Bits: win an LA holiday with, 30% off Starwood in the UAE, last day for IHG double base points

News in brief:

Win a Los Angeles holiday with is giving away a holiday in Los Angeles to promote the new film / musical La La Land.

The winner gets two economy (note!) flights to LA, four nights in a four stay hotel, hotel transfers, travel insurance and a night out at the Catalina Jazz Club.

The link to enter is here – all you need to do is complete your personal details.  The competition launched today and closes on 12th February.


30% off Starwood hotels in the UAE in January

To coincide with the Dubai Shopping Festival this month, Starwood is offering a 30% discount off its hotels in the region.  This covers Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the smaller Emirates.

The special booking page is here.  You need to book and stay by 28th January which is the last day of the festival.

Thanks to Max.


Last chance to book an IHG stay with double base points

I said last week that our IHG Rewards Club ‘double base points’ offer would end on 1st January.  It turns out, due to the Bank Holiday today, that it will run for another 24 hours.

Full details and the booking link you need are on this page of HFP.  You need to book today although you can stay at any point this year.

(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.)

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  1. Andrew H says:


    Anyone know what’s going on with Accor’s Happy Monday page? All the dates are greyed out.

  2. Andrew H says:

    O/T again. National Express’s ‘20% off’ page doesn’t work either. ‘This promotion code has expired.’

    Oh dear, not a good start to the year…

  3. Starwood Sheraton Sharjah not taking 30% off

  4. Pangolin says:

    Is this Starwood offer giving different offers for different people?

    The only properties that give me 30% off are the St Regis Abu Dhabi, Sheraton Sharjah and the Ajman resort. All the others are 10-20%.

    Yet I see someone above saying the Sheraton Sharjah doesn’t give them 30%!

  5. Keep your eyes peeled and mark your diaries

  6. Peter K says:

    OT. Anyone else having probs linking their SPG accounts to their Gold Amex cards for redemption? Had a problem yesterday with mine and today with my wife’s.
    Rang Amex customer service and they seemed to have no problem.

  7. Andrew H says:

    O/T Does anyone know if Novotels booked through the Happy Mondays sale offer free breakfast? Or is it only the Ibis chain?

    • Never had a free breakfast at a Novotel Ina happy Monday, and that’s as a spire.