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Off topic: £10 off a £50 Amazon purchase TODAY ONLY

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To celebrate being named Britain’s No 1 retailer for consumer satisfaction, Amazon is having a one day sale today.

You will receive £10 off any order of £50 or more using the code BIGTHANKS.

Gift cards do not count, unfortunately. All items must be sold directly from Amazon and not from one of its partners.

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Whilst this is a little off topic for Head for Points, our Amazon link is one of the key ways we fund the site.  If you buy something through this offer using the link below, you can consider your HfP subscription for 2016 paid.

The Amazon home page is here.  Full terms and conditions for the offer can be found there.

The offer expires at midnight tonight, Friday.

Comments (51)

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  • Morgan says:

    Thanks for the headsup – just bought myself another Canary!

  • axil23 says:

    Done. Cheers.

  • Geoggy says:

    A bit weird how all their 2 TB external hard drives are now about 10-20 quid more than they were on recent Hotukdeals threads

    • harry says:

      Amazon are good at price matching vs the big retailers. Hop on Live Chat, give them a link to a better deal elsewhere – they’ll normally match it by way of a credit to your a/c balance after you purchase, you obviously agree this in advance and purchase whilst still connected to Chat.

      • Oleg says:

        Good advice

        • harry says:

          My wife had a £10 September credit go missing, we hopped on Live Chat, the nice dude just gave it straight back, these guys are there to help.

    • Genghis says:

      And a suitcase I wanted to buy now about £10 more expensive than yesterday. What they give with one hand they take with the other…

  • Liz says:

    More USA travel books and road trip maps bought via the HfP link!

  • Deb says:

    With 12 months of HFP reading, i have collected points and perks equivalent to a month of my part time salary, given that we aren’t high rate earners this really amounts to a lot for us. Today’s post coincides with needing to buy a big purchase, so I am happy to have used the HFP link to say thank you.

    • Rob says:

      The salary correlation always interests me. I get people who tell me that it is ‘too much work’ applying for an Amex Gold to get 20,000 Amex points (minimum value even if used for shopping vouchers = £100), but it often turns out that the same person wouldhave to work for around 15 hours to earn the same amount after adjusting for tax and NI!

      • JohnG says:

        I value the loyalty scheme points I have now at around £4k (and that’s based on conservative values like 0.7p for Avios). It ignores the free Hilton night, 3 AMB weekend vouchers, 2 Free IHG nights, 2 4 1 BA voucher. It ignores all the upgrades, lounge access etc we’ve gained for free. I’ve spent under £1k accruing it all, and we’ve already used some of the points. Not bad for a year.

        The above isn’t intended as a brag but to highlight both how much can be gained and, given that HfP is my main source of info, how much you’ve helped me. Thanks for everything Rob!

      • Gavin says:

        My mate said it wasn’t worth the bother as the statement credit option from Amex was only worth a small amount on a long-term basis. I did point out it was the least value for the points but he was determined it wasn’t for him despite him having a brand new house to furnish!

  • Gavin says:

    OT – I don’t have anything to buy from Amazon at the moment. Anyone flown Aegean in J? Got any views on their FFP?

    GF is moving to Cyprus for work and the Aegean 8pm flight from Heathrow is quite handy for travelling out after I finish work – Found a 1-way flight out for £212, much cheaper than CE. BA flight time is better for the return and I can use avios as well.

    • Jamie P says:

      I used to travel frequently between London and Larnaca and although I tried to travel with BA as much as possible solely for the TPs and avios, I really rated Aegean’s product, especially when you put it up against an aging 767 which BA favours on this route.
      I can’t comment on their FFP but I think I saw on HfP that you can earn earn Star Alliance Gold vey easily by crediting to Aegean’s ‘Miles and Bonus’ scheme.

      • Gavin says:

        Cheers Jamie! It’s a fully flex fare too so I’m going to go for it. I didn’t mind the 767 when I flew it back from IST but take your point!

      • Rob says:

        That was the case, it isn’t as easy now because you need Aegean sectors – but if you’re flying them anyway it is still more generous than most schemes.

        Royal Jordanian is a decent way of getting to Larnaca I believe, and earns Avios adn tier points too.

        • Jamie P says:

          Had never flown RJ to LCA but having had a look at Google Flights I can understand why…almost 3 times a expensive as BA

          • Rob says:

            The guy I know who does it travels on business so he doesn’t pay personally and he finds the flight times far better for work.

    • Leo says:

      I fly to Greece a couple of times a year – and partner more for business. We both think Aegean is better than but don’t use them so much now due to trying to keep up BA status etc. Having said tat I will use them still this year for domestic flights. You need 4 sectors for *A gold I think – a bit like BA silver.

  • NYC123 says:

    Guessing this doesn’t apply to “fulfilled” by amazon orders?

  • Chris says:

    O/T on a slow news day. Has anyone still not received their Iberia/Groupon points. Due to some errors during validation I was unable to validate one of my vouchers until the last day possible so yesterday was the 16th day after validation (supposed to be within 15 days) and still no sign of my points.

    Not really sure about best course to tackle to get them, wondered if anyone else has already been through it?

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