Archives for May 2013

Is Tesco withdrawing 3V cards?

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? I have written a few posts recently about how to […]

New Priority Club promotion for June/July launched

Priority Club, the Holiday Inn / Crowne Plaza / InterContinental etc loyalty scheme, has launched its new promotion for June and July. It is nothing if not simple. Go to this web page and register. You will then earn double base points or double airline […]

When cashback sites really aren't worth the trouble ….

I have decided that it is about time I reviewed the new Virgin Little Red domestic services, from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Manchester to Heathrow. A flight has now been booked, so look out for my thoughts in a couple of weeks. Being the good little […]

Last chance to get the free American Airlines credit card with 35,000 AA miles

Just a quick head up that May 31st is the last day to apply for the American Airlines credit cards with the whopping 35,000 AAdvantage miles sign-up bonus. This is the best sign-up deal I have ever seen for a free airline credit card.  The […]

Virgin's improved 'Miles Booster' – now worth a look

Back in November, I mentioned the launch of ‘Miles Booster’ by Virgin Atlantic. It was an odd little deal.  When you bought a Virgin Atlantic flight for cash, you would be offered the chance to buy additional Flying Club miles – up to 200% of […]

Triple Avios points on Marriott Rewards stays until September 30th

Marriott recently announced that Iberia Plus has become a partner in Marriott Rewards. I didn’t bother to write about it, as Marriott Rewards has been a British Airways partner for years so it didn’t bring anything new. Now, however, something interesting has turned up. From […]

Good new Clubcard pre-order deals on DVD's, Blu-Rays, games and CD's

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 Direct has launched a number of new pre-order deals […]

Earning Avios points with

(EDIT, November 2013 – this post is now out of date as mytrainticket is no longer an Avios partner.) A few days ago I wrote about how to earn Avios when booking a package holiday via I thought I would take a look at […]

American Airlines abandons 'soft landings' for elite members – would BA follow?

One of the key benefits of achieving Gold status with British Airways Executive Club is that you don’t need to achieve status the following year. British Airways has a ‘soft landing’ process for elite members. If you don’t requalify for Gold, you drop down to […]

Why you should NEVER book Avios flights on Iberia via

I am off to the US again for a week in July.  I am trying to put together an interesting itinerary that maximises my flying and hotel experiences whilst minimising the cost. (I have a fantastic outbound lined up.  As I will already be in […]

Introducing American Express Corporate Cards for the business owner

I usually focus on personal credit cards on Head for Points, for obvious reasons. I also occasionally touch on credit cards aimed at sole traders or very small companies, when they have very attractive sign-up bonuses.  Today I want to cover American Express Corporate Cards. […]

How to avoid long lines at US immigration

There was an interesting piece in The Independent recently (see here) in which Simon Calder analysed the average waiting times at US immigration by time of day and by airport. US immigration is a painful fact of life for most UK travellers to the USA.  […]

Beating the British Airways telephone menu system ….

It’s a Bank Holiday and real news is thin on the ground, so …. Ah, the joys of sitting on the phone whilst a recorded voice takes you through three to four levels of ‘Press 1 for ….’. As the BBC reported recently, Nigel Clarke […]

Up to 30% bonus when you buy Avios before 13th June

British Airways has launched another ‘buy Avios’ promotion, offering a bonus of up to 30% for purchased before 13th June. The link to buy is here. Frankly, this is not an impressive deal.  The bonus on 1,000 Avios is nothing – despite costing a rip-off £31.  […]

12 months interest-free credit on British Airways flights !

I have run a few posts recently about the 35,000 mile sign-up bonus on the American Airlines credit cards, issued by MBNA. This is great deal – as long as you can make the £5,000 spending target within six months.  This is an example of […]