News in brief:
Virgin East Coast and its very impressive sale
A number of HFP readers have been in touch this week to highlight some of the good deals they had picked up in the Virgin Trains sale on the East Coast line.
The Superfly sale runs until 9pm tomorrow via this special website. You can book for travel until 23rd March.
Prices are lower, apparently, than the last sale held under State ownership of the line. London to Leeds starts at £5 each way, London to Newcastle is from £10 and London to Edinburgh from £15.
Heathrow Airport Parking launches a January sale
You can’t move for sale deals at the moment. Even Heathrow Airport Parking has got in on the act.
If you book before 7th February, you can currently book the long stay car parks from £4.49 per day based on a 6+ day booking. Meet & Greet is available from £8.49 per day based on a 7+ day booking.
More information can be found here. The last day to park is 23rd March.
(Don’t forget my ‘secret tips’ for easier or cheaper Heathrow parking – using JustPark or booking a ‘sleep and park’ deal at the Thistle and using the driverless pods to reach Terminal 5.)
3,000 miles with your first Rocketmiles hotel booking – ends today, 7th January
I mentioned hotel booking site Rocketmiles recently when I touched on their Thanksgiving promotion. All of this week until today (and apologies for not running this deal earlier) you will earn 3,000 bonus airline miles if you are a new customer.
This includes British Airways Executive Club for Avios as well as various other airline schemes.
The 3,000 bonus miles is on top of the standard earnings from your booking. Whilst you need to book today, the stay can be for a future date.
As with Kaligo.com and Pointshound, you need to be careful when you book as prices tend to jump around quite a bit. If you can find a hotel which is priced very similar to what you would pay elsewhere, the bonus miles make it a bargain.
Remember that you will not receive points in any hotel loyalty scheme for your stay as these bookings are treated as non-qualifying. You will also not receive a VAT receipt which may be an issue for small businesses booking a hotel inside the EU.
The booking page for the deal – which is only available to new customers – is here.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)