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.
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.
How to earn Flying Blue miles from UK credit cards (August 2022)
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 cards.
These cards earn Membership Rewards points:
- American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 20,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 20,000 Flying Blue miles. This card is FREE for your first year and also comes with two free airport lounge passes.
- The Platinum Card from American Express (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 30,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 30,000 Flying Blue miles
- American Express Rewards credit card (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 5,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 5,000 Flying Blue miles. This card is FREE for life.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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.