Archives for July 2016

Get £20 for free when you load £50 on a Moneycorp prepaid MasterCard

Foreign exchange group Moneycorp, who you will be familiar with if you travel from Gatwick, Stansted, Southampton, Southend or Bristol on a regular basis, has launched a new prepaid explorer MasterCard for holidaymakers. As a special offer, Moneycorp is offering a £20 bonus to new customers […]

There seems to be a secret 20% bonus on Tesco Clubcard transfers to Virgin!

If you have your Tesco Clubcard account set up to automatically move your points to Virgin Atlantic every quarter, you may have noticed something odd.  Your points will have arrived with a 20% bonus attached. This leads me to assume that Virgin is about to […]

LAST DAY: 2,400 Avios for £60 LEGO spend, plus other active Tesco bonus deals

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? This is a reminder that TODAY, SUNDAY, is the last […]

Bits: Which? magazine writes about HFP readers, the BA Amex Premium card lives!

News in brief: Which? covers the end of Royal Mint commemorative coin purchases In the past I have written about Royal Mint offers where you could buy commemorative coins at face value – using a miles earning credit card – and then pay them into […]

Paying tax this weekend? Remember credit card fees have been slashed!

If you have a large chunk of self-assessment income tax due this weekend, there is an upside. This is the first self-assessment payment deadline since HMRC slashed its credit card fee to roughly 0.4%. One of the biggest jokes, since the EU cap on Visa […]

LAST CHANCE to transfer TopCashback money into Tesco Clubcard and onto Avios

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? One of the easiest ways of earning Avios points or […]

VERY interesting – Accor/Hertz status match AND 1000 Marriott or IHG points for everyone!

A couple of weeks after a non-functioning website went up, a new partnership between Hertz and Le Club AccorHotels has been officially launched. Accor has previously only worked with Europcar. Adding Hertz is a positive move and broadens your options for crediting Hertz car rentals […]

New 4-day BA Holidays promo – NYC from £1,199 Club World including hotel!

British Airways Holidays has launched a special Club World promotion for travel in August on three core routes.  There are some good prices here but you need to book by Monday. Click here to take a look at some of the deals available with Club World flights. These […]

London City Airport expansion approved

London City Airport won final planning consent this week for its major expansion scheme. The approval was given by the Government after Boris Johnson had initially blocked the scheme during his time as mayor. Coming in at a modest – by airport standards – £344m, […]

No Tesco / Avios conversion bonus … but a competition instead

The current Clubcard collection quarter ended on 21st July.  Your vouchers will start to drop through your letterbox, or into your online account, very soon. Anyone holding out for a ‘Tesco to Avios’ conversion bonus is going to be disappointed (again). British Airways has dug […]

Bits: double Avios with LOVEtheatre, Atlantis The Palm Avios promo, double SPG points at Tribute

News in brief: Double Avios with LOVEtheatre, the new Avios theatre ticketing partner, is offering double Avios points on all tickets booked before 31st August.  It doesn’t matter when the event takes place. Double Avios means 6 Avios per £1 spent.  As well as […]

Hailo taken over by mytaxi – so claim your 1,000 Avios whilst you can!

London taxi app Hailo is to be taken over by mytaxi, the European taxi app owned by Daimler. ‘Taken over’ is perhaps not the right word, since the CEO of Hailo will become the new CEO of mytaxi.  Hailo shareholders will be in the minority […]

How I maximised the value of an IHG reward night, including free lounge access

I have just finished three nights at InterContinental Le Grand in Paris, a hotel which I rate highly for its frankly epic public areas – including the most astounding ballroom you will ever visit – and great location. I successfully pulled off one of the […]

What is the best credit card for foreign spend when someone else is paying?

This article was updated on 1st August 2017 and all the information below remains accurate I ran an article last week on the best credit card options when travelling abroad this Summer with a focus on those which minimise the 2.99% foreign exchange fee added to most […]

Bits: BA schedule changes for Winter, free Etihad Gold with a £500,000 deposit!

News in brief: British Airways announces more Winter schedule changes British Airways has announced a new batch of schedule changes for the Winter season.  These kick in from 30th October and are, in terms of the cancellations, pretty short notice. These are the changes, all […]