Some more news in brief:
Iberia brings back its Economist promotion
Head for Points readers had a lot of fun before Christmas when Iberia offered 12,000 Avios points with a subscription to ‘The Economist’.
‘The Economist’ historically let you cancel your subscription at any time for a full refund. Many people signed up for a year, took the 12,000 Avios and then cancelled for a pro-rata refund.
The offer is now back in a weaker form and with no cancellations allowed. However, if you’d been thinking of subscribing to ‘The Economist’ (£155 for a year), getting 8,000 Avios points as an extra incentive is not a bad deal.
Full points for my £27 Park Plaza stay via lastminute.com!
A couple of weeks ago, lastminute.com had a special promotion via their ‘Top Secret Hotels’ page offering London hotel rooms for £29.99. There was even a 10% discount code which brought them down to £26.99! I wrote about the deal here.
I booked myself a room at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge – I had wanted to check it out for a while and it was two days of cheap office space! A review of the hotel will appear in a few days.
I was VERY surprised to see 2,493 Club Carlson points appear last night! If you book a hotel via a third party such as Expedia, you should not expect to receive any points – that is the rule. And yet – because of the current Club Carlson triple points promo and my Club Carlson Gold status – I received roughly £12.50-worth of points for my £27 room!
I heard recently about someone who got points for a Radisson Edwardian booked via HotelTonight. I don’t know if this is an IT issue or policy – probably the former – but if you booked one of these lastminute.com rooms at a Park Plaza you should definitely join Club Carlson and register for triple points. Even if you never intend to stay at a Carlson hotel again, 2,000 points would be enough for 200 airline miles, including Avios.
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