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News from the beach – 1000 free PC points, win 1m Hilton, 1000 Avios via Shell, 4500 free Avios

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Here are a few interesting things that have popped up this week. Apologies for the brief write up but time is limited as we are away at the moment.

1,000 Priority Club points for completing a survey

This link was found by a Flyertalk poster, offering 1,000 points for completing a (fairly) quick survey. I do not know where the link came from, or even if it is current (the link includes a date of 16 August 2012 so probably OK). It does not even work all the time and not at all on an ipad it seems. However, if you can get the link to work then it is worth the minute or so it takes to answer the questions.

Priority Club Gold card

Win 1 million Hilton points via Facebook

Follow this link and you can enter, once a day, a competition to win 1m Hilton points (20 free nights at their best hotels!). There are also daily prizes to be won. You need to fill in your Hilton data the first time you enter, but after that it is automatic.

1,000 Avios for buying 25 litres of Shell petrol

All members seem to have been emailed about this, but if you are only a British Airways Executive Club member you may have missed this. Details here. Assuming you have acess to a Shell garage near you, it is worth joining to take part – you can move your points to BAEC afterwards using Combine My Avios.

Finally …

Some Tesco shoppers this week have been receiving a till spit with their receipts offering them a 4,500 Avios voucher if they switch their Clubcard earning preference to (NOT BAEC, please note).

The rules for this promo are at this link and when you read them, you can see the snag. I expect this offer to be promoted more widely after September 1st, the official launch date.

The 4,500 Avios points are in the form of a voucher, which can only be redeemed as part of a trip which includes 2 nights hotel accomodation. Taking the rules literally, you can also use it to book a hotel only trip as well, as long as it is for 2 nights.

This obviously reduces the value of the voucher considerably. On the other hand, if you were booking a weekend away on Avios then you may be able to use it, and of course it costs you nothing to set up (and later cancel) the auto opt-in.

As I will be transferring my next lot of Clubcard points to anyway, to benefit from the 2,000 Avios bonus with the ‘Get More’ promotion, then I will sign up for it. I will definitely cancel before the first set of 2013 Clubcard vouchers are issued, though.

Comments (4)

  • Doreen says:

    HIlton promo only for US, Canada and UK, not rest of EU: T&C´s:

    Hilton HHonors™ 25 Million Point Giveaway (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including District of Columbia),Puerto Rico, Canada (excluding Quebec), and the United Kingdom who are at least
    eighteen (18) years old and Hilton HHonors™ Members with verified mailing addresses at the time of entry.

  • Freebs says:

    The survey was from an email sent to specific people only and points will be awarded to the original recipients of the email only – HTH

    • Raffles says:

      If I had a pound for every time I have seen that in a set of terms and conditions over the years, only to get the points in the end anyway, I would now have … well, probably 15 pounds. But you get the point.

  • Louise says:

    Nothing to lose apart from 5 minutes of my time, worth the effort if they post. Thanks Raffles.