Archives for June 2016

Bits: new Radisson UK sale, a good IHG London redemption, double Avios with Avis

News in brief: Radisson launches its UK Summer Sale – with free breakfast Radisson Blu and Radisson Edwardian have launched their Summer Sale.  This covers all of their properties in the UK and Ireland, with savings of 10% to 25% off regular rates. You need to […]

7,200 Avios with Tesco home insurance – now running until 31st August

Love Clubcard, don’t collect Avios?  You should be reading our sister site, Shopper Points (, which covers the latest Clubcard and Nectar offers without any distracting frequent flyer talk!  Why not check it out now? Remember the Tesco home insurance promotions in March and April? […]

Bits: 100 bonus Heathrow Rewards points, immigration kiosks for BA at JFK, last day for 30% off SPG points

More news in brief: 100 Heathrow Rewards points when you spend £70 Heathrow Rewards has launched a new promotion which will give you 100 bonus points when you spend £70 in one transaction before 5th September. As well as spending at the airport, spending on […]

Bits: Qatar selling Heathrow – Dubai for £1001 in Business, £5 JustPark credit via Amex

News in brief: Qatar Airways launches Dubai in business class for £1,001 from Heathrow Last week I wrote about an exceptionally good Qatar Airways fare to Dubai – just £975 return.  This is bookable from Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester. A Heathrow version has now appeared too, […]

1,000 Avios when you sign up and take one ride with taxi app Hailo

British Airways and London taxi app Hailo have brought back their generous Avios offer for anyone who has not used the service before. You will earn 1,000 Avios when you download the Hailo app (from the Apple or Google Play stores) and take your first trip before 31st […]

Using Hilton HHonors ‘points and money’ to maximise value

Hilton HHonors underwent a major devaluation in 2013 which severely impacted the ‘aspirational’ elements of the programme.  A top-end property in London or New York will now cost you up to 80,000 points per night, compared with just 60,000 points for an InterContinental redemption with […]

2,400 Avios with £100 Tesco Wine order

Love Clubcard, don’t collect Avios?  You should be reading our sister site, Shopper Points (, which covers the latest Clubcard and Nectar offers without any distracting frequent flyer talk!  Why not check it out now? Tesco Wine has launched a new discount code worth 1,000 […]

Big 50% bonus when you buy Avios points via Iberia – 1.0p each

Let’s party like 2008! With the IAG share price falling fast, the word has clearly gone out that cash needs to start coming through the door.  We have already seen British Airways offering a 35% bonus on point transfers from hotel loyalty programmes (which means BA […]

Is there any point getting a Diners Club card, the card that time forgot?

EDIT:  February 2018.  Whilst Diners Club UK does still offer a personal card, it has stopped offering travel rewards.  It now only offers shopping vouchers as rewards. A reader asked me last week to take another look at Diners Club, the charge card that time forgot. […]

A Holiday Inn attempts bribery to gain positive reviews!

We have probably all seen signs in hotels and restaurants we have visited asking if we would be kind enough to recommend them on TripAdvisor or similar sites if we enjoyed our visit. One Head for Points reader recently found that a Holiday Inn in […]

Double Avios when booking a package holiday or cruise via (not British Airways Executive Club) is, technically, a travel agency.  You may not be aware that you can use them to book a package holiday and earn yourself bonus Avios points in the process. Until 7th July, the earning rate is doubled and you will […]

Bits: free Marriott breakfast with Visa, triple Nectar points with Expedia, HFP in the Express

News in brief: Free breakfast at Marriott properties when you pay with Visa Marriott has launched a new promotion with Visa offering free breakfast at 250 hotels across Europe, including the new JW Marriott Venice below.  Many Marriott-owned brands are covered as well as Marriott […]

British Airways announces new cuts to in-flight service

In what is becoming a regular monthly announcement, British Airways has announced a new raft of service changes.  Most of these will, I believe, kick in from 1st July although some may take a little longer to materialise.  All cabins are impacted, even First Class. […]

50% off IHG hotels across UK and Europe for Summer weekends

IHG Rewards Club, the Holiday Inn / Crowne Plaza / InterContinental etc chain, has launched a special Summer sale in conjunction with Avis. On the face of it, it is a very strong offer. You will receive a 50% discount on the Best Available Rate […]

Flying Blue Petroleum – another good scheme for oil and energy sector employees

Last week I wrote about the Lufthansa Oil & Energy Club. This offers special benefits to people who work in the oil and energy sector including Silver (Frequent Traveller) status in the Miles & More programme. The KLM / Air France programme, Flying Blue, has […]