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Bits: 400% Apple bonus with Heathrow Rewards, 10 x Nectar points on petrol, Qatar launches Sydney

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News in brief:

Up to quadruple Heathrow Rewards points on Apple products at Dixons Travel

If you are planning on getting a new iPad or Mac, or an old iPhone (6S excluded) before 30th October, Dixons Travel is offering bonus Heathrow Rewards points.

The bonus is:

  • Double points when you spend £399 – £699.99
  • Triple points when you spend £700 – £999.99
  • Quadruple points when you spend £1,000 or more

The saving on Apple products at Dixons Travel is not huge – it is nowhere near the 20% VAT level.  They are cheaper than the High Street, however, and this bonus is an extra perk.

Note that the following products are excluded: ‘Apple branded audio and accessories, Apple WATCH, WATCH Sport and compatible accessories; iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.’

Heathrow Rewards points convert at 1:1 into Avios, Virgin Flying Club, Miles & More, Etihad and Emirates miles.  Take a look at our ‘Avios Promos’ page for a couple of generous sign-up deals if you are not already a member.

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Sainsbury’s offering 1,000% Nectar bonus on petrol

Nectar is not a core part of HFP but as it’s the weekend ….  For the whole of October, you will receive ten times the usual number of Nectar points when you buy petrol at a Sainsbury’s supermarket.

Full details are on the Sainsbury’s website here.

This is the equivalent of 5p off a litre, and more generous if you redeem your Nectar points for one of the – admittedly few – redemptions which offer more than 0.5p per point.

This page on our sister site Shopper Points shows the best value Nectar redemptions.

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Qatar Airways announces a date for Sydney services

I mentioned earlier this week that Qatar Airways had agreed a deal with the Australian Government to increase flights to the country.

Qatar has now announced a daily Doha – Sydney flight which will launch on 1st March 2016.  As Qatar is a oneworld member airline, this service will be available for redemption using Avios points.

It adds to the existing Qatar Airways services to Melbourne and Perth.  Further Australian destinations can be expected next year.

Comments (60)

  • Paul says:

    One interesting thing I have discovered in the last few days is that you can get double Heathrow Rewards points until 30 November on purchases from WHSmith, and that includes the Rugby World Cup shops.