News in brief:
Did you buy the £79 printer with 3,500 Clubcard points?
A fortnight ago I ran a great Tesco Clubcard offer. If you paid £79 for an Epson XP322 printer, you received 3,500 bonus Clubcard points, worth 8,400 Avios.
The great news is that Tesco Direct has an unofficial (but widely discussed online) price protection guarantee. If you buy something and it falls in price within 28 days, you can ring up and request the difference.
A HFP reader did just that and £30 was immediately refunded to his credit card! This means that, even if he gives his printer away, he will have received 8,400 Avios for just £49! You may wish to try the same.
Love Clubcard, don’t collect Avios? You should be reading our sister site, Shopper Points (www.shopperpoints.co.uk), which covers the latest Clubcard and Nectar offers without any distracting frequent flyer talk! Why not check it out now?
Qatar Airways 2-4-1 sale out of the UK
These prices are considerably worse than some of the ex-Europe tickets we saw last week. We are talking about £1,700 to Bangkok compared to the £800 being charged out of Copenhagen recently However, for anyone who is more flexible on price and less keen to travel to Europe to start their trip, there might be something here. £2,500 to Australia per person is not a bad deal when starting in the UK.
Note that availability on A380 services from London is very restricted, so try to get the Boeing 787 services instead as the second best option. You can also book from Manchester, Edinburgh and – for flights from March – Birmingham.
Book here by 22nd November for travel before 7th July.
Emirates Skywards status match
The offer is a little confusing. It appears that you need to hold a current top-tier card from another airline, such as British Airways Gold. Whether you receive Gold or Platinum status will depend on an examination by Emirates of your recent travel patterns which must include substantial travel on routes flown by Emirates.
However, as Emirates is only asking for a scan of your current frequent flyer membership card, it isn’t clear how they intend to achieve this!
Emirates is not part of a major alliance, so you are only likely to benefit from a match if you fly Emirates in Economy on a regular basis and would benefit from lounge access.
Full details can be found here. The offer ends on 30th November. Thanks to Benedict.
Millennium & Copthorne hotel sale
Finally, Millennium & Copthorne is running a short flash sale offering a headline 40% off their standard room rates at all of their UK and European hotels.
The real discount is not 40%, because that is based on the standard flexible price. These sale rooms are non-refundable and so you should compare them to the usual Advanced Purchase rate. You should still see a decent saving nevertheless.
You need to book by 22nd November for stays until 31st March 2016. The sale home page is here.