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News in brief:

Two good Avios / Tesco toy deals

Tesco Direct is running two decent promotions this week if you need to pick up some toys.

Until 28th June, you will earn 500 Clubcard points (1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin miles) when you spend £25 on Disney products.  Alternatively, a larger order of £50 will get you 1,000 bonus Clubcard points (2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles).  Details of that deal are in this Shopper Points article.

For toddlers, you can also earn 1,000 Clubcard points when you spend £60 on selected Fisher-Price toys.  You can learn more about that offer on Shopper Points here.

Opodo discount code

Two new Opodo discount codes released

Opodo has released two new promotional codes which are good for bookings made by 5th July.

These seem like decent offers:

Save £45 on a flight booking of £800 or more with code SALES45

Save £110 on a ‘flight and hotel’ booking of £1,000 or more with code SALES110

Full details of this ‘£1 million giveaway sale’ offer can be found on the Opodo site here.

(PS.  Code corrected, should have been SALES45 / SALES110)

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And the winner of our Dubai competition is …..

Thank you to everyone who entered our competition last week to win a three night stay at the luxurious new Address Boulevard hotel in Dubai, photo above.

I was a little unsure how many people would enter, given that flights were not included and you had to travel in the next five months, but the response blew us away.

The winner was Aileen B.  Congratulations – Susan from Emaar will be in touch to sort out the details of your stay.

We have a couple of other competitions in the pipeline, so keep an eye on Head for Points for more chances to winning decent travel prizes.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for the latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios from current offers and promotions.)

Comments (38)

  • Mycity says:

    O/T, BA Exec Club offering 50% bonus on buying Avios, ends 30th June.

    • the real harry1 says:

      100K + 50K bonus = £1615

      I think that’s pretty good if you want a quick boost to your bank balance without any hassle

      Smaller amounts also seem priced fairly

      Of most use to people short of what they need for (say) a decent LH 241 opp

      But you could immediately show a good saving on the newly released flights such as Salzburg etc where the cash tickets are already £300 in economy & there are plenty of redemption opps

      • Genghis says:

        Goes to show how good the Tesco printer ink deal was though…

        • the real harry1 says:

          Mine will work out below 0.3p, as per normal if you don’t want to spend too much time on monetising them

          But my strong advice to anybody starting out on Avios & points is to grab this opp: you & your partner could so easily have 300K in the Avios bank (& I bet it’s evens that avios.com will run something similar) @ under 1.1p

          Add in all the free points, the cheap points, the bonus points etc & your average will improve quite easily

          Plus it leaves you free to take advantage of whatever comes up next or cheap 241s

          Compared to earning next to nothing in most savings a/cs, you might as well give yourself an opportunity cost advantage by parking your money here (and we’re not talking megabucks)

      • Anna says:

        Quite – 4 flights to Nice for May half term next year, which coincides with the Monaco Grand Prix, are nearly £1300. Very happy to have paid 60,000 avios plus £140 fees.

        • David says:

          We’re heading to Monza this year with flights via avios and hotels paid on LeClub Accor. Hurray! Last year’s Budapest Grand Prix was similarly covered by points. If only the F1 tickets were point-based!

      • JamesB says:

        As usual all depends on how and where used. Works for your peak date RFS uses but not my zone 7 CW which cost 150000 avios return plus about £700 taxes etc. I can buy miles-earning business class seats on AY or KL exUK for less than the cost of the avios alone under this promotion. It would not even work with a 241 because the overall cost would be ca£3000 plus the amex fee so it still exceeds the cost of two miles-earning exUK revenue flights. Not to mention one can probably feel a lot less concerned about a downgrade on those revenue flights than on a popular BA route using a 241.

  • Anna says:

    Did we ever find out what the compensation for the 2 4 1 downgrade turned out to be?

  • Pid says:

    OT- Plan to book a hilton stay for two people but have noticed the price is slightly more expensive for the same room for one person. As Hilton Gold I believe you are supposed to get the 2nd person at no additional cost. Therefore should I book the room for one person and will it cause issues if two people turn up?