With Amex churn rules reportedly changing, what are the best bonuses for LONG TERM card spending?

Many of the credit card posts on Head for Points are focused on sign-up bonuses.  Get a card, spend the minimum required to trigger the bonus, cancel the card, move on.  After a period, you can re-apply for the first card you got and claim […]

Bits: 2400 Avios with LEGO Technic, Singapore brings new First to London, 100 free Shangri-La points

News in brief: 2400 Avios or 2500 Virgin miles with LEGO Technic The first LEGO / Tesco Clubcard deal of the year has arrived.  Until 28th January, you will receive: 500 extra Clubcard points when you spend £30+ on LEGO Technic 1,000 extra Clubcard points […]

Dubai Marriott Harbour – a good family redemption where a points room sleeps 5!

Marriott Rewards is one of the better hotel programmes if you have a family, or simply don’t like small hotel rooms. As well as offering standard rooms for the standard redemption price, a lot of Marriott Rewards properties let you book larger rooms or suites […]

REMINDER: Get exclusive benefits on luxury hotel bookings via Head for Points

I wanted to give our luxury hotel booking service another mention today, in case you are starting to make your holiday plans for 2018.  Since I launched this service a year ago with Emyr Thomas of Bon Vivant, the feedback from Head for Points readers […]

EXCLUSIVE: How you can still pay HMRC with a Visa or Mastercard to earn points (and with no fee)

As regular Head for Points readers will know, HMRC removed the ability to pay self-assessment, PAYE or VAT with a personal credit card last weekend. This was a big blow for miles and points collectors, as the exceptionally low HMRC credit card fee of 0.38% […]

British Airways to order new A380s?

Bloomberg reported on Friday that British Airways is in negotiations with Airbus to order an additional tranche of A380 aircraft. There could be some truth in this.  IAG has said that it would be willing to buy 6-7 second hand A380 aircraft, and there are […]

Bits: Groupon / Avios offer problems, 75% bonus buying IHG points, 20 years since Heathrow Junction

News in brief: Groupon / Avios issues EDIT: Comments below suggest that Groupon has fixed its IT overnight, so if you had problems yesterday please try again On Saturday I wrote about the repeat of the Groupon / Iberia promotion which let you buy Avios […]

My full motion flight simulator experience – or why I’m convinced that I CAN now land a plane!

Regular readers might recall my article last year about Flight Experience.  This is an Australian-based flight simulator company with a new branch in Putney. In Putney I got to try their Boeing 737 flight simulator, landing the plane in Hamburg and Hong Kong.  This was […]

Bits: 15% off BA Manchester CityFlyer CE services, Amex Plat & Boingo wifi, Aeroflot moves Gatwick service

News in brief: 15% off BA CityFlyer flights in Business from Manchester Until 25th January, British Airways is offering 15% off all of its weekend BA CityFlyer services from Manchester in Club Europe. You need to use code BAMAN15 on ba.com. There is a snag […]

Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly feature which summarises offers that are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Cards and regular article pages. The key thing to note is the end of the British Airways […]

(GONE) Excellent value Hilton Honors Marco Pierre White experience in Bristol

EDIT:  Sold out! I have dropped this in as an extra article today because it won’t last long and I would prefer readers to get them. The DoubleTree hotel in Bristol (Cadbury House) is hosting an evening with Marco Pierre White on Tuesday 13th February.  […]

Bits: Lady Gaga tickets, buy Avios for 1.1p via Iberia, 3000 Avios or €60 of Accor vouchers with Europcar

News in brief: See Lady Gaga with Starwood or Marriott Rewards Tickets to see Lady Gaga at the O2 in London on 4th February turned up on the Starwood Preferred Guest and Marriott Rewards websites yesterday. The pricing feels very toppy to me.  The price […]

Bits: IHG 20k bargain in Amsterdam, Melia triple Avios extended, £80 Opodo discount code

News in brief: IHG redemption bargain in Amsterdam The changes to IHG Rewards Club redemptions are now live with top InterContinental hotels costing 70,000 points per night.  Still no email to members to let them know, of course. If you are looking for somewhere to get […]

My review of the Holiday Inn Southend Airport

This is my review of the Holiday Inn Southend which should really be called the Holiday Inn Southend Airport since it is at the airport! After attending the launch party for the Stobart Jet Centre next door, it seemed crazy to head all the way back […]

Bits: Qatar sale ends (again), new Hilton New York option, HFP mobile changes

News in brief: Qatar Airways January sales ends (for the 2nd time) today Here is a quick reminder that the Qatar Airways January sale ends today – see here for the UK site.  It was due to end on the 16th but was extended for another […]

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