Lots of little stories today!
Tesco launches unexciting Flybe promotion
We had been promised a Flybe promotion from avios.com and Tesco and it is here. And it is underwhelming.
Anyone who has converted Tesco Clubcard vouchers into Avios via avios.com (NOT ba.com) in the last 12 months is eligible to book a return Flybe redemption for a saving of 3,000 Avios. This takes the price down to 6,000 Avios in most cases. Bookings under this offer can only be made by telephone.
Where’s the catch? Simple. Flybe is NOT in Reward Flight Saver. As the email I received reminds me, the tax on Manchester to Amsterdam is £62! You may well be able to buy a flight on another carrier for that without having to use 6,000 Avios on top.
Of course, on some routes, it might make sense. Flybe has no competition on some routes so prices may be higher and a redemption more valuable.
If I remember correctly, you receive one free piece of checked luggage on an Avios redemption on Flybe. This does improve the value proposition if you do need to take a suitcase as a 20kg case costs £34 return.
You need to book by December 15th and fly before December 31st. The Flybe route map can be found here on their website.
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Tesco and British Airways launch a competition – but no conversion bonus
If you were hoping for a Tesco to Avios conversion bonus this quarter, think again. Instead, there is another competition.
For every £5 of Tesco vouchers you convert before 15th August, you will receive one entry. The prize is underwhelming – four people will win a pair of Club Europe return flights and two nights in a 4* hotel in either Florence, Lyon or Seville.
2,500 Hilton HHonors points for trying keyless door entry
Hilton is offering 2,500 bonus points if you stay at a hotel which has the new ‘smartphone’ keyless entry system and agree to use it.
This ONLY works with iOS phones, unfortunately – not sure what Android did to upset them – via the Hilton app.
Details can be found here. You don’t need to register – the points seem to post automatically.
The promotion runs to September 30th. It is not clear if you only get the 2,500 bonus points once or for every keyless stay you do before that date. I think that only US hotels are being changed over at the moment, so it is unlikely to be working in the UK before the closing date.