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Bits: last day for 2400 Avios on £50 of toys, Flying Blue hotel offer

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News in brief:

Last day to get 2,400 Avios with £50 of toys

Today, Sunday, is the last day to take advantage of the Tesco Direct offer of 1,000 Clubcard points when spending £50 on Nerf, My Little Pony, Play Doh and Hasbro Gaming.

This means you get the equivalent of 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin Flying Club miles for £50 plus a pile of toys.

Click here for full details of this offer on Shopper Points.

Good Flying Blue hotel promotion

Finally, Flying Blue, the Air France / KLM programme, has launched a new hotel booking promotion is association with PointsHound.

Via this link, you will receive:

2,000 bonus miles for bookings of €150 – €299

5,000 bonus miles for bookings over €300

You must be a new PointsHound customer to get the bonus and must book by 31st March (the stay dates are not mentioned).  Remember that bookings via PointsHound are treated as ‘third party’ bookings and will not earn points or stay credits in any hotel programme and you may also not receive any elite benefits due.


Earning Flying Blue miles from credit cards

How to earn Flying Blue miles from UK credit cards (September 2021)

Air France and KLM do not have a UK Flying Blue credit card.  However, you can earn Flying Blue miles by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cardsThese are:

  • American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 30,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 30,000 Flying Blue miles. This card is FREE for your first year and also comes with two free airport lounge passes. 30,000 points is a special offer which expires on 9th November 2021.

Membership Rewards points convert at 1:1 into Flying Blue miles which is an attractive rate.  The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 1 Flying Blue mile. The Gold card earns double points (2 per £1) on all flights you charge to it.

Comments (8)

  • Sergeant Major says:

    Sorry OT:
    Did anyone find out if £50 off £100 spend Amex offer for Club Carlson hotels works with prepaid rates. I would be grateful if someone can confirm as thinking of utilising the offer but flexible rate is too high.

  • Dan says:

    PointsHound had 12 000 Flying Blue miles on a first booking of any value a while before Xmas. That got me free return flight to the UK on a €175 booking 🙂

  • Worzel says:

    OT-apologies!

    For, the real harry1 and Genghis- you’ll enjoy this!!

    Having worked a little stick into you both about the A**s weekend and my A**s competion win, I found myself regretting it all yesterday evening whilst waiting for 1hr 45mins to get the keys for a prebooked car at FUE from said company, and then driving for and hour and a half in the pitch black on an island we’ve never been to! .

  • Cora Harrison says:

    Just gone for the ClubCard bonus points although I’m still struggling out what works best for me Avios, Virgin etc. I guess I’ve some time to work it all out 🙂

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