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Here’s the full HfP index of articles for January 2016

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Here is a full list of the articles we published in January 2016.  Click through to read them in full:

Win 18,000 Avios via Facebook and Twitter competitions

New Marriott promo starts tomorrow – one free night with just two Marriott stays

LAST CHANCE: Exclusive 5,000 bonus Avios with £350 of hotel bookings via

LAST CHANCE: Book short US domestic redemptions for 4,500 Avios before they go up

BIG CHANGES: IHG Rewards Club devalues, book by 17th February to beat it

20,000 free Avios with a subscription to The Times & The Sunday Times

Last chance to book a 2016 weekend stay in the Hilton Winter Sale

Why your tax money is funding 11 obscure new UK flights (but five will earn Avios!)

My review of Qatar Airways A380 First Class

My review of Qatar Airways A380 First Class – Part 2

LAST CHANCE: Alitalia status match ends in two days – get status with 26 airlines!

REMINDER: Exclusive 5,000 bonus Avios with £350 of hotel bookings via

Iberia brings back ‘12,000 Avios for an Economist subscription’

Bits: Azimo £15 gift card, Kimpton hits Amsterdam, order room service by texting an emoji!

Excellent SriLankan business deals from Paris to Asia (earn Avios and BA tier points!)

Bits: Did you win our IHG competition?, M&S off Gate 365, Amex / Harvey Nichols promo

My review of the Amba Hotel Marble Arch – a former Thistle transformed

Three little tricks to help you hit your IHG Accelerate target

500 Avios points for joining TopCashback for free (for one week only!)

For Sale: hotel brands (Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza), good condition, offers invited

HFP EXCLUSIVE: 5,000 bonus Avios with £350 of hotel bookings via

BOOK FROM 2pm TODAY: new list of 5,000 points per night IHG PointBreaks with a New York option

Bits: Avoiding Virgin’s 1.5% credit card fee, duty free ‘reserve and collect’ at LHR, Luxury Travel Diary auctions

British Airways trialling automatic check-in at 6 hours before departure

Bits: 500 free United MileagePlus miles, Ramada London Docklands now a DoubleTree by Hilton

Avios ‘last minute deals’ are back for next weekend – where can you go?

Barclays changes credit card policy AGAIN – good news on the IHG and Hilton cards

Bits: New IHG Spire Elite benefit launched, “Amex 2-4-1 – the Book” launches (really!)

Don’t book a hotel this weekend – exclusive HFP / / Avios deal launches Monday!

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

1,200 Avios with Tesco Wine and other current Tesco bonus point deals

Wide range of new Avios hotel promotions – and free Langham London lounge access

LAST CHANCE: Win 50,000 IHG Rewards Club points!

BA looking to buy more A380’s – and Virgin Atlantic buying A350-1000’s

Bits: new SPG Moments concerts at the O2 released, SLICKS backpack Kickstarter

Sales and vouchers round-up – Opodo,, Thistle

Big UK Accor sale this week – rooms from just £25! Airport hotels included

Reminder: Short-haul Avios redemptions often cheaper when booked as 2 x one-ways

Bits: targetted 80% bonus buying Hilton points, Starwood improves its Spring promo

Iberia launches low-tax Avios redemptions to Tokyo and Shanghai!

Best Western Rewards – first good new promotion following 1st January changes

Bits: Vueling €10 discount code, 40% off Le Meridien 2nd night with Amex

Exclusive HFP competition: Win 50,000 IHG Rewards Club points!

Bits: BBC on non-vanishing fuel surcharges, Club World pax to Vancouver can sit in First until March!

Get free Accor Gold status and 10% off ibis stays with an ibis Business Card

Bits: Emirates to fly Larnaca-Athens, Lufty boosts short-haul business legroom – will BA follow?

Bits: IAG and LATAM sign new price fixing deal, Ramada loses two of its best UK hotels to Marriott

Sneaky cheap ways to fly to the USA using Avios for minimal taxes

Bits: LAST CHANCE for the best Qatar deals ever, BA chops Gatwick flights – has yours gone?

Launching on Monday – an exclusive IHG Rewards Club competition!

Finally … upgrade discounted economy BA flights using Avios (but there’s a snag)

Bits: 25% off CrossCountry trains next week, Tesco bonus points round-up, help a student dissertation

Generous Conrad and Waldorf-Astoria bonus point offers still working in 2016

Earn triple Avios – SEVEN per Euro! – on Accor (Sofitel, Mercure, Novotel etc) stays

Bits: Four Seasons walks away from the Wharf, latest Amex offers, Tesco NOW TV offer

Lost your Marriott Rewards status this year? Buy it back with points

Which loyalty credit cards are worth keeping for their benefits even if you don’t use them?

Lessons in arbitrage – why 10,000 bonus Finnair miles from PointsHound are more valuable than you think

New DoubleTree by Hilton opens in London’s Kensington

Amazing business deals (Avios earning) from Qatar Airways – Maldives £907, Singapore £837, Cape Town £914, Sydney £1414

240 free Avios for giving Tesco your insurance details – if you got it before, you can get it again

Bits: new BA ‘Our Trip’ group booking tool, 2016 free Tastecards for 2-4-1 No 1 Traveller access

British Airways Club World ex-Dublin bargains for Christmas 2016 – from £678!

Double Avios or other miles at Holiday Inn etc if IHG’s Accelerate does not inspire you

50% off in the Corinthia Hotels sale – and status benefits via GHA

The Daily Mail writes about (a HFP reader?) buying Royal Mint coins for Avios and trying to cash them in!

LAST CHANCE: Get a Hilton HHonors status match from your existing hotel loyalty card

How to do a hotel mattress run – and what can go wrong

Bits: 20,000 IHG points bargain in SanFran, Thistle Heathrow brings back free pod trips!, SAA sale

Barclays changes its credit card application rules again – for the worse

Bits: extra BA Corfu service, Fortnum & Mason offering ‘eat on board’ hampers in T5

Bits: Gatwick Sofitel £69 via, BA Gate 365 bonus Avios deal

£92 flat-bed business class deal on LAN’s Madrid to Frankfurt service (and earn tier points)!

Bits: excellent Virgin East Coast sale, Heathrow Airport Parking sale, 3000 Avios with RocketMiles

4,000 Clubcard points (9,600 Avios or 10,000 Virgin miles) with Tesco Pet Insurance

Another Hilton hotel joins the ‘5,000 points per night’ club!

LAST DAY to apply for the Starwood Amex with 20,000 points (if you were targetted)

Bits: 480 Avios with £15 Now TV box, double Avios at Chestertons, Virgin’s Manchester lounge shuts

New Avios earning partner – Direct Ferries

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (24): Virgin Flying Club Black American Express & Visa

Deals (non-flight deals!) to be had in the January sale!

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (23): Virgin Flying Club White American Express & Visa

Book the 5-star Sofitel at Heathrow Terminal 5 for just £95

Should you convert Clubcard, Amex, Heathrow Rewards etc points to Avios as soon as you earn them?

My review of the Novotel London Blackfriars hotel

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (22): United MileagePlus American Express & Visa

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (21): TSB Premier Avios American Express & MasterCard

100 free Clubcard points (240 Avios) with every £50 MoneyGram transfer

My review of the Holiday Inn Brent Cross hotel

Get £50 cashback when you spend £150 at American Express Travel

Bits: 2400 Avios on £39 printer, airberlin (BA!) status match, Iberia sale, new Hilton Bournemouth pics

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (20): TSB Avios American Express & MasterCard

InterContinental New York Barclay now accepting reservations from 1st May

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (19): Tesco Clubcard MasterCard

£25 off a £99+ British Airways ticket if you are under 25!

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