‘Credit Cards Update’ updated for December – summary of the current top deals

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It is time for our monthly round up of what is new, what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. What’s new? Not much, to be honest.  December is never a good month for […]

Hilton and Marriott scrapping ‘same day’ cancellation for Best Flexible rates

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Both Hilton and Marriott have failed to officially announce the fact that, from January 1st, they are scrapping the ‘cancel by 6pm on day of arrival’ room guarantee for Best Flexible rates. From the New Year, the vast majority of both Hilton and Marriott family […]

Hilton launches its Winter Sale with 33% off Best Available Rate

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Hilton has launched its Winter Sale, offering discounts of up to 33% off the Best Available Rate for hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. There is a special home page for this promotion which you can find here. You can book for the […]

Hilton HHonors launches double points offer for November to January

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You may remember an article I wrote a month ago where Hilton HHonors had opened up a public vote about what it should offer as its November to January promotion. The public has spoken.  Hilton HHonors is offering double points on all stays (from your 2nd stay) […]

What is the best Avios credit card? (Part 2: on-going earning rates)


Yesterday I did my best to begin answering the question commonly asked by beginners to this hobby – ‘What is the best credit card for earning Avios points?’. Because you can earn Avios points both directly and indirectly (eg via Tesco Clubcard or Amex Membership Rewards), the […]

Using Hilton HHonors ‘points and money’ to maximise value

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Hilton HHonors underwent a major devaluation in 2013 which severely impacted the ‘aspirational’ elements of the programme. This saw some of the most valuable redemptions almost double in price (ie Conrad Maldives up from 50,000 to 95,000 points per night) with equally crazy rises in […]

My review of Conrad London St James – is the rebrand working?

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I wrote in August about the surprising news that the new InterContinental Westminster was to rebrand as Conrad St James with almost immediate effect.  It gave the Hilton upmarket business brand a presence in the capital overnight and instantly became the ‘poshest’ Hilton family hotel […]

Which loyalty credit cards are worth keeping for their benefits even if you don’t use them?

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(EDIT:  This article was updated in December 2014) Typically there are three different types of travel loyalty credit cards you can apply for: Cards you get just for the sign-up bonus Cards you get primarily for the strong on-going earnings rate Cards you get but […]

33% off UK and European Hiltons for public sector workers

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This offer was discussed again in the comments section of the site last week and, as it was clear that some people had never seen it before, I thought it was worth another outing. Hilton has a very attractive discount code for UK residents who work in the public sector. If […]

Last call: Hilton ‘Winter Weekends’ flash sale ends at midnight

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This is a quick reminder that the 7-day Hilton flash sale which is currently running will end at midnight tonight (Sunday). It covers Europe and the Middle East, with a smattering of Africa, and offers decent discounts on weekend stays until 31st January 2015. The […]

Generous Hilton HHonors and Lufthansa Miles & More weekend promo

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Lufthansa‘s Miles & More programme has launched a special promotion with Hilton HHonors that is worth a look. For stays at weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights) until December 15th, you will earn 1,500 Miles & More miles per NIGHT.  Hampton Inn stays will only earn […]

Hilton launches a 7-day flash sale for Autumn weekends

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Hilton HHonors has launched a 7-day flash sale which runs until next Sunday night. It covers Europe and the Middle East, with a smattering of Africa, and offers decent discounts on weekend stays until 31st January 2015. The special website for the flash sale is […]

‘Credit Cards Update’ updated for October – summary of top deals

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I have updated the ‘Credit Cards Update‘ page at the top of the screen for October. What’s new? The latest special offer on the British Airways American Express cards ended in September.  However, the excellent deal on the two Virgin Atlantic cards runs until the […]

Hilton HHonors lets a public vote choose the November promotion

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Well, this is a novel one.  Hilton HHonors has decided to let you, the general public, choose which promotion it runs later in the year. You can choose from two deals: Double (base) points, starting from your second stay, or 1000 bonus points per Thursday / […]