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Here is the 2nd edition of our new fortnightly Saturday feature which summarises offers which are ending soon.

As today is the last day of January, there is a lot happening!


Saturday 31 January

Earn 3,000 bonus Avios when you book your first hotel with, rising to 10,000 bonus Avios 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)

Hilton HHonors ‘Double Up’ promotion ends – for info only, today is the last day to stay

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

If you completed IHG’s ‘Into The Nights’ promotion, this is the last day to choose between points or free nights as your reward.  You will receive points by default if you do not pick.

Last to save 20% on Flybe flights (travel by 28th March) using promo code MC20 at

Wednesday 4 February

Etihad Winter sale ends for travel before November

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

Last day to buy Virgin Flying Club miles with a 25% bonus.

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 review of the cards is here and here.

Sunday 15 February

Our exclusive Qatar Airways competition closes.  Make sure you enter for your chance to win two Business Class flights to (just about) anywhere!

Thursday 26 February

Last day for American Express Platinum cardholders to spend £300 at Amex Travel to receive £100 cashback

Saturday 28 February

Last day to earn 10,000 American Express Membership Rewards points by adding a supplementary cardholder to your Platinum card. Maximum 50,000 points per person. Article.

Last day to earn 100 Virgin Atlantic miles just for registering with Pointshound.  You will also earn 1,000 bonus miles if you make your first booking by today.

Comments (12)

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  • James67 says:

    IIRC today also last day of Qatar sale?

    Gutted I missed the economist offer as I could have benefitted x 3. Given that and devaluation, now happy I left Kaligo and Hilton to last moment. Set your sights infinitely more valuable to me now than 6.5 avios. Sorry to guys at Kaligo, hope devaluation does not impact on you too much.

  • Andrew says:

    My additional cardholder AMEX points just hit my account this week. The card had not even been used or activated yet!

    • Dev says:

      In order to gauge the timeframe, are you able to advise what date did you apply and were approved? Currently have 2 x amex plays in the house and as soon as my wife’s account gets the points, I want to cancel hers.

  • Andrew says:

    This is an excellent feature – I’d completely forgotten about the bonus for adding supp cardholders. Thanks!

  • Simon says:

    The 100 AA points I got for registering with Pointshound landed in my AA account the other day, saw they are on now as well. Not sure it’s worth writing the review for 70 points but it’s another good way to stop your points expiring if nothing else.

  • pazza2000 says:

    Over 3 weeks since subscribing to the Economist and still no sign of the Avios. Does that timeline sound correct?

    • Kris says:

      I just signed up & it says it will take 4-6 weeks for Avios to post, though last time it took just a few days.

      • Alan says:

        I think in early December they were posting very quickly, I applied mid/late December and it took about 4 weeks.

        • AndyGWP says:

          Isn’t the delay all down to the T&C’s change that Raffles published earlier this month???

  • David says:

    The IHG into the nights microsite has been down for days.

    Not sure how people are supposed to request nights currently.

  • RIccati says:

    Anyone had experience with when the bonus 3,000 Avios for Kaligo post? On check-out or booking, ie, not suitable to wait for points for half year until the stay consummated.

    Same question for AAdvantage bonus of 2,000 with Pointshounds. When do they post?

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