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Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss (July 2016)

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Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly weekend feature which summarises offers that are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Cards and regular article pages.

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The key offer closing TOMORROW is the 50% – 100% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club points.  This offer was meant to close last Monday but got extended by a week at the last minute.

Monday is also the LAST DAY to get 240 Avios (and save £10) when you pre-order the new Harry Potter book – which is actually the script from the new play – for half price from Tesco Direct.  It is released next Sunday.

Deals closing soon:

Monday 25th July

Last day for a bonus of up to 100% when buying IHG Rewards Club points.  Article.

Last day to get 240 Avios via Clubcard and save £10 when you pre-order the new Harry Potter book from Tesco Direct.  Article (Shopper Points).

Sunday 31st July

Last day to convert TopCashback money into Tesco Clubcard points.  Article (Shopper Points).

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.

Tuesday 2nd August

Last day to book Official Heathrow Parking and get a 500% Heathrow Rewards bonus.  Article.

Sunday 7th August

Last day to book a BA Avios redemption to the Middle East for 25% fewer Avios (travel by 11th December).  Article.

Comments (27)

  • Fenny says:

    Do Etihad miles have a hard expiry date, or will a transfer in from another programme reset the expiry for all miles? The assorted bonus points I got when I enroled expire in March 17. If a transfer will reset the date, I’ll bung a few in for now.

    • Nick Burch says:

      Etihad miles have a hard expiry of 24 months from when they’re earnt. Earning more miles in the mean time doesn’t extend the older ones

      • Fenny says:

        Thanks. I used some for a draw for F1 tickets, but I’m not really likely to use the others in the time available. No point wasting HR points on a transfer if it makes no difference.

  • RIccati says:

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    It’s an optimal strategy when firms want to make the product more complex so that customer understand what they are paying for less. And it works!

  • Rob says:

    Sorry that this is so off topic but I couldn’t find even a slightly related post to add it too.

    Has anyone had issues using the Priority Pass recently? I signed up for Amex platinum almost entirely to get the PP but it is almost becoming worthless. Tried to access the Nbr 1 at Gatwick on two different occasions this month only to be told they were full and I would have to try back later, as there are three lounges on the scheme at Gatwick I wasn’t worried but the Mylounge then told me that they no longer accept the Priority Pass (Although it still says accepted on the door) the first time I got into Aspire which only had a couple of people in it, the second time I was turned away from there as well. since then I have had to swallow the cost of the £5 booking fee for the Nbr1 lounge but this seriously affects the affordability calculations I did before getting the pass.
    In Barcelona I am normally able to get into the lounge (I fly home on an 11pm flight on a Friday so it isn’t normally too busy) but last weekend I was again turned away.
    Is anyone else having these issues? I am fed up with having a very expensive bit of useless plastic in my pocket! And in the next three months I will be travelling through Heathrow (T2), Helsinki, Beijing, Shanghai and Glasgow so have no idea if I should be looking to book lounges or not!!

    • Rob says:

      Gatwick is a temporary problem. With the BA lounge closed, all the BA pax are using MyLounge and No 1 Traveller. This means that No 1 has zero spare capacity at all and has de facto stopped accepting PP customers except at very quiet times.

      You won’t find the same issue elsewhere. And in T2 you get the great Plaza Premium lounge.

      Gatwick will return to normal in January when BA moves terminals.