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News in brief:

Get 1,200 Avios with a £25 NOW TV box

Tesco Direct is giving away 500 Clubcard points (1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin miles) with a £25 NOW TV box.  NOW TV is very similar to Google Chromecast or Amazon Fire Stick, connecting to your broadband and streaming content to your TV.

There are three versions, each of which comes with a different free gift:

Full details are in this Shopper Points article.  The offer ends 24th May.


30% bonus when you buy Hyatt points

Until 23rd May, Hyatt is offering a 30% bonus when you buy World of Hyatt points.

This is obviously worth a look if you need to top up your account.  It may also be worthwhile if considering a stay in a top tier Park Hyatt such as the ones in Paris or Sydney, where buying the points may be cheaper than paying cash.

The new Park Hyatt resort in Mallorca is another location where buying points may make sense.   Prices for cash are still a little scary – rooms from Euro 545 in August, or Euro 680 if you want a cancellable one – despite being about 25% lower than they were in 2016.  A redemption at 20,000 points per night ($360) would be a good deal.

The Hyatt ‘buy points’ site is here.

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Comments (35)

  • Genghis says:

    I referred Mrs G about 6 weeks ago for the Virgin White. She has earned the sign up bonus through the £1k spend. Does anyone have any experience on when I should get my 3k referral bonus?

    • JamesB says:

      How did you do that, I didn’t even know you could refer anybody for an mbna card?

      • Alan says:

        It’s a weird system, you need to receive an email from them to make referrals. It can take months for that to arrive so you can’t refer people for quite a while.

        • JamesB says:

          Thanks Alan, wouldn’t work for me then as I’m too partial to churning. Agree with your rationale on the black card, only ever took it out the time the sign up bonus was over 30k and I used it for spire IIRC. It is sonewhat ironic that the biggest benefit of spire was stagus match to honors diamond and IHG ended up losing business in my case.

        • Rob says:

          And don’t expect to get the points!

          My wife got a referral code late last year. I never got a single referral point credited but, last week, a big slug randomly appeared, some 5 months old.

    • Rob says:

      Should appear by Christmas in my recent experience!

      • Genghis says:

        Hmm. Not worth it then when we could churn again in that time!

  • Nick_C says:

    O/T. Have only flown in BA Club World once, which was an unexpected upgrade. The lack of storage was a real nuisance. Are there any hooks that you could hang a draw string bag from? Or can you attach a suction cup hook anywhere? Will be flying on an A380 and unlikely to get a window seat.

    • Genghis says:

      I don’t really find lack of storage much of a problem, even where there is no storage next to the window. I think there should be more places in the toilet to put stuff, however – useful when I’m changing into my PJs