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REMINDER: exclusive HfP offer of 1,000 – 7,000 bonus Avios with ends Monday

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This is a final reminder of our special promotion with hotel booking site 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 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 was happy to run another special deal.

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I have written before about the current 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 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 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 website will automatically show you how many Avios you will earn from any stay, adding in the base Avios, the current general 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 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 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 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 for making another exclusive promotion available to HfP readers.

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

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.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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.

Comments (17)

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  • Justin says:

    I really want to get these extra points, but I’ve never been able to justify using Kaligo as they cost so much more. Check on hotels combined before using these guys

    • Kurshee says:

      I got the same. Looking at a hotel which is £500 on and £582 on this site. Cant really justify it.

  • Capecam says:

    Agree with Justin, they are consistently more expensive, which is i guess how they buy the Avios to “Give” you.

    I need a Barcelona hotel in June. Just checked, and Kaligo were £408 for the hotel and room I wanted – Trivago came up with 6 cheaper offers from £328 for exactly the same room with better cancellation terms. So I guess that you need to ask in this case if 11,700 Avios is worth £80 – I am sure Raffles can do the maths and tell me !

    • Rob says:

      0.68p per Avios ….. that is a pretty decent deal IF you know you will use them effectively.

  • Ralph says:

    Same here, been researching a bunch of Australian destination hotels for a month long holiday next March/April, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and all come up more expensive on Kaligo, I guess the only people that can justify the extra cost are those that are expensing their stays.

    • Jordan D says:

      Even for those of us who are, I can’t justify charging the client more just because there are bunch of Avios on offer to me personally – maybe when the rooms offered are materially similar in cost, but at +GBP30 or more, that is beyond the threshold.

      And that’s not even beginning to mention Kaligo’s much worse cancellation terms. (e.g. offering cancellation up until 1600hrs hotel time on day of cancellation, versus three days before at Kaligo).

  • Matty H says:

    I did get a decent deal at the Marriott Heathrow £10 cheaper than and 14600 bonus avios for two rooms so it is worth checking. I wish they would enable it so you can search on airport locations such as Manchester Airport which it won’t accept so you have to add Airport into the hotel name on the filters tab.

    There are some good deals to be had but the website does have a few errors/bugs on it which don’t always inspire confidence.

    Also I wish they did hotel and parking deals for airports as that would be really useful to me.

    • Junyang (CTO, says:


      Could you share some of the errors/bugs that you are facing with me? My email is We’re constantly improving the site and would love to address any issues that you are facing.



  • AmandaB says:

    Cant seem to seach past May 15th 2016. Want to look for late May early June next year.

    • Rob says:

      Hotels don’t like letting you book beyond 365 days ahead because customers can make mistakes online and accidentally book for, say, June 2016 when they want June 2015!

      • AmandaB says:

        I only mention it because your promo above says stays are bookable up to June 30th 2016. A full year………and it would appear that they are not.

  • Polly says:

    Agree,the headline price excludes taxes, but the actual page listing room rates is the price inc taxes, so better to compare from that page. I too re arranged my number of nights in each booking to double my avios count. And this time they matched exactly, so a bonus for once. They are consistently dearer than the other agents so a bit of a con unless you need the extra avios, which in your case, you do. Shame not having a tesco near by.

  • TJ says:

    I just used Kaligo just now to book a hotel where they had all room types available and other sites had all run out of twin rooms. It cost more, but they were the only ones with twins available (tried,, redfern) and there was negligibly disparity between kaligo and direct prices.

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