News in brief:
Amazon Prime reduced from £79 to £59 for 48 hours
Some HfP readers received a targetted offer from American Express recently for £10 cashback on a £35 purchase in July. If you have not yet redeemed that, here is an interesting idea.
Until midnight on Wednesday, Amazon has reduced the cost of Amazon Prime to £59. See here. This is a £20 saving. You would also get an additional £10 back via the Amex promotion if you were targetted.
Prime will get you free next-day delivery for a year plus, perhaps more importantly, a year of Amazon Instant Video. On July 15th, Amazon will be running ‘Prime Day’ which will feature exclusive offers just for Amazon Prime subscribers, so you will be well placed for that. You can sign up for your £59 Prime membership here.
1,000 Clubcard points (2,400 Avios) on Fuji cameras
Until 2nd August, Tesco is offering 1,000 bonus Clubcard points on selected Fuji cameras. That means 2,400 bonus Avios or 2,500 Virgin Flying Club miles.
The cheapest is £59 so it is not a bad rebate if you are looking for something as a gift or for yourself. You may even be able to resell them on eBay although they would not be cheap to post. More details here.
1,000 Clubcard points (2,400 Avios) on Lego
Tesco has also brought back another favourite. Until July 12th, you will receive 1,000 bonus Clubcard points when you spend £60 on Lego.
Lego tends to be well priced at Tesco anyway, so this is a very good deal. You can see the selection here. Remember that you can collect your order in-store to avoid postage charges or bashed boxes.
American Airlines drops First Class on New York to Heathrow services
Finally, American Airlines is dropping the First Class cabin from a second of its three Heathrow to New York services from December 17th. American is moving the aircraft (a Boeing 777-300ER, which is wasted on a short hop like Heathrow) to its new Los Angeles to Sydney route.
This will leave just one AA service per day with First Class. It will put additional pressure on First Class Avios availability on British Airways, although the levy of a fuel surcharge tends to put off a lot of American Airlines frequent flyers from redeeming on BA. If you have miles in AA, you pay around £350 less in taxes between Heathrow and New York if you choose an AA service because of the lack of surcharges.
Note that, if you use Avios to book onto American Airlines you WILL pay a fuel surcharge. Where does that money go? BA keeps it.
The good news is that the Boeing 777-200 which will replace the Boeing 777-300ER has the new American Airlines business class seat, pictured above. Many people would find it preferable to the British Airways Club World seat.