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Here’s what you missed on Head for Points whilst you were on holiday

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Today, the first Monday of September, is the traditional ‘back to work’ day for a lot of people.  You may well have a full office for the first time in six weeks!

Head for Points was ploughing on regardless whilst you were sunning yourself on a beach somewhere!  To make it easier to catch up, here is a list of the major posts that were run during August.

Editorial articles

Qatar Airways – earn Avios from Monday, spend from October  (30th August) and follow-up (31st August)

Why earning Avios with Moneycorp at Terminal 5 is not a great idea  (28th August)

How to get Star Alliance Gold for life with Aegean  (23rd August)

What is your credit card ‘end game’ strategy?  (22nd August)

Why ‘what is the best frequent flyer programme?’ is never an easy question  (20th August)

Why you should book hotel rewards one night at a time  (18th August)

Avios reduces cost of Standard Premier tickets on Eurostar  (15th August)

Amex Currency Exchange closing down at Terminal 5 today  (13th August)

Tesco now imposing the 30,000 points per quarter cap  (7th August)

Point-earning opportunities

Hyatt launches its new Autumn promotion  (29th August)

How I finally got the IHG Rewards ‘5,000 points for a Weekend Stay’ bonus to post  (28th August)

1,200 Avios or 1250 Flying Club miles for £5 at Tesco when you pre-order Skylanders  (28th August, promo still running)

Marriott announces its new MegaBonus promotion for the Autumn  (26th August)

Earn miles when booking hotel stays with RocketMiles and PointsHound  (26th August)

IHG launches ‘The Big Win’  (25th August)

Free First Class upgrade on First Capital Connect to Gatwick  (25th August)

Iberia launches its version of ‘30,000 Avios for a Club World return’  (24th August)

30,000 bonus Avios for a Club World return  (22nd August)

Clubcard points now available from standalone Esso garages  (21st August)

1,000 bonus Avios per Fri / Sat / Sun night at Hilton  (21st August)

5,000 Clubcard points with Tesco Life Insurance  (20th August)

3,120 bonus points when you join BA On Business (16th August)

New 10% off Heathrow Express promotional code  (13th August)

Starwood announces ‘Take Two’ promotion (8th August)

250 Flying Club miles for installing their shopping toolbar  (1st August)

Travel reviews

My airberlin NYC-Berlin flight with the new fully-flat seat  (5th August)

My review of InterContinental New York Times Square  (3rd August)

My bargain 4,500 Avios + £1 tax AA flight (Boston to NYC)  (1st August)


I also added a Linkedin link – see the right-hand margin – if you want to connect with me and other HfP readers.  You can also now share posts on Linkedin using the button at the bottom of every post.

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