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Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss (March 2015)

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Here is the latest edition of our regular feature which summarises offers that are ending soon.

It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Top Avios Points Earning Offers, Top Hotel Bonus Points Offers and Top UK Credit Card Offers pages.

Miles and points offers which are about to close

The most important ones for me are:

  • the tripled bonus on the IHG credit cards, because we don’t know if such a good deal will be back in the medium term
  • the ‘£50 off a £100 airbnb booking’ deal
  • the 30% bonus on Tesco transfers to Virgin Atlantic
  • the Kaligo hotel booking offer, worth up to 20,000 Avios
  • the ‘£50 off a £100 Thistle Hotels booking’ deal

Tuesday 31 March

Last day to apply for the Virgin Atlantic White credit card with 10,000 bonus miles (free, usually 3,000 miles) and the Virgin Atlantic Black card with 25,000 bonus miles (£140, usually 18,500). Article.

Last day to apply for the IHG Rewards Club Visa credit card with the tripled bonus (free, 30,000 points) or the IHG Rewards Club Premium Visa (£99, 60,000 points). Article.

Last day to save £50 on a £100 airbnb booking, for stays until 31st May.  Article.

Last day to register for Starwood ‘Double Play’ promotion – you can stay until April 15th

Starwood bonus of 500 points for booking via their mobile app ends

Last day to book a hotel via to benefit from their ‘up to 20,000 bonus Avios’ offer (you stay at any point until January 2016). Article.

Last day to transfer Tesco Clubcard points to Virgin Flying Club to benefit from the 30% bonus. Article.

Last day to earn double Avios from a Flybe flight. Article.

Last day to get up to 25% off a CityJet flight from London City, for travel by 31st May. Article.

Last day to earn bonus Avios when shopping at Bicester Village. Article.

Monday 6 April Spring Sale ends for stays until May 21st. Book here.

Sunday 12 April

Last day to spend £100 at Thistle and get £50 cashback from American Express. Similar deals for Hilton (registration already closed), Landmark / Lancaster and Red Carnation. Article here.

Last day to apply for the Emirates credit cards with the doubled sign-up bonus. Article.

Tuesday 14 April

Accor 3-4-2 global sale ends, for stays up to 31st May

Wednesday 15 April

Last day to earn 1,500 – 2,000 bonus Avios with a Hilton Group stay

Wednesday 22 April

Last day to buy Hilton HHonors points with a bonus of 40%.  Details here.

Thursday 23 April

Last day to earn 100 free Nectar points by adding your number to your Expedia profile.

Monday 27 April

Last day to book redemption flights at the current Avios rates!

Last day to complete a return transatlantic flight to earn bonus Avios with BA or AA.

Tuesday 28 April

The Avios devaluation takes place!

Thursday 30 April

IHG Rewards Club ‘Set Your Sights’ promotion ends

Comments (25)

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  • Iain2012 says:

    What do you reckon the chances of the 10,000 MBNA Virgin offer being extended? They have a history of doing this…

    • Rob says:

      Might do, honestly don’t know. If not, I am sure it will be back in a few months.

  • Andi says:

    with the IHG 60k Triple bonus, does anyone know how its triggered? i have the card, just received, and have made one purchase on it. I think i need to make a single purchase on it to trigger bonus but does this need to hit my statement by end of March? or does the fact i have the card before the bonus term end mean that i can spend whenever and bonus will hit?

    • James says:

      I too am wondering the same things, applied and accepted on 29th March, but I will only do the first purchase in April (1st or 2nd, depending on whether the card arrives), will I still receive the bonus?

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