Slightly OT: Earn 10% interest on your Nectar balance with Nectar Hive

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Whilst Head for Points does not officially cover Nectar points, it is a transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards at 1:1.  You can move your 30,000 American Platinum or 20,000 American Express Gold sign-up points across to Nectar so it does offer you an […]

Regus Express business lounge now open at Gatwick

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I covered the opening of the Regus business lounge in the Heathrow Terminal 5 arrivals area back in September.  I have since visited it and it is a useful space to work if you have to pass some time there, albeit the public areas are […]

British Airways launches new Krakow route from Heathrow

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British Airways has announced a new route to Krakow in Poland, with flights commencing on May 1st. Krakow is a lovely city – if you haven’t managed to get there yet then you should put it on your list.   The entire Old Town is a […]

New Amex deals for airport and High Street shopping launched

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The Christmas shopping season is starting to get into gear and the special offers are starting to appear.  You have probably received a letter or email about the main American Express deals, although I have recapped them at the bottom of this list. What you […]

Tesco launches new Clubcard app

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Tesco has launched a new version of the Clubcard app, available now from your local app store. The only reason I mention this is that the app allows you to leave your Clubcard at home.  If you click on ‘At the till’ a QR code […]

Inside Etihad’s ‘The Residence’ suite plus new business and first photos

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The one genuinely interesting thing I found at World Travel Market last week was the Etihad stand.  Etihad is about to start its first A380 services and London will be the first route to receive it. Press coverage of the A380 has focussed on ‘The […]

Not had your free Shangri-La meal yet? Avios conversion now an option

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A lot of Head for Points readers earned 1,000 – 1,200 Shangri-La Golden Circle points in a promotion they ran last October.  The reason this offer was so popular is that 1,000 points could be turned into a $100 Shangri-La food and drink voucher and, […]

Devaluations galore – East Coast Rewards, Collect More Fly, Leaders Club

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It is hopefully just an unfortunate coincidence but a raft of loyalty scheme devaluations have hit my inbox this week.  Let’s take a look. East Coast Rewards The East Coast trains scheme, East Coast Rewards, is my favourite rail reward programme. I explained how East […]

Use Avios on the new AA Birmingham and Edinburgh to New York routes

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In a major boost for anyone looking to use Avios points for long-haul flights from regional airports, American Airlines has announced new routes from Birmingham International and Edinburgh to New York. Flights will launch on May 8th next year and will operate daily. From Birmingham, […]

Free train, bus and tube travel in London on Friday with MasterCard contactless

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MasterCard is running a very low key promotion on Friday which will get you free travel to work and back if you live or work in London. MasterCard has announced that Friday is ‘Fare Free Friday’.  To promote the new contact-less travel service on London buses, train […]

Now earn SPG points flying Emirates and get Emirates status benefits at SPG hotels!

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Starwood Preferred Guest, the loyalty scheme for Westin, Sheraton, W, St Regis etc, has launched an interesting tie-up with Emirates. It is called ‘Your World Rewards’ and is designed to encourage Emirates flyers to stay at SPG hotels and vice versa.  The bottom line is […]

500 free Starwood Preferred Guest points for everyone

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Back in September I wrote about the Starwood promotion for mid September to mid December called ‘More For You’. Starwood, the Westin / Sheraton / W / aloft / Luxury Collection etc hotel group, was offering: double Starpoints on every SPG stay of two nights […]

150 Clubcard points (360 Avios points) with 6 new CD’s at Tesco

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Tesco has launched another promotion offering a generous slug of bonus Clubcard points (convertible into Avios points or Virgin Flying Club miles) when you buy a pre-order CD for delivery in the next few weeks. There are six titles available. Four are outlined in this […]