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Important deadlines to remember – a new fortnightly feature

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One of the requests that came up during my request for suggestions over New Year was the idea of a calendar on the site which would show the closing dates for the offers I discuss.

This was a good idea since closing dates are currently spread across our Hotel Promos, Avios Promos and Credit Card Updates pages, or are simply not referenced anywhere.

I didn’t want to do a calendar on the desktop and tablet site, however, as it would mean that email, RSS and mobile readers would miss out.  As a trial, I will be running this article every other Saturday – lets see how it goes.  The plan is NOT to repeat what I have already written on each deal but to provide links back to my original articles.

There are probably a few deals missing from this list which I wrote about last year and have forgotten about.  It will become more comprehensive going forward as I will ensure I add every new promotion I discuss.


Tuesday 20 January

Qatar Airways sale ends for travel up to 30 November

Thursday 22 January

Book Virgin Atlantic economy redemptions seats for 25% fewer miles.

Friday 23 January

End of the Avios ‘50% off Caribbean redemptions sale’ from London Gatwick

Wednesday 27 January

Final day of the British Airways Winter SaleLaunch article, further article with short haul deals, further article on ex-Dublin deals.

Saturday 31 January

Earn 3,000 bonus Avios when you book your first hotel with, rising to 10,000 bonus if you spend over £1,000.  You can book for any date in 2015.

Hilton Winter Sale ends.  Discounts on weekend stays for the whole of 2015.  Article.

12,000 Avios (in Iberia Plus) for a subscription to The Economist (you can no longer cancel for a refund after receiving your points)

Last day to save 12% on a Heathrow Express ticket for future travel via MasterCard

Hilton HHonors ‘Double Up’ promotion ends

Last day to earn 1,000 bonus Hyatt points on an Advanced Purchase stay

Accor (Softel, Novotel etc) UK sale ends – valid for stays until the end of 2015

Wednesday 4 February

Last to take advantage of the 25% bonus with Virgin Flying Club ‘Miles Booster’.

Wednesday 11 February

Last day to apply for the British Airways American Express card for the 10,000 Avios bonus (usually 3,000) and the Premium Plus card for the 25,000 Avios bonus (was 18,000).  My reviews of the cards are here and here.

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