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Important dates for your diary (June 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

Sunday 21st June

Last day to book £1,000 business class tickets to Asia on Qatar Airways.  Article.

Last day to book £750 business class tickets to Bangkok from Stockholm on Turkish! Article.

Last day to earn 150 Clubcard points with the new Muse CD

Last day to earn up to 5,000 Clubcard points with selected Hotpoint and Indesit appliances at Tesco

Tuesday 23rd June

Last day to earn 3,000 Clubcard points for taking out Tesco Car Insurance. Article.

Last day to sign-up for the Virgin Flying Club credit cards and receive a 32,000 mile sign-up bonus on the Black card or 10,000 mile bonus on the White card. Article.

Sunday 28th June

Last day to stay at a Club Carlson (Radisson, Park Inn, Park Plaza) and earn triple points. Article.

Tuesday 30th June

Last day to buy IHG Rewards Club points with a 100% bonus.  Article.

Last day to transfer Amex, HSBC, hotel or Heathrow Rewards points to Etihad Guest for a 25% bonus.  Article.

Last day to open a Virgin Money ISA and receive 6,000 Virgin Flying Club miles.

Last day to earn 12,000 Avios with a £155 subscription to The Economist. Article.

Last day to sign-up for the Miles & More credit card with a 10,000 mile bonus. Article.

Last day to earn 3,000 bonus Avios with any hotel booking over £200 with – valid for stays until June 2016

Last day to transfer Shangri-La Golden Circle points to Avios for a 25% bonus. Article.

Wednesday 1st July

New top tier in IHG Rewards Club launched for those with over 75,000 base points this year. Article.

Monday 6th July

Last day to receive 5,000 bonus Hilton HHonors points per stay.  Article.

Comments (15)

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  • Clive says:

    Just as an OT there seems to be a Nectar promo offering 50% of points back when transferred to EBay .

    • Rob says:

      Yes, I saw this. The snag is that instead of a 50 per cent discount it is a 50 per cent rebate.

      Lets say you move 20,000 Amex to Nectar. You convert 20,000 Nectar to £100 of ebay credit and get 10,000 Nectar points back.

      You have paid 10,000 Amex for £100 which is a great deal at 1p per Amex point redeemed. However, you are also stuck with 10,000 Nectar points which are only worth £50. Your net return on those 20,000 Amex points is £150 or 0.75p per point which is not so good (although not terrible either).

  • Clive says:

    Personally Rob I think Nectar is virtually worthless so probably view this different to yourself

    • Brian says:

      Nectar isn’t worthless – it has a fixed value (with very few exceptions) of 0.5p per point. That’s what you get in Sainsbury’s, for instance. It’s just not very good value, nor is it very exciting, since there is no room for leverage. So it’s not worth going out of one’s way to collect the points.

  • Matthew says:

    I didn’t know about the Amex MR extension to Etihad – thanks for this info Rob!

    • Rob says:

      It wasn’t announced – I just started to get emails from Etihad saying that the deadline was June 30th all of a sudden!

  • Charlie says:

    I was getting quoted on average £550 with most insurers (Admiral, Direct Line, and also all rest via comparison websites), and so was surprised by how low Tesco’s quote was at £350. The 3000 points (thanks Rob) took about 3 weeks to post.

  • Rob says:

    Rubbish. You get the usual 0.5p per point that you get from any Nectar redemption so you might as well spend your points in Sainsburys and pay cash as usual for easyJet. I think there may also be a booking fee on easyJet redemptions done this way?

  • RIccati says:

    Off-topic but I find it a significant move allowing to catch those 7 am flights for a weekend get away at Heathrow.

    The Night Tube will be running all night on Fridays and Saturdays and launches in the early hours of Saturday 12 September.

    • Piccadilly line: Cockfosters to/from Heathrow Terminal 5


    • Jubilee line: Entire line


    • RIccati says:

      There will be a train about every 10 minutes and standard off-peak fares will be charged. For more information, please visit

      • bob says:

        I saw that, starts September.

        Might have to deal with a few sleepers 🙂

  • mark2 says:

    28th June is the last day for the Amex/Caffe Nero £5 back when you spend £10 promotion.
    If you buy one of their gift cards for £15 and register it you get an extra £3 credit.
    This means that you get £18 credit for £10 and can spend it after the 28th June.
    If you have got lots of cards you could be better off buying £10 cards with £5 statement credit.
    You can top up the card, but only via Paypal which will not trigger the credit.

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