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

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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.

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The most interesting deal, which runs for another 12 days, is 4,500 Avios for a £30 subscription to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine.  You should take a serious look at that if you haven’t already.

In terms of sales:

The BA and Virgin cash sales end on Wednesday

The Virgin redemption sale ends on Thursday

Deals closing soon

Monday 19th September

Last day for Etihad‘s 30% discount code on business and economy tickets.  Article.

Wednesday 21st September

Last day to book in the current British Airways sale.  Article.

Last day to book in the current Virgin Atlantic economy sale.  Article.

Thursday 22nd September

Last day to book a €4.99 flight to Europe in the Vueling sale.  Article.

Last day for a 30% bonus when you buy Virgin miles or use Miles Booster.  Article.

Last day to book a Virgin economy or premium economy reward seat for 30% fewer miles.  Article.

Monday 26th September

Last day for a 10%-35% bonus when you buy Avios.  Article.

Friday 30th September

Last day to earn Avios with your MBNA Diamond Club credit card.  Article.

Last day for £10 cashback from Travelex at Manchester Airport.  Article.

Last day to earn 4,500 Avios with a £30 subscription to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine.  Article.

Last day to earn double Avios from a booking with LOVEtheatre.com.  Article.

Comments (39)

  • harry says:

    Don’t leave it too late with your Diamond Club card – council tax, utilities etc – as the purchase need to POST to your a/c by 30th September – this can take a couple of days

  • Simon says:

    Just planning ahead for a life without Diamond Club (and a milestone anniversary next year) – how quickly does Hilton gold status come through after hitting 10k spend? Do you have to wait for a statement date? Thanks.

    • Gareth says:

      If your after Hilton status and have the £99 ihg card(which gives you premium elite ihg status) then Hilton will status match to diamond.

      • AndyR says:

        Status match ended. They are now doing a challenge, for Diamond you need 8 stays in 90 days. 4 for Gold.

        • Mr Dee says:

          They say stays however I got 2 stay credit for 2 nights on the same booking at a Hampton, so its more easily achievable if its 8 nights.

          • Rob says:

            Reward nights also count towards the 8.

            Shame it isn’t nights or you could just book 8 nights at one of the 5,000 point hotels, pitch up to check in and then leave!

      • Roger says:

        which other chain offer status match?
        I am IHG platinum elite thanks to £99 card

      • Genghis says:

        Or Hilton Gold through Amex Plat? Sign up for bonus then cancel?

  • harry says:

    Summer hols 2017

    Dates: RFS flights/ other redemptions using Avios – you can now book the return flights at the end of the summer hols & get your kids into school on day 1 of term – excellent availability right now as it’s just gone T-355

  • Chris says:

    Surprised the end of the Tesco Gift Card offer wasn’t announced here as a date – I’ve been buying like mad in advance of the deadline!

    • TGLoyalty says:

      I’ll be making another trip today. BAPP £10k will be triggered far sooner than I was thinking.

    • Brian says:

      I’m wondering whether it’s worth going over the top with bulk purchases of gift cards. First, we aren’t 100% sure that the offer WILL end (there have been false alarms before), and second, I expect they’ll do their 100 point offer on £20 gift cards again before Christmas, which is more lucrative than 150 per £50.

    • Raffles says:

      Oh yes …… sorry!

  • Clive says:

    OT – regarding Accelerate did anyone get the Saturday stay bonus in their offer? Is it just stay two weekend nights of which one must be a Saturday or something different as the wording is terrible and suggests that a 2 night stay inc Saturday must be booked. Thanks

  • Roger says:

    Rob, another addition to list
    £200 off trailfinder for £1000 or more spend
    That ends on 30/09/2016; so only one more weekend left now.

  • ankomonkey says:

    OT: The Holiday Inn Stratford-upon-Avon seems to have become a Crowne Plaza…

  • AJ says:

    Did anyone get the miles posted for the Best Western Miles&More promo?
    I registered on the BW and Miles&More page but my most recent stay only posted 500 miles instead of 3500.

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