Archives for November 2015

Win a SLICKS carry-on travel backpack worth up to £260!

I am giving away something different on Head for Points this week.  Instead of flights or hotel stays, I have an interesting new ‘yet to be released’ travel accessory to win – the SLICKS carry-on travel backpack. SLICKS is a modular, Swiss-designed backpack, with a smart […]

Bits: free points via new Avios Suitcase sticker, IHG member total, Melia’s ‘not free’ Priority Pass

News in brief: More free Avios via Avios Suitcase Avios Suitcase is a Facebook app which allows you to earn Avios points – credited to and NOT British Airways Executive Club accounts – for completing various simple tasks and earning ‘badges’. (If you’ve never […]

LAST CHANCES: 100% bonus buying IHG Rewards Club points and BA ‘Black Friday’ £495 Club World deals

Two good offers close today – you should have a think about whether you should miss out or not. IHG Rewards Club ‘buy points’ bonus Today is the last chance to buy IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – points with […]

6,105 Avios for £44 – and a FREE colour printer! (but in and out of stock)

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 Direct is running another printer offer which, amazingly, is an even […]

LAST CHANCE: 5,000 Avios for £300 hotel spend with; 10,000 Avios for £500 spend

As part of our fantastic “win 100,000 Avios competition”, which ran two weeks ago, we launched an exclusive hotel booking offer.  This is in association with hotel booking site who generously sponsored the competition. Whilst the prize may have been won, the special offer […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (11): HSBC Premier MasterCard

This review was updated on in September 2016 and all the information is correct as of that date This is my review of the HSBC Premier MasterCard credit card. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing […]

Hilton HHonors will match your existing hotel status with another chain!

A few days I wrote about the exceptionally generous status match programme launched by Hyatt Gold Passport.  Hyatt is willing to match your top tier status in certain other hotels schemes to its own Diamond level – and that comes with guaranteed suite upgrades at […]

Bits: impressive Accor ‘Black Friday’ sale, 25% off Iberia tickets, £10 Amazon cashback last call

Two new Black Friday deals, which are still running over the weekend, came to my attention yesterday.  These are worth a look. Accor offering ‘Happy Mondays’ prices up to three months in advance! Until Monday, Accor is selling Ibis, Novotel and Mercure rooms at exceptionally […]

How Amex Membership Rewards members can buy miles for up to 50% off

(EDIT 2016:  despite conflicting information over whether this is still possible, a HFP reader successfully bought points in August 2016.) One of the lesser known features of the American Express Membership Rewards programme is the ability to buy up to 10,000 Membership Rewards points per […]

Club World from £495 + 30,000 Avios – exceptional British Airways Black Friday deals

My attempts to make Black Friday go away by putting my fingers in my ears and going ‘nah nah nah nah’ (a trick I picked up from my 4-year old) have failed as the articles today show.  The good news is that British Airways is […]

Other Black Friday travel deals you should check out ….

As well as the British Airways deal covered in my lead article today, here are some other Black Friday travel offers. This is by no means a comprehensive list – I have only listed deals where the company involved got in touch to tell me what […]

Bits: InterContinental at the O2, Marriott Rewards at Protea Hotels, Madonna with Hilton

News in brief: Bookings open for the new InterContinental London – The O2 The new InterContinental London – The O2 is now taking bookings from 19th December. This is a slightly risky hotel project but the owners have had the sense to include what they […]

Did you win 100,000 Avios in our competition (I haven’t told the winner yet!)?

Thank you to everyone who entered our competition last week, sponsored by hotel booking site, to win 100,000 Avios points.  There was a fantastic response. I picked a winner yesterday and the name has been verified with  I haven’t told this person yet, […]

Bits: redeem 1 Emirates mile for football tickets!, new hotels coming to Terminal 4

News in brief: Buy football tickets for 1 Emirates Skywards mile! I have written before about using Emirates Skywards miles for executive box seats at Arsenal or the other football clubs around Europe sponsored by Emirates. Emirates is now the lead sponsor of the FA […]

Alitalia now using Etihad lounge in T4 – get free status with your BA Silver or Gold card!

Etihad took pseudo control of struggling Italian flag carrier Alitalia earlier this year. If you need to fly to Italy on a regular basis, the good news is that from 1st December you can now use the Etihad lounge in Heathrow Terminal 4. I reviewed the […]