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Introducing our affiliate partners – Amazon, Hilton and BA

Links on Head for Points may pay us an affiliate commission. A list of partners is here.

As I mentioned on Wednesday, one of the new things that I can do with Head for Points under our new hosting agreement is to offer affiliate links.

I have settled on just three affiliate partners.  These are Amazon, Hilton and British Airways (BA is not yet active, Amazon and Hilton are active).  Clicking on those logos will take you through to the relevant site, and Head for Points will receive a small commission for any sale.

Why these three partners?

The first two partners were chosen for one good reason.   Hilton and Amazon are not available on cashback sites such as Quidco or the Avios e-store so you will not be losing out by using our links.

With Hilton, we receive a commission on any hotel booked worldwide, excluding North America, when not booked under a corporate rate.  With Amazon, we receive a commission on all orders placed through the UK site.

British Airways is the outlier.  At present, the BA link is not working, but it should be active within a week or so.

BA is available on cashback sites such as Quidco and I would encourage you to use those if possible.  If, however, you are booking corporate travel and do not wish to be seen to be profiting personally, then feel free to use our link.  And, of course, if you want to voluntarily use our link even though you have an account with a cashback site, then I am very grateful.

I may tweak the links as we go along, depending on the response.  I am very grateful to readers who help to support the site by using them.

Comments (10)

  • Raffles says:

    E-mail sent, Zoe

  • Rob says:

    One more quick thing on Amazon. Even if you are only make a tiny purchase for a couple of pounds, it is helpful if you use my link. This is because Amazon increases its commission rates based on the number of items sold (not number of orders), and that higher commission rate is then paid on all future sales. Even a £1 purchase could make quite a difference if it tips me over the next threshold.

  • Jamjaw says:

    Hi Rob,

    I (and my wife) use amazon a lot. Can you email me the link to use, so I can easily change her bookmark?


    • Rob says:

      Thank you.

      Easiest thing to do is click through the Amazon logo in the bottom of the right hand margin under ‘Affiliate Partners’. This should take you to the home page whilst embedding my code, and you can bookmark that page.

      This does not work with Hilton, where you need to do a fresh click through each time.

  • Simon says:

    Good choice of Affiliate Partners, even with their non tax paying ways I order quite a few things from Amazon so will use your link when I do now.

    • Chris says:

      … amazon only pays the tax that it owes. If it had to pay more tax, their prices would go up by around half of the increased taxes they would pay.

  • Rob says:

    I’m not sure if they pay when a certificate is bought or used – I need to check. No harm in using the link anyway though!

  • Mark says:

    Hi Raffles,

    My question is completely off-topic here, however, the relevant post appears to be closed for further comments.

    I want to book a flight to NYC (thinking of 16/05, return on 22/05), I should have enough AVIOS according to the AVIOS needed in your post. Taxes from LDN are quiet high, you mention flying Air Berlin from i.e. DUSSELDORF / GER, which would be practical for me too, I found a flight, however that is not bookable, also alternative airlines are shown i.e. Iberia, however taxes appear to be high like LDN for the results I founds. I fancy direct flights.

    Wondering what you recommendations are.

    Thanks in advance, additional thanks for all the time and good work you put into this.

    • Rob says:

      Comments close after 14 days, it massively reduces the spam volume to the blog.

      You’re right, no airberlin from Berlin or Duss available on those dates. Aer Lingus is the obvious Plan B, but you need to call BA to check that. Ask for flights from both Dublin and Shannon to NYC. Do NOT book from London as you get hit with APD, you would need to book your own connecting flight to Ireland.

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