Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

New list of hugely discounted IHG PointBreaks on Wednesday, sample below

Yesterday, IHG Rewards Club (the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc group) released a sample of the new list of PointBreaks redemptions. Without question, PointBreaks are the .....

Yesterday, IHG Rewards Club (the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc group) released a .....

by Rob Burgess

Four easy ways to hit your credit card sign-up bonus spending target

There are plenty of Head for Points readers currently chasing a spending target on their American Express card.  Why?  Because they want to trigger a lucrative sign-up bonus in order to .....

There are plenty of Head for Points readers currently chasing a spending target on their American Express .....

by Rob Burgess

Get 3,000 Avios for any Rocketmiles hotel booking

Rocketmiles is a similar business to Kaligo.com and PointsHound.  It offers you a generous pile of airline miles when you book any property through their website. At the time I first covered it, .....

Rocketmiles is a similar business to Kaligo.com and PointsHound.  It offers you a generous pile of airline .....

by Rob Burgess

Get 2,015 Virgin Flying Club miles for a Hertz rental

Back in 2013, Hertz and Virgin Atlantic ran a very generous promotion which gave 2,013 Virgin Flying Club miles on a rental.  In theory you were meant to rent for at least three days but it actually .....

Back in 2013, Hertz and Virgin Atlantic ran a very generous promotion which gave 2,013 Virgin Flying Club .....

by Rob Burgess

Wobbles in Crawley? Unprecedented 50% bonus for buying Avios launches tomorrow

British Airways will launch a 50% bonus tomorrow for anyone who buys Avios points. 50% is an unprecedented discount as a quick search through the last three years of Head for Points will show you. It .....

British Airways will launch a 50% bonus tomorrow for anyone who buys Avios points. 50% is an unprecedented .....

by Rob Burgess

Got Amex Gold? Get 3,000 free Membership Rewards points by adding the Gold credit card

I know that a lot of Head for Points readers have taken out an American Express Preferred Rewards Gold card in the last few weeks as they try to top-up their Avios before the April 28th devaluation. .....

I know that a lot of Head for Points readers have taken out an American Express Preferred Rewards Gold card in .....

by Rob Burgess

easyJet Plus – get £22-£37 off via Amex and now bring TWO bags into the cabin

easyJet Plus is the nearest thing that easyJet has to a loyalty scheme – ie not very near at all. The scheme has been around for a while and offers a number of benefits: Free seat selection .....

easyJet Plus is the nearest thing that easyJet has to a loyalty scheme – ie not very near at all. The .....

by Rob Burgess

Major restructuring (devaluation, for most) of BA On Business announced

A few days ago I wrote about how On Business redemptions (the British Airways loyalty programme for small companies) now represented better value due to the removal of fuel surcharges. It seems I .....

A few days ago I wrote about how On Business redemptions (the British Airways loyalty programme for small .....

by Rob Burgess

How to get your morning coffee for free with points

I know this is a slightly off-beat article but it is Saturday after all. If you have a Nectar card, you may be interested to know that they have launched a new partnership with Caffe Nero. For 350 .....

I know this is a slightly off-beat article but it is Saturday after all. If you have a Nectar card, you may be .....

by Rob Burgess

Earn American Airlines miles (plus Etihad, Lufthansa) writing reviews for HolidayCheck

American Airlines is the latest airline to partner with HolidayCheck to offer airline miles in return for reviewing hotels on their website. It seems that, in an attempt to compete with TripAdvisor, .....

American Airlines is the latest airline to partner with HolidayCheck to offer airline miles in return for .....

by Rob Burgess

Valuing my points – what I REALLY got over my last year of redemptions

Valuing miles and points is a thankless task. I wrote this long piece on valuing Avios points but all it does is show you how complex it can be.  I also tend to throw out valuations of hotel points .....

Valuing miles and points is a thankless task. I wrote this long piece on valuing Avios points but all it does .....

by Rob Burgess

Earning Clubcard points (ie Avios) at Dobbies coming to an end?

Not many people know that Tesco bought the Dobbies chain of garden centres back in 2007. Since then, it has been run separately with very little integration. Whatever plan Tesco had for the business .....

Not many people know that Tesco bought the Dobbies chain of garden centres back in 2007. Since then, it has .....

by Rob Burgess

New Avios redemptions to South Africa on Qatar Airways – and why they are overpriced

Qatar Airways announced a major expansion of services to South Africa this week.  As you can book Qatar services with your Avios points, this opens up some new options. This is what Qatar Airways .....

Qatar Airways announced a major expansion of services to South Africa this week.  As you can book Qatar .....

by Rob Burgess

Review: the Etihad lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 4

This is second of my reviews following my recent trip to Abu Dhabi.  Other articles cover the Hilton London Heathrow Terminal 4 hotel, the Business Class Studio on the new Etihad A380, the Jumeirah .....

This is second of my reviews following my recent trip to Abu Dhabi.  Other articles cover the Hilton London .....

by Rob Burgess

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