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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.

Miles and points offers which are about to close

With less than 48 hours left in 2016, there are a raft of offers about to close.  Today I am featuring exclusively on offers which end on Saturday night!

Take a look at the list below and see if there is anything you want to jump on.

If you had been considering the Tesco Premium Credit Card, tomorrow is the last day to apply and get a £50 voucher off a British Airways Club Europe flight as well as 2,500 bonus Clubcard points which turn into 6,000 Avios (article).

You might also want to consider making a hotel booking via (for bonus Avios) or via Pointshound (for Flying Blue) or – for a two-night stay – via Miles & More (for at least 8,000 Miles & More miles).

Don’t forget too that 1st January is the last day to book an IHG stay and receive double IHG Rewards Club base points under our exclusive promotion.  You can read more here.

Deals closing soon

Saturday 31st December

Deals where you can still take part:

Last day to buy Avios for 0.85p each with Iberia’s points transfer bonus.  Article.

Last day to buy Starwood points with a 30%-50% discount.  Article.

Last day for bonus Avios with a hotel booking via (stay by April).  Article.

Last day to apply for the Tesco Premium Credit Card and get a £50 BA voucher.  Article.

Last day to earn up to 15,000 bonus Heathrow Rewards points on electronics and jewellery.  Article.

Last day to earn 8,000 Miles & More miles with a hotel booking.  Article.

Last day to book (but not stay) a hotel via PointsHound to get 10,000 Flying Blue miles.  Article.

Last day to earn 1,000 Miles & More miles taking a Blacklane chauffeur car.  Article.

Last day to book an Avis rental (for use before 30th June) and earn up to 4,000 SAS EuroBonus points.  Article.

Last day to get a 50% bonus on Emirates Skywards transfers INTO Heathrow Rewards.  Article.

Deals which are ending but which it is probably too late to do anything about unless you need a flight or hotel tonight or tomorrow:

Last day to earn double points or double elite night credit with Club Carlson.  Article.

Last day for triple Avios on Hilton stays.  Article.

Last day to earn quintuple PartnerPlusBenefit points on Lufthansa Group flights to Europe.  Article.

Last day to earn quadruple Flying Blue miles on your Hilton stays.  Article.

Last day to earn triple Avios with Accor hotel stays.  Article.

Sunday 1st January

Last day to book an IHG stay for 2017 via our exclusive Head for Points link to receive double base points.  Article.

Comments (29)

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  • James67 says:

    Was the triple points at Hilton not extended tbrough 31st January?

  • David says:

    Based upon the mailing in October, 31st Dec is also the last day for any ‘Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts’ and also ‘DESIGN HOTELS’ bookings to be made to enjoy Amex Plat partnership benefits. (Travel needs to be completed by 31st March 2017)

    Other Plat partnerships that ended: Mr & Mrs Smith stopped in October, Relais & Chateaux along with Small Luxury Hotels of the World needed travel to be completed by today/tomorrow respectively. Going forward just ‘FINE HOTELS & RESORTS’, plus ‘The Hotel Collection’ and ‘The Vacation Collection’ remain. For so many options, Amex presented it very badly historically IMO.

  • AndyGWP says:

    This may seem lazy, but i’m on the road so not easy to log in to my various accounts to try and find an answer 🙁

    Does anyone know how long:
    1) the Starwood to Marriott status match will be around for?
    2) when the Starwood status year ends (is it at the end of year, or another defined date?)
    3) am I better off doing the status match in a few days (in 2017) if possible, or does it not really matter?

    Thanks in advance 🙂

    • Rob says:

      I can’t belive they would stop status matching when the schemes are fully merging in 12 months. It makes no sense.

    • AndyR says:

      Starwood status year runs to end of Feb each year.

      I don’t see any reason for waiting to status match? The expiry of your status will be the same in both schemes so there is no benefit waiting until 2017 e.g. if your SPG expires 28th Feb 2017 then your Marriott status will too.

    • Pangolin says:

      The status matching is now essentially immediate once you link your accounts. This will remain true until a full merger of the systems, which won’t take place until at least 2018. There’s currently no matching of Lifetime status, however, and this will no doubt be one of the things that has to be sorted out in the merger.

      So just link your accounts and then you’ll have the benefit of status across both programs and the ability to transfer points to wherever they’ll be most effective.

  • Wayne Phillips says:

    OT: Yesterday there was mention of a £50 off £200 spend offer on Amex Gold/Plat cards.
    I emailed Amex to ask if they could add it manually as it didn’t appear as available on my account.

    They said they couldn’t locate the offer, but if I could give them the complete text they would try.

    Does anyone have it on theirs and could copy/paste here?


    • Nick says:

      Spend £200 or more, get £50 back
      Save to Card to get a £50 statement credit on eligible spend of £200+ online with American Express Travel by 28/02/2017. Valid once per Card for the first 24,000 Cardmembers to save. Terms and payment restrictions apply.

  • Ian says:

    O/T Is it still possible to receive extra points for adding supplementary card holders?

    • Alex W says:

      Saw an advert on Facebook offering 500 points for a supplementary on the BA Amex.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Worth a message to find out got 5k MR for adding a supporting to my Platinum card a couple months back

  • the_real_a says:

    OT – speaking of the value of AMEX. My flight was delayed 5 hours at T5 due to an APU failure. I had a “satisfying” lunch at Fortnum and Mason costing £50 and this was promptly paid by AMEX insurance under the travel inconvenience section. The Jamon ham is delicious but cannot recommend the blue mountain coffee (at £8 a cup its not that great). Nice benefit though, I was not that unhappy with the delay.

    • Rob says:

      With another Euro 600 coming your way, I would have thrown in a nice bottle of champagne as well ….

      • the_real_a says:

        BA paid £510 based on the online claim form within 2 weeks without any fuss. Although they did offer 36k Avios which i politely declined 🙂

        • David says:

          Given they will only be valuing them for BoB purposes at 0.8p each, asking you to accept a value over 1.4p for them is beyond insulting…

    • Louise says:

      Happened to us a JFK last year – we had a big porterhouse steak each and AMEX paid out the $200 food bill 🙂

  • TGLoyalty says:

    Finally bought 30k SPG points @ 50% discount sure they will come in handy 1.5p so won’t lose out.

    If anyone wants to be gifted any at 50% off let me know sure Rob can put us in touch or my Twitter is the same as my name here

  • CDB says:

    Thank you for these reminders – good time to do some housekeeping. Transfer via Iberia proved useful to get some avios into my wife’s a/c to use Lloyds voucher which was expiring today, got good value Club World to Montreal out Toronto back for 52k avios against 100k – it’s a generally expensive route, even on BA sale price £1.8k that’s 2.5p/point with £500 taxes and using the voucher, list price for actual dates was £2.3k. Also cleared out 72k of old Emirates points between us (which came as compensation and now expiring) for £360 spending money at Heathrow for some tech. Happy New Year!

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