100% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club points means cheap luxury hotels

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IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – has launched a new ‘buy points’ promotion that is not targeted.  It is as generous an offer as you are ever likely to see for IHG points. The offer runs for one […]

900 Avios per day when renting from Hertz

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Hertz has launched another aggressive promotion in conjunction with Iberia Plus. (Remember that Hertz is not a British Airways Executive Club partner, so the only way of earning Avios with a Hertz rental is to credit it to an Iberia account.  You can then move […]

Earn 8,000 Avios in one night with new hotel partner Rocketmiles

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I wrote an introduction to hotel booking site Rocketmiles here. It is a small-scale (ie limited selection) business which offers significant airline mile bonuses when you book. At the time I first covered it, it was working almost exclusively with US airlines.  Over the last year Rocketmiles […]

Want to keep your middle seat free? BA increases the cost

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British Airways sent out an announcement recently regarding the pricing of ‘extra seats’, often known as ‘comfort seats’. The archetypal user of an ‘extra seat’ is a musician with a priceless cello or violin, a bride-to-be with her wedding dress (see photo below!), an ex-skier with a foot […]

New Starwood promotion for Sep-Dec launched

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Starwood, the Westin / Sheraton / W / aloft / Luxury Collection etc hotel group, has announced its promotion for the final quarter of the year. Called “More For You“, it is a very simple one: You will earn double Starpoints on every SPG stay […]

Earn 15,000 Virgin miles with new Hilton promotion

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Virgin Atlantic Flying Club and Hilton HHonors have teamed up to offer a surprisingly generous promotion for the Autumn. Between September 1st and November 30th (yes, this promotion was not advertised until two weeks after it started!), you can earn bonus Flying Club miles on […]

60 free Avios via a Tesco Clubcard survey

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OK, I admit, 60 free Avios or 62 free Virgin Flying Club miles is not exactly going to change your life. However, you are getting 60p of value for approximately a minute of your life, so on that basis it isn’t a bad return on […]

Plaza Premium lounge in T2 now available on Priority Pass and Lounge Club

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Next week I will be running a full review of the Plaza Premium lounge in the new Terminal 2 at Heathrow. I was lucky enough to be given a private tour last week. I was told at the time that they were in negotiations with […]

It’s back – 8,000 Avios for a subscription to The Economist


Iberia Plus and The Economist have brought back the offer they originally ran in May. As you can see at this link, you can earn 8,000 Avios in Iberia Plus if you take out a 1-year digital and print subscription to The Economist. The cost […]

£10 cashback via Amex with £60 World Duty Free spend

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This deal has been around for a few weeks but I never got around to giving it a full post – the time has come to rectify that. Until 30th September, you will receive a £10 American Express statement credit when you spend £60 at […]

Last chance to win an iPad with Lufthansa JetFriends


Just a quick reminder that September 15th is the last day to enter the competition that Lufthansa is running to promote the new website and app for their JetFriends childrens club. There is an iPad up for grabs as the main prize. The competition is UK-only […]

600 easy FREE Avios with ‘Rewards For Thoughts’

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avios.com has a new partner – market research group ‘Rewards For Thoughts‘.  They are offering a generous 600 Avios points just for signing up. Note that this is an avios.com and NOT a British Airways Executive Club promotion.  You will need to join avios.com to […]

IMPORTANT: Detrimental clarification to IHG ‘Into The Nights’ rules

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I devoted two articles last week (here and here) to discussing ‘Into The Nights’, the Autumn promotion from IHG Rewards Club.  This offers, for most people, a relatively easy way to earn two free hotel nights across the IHG (InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn) portfolio. When […]