30% bonus on Tesco Clubcard to Virgin Flying Club conversions – excellent timing?

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Tesco has launched a 30% bonus on transfers of Tesco Clubcard points to Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club. This means that you will receive 325 miles per £1 of Clubcard vouchers you convert, rather than the standard 250. I assume that this deal was planned before […]

1000 Avios, Miles & More, Etihad or Virgin miles with new Heathrow Rewards sign-up bonus

Heathrow Rewards

Heathrow Rewards – the loyalty scheme for Heathrow’s duty free shops – has launched a new sign-up promotional bonus in conjunction with Etihad Guest, although you can redeem the bonus with any of their partners. This sign-up bonus is different to many we have seen […]

Bits: Hilton Paris Opera opens, new Post Office FX-free cards, more on Virgin / Hilton promo, IAG / Aer Lingus

Hilton Paris Opera exterior

Here are some more summaries as I try to empty my inbox! Hilton Paris Opera opens It is hard to believe that, for the last couple of years, Hilton has not had a single property in central Paris.  There was the hotel at La Defence […]

Virgin Flying Club’s new Hilton promo – triple miles on EVERY stay

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In recent weeks I have written about new airline miles promotions that Hilton HHonors is running with British Airways Executive Club and Lufthansa Miles & More. The BA version is generous – 1,500 bonus Avios on your first stay and 2,000 bonus Avios on the […]

Airline miles alternative for IHG’s ‘Set Your Sights’ promotion launched

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(EDIT:  Code added which is 10123) The current IHG Rewards Club (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc) promotion is called ‘Set Your Sights’.  I wrote a full explanation here. It runs until 30th April and is pretty generous for most people.  The problem is that it requires a […]

Virgin Flying Club ‘Miles Booster’ promotion is worth a look

Virgin Atlantic

When I wrote about the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club ‘25% off Economy redemptions’ sale last week, I said that I would do a follow-up article on their parallel offer for ‘Miles Booster’.  Apologies for the delay but here it is! The current Virgin redemption sale has two other […]

100 free Virgin Atlantic (or American) miles for almost nothing

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Hotel booking site PointsHound is similar to Kaligo and Rocketmiles.  In return for booking your hotel through their site, you are rewarded with a chunk of airline miles. British Airways Executive Club is not a PointsHound partner.  However, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is. For a limited […]

‘Credit Cards Update’ updated for January – 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.  I was expecting a burst of activity […]

Virgin increases credit card sign-up bonus to 10,000 / 25,000 Flying Club miles

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I said that I would write about Virgin Miles Booster today.  However, some more interesting news has popped up as Virgin Atlantic has boosted the sign-up bonus on its credit cards again. Here is a quick overview of the Virgin credit cards. If some of the text sounds familiar, […]

Virgin Flying Club launches reward seat sale – 25% off economy redemptions!

Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic has launched its regular January reward seat sale. Almost all economy routes are reduced by 25%.  The best part is that you can book for any dates you want over the next 11 months. Here are the rules: Book by 22 January No restriction on travel dates […]

Delta allowing one-way Virgin Atlantic redemptions – with no taxes ex-US!

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US airline Delta, 49% shareholder in Virgin Atlantic, gave its Delta SkyMiles reward scheme a major shake-up on January 1st.  I won’t go into the details because it isn’t of much interest to flyers in the UK, but the one upside (against many downsides) from […]

Which hotels don’t give Avios but DO earn Virgin Flying Club miles?

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If you travel on business, earning airline miles from your hotel stays is an easy way of running up your Avios points balance.  You should never take airline miles by default, though, as it is normally better value to take points in the relevant hotel […]

Can you send £100 – not £50 – per year from TopCashback to Tesco to Avios or Virgin?


TopCashback, like Quidco, is a site which allows you to earn a small amount of cashback on your day to day shopping by clicking through to participating merchants. You can join TopCashback via my refer-a-friend link here.  You do not receive anything extra, unfortunately, but […]

The best of the economy flight sale deals from my inbox

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‘Sale’ emails have started to arrive in my inbox from various airlines.  I haven’t had the time to look into all of these deals in great detail but here are a few summaries: Singapore Airlines is running a very short-run sale of just seven days, of […]