HFP reader story – how Peter used 650,000 points for a holiday in Barbados (+ Hilton Barbados review)

We talk a lot on Head for Points about how to get the maximum value from your points.  Sometimes, however, circumstances mean that you just want to get a free holiday – flight and hotel – even if you might not be getting every last […]

Get 2400 Avios, 2500 Virgin miles or £30 of Uber credit with £40 of Hasbro board games

We tend to leave Tesco Clubcard offers to our sister site Shopper Points  these days.  This one is particularly generous, however, and by the time Shopper Points returns on Monday (it takes the weekend off) you would have missed the last day for standard delivery. […]

Bits: 3000 Virgin miles with £65 of wine, Avios wine deal, NIKI closed

News in brief: 3,000 Virgin Flying Club miles with £65 of wine Virgin Flying Club has a new wine deal, offering 3,000 miles with your first order from Virgin Wines. If you’ve never ordered from Virgin Wines before, it is running a generous offer on Winter Reds which is […]

48 HOURS ONLY: Win exclusive ANA Star Wars model planes!

As a bit of a Star Wars geek I’m very excited about today’s competition in association with ANA. We have cunningly timed this to link in with the release of “The Last Jedi” this weekend! One lucky winner will win three ANA Star Wars model […]

2,000 free Avios for Christmas BA travel now posted – check your account

Just a quick note to say that the 2,000 bonus Avios for booking Christmas travel on British Airways have posted overnight. You may want to take a look at your account and see what is there.  They are marked as ‘Special Promotion’. BA will be […]

4 WEEKS TO GO: Last chance to pay your tax with a credit card – what should you use?

Time is running out to earn large chunks of very cheap airline miles and hotel points from HMRC via your credit card. As we first announced in early October (but the newspapers only caught up last weekend!), HMRC will no longer accept personal credit cards for […]

Get 3000 Flying Club miles with Virgin Money International Money Transfer

Virgin Money International Money Transfer has returned as a Flying Club partner – but only for a few months. If you try this service now you can get 3000 Virgin Atlantic miles when making your first transaction. Virgin Money promises a best price guarantee on […]

Highlights from the Head for Points Christmas party!

Thank you to everyone who came to the Head for Points Christmas party at the Dry Martini bar at the Melia White House hotel on Tuesday night.  It was another great event and definitely needs to be repeated soon. Apologies to everyone who tried to […]

Bits: Virgin Atlantic sale launches today, double Avios with Charles Tyrwhitt, miles with Airbnb stays

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic launching its Winter sale today Virgin Atlantic is launching its Winter sale today across its network, across all classes. I don’t have a detailed list of prices – you will need to click here and see what is showing. All […]

Manchester hit by Virgin Atlantic plane changes due to 787 woes

We recently covered the problems that Virgin Atlantic is having with its fleet of new Boeing 787 aircraft due to faulty Rolls-Royce engines. This problem is not going to be solved in a hurry.  As a partial fix it is bringing in some replacement aircraft, […]

Thank you for coming to the Head for Points Christmas party last night ….

(EDIT:  A couple of photos now added) There will be a full article on the HFP Christmas party tomorrow, if the photographer gets the pictures across to me in time! This is the only one I actually took 🙂 Thank you to everyone who came, […]

What is your credit card ‘end game’ strategy?

People who drift into this odd hobby of ours often apply for a couple of credit or charge cards almost at random, perhaps because they were on promotion or because they didn’t know any better. They don’t have a long term strategy at that time, […]

Bits: Priority Pass unveils lounges of the year, new easyJet routes from Southend, HTTPS

News in brief: Priority Pass unveils its lounges of the year Airport lounge access card Priority Pass (free with American Express Platinum, or you can buy one separately) has unveiled its annual Lounge of the Year winners. Based on votes cast by 72,000 Priority Pass […]

Review of the Escape Lounge at Manchester Airport Terminal 1

In order to complete our collection of reviews of airport lounges across the UK, we asked for the help of our readers. Reader Stephenie kindly sent us a review of the Escape Lounge at Manchester Airport Terminal 1. You can find all of our other […]

Exclusive Billhop discount for HfP readers – pay (almost) any bill with your Amex card

Back in September we first wrote about Billhop, a Swedish company that lets you pay almost ANY bill with a credit or charge card – including American Express cards. You can probably imagine how this situation could be useful in your points collecting …. If […]