Back in February, I wrote about Etihad becoming the latest airline to partner with HolidayCheck. This is a site which offers airline miles in return for reviewing hotels on their website. It seems that, in an attempt to compete with TripAdvisor, HolidayCheck needs to offer generous incentives to get you to review.
Etihad is now offering a bonus for writing Holiday Check reviews. Until July 14th, you will earn 200 Etihad Guest miles for every hotel review you post on HolidayCheck.
You can find full details on the Etihad website here. This does not mention the higher 200 miles bonus but it is mentioned on the HolidayCheck site here.
As Etihad allows you to cash out your miles for ‘virtual’ Visa cards via PointsPay at 0.4p per mile, you could effectively earn 80p per review by doing this even if you had no interest in the Etihad miles! You need a minimum of 2,000 Etihad miles to use PointsPay.
Other airlines also let you earn miles via HolidayCheck. These are:
Miles & More (100 miles per review)
airberlin topbonus (150 miles per review)
You can also earn in the PINS programme which covers BalticMiles.
The Etihad deal is currently the most generous, and at 200 miles per (potentially brief) review you could top up an existing Etihad account quite easily whilst watching TV etc. There is a maximum of 10 reviews per month.
How to earn Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards (June 2021)
Etihad Guest does not have a UK credit card. However, you can earn Etihad Guest miles by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards. These are:
- American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 20,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 20,000 Etihad Guest miles. This card is FREE for your first year and also comes with two free airport lounge passes.
- The Platinum Card from American Express (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 30,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 30,000 Etihad Guest miles
- American Express Rewards credit card (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 5,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 5,000 Etihad Guest miles. This card is FREE for life.
Membership Rewards points convert at 1:1 into Etihad Guest miles which is an attractive rate. The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 1 Etihad Guest mile. The Gold card earns double points (2 per £1) on all flights you charge to it.
Etihad Guest is also a partner with the HSBC Premier Mastercard (0.5 miles per £1 spent) and HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard (1 mile per £1 spent).