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

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.


I wrote about the end of the Virgin credit cards deal in a separate article today.

One oddity is the Amex deal of 40,000 points for getting the Nectar credit card.  Whilst this was due to run until tomorrow, it has disappeared from the Nectar app and website for most (all?) of us who were targetted.  The only way of getting 40,000 points vs the usual 20,000 points is to use that link.  Has Amex pulled the deal early?

Deals closing soon:

Sunday 30th October

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

Last day to book in the Radisson Blu weekend sale.  Article.

Monday 31st October

Last day to buy Hilton points with a 100% bonus.  Article.

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 5,000 Miles & More miles by booking a hotel.  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 BA to/from Leeds, Newcastle, Inverness and Belfast  Article.

Monday 14th November

Last day to get a 20% bonus converting Marriott Rewards points to American Airlines.  Article.

Monday 21st November

Last day to earn 1,000 bonus Avios points in and for collecting with a new partner.  Article.

Thursday 24th November

Last day to get £100 Amex cashback on a £500 British Airways spend.  Article.

Wednesday 30th November

Last day to convert Avios from Diamond Club.  Article.

Last day to get a bonus converting hotel points to United Airlines.  Article.

Last day to get 10,000 Miles & More miles for taking out their credit card.  Article.

Last day to 15,000 Etihad Guest miles for taking out their credit card.  Article.

Last day to get a 50% bonus transferring HSBC credit card points to Avios.  Article.

Last day to complete a Hyatt stay for ‘More Points More Play’.  Article.

Last day to register for Starwood‘s ‘More For You’ promo for stays until 18th December.  Link.

Last day to earn 500 Hyatt Gold Passport points by booking and staying via the Hyatt app.  Article.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Bits: New Liberty washbags in BA First, 75% Club Carlson 'buy points' bonus, Worcester Whitehouse winner
Last call: Get 10,000 (White) and 25,000 (Black) miles with the Virgin Atlantic credit cards
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  1. Richard Shakeshaft says:

    I spoke to Nectar yesterday about this and was told the offer had expired on 26/10.

    • I applied on 23rd October – Not heard anything 🙁

    • They have taken down the offer page as it apparently expired on the 26th. I was quite annoyed as the offer email said it was open for the month of October and even the small print did not say it expired early. I made a complaint and sent them the images but they refused to honour the deal.

  2. The Miles and More deal with Best Western has disappeared and has been replaced with this new less generous deal

    Earn extra miles from 1 November to 31 December 2016 when you stay in participating Best Western Hotels and enjoy the warm and cosy season a little more: the more overnight stays you have, the faster you add to your mileage account, and in addition to the standard 500 miles per stay, you can benefit from up to 3,000 extra miles.

    Valid from 1 November to 31 December 2016

    500 award miles for every standard stay
    For the 2nd stay an extra 500 miles
    For the 3rd stay an extra 1,000 miles
    For the 4th stay an extra 1,500 miles

  3. Sorry for OT: I want to use the lounge pass card that comes with AMEX Gold. Do I need to show the Amex Gold too when I enter in the lounge or lounge pass card is enough?

  4. IHG Offer to,purchase points with 100% or 80% bonus is on till 16th November

    • This is targeted – not sure how targeted yet!

      • I’ve already purchased my maximum amount this year but got an email saying my limit was lifted and I could buy another 60k with 100% bonus!

  5. OT: does anyone know whether SPG points would be awarded for a prepaid reservation where the guest was a ‘no show’? I need one more night for a promo. Worth booking a cheap room somewhere and not checking in??

    • No, you have to check-in to receive stay credit/points (same for all programmes).

      • Sometimes they may slip through . I had a Crowne Plaza Madrid Airport and a couple of Marriott Courtyard Patong advance bookings credit points and stays.

        • I’m not saying it’s always the case, but some properties have been known to check everyone in even if not present just to make sure they get their occupancy as high as possible to increase their reimbursement for points stays 😉 – not really a problem for us points collectors of course!

    • No, sorry.

    • Nick Burch says:

      Every wednesday starwood release a bunch of discounted rooms for the next 6 weeks, you can sometimes get one of the london properties on a quiet night for not too much. Or get a cheap european one and have a weekend away 🙂

  6. IIRC – 31st Oct – Last day to move avois from diamond club to BA.

  7. OT. Can you use a family members Heathrow rewards card to make a purchase in T5 duty free? Travelling later today with no option (that I can see) to transfer the points to my account. Have their card on my phone

  8. Another OT – can you retrospectively claim Heathrow rewards?

  9. elGuiri says:

    On the nectar website I don’t see the amex deal, but they do have a mastercard on show. No bonus points though, and although offers 2 nectar points per pound spent at sainsburys, only offers 1 point per five pounds elsewhere. Could this be their replacement card for the amex?

  10. OT: Does work for you? For 2nd day in a row I cannot access it – tried different browsers, devices, etc

    • Lady London says:

      I have noticed that is particularly sensitive to adblockers. I finally solved it by switching mine off for that site. works normally for me now.

      It sometimes also gets upset if being accessed from a foreign location.

  11. The HEX upgrade/discount codes that were emailed out recently: do we have to use the ticket by the promotion end date, or does the usual “valid for 3 months after date of travel on ticket” still apply?

  12. Completely O/T but I’m looking to book a cheap hotel in London for two nights in March. Choosing between Doubletree Hilton Tower of London £107 per night or Park Plaza Westminster bridge £90 per night using 241. Both will be lowest grade rooms & hoping for upgrade (gold both schemes). Which hotel would be nicer? Not sure of plans yet other than tix for Motown musical…

    • Probably Park Plaza (and that is a good price). More importantly you can walk to the show and back.

      Very nice hotel, was there Tue and Wed last week for a conference.

      • Thanks for the advice Rob, always used to stay Novotel so will be nice to try other hotels

        • PPWB is well worth it, esp if you get access to the exec lounge, click on my username to see pic of Big Ben from there.

        • Just had a look, fab view. Was v interested in your detailed trip to Male. We have accumulated almost enough points for 7 nights. It’s a special celebration Dec 2017, so fingers crossed.

    • Just want to say, there is usually a Hilton winter sale coming in Nov/Dec, there is always a possibility that you may be able find room with even better price. Perhaps you may want to book a refundable room for now and keep an eye on the sale.

      • Booked PPWB on a 241, it’s fully refundable so will keep an eye out for a better deal

  13. TGLoyalty says:

    I did Heathrow rewards which posted the same day but BA took an extra couple weeks to post the 1k points

  14. I initiated a Tesco Clubcard to transfer just over a week ago.

    I didn’t have to enter my account number, and I thought the Clubcard blurb said that I would get an email (which I would then use to enter my account number and complete the transfer).

    Since I hadn’t received such an email, I just phoned up Clubcard. Apparently Tesco send off the details to who use your surname and address to find your account, and credit your points – and this may take up to 28 days !

    With the 21st November deadline approaching – it will be a nervous wait to see if it arrives in time for the 1,000 bonus.

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