Archives for June 2012

(Targetted?) 40,000 Priority Club points credit card sign-up

My wife has just been targetted (for the second time) for the new Priority Club Black credit card.  She didn’t apply the first time because we had just applied for an SPG Amex but this time I am tempted. It is not clear if the […]

Double WorldPoints until 9th September

If you are a BAA WorldPoints member, you should have had an email telling you that you can earn double points on transactions between 2nd July and 9th September.  What this actually means, based on last Summer when this also ran, is that if you […]

Park Plaza promo adds to Club Carlson fun!

I have posted a few times about my attempts to rack up Club Carlson points via their Summer promotion.  And, just as the promo was heading towards the end (Park Inn ends 22nd July, Radisson and Country Inn end 15th July and, in any event, […]

Preparing for the BMI to BA miles transfer

On July 3rd, if all goes to plan, BA will launch the tool to allow you to transfer your BMI Diamond Club miles across into BAEC Avios.  It will also allow you to transfer in the other direction, which will offer some very interesting opportunities […]

I’m now an Iberia Plus member

About 10 days ago I decided that I should join Iberia Plus.  There is no particular reason at the moment, but there are a few arbitrage opportunities available whereby you will earn more Avios from crediting something to Iberia Plus than to BAEC.   (I have already […]

Tesco Direct HP inks deal returns!

Love Clubcard, don’t collect Avios?  You should be reading our sister site, Shopper Points (, which covers the latest Clubcard and Nectar offers without any distracting frequent flyer talk!  Why not check it out now? Tesco Direct‘s regular promotion on HP printer inks is back!  […]

Bits and pieces for Sunday

Loyalty Traveler reports that Starwood is now offering elite stay credit and SPG points for up to three rooms per stay (apparently this started on March 1st but went unreported or unpublicised at that point).  The SPG members needs to book all the rooms in their […]

Credit Card Reviews (1) – Hilton HHonors Platinum Visa

This is the first of a new series of posts looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether of not they are worth applying for. These posts will be linked to the relevant sections of the Cards Update page. About the card […]

Taste of London 2012 reviewed

I spent yesterday afternoon at Taste of London, the restaurant festival in Regents Park which runs through to Sunday.  For those not familiar with it, there are about 30 tents occupied by top London restaurants, each of which serves up a number of signature dishes […]

Bits and pieces for Saturday

Should you be unlucky enough to have a stash of Flying Blue miles, Gary has details of the routes offering a 50% discount on redemptions during July and August. Paid to Shop (registration required) has details of 1,200 Tesco Clubcard points for a £75 spend (theoretically […]

Bits and pieces for Friday

If your BAEC account is UK registered, BA should have emailed you about its Olympic promo.  If you fly FROM London between 27th July and 12th August, you will earn up to 2,000 bonus miles if Great Britain wins an Olympic medal that day – […]

American Express Platinum insurance proves its worth

The American Express Platinum charge card has taken a lot of stick this year.  And frankly, most of it was justified. There was a lot of grumbling, to put it mildly, when Amex cut the insurance benefits on its Platinum charge card in January.  What […]

Hilton launches Q3 promotion

‘Triple Your Trip’ is the name of Hilton HHonor‘s third quarter promotion this year, running from 1 July to 30 September.  Registration is required via this link. The rules appear complex, but the essence is simple.  Hilton will work out your average spend per night […]

Quidco cashback now on almost all BA flights

Cashback website Quidco has substantially improved its BA offering.  It now pays cashback on almost all BA flights booked via its link, at 1.5% for short-haul and 2% for long-haul.  All travel classes qualify, and it does not impact your ability to earn Avios or […]

Bits and pieces for Wednesday

100 free American Airlines miles are yours by liking this Facebook page.  Better than a kick in the teeth, but certainly not worth joining Facebook for if you’ve held out so far! If you are near Regents Park from Thursday to Saturday, British Airways is one […]