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Avios Suitcase adds new points-earning badges

If you have been visiting the Avios Suitcase app on Facebook occasionally, it is worth checking back.  New ‘badges’ – Avios Apple Watch App, Instagram Avios For Apple Watch, Twitter Avios For Apple Watch – are now available.

Simply by clicking on each and completing a short task, you will earn a few points.  Other new badges may also be showing depending on how long it is since you visited.

The points are not huge – usually 20 per badge.  They are credited to and not British Airways Executive Club, although you can merge them using ‘Combine My Avios’.

You can learn more about Avios Suitcase in this HfP article here.

Avios Suitcase

$10 of free wi-fi call credit for IHG Rewards Club Platinum and Ambassador members

IHG Rewards Club, the Holiday Inn / HI Express / InterContinental / Crowne Plaza etc scheme, has launched a free ‘IHG Translator’ app for iOS and Android devices.

Covering 12 languages, all IHG Rewards Club members get access to 40 key phrases, a free audio lesson per language and local travel information.

If you have IHG Rewards Club Platinum or Ambassador status, you get free access to the Premium level.  This gives you use of a voice translator, 3 minutes of free access to a live dial-up translation service and over 2,000 phrases per language.

Here is the interesting part.  The Premium level also includes $10 of free Wi-Fi telephone credit for a service which works in a similar way to Skype.   This can be used to call anywhere in the world.  Even if you have no interest in the translation features, you may want to download it just for the free $10 of call credit if you are eligible.

IHG Rewards update – June 2021:

Get bonus points: The current IHG Rewards promotion is ‘Triple Your Points’ – our full article is here. It runs from 15th May to 16th August. You receive double base points on your second stay and triple base points on your third and subsequent stays. You can register on this page of

New to IHG Rewards?  Read our two-part overview of IHG Rewards here and here and our article on expiry rules here.

Buy points: If you need additional IHG Rewards points, you can buy them here.

Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from IHG and the other major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Comments (47)

  • Adam says:

    All stickers now showing, i just tried again this morning checking in to the missing stores and for some reason they appeared – so keep on trying if doesnt accept stickers first time round 🙂

  • AndyGWP says:

    You snooze, you lose!

    All ‘check-in’ stickers have now gone… I hadn’t had chance to do them and have now missed the chance it seems… ah well! 🙂

    The instagram, twitter and facebook share are still there so managed to get a quick 360 avios 🙂

  • Mark says:

    Just wondering… has anyone actually received the avios yet? I got 10 from the suitcase a few days ago, and nothing since….

    • Jovan says:

      I only got 10 as well…

      • Palcsaky says:

        I didn’t get any. All the points have disappeared from my suitcase account but none have been credited to my account. Anybody knows what’s going on?

  • Jovan says:

    Raffles, any chance you can get a follow up on this [points coming out of the Suitcase app but not arriving into Avios account]?

    • Rob says:

      To be honest, I didn’t think it was a widespread issue?

      • TimS says:

        I only got 10 points this month too, and nothing for any of the check-ins for the various Apple Stores but like others, my suitcase balance has re-set to zero.

      • Mark says:

        Same here, just 10 points and now a zero balance 🙁

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