200 free Starwood Preferred Guest points for everyone

If you have a Starwood Preferred Guest account, here is a very easy way to pick up 200 free SPG points.  In most hotel programmes 200 points won’t get you far, but I value an SPG point at 1.5p so you looking at £3 of […]

3,000 miles in ANY airline scheme with a Rocketmiles hotel booking

For just two days, until October 3rd, hotel booking site Rocketmiles is offering 3,000 bonus airline miles with any hotel booking. The only rule is that you must not have used their service before.  Whilst you need to book by the 3rd, your stay can […]

Bits: Free business upgrade on AA from Birmingham, 1,000 bonus Avios with Avis, double discount on SAA

Bits and pieces: 1,000 bonus Avios with Avis rentals Car rental group Avis is offering a special deal via the avisba.com portal. You will earn 1,000 bonus Avios on any 3 day rental completed by 30th November.  The car must be a Group C or […]

Good Finnair and SWISS business class deals from the UK

Whilst we wait for another round of cheap Qatar Airways business class fares, two interesting offers have appeared from Finnair and SWISS. Both are worth a look.  Finnair is a British Airways partner and you will earn Avios and tier points if you fly with […]

Act soon: Holiday Inn Kensington has suites with club access for reward nights

This is possibly an IT glitch, but the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum in London is offering one bedroom suites for reward redemption. They seem to be available EVERY NIGHT for the next year where reward nights are still available.  Refurbished Executive Rooms are also available. Suites and […]

Bits: Priority Pass relaunch, Cathay devalues, using pay.com to top up Amazon accounts

News in brief: Priority Pass relaunch Priority Pass, the membership scheme which gives you global airline lounge access, relaunched yesterday with a new website and a new logo.  The new logo was certainly overdue! The new site seems to feature more, and larger, lounge photographs to […]

Bits: 15% off Avis with Amex, earn miles from overseas mobile calls, hotels.com sale

More news in brief as I try to cull my inbox …. 15% off Avis with American Express Until December 8th, American Express is offering 15% off Avis car hire rentals.  This is valid for rentals in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa which […]

£5 Amazon voucher with selected hotel bookings at LateRooms.com

Short-notice hotel booking specialist LateRooms.com is supporting Head for Points this week through some advertising, so I felt it was only fair to introduce the company properly to readers as I have not featured them on the site before. Those of you with long memories […]

My day exploring the world of airline food with Virgin

I spent last Monday in a shed in Crawley.  This is not my normal Monday routine, but when the shed is the headquarters of Virgin Atlantic it becomes more interesting! I had been invited to tag along to an event aimed at food bloggers (Simon […]

Big boost to the sign-up bonus on the Emirates Skywards credit cards

MBNA has brought back a special sign-up promotion for its two Emirates credit cards.  The offer is as good as it ever gets on these cards. Full details can be found here on the Emirates website.  You need to click the boxed ad to see […]

Iberia ‘buy Avios for 1p’ promotion extended by a week

Iberia Plus, the Iberia frequent flyer scheme which also uses Avios as its reward currency, has extended its current ‘ buy Avios’ bonus by a week.  The offer now closes on October 4th. The Iberia annual cap on buying points was recently raised to 100,000 […]

REMINDER: Get better deals on luxury hotels with Head for Points and Propeller Travel

(This introduction to our travel booking service last ran in early August, feel free to ignore this article if you read it then and still remember what we offer!) Head for Points, in conjunction with Propeller Travel, offers a specialist travel booking service for luxury hotels […]

Is it time to re-assess the value of the Lloyds Avios Rewards upgrade vouchers?

The received wisdom, prior to the April 28th Avios devaluation, was that the British Airways Premium Plus American Express 2-4-1 voucher was the best thing since sliced bread whilst the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card upgrade vouchers left something to be desired. Post devaluation, should we be […]

How to get a discount on Gatwick Express (2015 edition)

I had the dubious benefit of visiting Gatwick Airport on both Monday – to visit Virgin – and Tuesday – to visit No 1 Traveller – last week.  Having spent a substantial chunk of money on Gatwick Express tickets, I though it was worth doing my […]

Bits: register for SPG’s ‘Stay For More’, Qatar coming to Sydney?, win a holiday with hotels.com

News in brief: Registration now open for Starwood’s ‘Stay For More’ promotion You can now register for the latest Starwood Preferred Guest, the Westin / Sheraton / Le Meridien / Aloft etc chain, promotion. I initially ran through this a couple of weeks ago.  Called ‘Stay […]

What are the best IHG Rewards Club redemptions in London?

Until IHG Rewards Club revised its reward chart earlier this year, there was one stand-out bargain in London – the Holiday Inn Wembley. For 10,000 IHG points per night, it was a great deal.  The hotel might be ugly but it was fully refurbished last […]

Use Hilton points for a private concert by Jess Glynne in London

Hilton @Play is the Hilton HHonors equivalent of Starwood’s SPG Moments scheme, allowing you to redeem your points for ‘once in a lifetime’ experiences rather than more hotel stays! Hilton@Play launched earlier this year and, to be honest, has been underwhelming.  The difference between @Play […]