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Important dates for your diary (March ’15)

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Here is the latest 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.

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Saturday 28 February (TODAY!)

Win 15,000 Starwood Preferred Guest points between 2pm and 7pm by booking a cab via Uber (London only out of their UK operations).  Details here.

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.

Tuesday 3 March

Etihad ‘Great Global Sale’ ends.  Article.

Tuesday 10 March

The British Airways Club World and First sale ends.  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.

Sunday 15 March

Last day to claim your Etihad Gold card via their current status match promotion.  Details here.

Last day to book Accor hotels (for stays up to August 31st) to qualify for their ‘€160 or 8000 Avios for three stays’ promotion.  Article.

Monday 16 March

Last day for New Zealand residents (ahem) to match their ‘any other airline Gold’ card to Qantas Gold and receive de facto British Airways Silver status.  Details here.

Comments (18)

  • ldb says:

    Think the QF match runs till the 16th.

  • Mikee says:

    Is today also the last day to book via Iberia and earn TPs and miles at the old rate before the changes kick in?

    Mikee

  • Dan says:

    I get the following message on the poontshound website when I try and sign up for thr virgin miles:
    The promo FLYINGCLUB has expired or is no longer active.

    Are you sure this is still valid?

    • Rob says:

      It was still showing on the landing page last night and was due to end today. Always a chance it was pulled early.

  • louie-m says:

    I am mightily peed off that my Platinum card has not turned up despite having applied to upgrade from Gold a fortnight ago. Hubby’s turned up after two days, so I assumed the same would apply to me. Tempted to tell them to shove it now as their delay has cost me 100k Aussie MR points.

    • louie-m says:

      Well I just rang Amex to see what the score was. They’ve agreed to honour the offer even though I can’t apply until after the card arrives. Thumbs up to Amex 🙂

  • RickL says:

    Ordered 4 supplementary Amex Gold cards last week on my Platinum Account via the link on HFP and they came today! 40,000 expected bonus points not yet showing in my account – do I need to activate the cards or just hang on until it is credited?

    • Rob says:

      These points do not post in a hurry unfortunately. No need to activate based on experience of others.

      • Nick Haley says:

        Any idea how much of a not-hurry they appear in? … I’m thinking of the pre-BA write down? All 5 Supp. cards arrived today for me.

        • Rob says:

          Seems to be about 6 weeks looking at previous comments.

          • Nick Haley says:

            Ah thank you – might call to see if I can hurry it! 🙂

          • Gill says:

            I’m still waiting on 3 x 10,000 from 18th December. I emailed AMEX and they said its automatic and will be applied before 18th March. 1 x 10,000 was added within 6 weeks.

  • BA-Flyer says:

    Slightly unrelated – do Amex still treat foreign currency purchases from Travel Money Now as a spend, rather than advance?
    I know they are changing the way Amazon earn Membership Rewards (not classed as foreign spend) so wanted to check if anything else was changing?

    • Rob says:

      Yes, still purchase

      • avidsaver says:

        Having looked at past items on HFP please can you kindly clarify. Some people say this type of transaction shows as “finance” and not “purchase”. Does this still earn MR points? Many thanks.

        • Rob says:

          Anything via travelmoneynow is treated as a purchase, counts towards any sign-up bonus and earns MR points, Avios or whatever else your card gives.