Archives for July 2015

Four credit card bonuses which end today

This is a very quick reminder that there are four good credit card sign-up bonuses which end TODAY. The British Airways American Express cards are offering a higher 9,000 and 25,000 Avios sign-up bonuses (usually 3,000 and 18,000).  Article. The Emirates Skywards credit cards with the substantially improved […]

Bits: Tesco / Flybe promo, Tesco / BA competition, 2500 Hilton points for using Keyless

Lots of little stories today! Tesco launches unexciting Flybe promotion We had been promised a Flybe promotion from and Tesco and it is here.  And it is underwhelming. Details are on here. Anyone who has converted Tesco Clubcard vouchers into Avios via […]

Bits: Use Virgin miles on East Coast trains, £1k business class to Asia starting in the UK

More news in brief: Virgin Atlantic allowing redemptions for Virgin East Coast trains Virgin Atlantic is now allowing you to redeem your miles for Virgin East Coast rail tickets.  The rate is pretty poor – 6,250 miles for a £25 voucher – but no worse […]

Bits: 2400 Avios with Tesco Wine, £1k Qatar business tickets back!, 16 Avios per £1 at Selfridges

News in brief: New Tesco Wine bonus code, open to all Tesco Wine is currently offering 1,000 bonus Clubcard points (2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin Flying Club miles) with any order of £60 or more. This code is open to everyone until 5,000 people have […]

Bits: 60 free Avios via Clubcard, BA increases bag charges, BA launches Valencia

Three BA-related bits of news in brief: 60 free Avios for everyone via Clubcard Tesco has launched a new online game in association with Kit-Kat.  You can find it here. Whilst I wouldn’t normally waste time with such things, you will receive 25 Clubcard points […]

The £500 winner of our HotelTonight competition is ….

Three weeks ago, Head for Points ran an exciting competition in association with hotel booking app HotelTonight to promote their current ‘£30 off your first UK booking’ promotion. The prize was £500 of credit deposited into the HotelTonight account of the winner.  This is valid for 12 months […]

New British Airways hand baggage policy (ie less) and boarding plan announced

You may have noticed that British Airways has been carrying out a number of trials at Heathrow over the last few months to smooth the boarding process. Fundamentally, there have been three issues (as I see it): The introduction of the Bronze tier means that […]

Hilton offering free Gold status after three stays – open to everyone

Hilton HHonors has launched a new ‘fast track to Gold’ promotion in association with airberlin. Unlike many similar promotions run by Hilton, this one is open to everyone.  It is even being openly promoted on – click on ‘topbonus’ and ‘news and special offers’.. (In […]

New IHG Rewards Club ‘buy points’ bonus of 50% – 100% could be a good deal

Last month, IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – ran a hugely generous bonus of 100% bonus points when you bought points. For some people – but not all – this offer is now back. Until August 31st, you will receive […]

Tesco again imposing the 30,000 points (72,000 Avios) per quarter cap on Clubcard earning

Love Clubcard, don’t collect Avios?  You should be reading our sister site, Shopper Points (, which covers the latest Clubcard and Nectar offers without any distracting frequent flyer talk!  Why not check it out now? About four years ago, Tesco changed the rules of the […]

Virgin CombiFare …. a clever option when only half a reward flight is available

It is, of course, hugely frustrating to find that you can book half of a reward ticket but cannot find seats for other leg.  On short haul flights it isn’t so bad, because British Airways sells one-way fares on its short-haul routes which you can match with […]

Searchable and downloadable versions of our Avios route pricing spreadsheet

Yesterday I published a table of Avios pricing for all British Airways routes, in all classes.  See here. The article seemed to go down very well.  Some people wanted access to the data so they could keep it for reference, so here are two options […]

Full list of British Airways Avios redemption pricing by route

It is surprisingly tricky to find out how many Avios are required for a particular route.  You need to go to, track down the ‘Avios Spending Calculator’ page and then type in your destination and preferred travel class.  It is a bit of a […]

How to beat Tesco’s attempt to hide Hilton Clubcard redemption space

Love Clubcard, don’t collect Avios?  You should be reading our sister site, Shopper Points (, which covers the latest Clubcard and Nectar offers without any distracting frequent flyer talk!  Why not check it out now? Tesco Clubcard has an interesting redemption option with Hilton Hotels […]

Bookable from 2pm-ish: new list of 5,000 point per night IHG PointBreaks (inc HI T5!)

Just a reminder that, as I originally wrote on Saturday, the latest batch of IHG Rewards Club (the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc group) PointBreaks redemptions will be open for booking this afternoon.  It is usually about 2pm. These rooms are a fantastic […]