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News in brief:

Did you win our IHG Rewards Club competition?

Thank you to everyone who entered our IHG Rewards Club competition last week.  There was a fantastic response and IHG was very impressed by the level of interest.

The winner was Jean H.  Well done Jean!  I have the codes you need to add the 50,000 points to your IHG account and I will be emailing them to you later.

Don’t forget that the IHG Winter Sale continues until 7th February.

You can save up to 30% on stays at 600 InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza and Hotel Indigo hotels across Europe.  The sale rates are valid for sale until 29th February 2016 and full details of the IHG Winter Sale can be found at this special website.

IHG Rewards Club 350

Marks & Spencer leave Gate 365 and the Avios e-store

M&S is no longer available on the British Airways shopping portal, Gate 365, or the Avios e-store.  This means that you can no longer earn Avios points for starting your M&S shopping at one of those site.

Oddly, M&S is still available on TopCashback albeit with a minimum non-food spend of £100.  Remember that TopCashback is still offering a bonus of 500 Avios if you sign up this week.  Thanks to Helen.

Harvey Nichols

£20 cashback when you spend £100 at Harvey Nichols with your Amex

Finally, Harvey Nichols is offering £20 cashback on a £100 American Express spend.

You need to go into the ‘Offers’ tab of your online Amex statement to register, where it should hopefully be showing.  It is NOT on the site yet so you cannot register via that route.

Lloyds, MBNA, TSB and Barclays Amex cardholders can register via the Amex Connect site.

The offer runs until 6th March and is restricted to the first 15,000 to sign up.

A less glamorous but more practical offer for ASK pizza restaurants is also available to most people!

Comments (29)

  • Fenny says:

    Congrats, Jean. How about a HfP party at your local HIX? 😉

  • harry says:

    Don’t suck it up like a silly poodle – get on the phone & reverse it 🙂

  • Dom says:

    This morning I have had a small amount of avios from a pre-xmas M&S purchase approved. They may well still be honouring old transactions.

  • Rob says:

    No – unless gift vouchers sales are dealt with by a 3rd party. Debenhams gift cards worked this way, but that was clearly flagged because you were taken off the Debenhams website to a parallel site to make the purchase.

    • Mark says:

      Thanks. It certainly looks like Harvey Nicks handle their own gift vouchers from the website. Going to wait till my new year starts on my BA Amex in a couple of weeks time before ordering a few (for use in the Oxo Tower restaurant over the next couple of years!)

  • Andi says:

    Not sure where all the Amex offers go to, but over the past couple of months, I’ve looked constantly but for some reason I don’t seem to get targeted with any of the ones that are mentioned on HFP.
    I do already have a high spend across all my Amex products so wondering if maybe offers are only made where they want to encourage more spend.
    Anyone else had similar experiences?