel Diary site dropped me a line about another wave of its luxury auctions closing this week.  These are often worth a look as there are often deals to be had. The UK focussed offers are here.  I […]

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 thing to focus on is Tuesday 17th May.  This […]

The only way to earn cashback when booking easyJet

My recent easyJet flight from London Southend to Paris reminded me of a little trick for booking easyJet which is often forgotten. easyJet does not appear on cashback websites.  They are not on TopCashback or Quidco unless you count the easyJet Holidays joint venture. There […]

Bonus Avios offers with Starwood, Melia Hotels and NH Hotels (and The Economist offer returns!)

As well as the Hilton HHonors promotion I trailed yesterday, Iberia Plus is currently running three other Avios special offers with major hotel groups. As Avios can be transferred from an Iberia Plus account into a British Airways Executive Club account – as long as […]

London City Airport finally opens a lounge …. and charges £180 per person

….. although children under 2 are free! London City Airport has revamped the lounge in the Jet Centre, used for private aircraft, and is now making it available for use by the general public. (EDIT: but not if you are flying BA, see the PS.) […]

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 isn’t a lot to worry about this week apart from the […]

What Anika discovered when she gave Airbnb a try …..

We have all heard about it, may know someone who has done it and possibly even have thought about doing it ourselves but were wary about what to expect: Airbnb. Head for Points tends to focus on the major hotel chains – because those are the ones which hand out […]

My day out at London Southend Airport!

Back in the 1960s, apparently, Southend was London’s official ‘third airport’.  The growth of Stansted sidelined it until 2008 when it was purchased by the Stobart Group.  They have added a new terminal, a new control building, extended the runway and – most importantly – […]

The Curve card and its new ‘acceptable use’ policy

The Curve card is an innovative new payment card which is currently in beta mode.  I reviewed the Curve card in detail here but, put simply: branded as a MasterCard, it allows you to recharge transactions to an American Express card – great for places where Amex […]

95 AwardWallet 6-month upgrade vouchers (worth $10 each) to give away today

There is only one miles and points tool that I use every day – and have done for a number of years – and that is AwardWallet.  There has always been a link to them from the “I Also Recommend …..” section at the bottom […]

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 isn’t a lot to worry about this week – apart […]