I’m always happy to receive tip-offs of new promotions and interesting miles and points earning ideas from readers. You can contact me at raffles [at] headforpoints.co.uk.
I have had two good ideas from readers this week which are worth sharing.
If you are a regular London black cab user, you may have heard of Hailo, the new app which allows you to order a taxi via your smartphone. Reader Mario says that Hailo lets you use an American Express card to pay for your taxi trips, which are charged to a card stored in your Hailo profile. The key here is that – unlike paying a normal taxi fare with a credit card – there is no surcharge for using a credit card when using Hailo. Your Amex card is charged with the exact amount shown on the meter.
New downloaders of the Hailo app can use code HLOQW to get a free £5 credit.
The second tip is linked to my repeated plugging of the great deal which is Tesco’s ‘150 Clubcard points for buying £50 of gift cards‘ (see this post for details). American Express Gold cardholders get, for their first year, double Membership Rewards points for all spending at supermarkets. This means, of course, that the gift cards you buy at Tesco also generate 2 MR points per £1! This makes the gift card promotion even more attractive, and may even make it worthwhile doing your normal shopping via Tesco gift cards even when the 150 bonus points deal has finished.
(To see our complete list of all current credit card bonuses, click here to visit our ‘Credit Cards Update’ page or use the link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)