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News in brief:

Win great prizes with The Times Travel Awards

Voting is now open for the annual Times / Sunday Times / Sunday Times Travel Magazine awards.  It is worth taking a look because entering gets you into a prize draw.

You can enter very quickly because there is a drop-down list of nominees in each of the 11 categories.  You can whizz through the whole thing in a couple of minutes.

Times Travel Awards 2017

… and don’t forget The Telegraph either

Voting is also underway for the annual Telegraph travel awards.

The 20 prizes on offer for voters are exceptional, most are valued at around £20,000 to £30,000 each.

Full details can be found here.

No more Nectar points when booking easyJet

easyJet and Nectar have ended their deal whereby you could earn Nectar points when booking easyJet flights.

The rate was not exceedingly generous in any event, and required you to book via a special link on the Nectar website.  You received earn 1 Nectar point for every £1 you spend on easyJet, which is equivalent to 0.5% back.  It is 0.5% more than you would have got back otherwise though!

You can still redeem Nectar points for easyJet flights – see here.  The rate is no better than spending your points in Sainsbury’s (£2.50 per 500 points) and so I wouldn’t recommend it.  Save them for a special Nectar redemption offer – Shopper Points will flag them up when they come along – such as the current generous Summer Rewards promotion.  You will get at least 1p per Nectar point this way.

Comments (28)

  • AmandaB says:

    I won one of the prizes in the Telegraph Travel survey competition in 2013. My prize was a luxury week for 2 on a PADI dive yacht, sailing either in Komodo National Park or Raja Ampat, Indonesia. No flights included. This was around the same time I got hooked by the points bug. Our revenue Qatar flights almost instantly gave us BA silver, but our free luxury 7 day holiday turned into a 3 week 12K trip to include Orangutangs in Borneo and SCUBA diving in Lombok. But what an amazing 3 weeks, a total of 13 flights including some on some very suspect domestic airlines.

  • Ant says:

    OTT: does anyone have the upgrade link from gold to Platinum handy? I know i saw it recently but can’t find it. Thanks

  • rams1981 says:

    OT curve. Has anyone been charged for going over the £200 ATM limit? I took £100 out today having already done £200 this month. It seems to have gone through as £100.

    • Rob says:

      No

      • Alan says:

        I thought some folk using it abroad had been when they went over? Personally I’d be prepared to be charged (and certainly would have no grounds for complaint if so!) but enjoy the current setup – I must admit I have been making less use of that aspect that I should!

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