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News in brief:

Hilton Honors losing four car rental partners

I’m not sure how many people credit car rentals to a hotel loyalty programme but – now that Avios is working exclusively with Avis and Budget – it is an OK route if you find yourself using a different company.

Hilton Honors is now working exclusively with Alamo, Enterprise and National.  This means:

Sixt rentals no longer earn Hilton points, although bookings prior to 31st July for completion by 31st December will be honoured

Europcar rentals no longer earn Hilton points, although bookings prior to 31st July for completion by 31st December will be honoured

Avis and Budget rentals no longer earn Hilton points from 31st August, although bookings made by that date for completion by 31st December will be honoured

Details of these changes can be found on the Hilton website here.

Another 500 free Miles & More miles

Last week we explained how to get 500 free Lufthansa Miles & More miles simply for downloading their app.  These miles post INSTANTLY.

There is another way of earning 500 free Miles & More miles, if you’ve never done it before.  If you sign up for the Miles & More newsletter via this page, you’ll earn another 500.  Feel free to unsubscribe once the miles arrive, although the newsletter usually has some decent deals in it.

Comments (33)

  • ee says:

    O/T currently have an Amex BA blue card with an anniversary of December. If I upgrade to the black card prior to triggering £10k spend, when do I get charged the annual fee? Now and then on the original anniversary or now and in a year from now? Thanks!

    • David says:

      Now(ish) and in a year from now

    • Gareth says:

      Would this get you the companion voucher? And can you get a pro rata refund on the fee?

      • ee says:

        Thanks so if I upgrade now and pay fee now I could trigger the voucher by December and if I spend £10k by between Dec and next July I could get a second voucher from a single annual fee?

  • planesailing38 says:

    What’s with the Oman Air image, got me excited!

    • vlcnc says:

      Me too! Haha…

    • Rob says:

      Sorry! There was an Oman Air story in this article but I dropped it at the last minute – but forgot to remove the plane from the thumbnail image.

  • Alex W says:

    OT. Transferred Clubcard points from 3 different accounts to 2 different virgin accounts. All 3 have just posted with a 20% bonus.

    • Dorset says:

      Yep – just had the same. I transferred Tesco to Virgin manually and did receive the Summer Bonus. For clarity I also transferred in the last window and received the bonus for a first time transfer. So doesn’t seem limited to those transferring to the first time either.

  • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

    Hilton-Enterprise worked well for me recently. Their rate was significantly cheaper and earned 1000 points.

  • Graeme says:

    The 500 points for installing the app didn’t work for me, annoyingly.

  • Roger says:

    Has anyone tried Heathrow Rewards sign up bonus for new account for currency collection.
    I am flying out of LHR T2 and happy to give it a go if there are any pointers. Will be buying EUR.

    • PalCsaky says:

      Bought euros worth £150 at Travelex Heathrow T2 in May but didn’t even get any base points for it let alone the bonus.

  • Roger says:

    Is there any signup bonus for new Miles and More account?

  • David Gardiner says:

    Hi, currently i have auto-convert from tesco to virgin turned on, should i turn it off and hold off converting until offers are running in future ?

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