This is a final reminder of our special promotion with hotel booking site Kaligo.com which is EXCLUSIVE to Head for Points readers.
This special deal runs until Monday 18th May. In my launch article this week I wrote that it ended today (Friday) but Kaligo.com has decided to run it for a full seven days to allow you to book over the weekend.
Regular readers will know that we did something similar in March which went down well, so Kaligo.com was happy to run another special deal.
I have written before about the current Kaligo.com and British Airways offer which runs until June 30th:
You receive 3,000 bonus Avios points on every booking over £200.
These points are in addition to the base Avios points you will receive for your booking. You receive the bonus for every booking you make during the period, up to maximum of 30,000 bonus Avios.
The stays can be taken at any point until June 30th 2016 – a full year!
The £200 target spend includes tax so there is no ‘funny business’ over what counts as applicable spend. If you pay more than £200, your stay qualifies.
For all of this week, until next Monday, there is an additional ‘flash sale’ for HfP readers. This could earn you up 7,000 additional Avios per booking.
You will receive 1,000 extra Avios points with EVERY hotel booking you make, however small.
If you spend over £400, you will receive a whopping 7,000 extra Avios points.
This promotion runs ALONGSIDE the current ‘3,000 Avios for a £200 spend’ offer so it is a genuine additional benefit.
There is no limit to how many bookings you can make under this promotion.
To access the special Head for Points promotion, you need to book via this link.
The additional 1,000 or 7,000 Avios points are added automatically to the Avios shown for your stay. To summarise what you will earn:
For bookings under £200, you receive the extra 1,000 ‘Head for Points’ Avios plus at least 200 base Avios – at least 1,200 Avios
For bookings of £200-£400, you receive 3,000 Avios from the current general Kaligo.com promotion, an extra 1,000 ‘Head for Points’ Avios plus at least 200 base Avios – at least 4,200 Avios
For bookings of £400+, you receive 3,000 Avios from the current general Kaligo.com promotion, an extra 7,000 ‘Head for Points’ Avios plus at least 200 base Avios – at least 10,200 Avios
How does it work in practice?
If this sounds complicated, don’t worry. The Kaligo.com website will automatically show you how many Avios you will earn from any stay, adding in the base Avios, the current general Kaligo.com offer AND the Head for Points bonus.
Two nights at the Hilton London Tower Bridge would earn you 20,300 Avios.
Even for a very cheap one-night stay in a provincial town, receiving 1,200 Avios is an excellent deal. For a more expensive or longer stay over £400, the ability to earn over 10,000 Avios is very impressive.
As usual with Kaligo.com and its competitors PointsHound and Rocketmiles, you should check competing sites before you book. They will not always be the cheapest every time but if you factor in the value of the Avios points then they should always be competitive – especially now that you can receive up to 10,000 bonus Avios for a stay! Remember that, for chain hotels, you will not receive any points in their own loyalty scheme from your stay.
It is worth adding that Kaligo.com has excellent customer service – they are very good at replying to questions posted on Head for Points and other internet sites, and I don’t know of anyone who has had a query with their booking who did not get it resolved.
How do I book?
To book the special Head for Points ‘flash sale’, use this link to enter the Kaligo.com website.
Remember that you need to book by midnight on Monday to receive the extra 1,000 or 7,000 Avios from your stay. Thanks to Kaligo.com for making another exclusive promotion available to HfP readers.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 2023)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.