Archives for September 2012

How and why to transfer Starwood points to another person for free

Sometimes, just when you think you know stuff, it turns out that there is something quite important that you never knew after all. The ability to transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points to someone else is one of those things. I should have known this, because […]

Last day to register for double Amex rewards at World Duty Free

A quick reminder that today is the last day to register your Amex card (any Amex-issued Amex) to received double rewards when you shop at World Duty Free. Original post is here. You will receive double points for all spending up until 2nd December.  (Or possibly […]

Priority Club credit card now offering Gold and Platinum status as a benefit!

Very quietly, and without bothering to promote it or even advertise it as a card benefit, Priority Club has added free status as a benefit to its credit cards. As a reminder, there are two different Priority Club credit cards, both issued by Barclaycard and […]

BMI Diamond Club – and now (finally), the end is near …

If you’re a BMI Diamond Club member, you will have had yesterdays email announcing what is effectively the formal winding up of the club.  For the rest of you who are interested, here is a summary: October 27th will be: the last day to earn […]

New Hilton promotion to earn bonus Virgin Flying Club miles

Hilton HHonors has launched a 4th quarter promotion in association with Virgin Atlantic. (At this time, it seems that similar promotions will be launched with Miles & More and Emirates, albeit with a later starting date. I will post more information when these promotions are launched.) […]

Vueling adds Cardiff to Malaga – a new Avios redemption option

Iberia‘s sister company Vueling is launching flights from Cardiff to Malaga from April 2013. This is in addition to their services to Alicante and Barcelona. There was also a Cardiff to Palma route operating in 2012, but it is reported that this will not return […]

Thank you ….

Just a quick note to say that Head for Points officially passed 100,000 page views yesterday, since we launched in July. (The actual number of pages read is nearer 125,000, since the 100,000 figure does not include those of you who receive posts by e-mail.) […]

Should you use a mileage or a ‘no FX fees’ credit card abroad?

Something I stress on Head for Points whenever I can is the need to keep a clear mind when earning miles or points. If you are buying a product or service primarily because it offers you miles, you should have a view of how much […]

50% bonus when you buy Club Carlson points

Club Carlson, the loyalty scheme covering Radisson, Park Plaza and Park Inn, amongst other brands, has launched a promotion for 50% bonus miles when you purchase points.  It runs until November 10th. If you picked up a pile of Club Carlson points during their Summer […]

Double Avios with the e-store until October 31st

If you have an Avios account, you probably got an email this week promoting double miles on everything bought via their e-shopping site. Flyertalk’s Pangalactic has helpfully put together a full list of all participating retailers, together with the Avios earned per £1 of spend.  […]

Double Amex rewards from “World Duty Free”

This offer was promoted in the latest newsletter for British Airways American Express cardholders.  However, it is actually valid for UK cardholders of any Amex-issued Amex.  You can also take part if you have a Gold, Green, Platinum, Nectar, SPG or Harrods Amex card. Register […]

Two special hotel deals via Amex

There are two special hotel rate deals knocking about for American Express cardholders which may be of interest. Via this link, Hilton is offering a 30% discount on its Bed & Breakfast Rate.  You can stay up to 31 March 2013, but bookings must be […]

Iberia Plus introduces “Avios plus Money”

Almost a year after the launch of Avios, Iberia has finally caught up with BA and launched ‘Avios and Money’.  This may be relevant to you, because Iberia redemptions booked on the Iberia website tend to carry far lower taxes than the same flight booked […]

Eurostar benefits for American Express charge card holders

A couple of days ago I wrote this long post on how to use American Express Membership Rewards points. A reader pointed out that I had forgotten to mention the ability to transfer Amex MR points to Eurostar, an omission I have now corrected. The […]

Clubcard ‘500 points for 2 HP inks’ promotion 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? Back in June I wrote about this Tesco promo for […]