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1,000 FREE Club Carlson points
Club Carlson is running a special promotion on Twitter on March 19th called #hashtaghotelpromo
In order to take part you will need to be following Club Carlson. To bribe you to do so, Club Carlson is giving away 1,000 points (worth £5 of free stay in my book) if you follow them on Twitter.
You need to visit this page on the Club Carlson website and click the button to link your Twitter account. However, there are problems with the site. A form is meant to pop up to take your Club Carlson details – I got it to work once, but every other attempt failed. You may have more joy.
Note that your Twitter account must be 30 days old to take part.
100% bonus on Heathrow Rewards transfers to Etihad Guest
Etihad is offering a 100% bonus on all transfers to Heathrow Rewards before the end of April.
This is not a bad deal if you have an Etihad Guest stash.
To be honest, I am becoming a little wary of transferring Heathrow Rewards points to airlines at the standard rate. Remember that instead of swapping 500 points for 500 miles, you can also swap them for a £5 shopping voucher. If you don’t get over 1p of value per mile when redeeming it is a bad deal. Transfer bonuses also pop up from time to time, although they are less common for Avios.
I am OK with transferring Heathrow Rewards to Lufthansa Miles & More because those miles are harder to earn – they are not American Express Membership Rewards or Tesco partners. (Technically, you can transfer Amex to Starwood to Lufthansa but that will only get you 0.625 miles per Amex point, assuming you move from Starwood in chunks of 20,000.)
More details can be found on the Etihad website here. The same page also has the best current Heathrow Rewards sign-up bonus of 1,000 points for a £25 spend.
Up to 25% off CityJet flights
CityJet, the short-haul airline operating mainly from London City Airport, is offering a discount on flights as part of a promotion with Hertz.
Full details are here. There is no requirement to book a car rental to get the flight discount but if you do, there is a 15% Hertz discount too.
You need to book before March 31st for travel by the end of May. I struggled to find examples where I was getting a full 25% off but it certainly does knock off a few quid.
CityJet routes from City include Dublin, Avignon, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Paris, Deauville, Florence, Nantes, Toulon, Antwerp and Dresden.