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Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss (July ’16)

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Here is the latest edition of our regular feature which summarises offers that are ending soon.

It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Top Avios Points Earning Offers, Top Hotel Bonus Points Offers and Top UK Credit Card Offers pages.

Miles and points offers which are about to close

The key offer closing this week is the British Airways sale which ends on Tuesday.  As well as good sale deals you can also use Part Pay With Avios to get 1p per point off your flight.

Deals closing soon

Tuesday 12th July

Last day for the current BA sale including the generous ‘Part Pay With Avios’ deal.  Article.

Last day for the current Virgin sale (economy and premium economy only).  Article.

Sunday 17th July

Last day to register for the Starwood ‘Triple Up’ promotion (stay by 31st July).  Article.

Last day to get 480 Avios via Clubcard with £8 HP printer ink.  Article.

Monday 18th July

Last day to buy IHG Rewards Club points with a 50% to 100% bonus.  Article.

Friday 22nd July

Last day to save £15 on any Lufthansa flight from the UK.  Article.

Sunday 31st July

Last day to get 1,000 Avios by signing up with taxi app Hailo and taking a ride.  Article.

Last day to transfer your hotel points into Etihad Guest for a 25% bonus.  Article.

Last day to earn 100 Heathrow Rewards points for downloading the Heathrow app.  Article.

Last day to complete a Club Carlson stay for the current bonus points promotion.  Article.

Last day to earn the Iberia, Finnair or American bonuses for flying BA transatlantic.  Article.

Comments (20)

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  • mark2 says:

    The last day to collect points for this Tesco ClubCard quarter is 21st July.
    If you take auto convert to Virgin off your Tesco account before the quarter end and put it back soon after you will probably get 1,000 Virgin Miles; this has worked the last four quarters.

    • AndyGWP says:

      So to be clear, if I have £200 clubcard vouchers in my account, will any of them actually end up auto-converting then, or not? 🙂

      • mark2 says:

        I believe that auto convert only applies at the point of creation of new vouchers, but may well be wrong as I have never had auto convert set at quarter end so that I can get the bonus for setting it shortly afterwards.

    • Genghis says:

      There’s been very few offers this quarter. My Tesco points balance is looking rather low

  • Andy S says:

    I was going to get some IHG points as my bonus is 100, then the pound plummeted against the dollar!

  • Vin says:

    Sorry OT, could someone please confirm how long it is taking for iHG to send out ambassador kits these days? Wanting to use a free weekend night voucher around 20th Aug and thinking of applying for ambassador membership today.

    • Rob says:

      If it doesn’t arrive they can liaise with the hotel anyway. Once you are upgraded online you can book it at

      • Leo says:

        I did this. I liaised with the AMB team and the hotel. I’ve never seen my pack – after 7 months of waiting.

        • Rob says:

          Never got mine, but I did the voucher in a normal letter and the 15,000 points were added after a chaser email. I can live without the luggage tags!

  • VP says:

    OT: Would really appreciate if someone can clarify a query I have. UK domestic does not have business and I believe the max tier points you can get is 20 if standalone flight. However, if I am purchasing LBA-LHR-HEL return with LBA-LHR marketed as Business (J) and LHR-HEL as Business (I), how many tier points would I get? 200 or 240?

    • Alan says:

      It’s still 20 pts per domestic flight when booked into these classes too. Whenever you book WTP, CW or F it should book into 20TP per sector for domestic.

  • VP says:

    OTP: Amex has sent out targeted emails to Gold cardholders offering 3,000 points for adding a supplementary card holder. The deadline is 31st July and there is no minimum spend requirement. So easy 3,000 points if you can add someone.

    • James67 says:

      Also, 5000 for the platinum which is half last years bonus, and 500 for the standard BA card.

      Anybody know if amex independently credit checks the supplementary card holder?

      • Rob says:

        They do ID checks, not sure about a full credit check as main cardholder has joint liability for the debt.

  • Liz says:

    Presume this is because they were bought by the Aussie company – they no longer accept the Homebase vouchers bought in Tesco as I discovered recently but you can use them in Argos now apparently.

    • Fenny says:

      My local Tesco haven’t had any Homebase gift cards for months. When I asked about it, they said their stock had changed after Christmas.

  • Fenny says:

    They don’t pay on uncollected orders. I have not picked up orders in the past when they rang and said they didn’t actually have the stock in my local branch,but they can transfer the order to a branch in a place I never go.

  • jude says:

    O.T. Going on my first business class flight next Sunday to Barcelona at 1630. Will we get a choice of food and will it be a meal or just a sandwich?

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