Important dates for your diary

Here is the 3rd edition of our new fortnightly Saturday feature which summarises offers which are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Card Updates and regular article pages.


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!

10am on Monday 16 February

Deadline to join TopCashback to receive 500 Clubcard points, worth 1200 Avios points.  Article.

Sunday 22 February

Last day to get a 25% bonus when you buy Avios via the Iberia website.  Article.

Thursday 26 February

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

Last day to book selected Avios redemptions to Spain for 25% fewer Avios than usual.  Article.

Saturday 28 February

East Coast Rewards closes for earning (you can redeem until September) – you can do a last minute top-up by buying gift cards on the East Coast website.  Article.

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.

Sunday 1 March

Last chance to use the current £10 Hailo sign-up code for a London black cab ride.  Article.

Wednesday 11 March

25% bonus on Amex transfers to Etihad Guest ends.  Article.  It is not clear if transfers should arrive by today or just be initiated by today.

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  1. Just a tip on the Amex plat £100 cash back.

    I booked 2 rooms on the same booking and they appeared separately at £151 quid each.

    No sign of credit so I had to message them from my account. It’s now sorted. So if you haven’t had your credit yet get onto them.

  2. Who did you send the message to – Amex Travel or Amex?

    • I had a similar problem and sent a secure message to amex from my account. Credit appeared within the hour.

  3. important date also for european

    On 16 November 2011, the tier thresholds for members based in Continental Europe (all European countries excluding UK and ROI) were standardised in line with the requirements outlined in this section.

    However, if you are an existing Silver and Gold member based in Europe, you will have been offered an opportunity to retain whatever tier you held on 1 March 2012 and continue to retain this tier for two years at the old retention rates, 400 for Silver or 800 for Gold. This offer has since been extended by one additional year to 1 March 2015.

  4. Is it also possible to make use of the Amex 100£ cashbakh on 300£ spent for travel more than once if you have more than 1 Amex card, e.g. booking 3 flights separately over 3 cards + hotels too with further cards?

  5. …just recognised that this promo is for platinum cardholders only. Would be to generous otherwise

  6. This is only for Amex Platinum.

    I know someone who registered a supplementary card and got Amex to manually credit a 2nd £100 against a £300 charge put against his supplementary card. It had not posted automatically and this is because it shouldn’t have! However, if you have a Platinum supplementary and need to spend 2 lots of £300 there is nothing to lose by registering the supplementary, putting the 2nd charge through that and trying to claim the £100 via a complaining email. I would not condone this which is why I haven’t written about it as a tactic.

  7. Akhil Gupta says:

    My 10,000 points from the platinum supplementary cards haven’t posted. Have anyone else’s?

  8. My wife upgraded her Gold to Platinum a few days ago (for the bonus) and was immediately approved and received her new Platinum card yesterday.

    Today, she has put me through for the supplementary card and surprisingly they will get back to her in 10 days… this is despite me holding a few different Amex cards in the past, and being a supplementary on her Gold card (this supplementary I had already cancelled at the end of January)

    Surprised I didn’t get immediate approval… I wonder if it’s something to do with how long ago my supplementary Gold was cancelled / confusing the system? :/

    • Amex does this occasionally for no sensible reason!

    • I has the same with my daughters recently, they just sometimes don’t get the verification right first time, at their address, but it will go through, after all it’s only a supp card.

  9. Chewbacca says:

    Hi Raffles,

    Sent you email about referral link for Amex Platinum (just in case it gets lost in your email/spam)

    Can the supplementary cards be done on the application or only on link via the article?

    • You can do them via the application but you DON’T receive the 10k. The 10k is only when you use the link in the article.

      Will ping the email across soon – not at a PC at the moment.

      • Is it best to apply for the five supplementaries in one go or a few at a time please?

  10. Chewbacca says:

    I just got my platinum. Can I add wife as first supplementary on the link and receive the priority pass card?

    Could I add myself and wife again as supplementary holders on the link saying it was for business exp tracking, would I need to add anything to name like Exp after end?

    Amex Travel doesn’t show Aer Lingus to Cork on the site any idea whether this could be booked over the phone for the £100 back?

    • Yes. In fact, you definitely should. It is free and it lets you double up on promotions. It also means you could both use Eurostar or Delta lounges if you found yourself travelling with them.

      I thought the Amex promo was online only but off the top of my head can’t remember.

      • Chewbacca says:

        Was about to use the link for adding first supplementary card and it asks how many supplementary cards you want, can I use the link more than once? I was going to apply for wife’s first.

        Can I add a supplementary card for myself and wife even if she is supplementary.. is there some notation in the application where you can denote a card as Exp so you can say it is going to be used for business expenses otherwise I can’t imagine you can get a supplementary as well?

  11. Chewbacca says:

    Do the cards need to be activated as well?