Archives for November 2012

How Amex Plat and Gold holders can buy airline miles at up to 50% off!

One of the lesser known features of the American Express Membership Rewards programme is the ability to buy up to 10,000 Membership Rewards points per year for 1.5p each.  Full details are here. Over the last couple of years, pretty much every airline and hotel […]

Hilton weekend sale is back, good for all of 2013!

Hilton has launched its ‘Any Weekend, Anywhere’ sale, valid for bookings from 19th November. What is interesting about this deal is that it is valid for the WHOLE of 2013, although you need to book until January 31st 2013.  Bookings must be prepaid and cannot be cancelled. […]

I have jumped on the Amex / Foursquare bandwagon …

(EDIT, February 2013 – see this post for details of the Spring 2013 Amex / Foursquare offers) I was holding this post back for a couple of days until my credit card statement started reflecting my cashback.  However, there were so many comments about it […]

Did you get your 500 Hilton HHonors points?

Back on 5th October, I ran this post which discussed two Hilton HHonors freebies. If you signed up for the bottom one – the Hampton Inn / Facebook promotion – check your Hilton account.  Both me and my wife got our 500 points yesterday, listed […]

Bits and pieces for Thursday (Air France, Ryanair and, er, KFC!)

Air France is offering 20% off Premium Economy tickets to the first 400 American Express cardholders who register via this link and book by December 17th. Japan Airlines has announced that it is going to start serving Kentucky Fried Chicken onboard!  Full story here. And finally, […]

How to get a discount on Gatwick Express

(As a lot of readers find this post directly via a search engine, I would also like to say Welcome and to say that if you have ANY interest at all in Avios, air miles or hotel loyalty points then please stick around – there is a […]

Double Avios via the estore!

The shopping portal at (NOT, although it may follow soon) has launched a ‘double Avios’ promotion in the run up to Christmas. Between 26 November and 14 December you earn double Avios at the following retailers: Apple Store Argos Boden Charles Tyrwhitt Currys […]

Summer sun bargains as Norwegian Air Shuttle launches Gatwick base

I don’t know how many of you will have heard of Norwegian Air Shuttle, the Norwegian based budget airline. They have advertised their UK to Scandinavia flights fairly heavily (you may subconsciously recognise the bright red they use in their ads and on their planes, […]

Swissotel now a BAEC partner, earn 1500 bonus Avios

Swissotel has joined the long list of hotel chains that award Avios via British Airways Executive Club. And, to celebrate, they have launched a promotion worth up to 1,500 bonus Avios. A standard Swissotel stay will earn 500 Avios.  However, until 31 March 2013, a […]

airberlin route changes for 2013 – fewer ‘no taxes’ Avios redemptions options

Last month, I wrote a mammoth three part series on redeeming your Avios on airberlin.  Why?  Because you will pay 90% less tax on an airberlin business class seat than a BA one – and a £400+ saving per seat is worth thinking about. Click […]

Possible 1,500 American Express MR points for £3 spend!

American Express has, it seems, been running an interesting promotion with Admiral Insurance since the end of August, not that they bothered to tell us about it! If you are a new customer to Admiral and take out a policy before 31st December (paid with […]

Why not upload an avatar to show when you comment on a post?

This post has nothing to do with miles or points! I did, however, want to take a minute to explain one feature of the blog you can use but most people do not. You probably noticed, when reading the comments to a post, that my […]

Meet your credit card ‘minimum spend’ requirement with new Amex gift cards

(EDIT:  A reader report in March 2015 suggests that gift card purchases are no longer earning points.  This was only one incident but be aware!) American Express has launched its pre-paid gift cards in the UK.  Take a look at their website. Basically, you can […]

750 Clubcard points for joining Tesco Wine Select

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 is currently running a promotion for joining Tesco Wine […]

Using Avios for (almost) tax-free flights around the US

With the US being a top tourist destination for Brits, it is worth remembering that Avios can have substantial value when you redeem them for American Airlines or Alaska Airlines flights inside the US. The fantastic news is that there is very minimal tax to […]