Archives for October 2014

Free TfL £5 and ‘£10 off £50 Esso’ now open to all Amex cardholders

Last week I wrote about the generous new American Express promotion from Transport for London. It is offering £5 cashback when you spend £5 or more on tube, bus and rail tickets in London when you use your Amex as a contactless payment card. Few […]

How to get a ‘free’ domestic Avios redemption with an overseas reward

One of the interesting quirks of the Avios reward scheme is the way in which you can use it to generate free domestic redemption flights.  When I say free, I mean totally free – no Avios and no taxes required! This is a side effect […]

Flying Blue Petroleum – another good scheme for oil and energy sector employees

Two weeks ago I wrote about the Lufthansa Oil & Energy Club. This offers special benefits to people who work in the oil and energy sector (or who can persuade Lufthansa they do …) including Silver (Frequent Traveller) status in the Miles & More programme. […]

Earning Avios points when booking a package holiday via

A lot of people are not aware of the excellent deals being offered by when you use them to book a package holiday.  I thought a reminder was in order! The first thing to note is that these are promotions, so you will need […]

Uber £15 free credit still available, as it adds 6- and 8-seaters vehicles

Use code HEADFORPOINTS for a £15 Uber sign-up credit.  The code is valid until December 2016. Uber is a driving service which – as of March 2015 – operates in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and, slightly oddly, Wakefield!  It is rolling out strongly, globally as well […]

How to earn Avios points when your child flies

As most people know, children cannot join British Airways Executive Club in their own right. There is, however, no need to miss out on any Avios points when your children are flying on a cash ticket. They can become a member of a Household Account […]

Exclusive: Tesco Clubcard to Avios November promotion revealed

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 Clubcard vouchers will soon be dropping through letterboxes. The […]

IHG 48 hour Winter Sale on its way – but not as good as 2011-2013

For the last few years, IHG – owner of Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc – has launched very aggressive sales for rooms over the fallow Winter period When I say aggressive, I mean aggressive.  In 2011 and 2012, rooms were priced […]

Last chance to get 10,000 – 25,000 Virgin miles with the Virgin credit cards

Just a quick reminder that Friday 31st October is the last day to apply for the current special offer on the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club credit cards. Here is a quick overview of the Virgin credit cards. If some of the text sounds familiar, it is […]

Krug for breakfast in the Al Mourjan lounge at Hamad International, Doha

This is my review of the new business class lounge at Hamad International airport in Doha. Back in August I covered the launch of the Qatar Airways lounge complex at the new Hamad International Airport.  All 10,000 square metres of it.  I was there two […]

Did you win our HotelTonight competition?

Thank you to the 1,700 Head for Points readers who entered our £1,000 HotelTonight competition last week. It was great to see so much interest. The five winners have been drawn and they are: Jonathan from London Olivier from Sunderland David from Felixstowe David from […]

20% bonus on Amex and hotel point transfers into Etihad Guest

Etihad Guest has launched a 20% bonus on points you transfer in to their scheme. They ran this promotion last year but this year it is bigger and better with more partners involved. You can find full details on the Etihad website here. Relevant partners […]

12,500 Avios (or Etihad, Cathay, Singapore) points with the HSBC Premier credit card

I was surprised last year when HSBC added the ability to earn Avios points to the HSBC Premier MasterCard. I assumed that American Express, Lloyds and TSB had that contract tied down. I was even more surprised to see the exceptionally generous earning rate of […]

Using Hilton HHonors ‘points and money’ to maximise value

Hilton HHonors underwent a major devaluation in 2013 which severely impacted the ‘aspirational’ elements of the programme. This saw some of the most valuable redemptions almost double in price (ie Conrad Maldives up from 50,000 to 95,000 points per night) with equally crazy rises in […]

You can still get £15 of free stuff from Starbucks in Heathrow T5C

When we flew out to Dubai last Wednesday we departed from Terminal 5C, the newest satellite terminal. If you flight leaves from 5C, as I have mentioned before, you can claim one of the odder British Airways frequent flyer benefits. British Airways status card holders and Club […]