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News in brief:

9,600 Avios when you buy Xbox One with Kinect Holiday Value Bundle

Over at Shopper Points today you will see how to get 4,000 Tesco Clubcard points – worth 9,600 Avios or 10,000 Virgin Flying Club miles – with the Xbox One (500Gb) with Kinect Holiday Value Bundle.

This is a good offer.  The package itself is decent value given all the added extras included and, at just £299 (usually £329), the Avios are a valuable extra bonus.

You need to move quickly as the deal ends on Sunday.

£40 off Air New Zealand flights to Auckland

Air New Zealand is offering £40 off Economy flights to Auckland booked during April.

The Air New Zealand discount code you need is BOOKNZ.  You can travel at ANY point until 31st March 2017!  You need to book via the Air New Zealand website here.

£100 off Qantas flights for some Amex cardholders

Finally, American Express has launched a targetted cashback promotion for Qantas.  It offers £100 back on any £600 purchase made at

To see if you are targetted you need to log in to your Amex online account and look, for each card you hold, at the ‘Offers’ tab on your statement page.  If the deal is there, you need to register via the link provided.  You can then go ahead and book using that particular payment card.

You need to book by 31st May but there are no restrictions on travel dates or class of travel.

Comments (13)

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  • Tom C says:

    Rob, regarding Qantas, the exact wording is: “Save to Card to get a £100 statement credit when you spend £600+ online (freight airfare excluded) at by 31 May 2016. UK departure flights only. Valid once per eligible Card”. I was hoping to use this for flights when we’re in Sydney to get to Fiji, but as it’s UK departures only it’s no use.

    • Rob says:

      If you book on the UK site you may get the credit, I doubt Amex is that clever. However, once you select a non UK departure point it may switch to another site.

      No Avios redemption possible though?

      • Tom C says: doesn’t let me check that route and I couldn’t be bothered to phone up to check availability. It’s only £800 for 2 J flights, which seemed reasonable enough to me to not bother with Avios, but I’ll certainly take any discount going.

      • Michael says:

        Last time I paid for flights (on Delta) with my Amex my card statement contained the passenger manifest and route (and possibly the e-ticket numbers but I can’t remember). It’s entirely possible that Amex could have similar data from Qantas and so will know the departure point. Just something to be aware of.

  • RedHroogar says:

    Couple of questions:
    1) has anyone received their Curve card yet. I signed up on the day Raffles mentioned it on this site but haven’t received it yet; despite them saying it would be late March.

    2) reviewing the ‘best’ cards for Avios today. Since I’m 70+ it looks like the Amex Plat business would suite me better due to the ‘no age limit’ on the travel insurance. Q is: are there any downsides to switching from the standard card ? Presumably I wouldn’t receive the sign up bonus? Note: I rent out a commercial property so do have a business account.

    • David says:

      You should have got an Email saying they are shipping starting end of March in batches over a 4 week period.

  • Graeme says:

    OT – but Virgin Flying Club related. Tesco auto tip bonus posted yesterday so guess its time to take the auto conversion off and try again next quarter.. 🙂

  • Guesswho2000 says:

    The QF offer is on my Gold but no others – either way, brilliant news as long as they’re competetive, as I need tickets to Australia, so thanks for highlighting this Rob!

    • flyforfun says:

      Not on my BA Amex card. Wonder why.. 🙂 Most of the places on there were one’s I’d never use.

      Gueeswho2000, have a look at Cathay Pacific too. If there’s a sale on they can be quite good value and they have wider seats than QF in Y. Also, I much prefer Hong Kong to transit through than Dubai. DXB is rather poor for a major hub. It really is like going in in souk. I’m glad my transits with QF there are short, but the one time I did it with Emirates I had 4 hours to kill. BORING!

      • Genghis says:

        Agreed. Transfers in DXB are awful. Even more so if it involves a 30 min drive around the perimeter fence

  • harry says:

    hehe my wife just got allocated 11F on a European HBO tomorrow

    shame she’s about 5 foot 8 and won’t realise it’s a good thing, I bet I get some moans later about access to the aisle even though I didn’t actually get the chance to choose the seat

    I think she got it because I put her BA details in, not that we’ve got status these days but I guess no other fer on this flight has even got BA membership lol

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