Clearing my inbox – lots of news in just one article!

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I have decided to make a determined effort to clear my inbox of stories this week! Here are a few things which are worth a look but which I have been sitting on for a while because I couldn’t justify a full post: Virgin Atlantic […]

Hilton and BA launch ‘triple or quadruple Avios’ promotion

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Hilton and British Airways have launched a joint promotion which is running until November 30th. It is simple enough.  You need to have your Hilton HHonors account set to ‘points and miles’, which means that you will earn 10 Hilton points and 1 British Airways […]

Virgin Black credit card bonus now permanently tripled – and other top deals

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For the last few months, until mid July, Virgin Flying Club was running some very aggressive sign-up deals on its two credit cards. Most impressive was the deal on the Virgin Black credit card.  This offered 25,000 to 30,000 Virgin miles, depending on when you applied, […]

Credit Hilton stays to Iberia instead of BA? A warning!

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One of the things that makes this hobby so fascinating is the ability to arbitrage.  The aim is to collect miles and points as cheaply as possible and then use them for the maximum possible ‘pence per point’ reward. There are also arbitrages inside individual […]

Why we loved Hilton St George’s Park at the National Football Centre

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Two weeks ago, immediately after my children finished school, we headed off to Thomas (the Tank Engine) Land as a treat for my three year old. Thomas Land is based at Drayton Manor theme park near Tamworth (which is near Birmingham).  Drayton Manor is ‘Alton […]

How to combine current Hilton promos with the Summer Sale

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I have run a number of articles on Head for Points in the last couple of weeks about opportunities for earning bonus Hilton HHonors points: 2,500 points for your next stay 2,000 points per night for Conrad and Waldorf-Astoria stays 2,000 / 3,000 / 5,000 […]

20% discount when you buy Hilton HHonors points

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For the first time that I can remember, Hilton is offering a special offer on purchases of Hilton HHonors points. Until September 3rd, you will receive a 20% discount when you buy Hilton HHonors points via this link. With a few exceptions, it will not […]

InterCon Westminster to become Conrad London Westminster in 6 weeks!

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This will have sent a bit of a shock around the London hotel community – it was certainly a surprise to me.  Less than two years after it opened, InterContinental is surrendering the management of its second London property – InterContinental London Westminster. With almost unseemly haste, […]

2,500 Hilton HHonors bonus points on your next stay

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Hilton HHonors has launched a special bonus promotion.  This will give you 2,500 bonus points on your next stay. I can confirm that this bonus works fine as I received it on Tuesday after checking out of a Hilton on Sunday: The registration page is […]

Hilton launches “Triple Your Trip”, the new August-October promotion

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The late Summer / early Autumn promotion from Hilton HHonors will run from 1st August to 31st October.  It is another outing for ‘Triple Your Trip‘ which regular readers may remember from Autumn 2013. Once registered, you will receive double Hilton HHonors points per Monday to Thursday […]

Two Conrad & Waldorf bonus codes still paying out – even on reward stays

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Here is a coda to my stay at the Conrad New York last week. Despite being on a reward booking, I earned over 8,000 Hilton HHonors points from my stay!  This is despite making only a nominal charge to my room during the three days. […]

New York Stories #6 – Hilton premium reward ‘special pricing’ at Conrad New York

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I wrote about the Conrad Hotel in New York last year (hotel website here).  The hotel had some good points but, overall, it didn’t fully work for me.  But now I was back!  Why? Here is most practical reason.  I was sitting on a large pile […]

New York Stories #3 – Getting Hilton HHonors benefits on a hotels.com booking

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The night before I flew to New York, I spent the night at the Hilton Munich City.  This article is both a review of the hotel and an example of what happens when you do NOT book direct. The hotel wasn’t an entirely random choice.  With […]