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Important dates for your diary (September 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.


There is a LOT happening at the end of September.  The main one is probably the very generous promotion which earns you 20,000 Avios if cumulatively book £1,000-worth of hotels with them before 30th September.  My original article is here.  You can book for stays until June 2016.

Sunday 27th September

The Head for Points / Air New Zealand competition closes.  Enter here to win tickets to Los Angeles

Last day for a 30% bonus when you buy Avios via Iberia Plus.  Article.

Last day to earn 2,000 Club Carlson bonus points per night for online bookings via their app.  Article.

Tuesday 29th September

British Airways and BA Holidays sale ends.  Article.

Wednesday 30th September

Last day to redeem your East Coast Rewards points.  Article.

Last day to earn 5,000 Avios for one booking or 20,000 Avios for £1,000-worth of hotel bookings, for stays until June 2016.  Article.

Last day to earn 3,000 Etihad Guest miles with one hotel booking.  Article.

Various Avios promotions with hotel chains end.  Article.

Last day to complete the ‘stay five Sheraton nights and receive one free’ promotion.  Article.

Last day to fly to Germany via Miles & More for just 7,000 miles return.  Article.

Last day to register for Hilton Gold fast track promotion with airberlin.  Article.

Last day to spend £75 at Heathrow to trigger the 2,500 miles sign-up bonus with Heathrow Rewards.  Article.

Last day to convert Heathrow Rewards points to Etihad Guest for a 100% bonus.  Article.

Last day to get 10,000 miles for signing up for the free Miles & More credit card.  Article.

Sunday 4th October

Last day to join TopCashback and receive 500 Tesco Clubcard points (1,200 Avios).  Article.

Last day to earn 1,500 Clubcard points by spending £75 on LEGO.  Direct link.

Monday 5th October

Last day to save £10 on a British Airways Euro Traveller flight over £100 and £50 on ANY Club Europe flight using a special promotional code.  Article.

Wednesday 7th October

Last to buy Virgin Flying Club miles with a 20% bonus.  Link to buy.

Last chance to get 20% extra miles when using Virgin Atlantic ‘Miles Booster’.  Article.

Friday 9th October

Last day to earn 1,000 Clubcard points by spending £50 on Fisher-Price today.  Direct link.

Comments (11)

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  • Jamsey says:

    Does anybody know if you need to use your ihg cc certificate by the expiry date or book a room by the expiry date?

    • Liz says:

      I asked this question yesterday but no-one replied. I have also sent an email to IHG to get confirmation but not heard back yet !

    • Rob says:

      Not sure – I should find out as I have one expiring in Jan ….

  • frank says:

    O/T – my amex ba pp card reaches its 1st anniversary soon and I want to downgrade to the basic card but amex says I have to apply for it. I do not wish to be credit checked at the mo as I’m applying for a remortgage. I also have a 2 for 1 voucher which I want to protect, although availability is non existent. Any advice?

    • Rob says:

      Amex may not run a check even though you need to fill in the form – ring and ask.

    • the_real_a says:

      I have 4 AMEX issued cards and each one recieved a credit search (which has a negative effect on my credit score). This is something the credit card churners should be really be aware of!

      • JQ says:

        There are no meaningful credit scores in the UK. Each financial institution has its own credit scoring system. Note that Experian et al. are not financial institutions.

        Amex credit searched me once for my first Amex, and hasn’t searched me again despite applying for a new card each year.

  • Simon says:

    Thanks for the reminder about the Virgin ‘Miles Booster’. I booked Hong Kong – London (upper class) the other week for 60,000 miles and (for Virgin) a very reasonable £30 so have taken advantage of it.

    I could have gone first class in Cathay Pacific for 120,000 avios and about the same cost, the first class did look amazing and I’m sure most people would have gone for it, I just don’t have millions of Avios so decided for a flight leaving Hong Kong about around midnight it wasn’t just worth it.

  • YL says:

    Just want to add that I belive the Iberia Plus Avios 30% bonus offer has now been extended.
    It now says ‘Purchase Avios before 04 October 2015’

  • Rob says:

    You posted two hours too early 🙂 Article up today.

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