Is redeeming points for cash EVER a good deal?

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Last week I wrote about the temporary improvement to the British Airways ‘part pay with Avios’ offer.  Until April 29th, you can use your Avios for a discount on selected long-haul BA flights.  You effectively receive 0.67p per point up to a maximum of £400 on a […]

Post Office now accepting American Express

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In one swoop, the Post Office has become the largest retail network in the UK to accept American Express cards.  As of last week, all 11,500 Post Office branches in the UK are accepting Amex for transactions for which they would previously have accepted a MasterCard or […]

What is the best hotel scheme? – Marriott Rewards – The Opinion

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In my article yesterday, I outlined ‘the facts’ of the Marriott Rewards loyalty scheme. This article is my personal opinion, highlighting areas where I think you might want to focus. The 10-second summary: Strong points – big global network, decent benefits for Gold and Platinum […]

What is the best hotel scheme? – Marriott Rewards – The Facts

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This is the sixth of our overview series of the main hotel loyalty schemes. Each scheme will be covered over two posts on consecutive days. One will list the basic facts of the scheme, the other will be my subjective view of what is of […]

Your profile is only 87% complete ….

British Airways A380 World Traveller seat

If you have logged on to ba.com recently, you will have seen this message: My profile, it seems, was only 87% complete.   How could this be after 25 years of flying with British Airways?! Obviously not wanting to appear unhelpful, I went into my profile […]

150 Clubcard points (360 Avios) for £15 spend at Tesco Photo

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If you have never taken advantage of this deal before, Tesco Online Photo Centre is still offering a sign-up deal for new customers. As per this page new customers who sign up and spend £15 within 14 days of registering will receive 150 bonus Clubcard points (360 Avios […]

Important dates for your diary

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Here is the latest edition of our new fortnightly Saturday feature which summarises offers which are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Card Updates and regular article pages. There isn’t much to note this time […]

Booking Reward Flight Saver on BA ‘Fifth Freedom’ routes

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I have written a few articles in the past about Reward Flight Saver flights, where British Airways caps your ‘taxes and charges’ fee at £35 return for economy, £50 return for business or £55 for First. As well as shuttling around Europe with Reward Flight Saver, […]

What is the best hotel scheme? – Le Club Accorhotels – The Opinion

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In my article yesterday, I outlined ‘the facts’ of the Le Club Accorhotels loyalty scheme. This article is my personal opinion, highlighting areas where I think you might want to focus. The 10-second summary: Strong points – big global network, easy to achieve Platinum status […]

Bits: £15 Hailo credit for new AND EXISTING users, Tesco DVD bonuses, £10 Kabbee credit, Missoni pyjamas!

Hailo

Some news in brief: £15 Hailo black cab credit – including existing users! London taxi app Hailo is running a promotion in association with Travelex to offer £15 of credit to everyone – even people who are already registered with the service. If you are not already […]

An overview of Global Hotel Alliance, and how to get upgraded to Platinum status

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I mentioned recently that Viceroy Hotels had joined Global Hotel Alliance.  This follows the addition of Corinthia Hotels earlier in the year. I said in that article that I would do a quick overview of the scheme.  The key point to note is that you get […]

What is the best hotel scheme? – Le Club Accorhotels – The Facts

Accor

This is the fifth of our overview series of the main hotel loyalty schemes. Each scheme will be covered over two posts on consecutive days. One will list the basic facts of the scheme, the other will be my subjective view of what is of […]

Amex Gold relaunched today – some good news, mainly bad news

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This news was embargoed by Amex until 9am which is why this article is later than usual. American Express has relaunched the Preferred Rewards Gold card today.  This has involved a rejig of the benefits package which, for many people, makes it a poorer deal. […]

Now save up to £400 on BA flights with ‘Part Pay With Avios’

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Back in October 2013, British Airways introduced ‘Part Pay With Avios’. This was a new scheme which allowed you to reduce the cost of a cash ticket by redeeming Avios points. This had been rumoured for some time. When it finally launched, it was a […]

What is the best hotel scheme? – IHG Rewards Club – The Opinion

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In my article yesterday, I outlined ‘the facts’ of the IHG Rewards Club loyalty scheme. This article is my personal opinion, highlighting areas where I think you might want to focus. The 10-second summary: Strong points – excellent global coverage at all price points, InterContinental hotels […]

Exciting new Kaligo.com promotion – 3,000 bonus Avios for every £200 hotel booking

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Hotel booking site Kaligo.com, which awards Avios points with every hotel you book, has launched its new promotion for the April to June period. It is a simple, straightforward one. For every hotel booking over £200 you make before June 30th, you will receive 3,000 bonus […]