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Bits: Tesco / Hasbro deal, 6000 Miles & More for a hotel, Oman Air launches Manchester

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News in brief:

Last day to get 1920 Avios with a £40 toy spend

Today (Sunday) is your last chance to pick up 800 bonus Tesco Clubcard points – worth 1920 Avios or 2000 Virgin Flying Club miles – with Hasbro toys and games.

Simply spend £40 on any items on this page of Tesco Direct and you will earn 800 bonus points.  This is the equivalent of a 50% discount on your purchase if you value the miles at 1p each and you can solve some of your Christmas present dilemmas at the same time!

The list of participating products is here.  Personally I have a soft spot for Hungry Hungry Hippos but I think anyone would be able to find something suitable for any children they know.  Remember that the deadline is midnight tonight.

hungry-hippos

6000 Miles & More miles with one hotel booking

Last month we wrote about a generous offer for 5000 Lufthansa Miles & More miles for one hotel booking.  This was a very good deal, especially as Miles & More miles are often tricky to accumulate – you can’t even buy them.

(One workaround is to buy Starwood Preferred Guest points in a sale and transfer those to Miles & More. The cost is similar to what most airlines charge to buy miles directly.)

The hotel offer has been relaunched for October and it is even bigger.  This month you will receive 5000 bonus miles plus at least 1000 base miles for your first booking.

You need to book on this page of the German Lufthansa website where everything is in German.  This month, it seems that you must book via the German site – if you switch the site language to English, the offer changes and is not as generous.

Oman Air

Oman Air finalises Manchester route

Oman Air has now confirmed plans for its Manchester route which we initially mentioned a few months ago.

The service will now start on 1st May, as opposed to the original plans for April, using an Airbus A330.  It will be an overnight flight from Manchester, departing at 8.45pm and landing in Muscat at 7.20am.  The return flight departs at 2pm.

Oman Air has also now agreed with Heathrow Airport to consolidate its two daily Muscat flights into Heathrow Terminal 4 from early 2017.  With British Airways now flying directly to Muscat – instead of stopping on the way in Abu Dhabi – the airlines must be hoping that there is substantial untapped passenger growth for the region.

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Comments (44)

  • Go says:

    When do the points post with the miles and more deal?

  • Sarah Murray says:

    OT £219 for a return to Phuket with Thomson… Dates very limited

  • Leo says:

    OT: Anyone tried to log in to Virgin Flying Club? Keeps saying they have sent me a new number – they haven’t…..

    • Genghis says:

      Yes. Put your email address in, surname and existing password. It’ll then ask you to set some security questions and then let you in.

  • Ali Abiri says:

    Can anyone refer me to join Tesco Clubcard please?

    Apprarently we each get 1000 points…need this asap as I want to buy these toys..

  • Alex W says:

    Great stuff, just ordered a load of fun games to play at Xmas! Jenga, bop it and twister. Should be a right laugh after a few glasses of port!

  • Rob says:

    It isn’t 1000 for first use. It is the ‘collecting with a new partner’ bonus so you get nothing if you’ve already got that.

  • Alan says:

    OT bits – emails now going out confirming launch of AerClub…