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Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss (October 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.


One deal to note today is that – unless Tesco rolls it over again – today (Sunday) is your last day to get 75 Clubcard points (180 Avios) with every £25 of third party gift cards you buy in Tesco.  Of course, Tesco might roll over the offer again ……

Monday is also the last day to book some of the EXCELLENT Christmas and New Year deals available in the current BA Holidays sale.  Club World flights and 3 nights in a five star hotel in New York, Chicago, Toronto etc from just £1,149 per personsee our article here.

Deals closing soon

Sunday 16th October

Last day to earn 75 Clubcard points when purchasing a £25 gift card at Tesco.  Article.

Last day to earn 100 Clubcard points making a purchase at Tesco using the PayQwiq app.  Article.

Monday 17th October

Last day to get a BA Holidays Christmas or New Year bargain break – Club World flights and a hotel from just £1,149 per person.  Article.

Sunday 30th October

Last day to stay at a Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza for double or triple points.  Article.

Monday 31st October

Last day to earn 10,000 / 25,000 miles with the Virgin Atlantic credit cards.  Article.

Last day to earn 40,000 Nectar points with the American Express Nectar credit card.  Article.

Last day to earn 20 Avios per £1 spent on Heathrow Express tickets.  Article.

Last day to earn 3,500 Miles & More miles for every Best Western stay.  Article.

Last day to earn 13,200 Avios with an Economist subscription.  Article.

Last day to earn bonus Heathrow Rewards points on fashion purchases.  Article.

Last day to earn double Club Carlson points with any Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza stay.  Article.

Tuesday 1st November

Last day for ‘Kids Fly Free’ on British Airways to/from Leeds, Newcastle, Inverness and Belfast  Article.

Comments (21)

  • Bryan says:

    I had to buy a new washing machine and freezer from John Lewis – total 1400 pounds.

    Went to Tesco and bought 28 x 50 pound JL gift cards – the till person was a bit suspicious – she did ask the manager who was totally fine with it. She did feel the need to put them through 5 at a time – in case my card declined etc.

    Went to John Lewis and the sales assistant just found it funny when i pulled out the big stack of vouchers.

    Anyway 10000+ avoid better off (more if there is a tesco/ avoid promotion in the future)
    So thank you.

    • mark2 says:

      I have paid £550 to Boots Opticians in £25 gift cards, and they have to ring up as they do not use the main Boots system. They were fine about it.

      • Fenny says:

        That’s good to know, ta. I’m due new glasses and we’ve just had a Boots optician open opposite Specsavers.

        • Gavin says:

          Am off to Boots opticians Saturday for an eye test and to get the relevant lenses in the frames I bought in Korea (£10 and far better for me than anything I’ve seen in the uk)

    • JP says:

      Would you have saved money buying these products from the cheapest online seller, are you just buying points or is John Lewis the cheapest ?

      • Donna says:

        In my case JL was cheapest (having checked out all other options)

      • TGLoyalty says:

        There is value in JL’s customer service and extended warranty offer

        But ofcourse do the numbers before buying GCs

  • Roger says:

    Bought multiple £100 GCs from Tesco for sign up bonus and hoping for some good Black Friday offers this year.

  • Dan says:

    With the economist subscription – can you get the sign up bonus more than once? My previous subscription lapsed about 8 months ago?

    • mark2 says:

      I alternate the subscriptions between me and my wife so get the Avios every time.

  • Roger says:

    Good to know that it works online for JL.
    So can effectively double dip plus Club card and credit card points for buying JL GC in the first place.

  • Roger says:

    Looking to buy S7.
    Any ideas which is the best route to take other than JL.
    Amazon had it on stock for £499 a couple of days ago but is now gone.

  • Roger says:

    That is strange. Does the T&C say that using gift card will not earn Avios?

  • Mr Dee says:

    Pending means the items have tracked pending confirmation and in some cases whether terms have been followed or not, in most cases using a gift card online is ok apart from select retailers who will mention it in their terms.

  • Peter K says:

    The nectar Amex deal was targeted wasn’t it? Had a look and not available for me that I can see 🙁

    • Rob says:

      You probably have a cookie on your PC from the Nectar site and that is why it is showing you the ad.

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