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Bits: 1500 bonus Iberia Avios with any booking, 40% off Hilton points, KLM £396 to Asia

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1,500 bonus Avios with a flight booking on iberia.com

Until next Tuesday 17th March, you will 1,500 bonus Avios in Iberia Plus when you book a cash flight on iberia.com.  This is not automatic – you need to be logged in to your Iberia Plus account and register via the link under ‘My Promotions’.

Remember that you don’t have just Iberia options on iberia.com.  I know from previous experience that Vueling bookings will receive it, for example.  Any BA flight from the UK to Spain can also be booked on the Iberia site under an IB flight code.

The bonus Avios will be added between April 15th-30th and you can only earn one bonus per account.

Bonus Avios

20%-50% bonus when you buy Hilton HHonors points

Hilton is currently offering a bonus of 40% when you buy 10,000+ points.  Smaller purchases attract a 20% bonus.

Take a look here.  A 40% bonus, at the highest 80,000 points level, meant 112,000 points for $800.  I wouldn’t value them at more than $550 so this is NOT a route to cheap free nights.

If you need to top off your account to reach a specific target, however, it is worth a look.  It is not clear if this offer is targeted or open to all – you need to take a look.  I wasn’t emailed about it but could buy at this rate.

KLM specials to Singapore and Bangkok

KLM emailed me with details of a special £396 economy fare to Singapore or Bangkok.  You can depart from any KLM airport in the UK.  This is ONLY available until the end of today, Friday.

You can check available dates for Singapore here (mainly May and June) and Bangkok here (May and June also lowest priced).  KLM is a SkyTeam member so you would be earning miles in Flying Blue or another SkyTeam scheme such as those from Delta or Alitalia.

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HfP Kaligo.com promotion extended

Due to technical issues, some people had issues booking with Kaligo on Wednesday.  Our exclusive Head for Points deal is therefore continuing until the end of Friday.

You will earn 1,000 additional Avios points on every booking, however cheap.  This is exclusively for HFP readers and is ON TOP of the standard Avios points you would earn (200+ per night) and ON TOP of anything you earn from their current special offer.

As a reminder, the main Avios offer from Kaligo.com until March 31st is:

3,000 bonus Avios if you spend £250 cumulatively by 31 March

10,000 bonus Avios if you spend £500 cumulatively by 31 March

20,000 bonus Avios if you spend £1,000 cumulatively by 31 March

Full details of the Head for Points offer can be found in this article from MondayThe special HfP booking list – which is the only way to get the extra 1,000 Avios – is here.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

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