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Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss (July 2017)

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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

There are two interesting deals closing over the next week which are worth focussing order.  First, if you need to book a hotel, TOMORROW (Sunday) is the last day to book an Accor property in Europe or the Middle East – Ibis, Novotel, Sofitel, Mercure etc – to get triple or quadruple points.  You have until 3rd September to complete your stay.

Secondly, Monday 31st is the last day to book an Upper Class Virgin flight from Manchester and save 25% on the miles required.  Remember that you can book for any date in the future, up to 11 months out.

Deals closing soon

Sunday 23rd July

Last day to get £10 cashback via Amex for £50 Heathrow Express spend.  Article.

Last day to book Accor hotel stays in Europe / Middle East / Africa to earn triple or quadruple Le Club AccorHotels points (stay by 3rd September).  Article (and here for the Asia-Pacific version which continues)

Last day to get 1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin Atlantic miles with £30 of LEGO Disney Princess.  Article (Shopper Points).

Friday 29th July

Last day to pre-order currency from Travelex to earn Avios before the delivery fees go up.  Article.

Monday 31st July

Last day to save 25% on Virgin Atlantic Upper Class miles redemptions from Manchester.  Article.

Last day to earn double Avios with a subscription to The Economist.  Article.

Last day to earn 8,000 Virgin miles for opening an ISA.  Article.

Last day to book in the Cathay Pacific business class sale.  Article.

Wednesday 9th August

Last day to get a 40% bonus when you buy World of Hyatt points.  Article.

Tuesday 15th August

Last day to earn double Avios – up to £10,000 – with your household, business or landlord insurance.  Article.

Comments (14)

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  • Chris123 says:

    @ROB can you add a reminder to remind people to cancel their Times travel magazine Direct Debit if they don’t want to have their subscription renewed?? My next direct debit was on the 30th August, saw it last week, and canceled. 🙂

    • FlyingChris says:

      OK just to cancel the DD, or best to ring & cancel the subscription?

  • Nick M says:

    Does the insurance offer include contents only?

    • JamesB says:

      It does but my quote for contents only was almost 3x my renewal quote on a comparable policy so they would have been very expensive avios. However, if you are looking for no thrills insurance without accidental, legal etc you might get a worthwhile quote. The problem though is that you can get those free or heavily discounted at the likes of the Co Op or post office if you are a new customer so it becomes a trade off between those and the avios. I opted for the extra insurance. The agent was quick, efficient, friendy and not pushy IME so nothing to lose in obtaining a quote.

  • Ts77 says:

    Completely unrelated question, has anyone with an HSBC Premier credit card ever received their £20 uber credit when booking flights?


    • Maciek says:

      You may need to chase them…

    • Nick says:

      Wish I could get a premier account for the credit cards alone. Are they strict on the requirements ?

      • Rob says:

        Yes. They used to wave them for youngsters on a good career path but I understand no longer.

  • AMmar says:

    Any thoughts on whether Virgin will offer a better bonus on their ISA this year, need to apply soon, latest in August I would think to get the 6 months payments in and avoid crossing into tax year?

  • Peter says:

    Should this be Friday 28th July or Saturday 29th July for the Trsvelex deal? Friday 29th Juky doesn’t exist

  • James Wagner says:

    OT again: In addition to the Amex related info & request above;

    Is there a particular way that I am supposed to refer a friend for a Gold card when I have a Platinum card ?
    The online referral system only lets me send him an automated referral for a Platinum card YET the following link implies that I can get points (9k and him an uplift of 2k) if he apples for a Gold card ” using the referral programme”.
    Anyone know how we both make sure we qualify for this as it seems a bit undefined as to the process 🙁

    “If your friend applies using the referral programme, you may still receive Membership Rewards points in accordance with the table below.” (quote from link below).

    • Genghis says:

      Send the referral then your friend clicks on something like ‘view other cards’ at the bottom of the referral email / link

  • Alan says:

    Was mentioned on here a week or so ago – sadly they seem to have decided they want to increase their workload and move it all to online chat or telephone. Terrible decision 🙁

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