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Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss (March ’17)

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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

The key deal ending this week is the 35% transfer on hotel points into Avios.  You need to initiate any transfer by Wednesday.

Deals closing soon

Wednesday 8th March

Last day to transfer hotel points to Avios for a 35% bonus.  Article.

Tuesday 14th March

Last day to book in Hilton‘s Asia-Pacific sale.  Article.

Wednesday 15th March

Last day to register for the Starwood and Marriott Spring promotions (stay by 15th April).  Article.

Last day to transfer Tesco Clubcard points to Virgin Flying Club for a 10% bonus (first time users only).  Article.

Friday 31st March

Last day to earn 30,000 Avios for £300 if you live in Ireland.  Article.

Last day to get 800 Avios for joining e-Rewards.  Article.

Last day to credit a Club Carlson (Radisson) hotel stay for their current bonus points promotion.  Article.

Last day to earn triple Avios under the current BA promotion.  Article.

Last day to earn 13,200 Avios with an Economist subscription.  Article.

Last day to earn bonus Avios booking hotels with Agoda PointsMAX, for stays by 30th June.  Article.

Last day to earn 50% bonus Virgin miles with a hotel booking.  Article.

Last day to earn bonus Avios on Avis bookings via Iberia Plus.  Article.

Last day to earn 1,500 Virgin miles booking with Worldhotels.  Article.

Last day to buy easyJet Plus membership before the price rises.  Article.

Comments (16)

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  • Nigel says:

    Has anybody received their 13200 Economist avios?

  • Amtexfly says:

    Can the Marriot bonus be claimed retrospectively? I stayed at one a couple of weeks ago and totally forgot to sign up to the reward programme.

    • Brian says:

      Apparently, you can be referred for the Marriott programme to get bonus points on your first stays, so contact Rob for a referral if you do sign up.

  • Brian says:

    Does anybody know if the BA triple miles should be credited along with the normal miles, or later? I haven’t received mine yet, so was wondering if I should chase them up. Thanks.

  • Paul says:

    Rob — OT but the latest set of video-based ads in the sidebar seem to be doing the trick of automatically scrolling the page down in Safari on Mac again… 🙁

    • Rob says:

      That is very odd because those are ‘normal’ Google-served ads.

  • Roger says:

    OT- Virtual or Physical MC/Visa

    Can anyone think of a way to buy a prepaid MC/Visa using Amex (which gets treated as purchase not cash advance)?
    This can then be used at places which does not take Amex, particularly places like Utilities, Council tax etc.

    • mark2 says:

      You can often pay Council Tax through the Coop using PayPoint; look on the back of your bill. Our council sent me a special card but others have talked of just taking the bill in.
      I doubt that anyone would answer the first part as it would be unintended and would be stopped if too many people used it.

    • Brian says:

      You can buy them at Tesco/Morrison’s/Sainsbury’s etc. But there is a hefty fee, so I’m not sure it’s worth it. The best deal currently would be to buy them at Morrison’s – £3.95 fee for £100, but that’s offset by 2.5% back in Morrison’s points. Still hardly worth it, though.

  • Nick_C says:

    Yep. Some good earning opportunities. Eg. 20/£ with Holland & Barrett and 10/£ with Tesco Wine.

  • Liz says:

    OT: Does paying off your mortgage adversely affect your credit score? Our first free Barclaycard Experian score since paying off our mortgage in Dec has taken a nose dive down into the ‘Good’ section from a high ‘Excellent’ score previously. That’s the only big change we have done. Is it likely to bounce back up.

    • Cate says:

      What lenders are looking for is are you good for the money. The fewer outgoings on credit you have the less likely you are to look good for the money. Not having a mortgage could be construed in many ways.

    • Nick M says:

      One of the factors that affects your score is the average time you’ve had your accounts… I’m guessing that you’ve held the mortgage for a reasonable length of time?

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