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News in brief:

Groupon deal: 75% off your first mytaxi ride

Yesterday we wrote about a 50% offer for customers using the mytaxi black cab app to get to or from one of the London airports. This offer is still running until 30th September.

In addition there is a great deal on Groupon at the moment from mytaxi.  For £5, new customers can get £20 of mytaxi credit.

The small print states that the credit expires on 31st July 2018 and is limited to one code per person.  You can, however, buy a further 10 as gifts.  The credit is used in full against your first ride so be careful – you won’t get the full £20 of value if you use it for a short ride.

The Groupon deal is here.  It isn’t clear if you can use the credit alongside the 50% discount on trips to London airports that we wrote about yesterday, but if you can then this is a real bargain.


Get 6,000 Lufthansa miles with a hotel booking

Lufthansa Miles & More is running another very generous deal to push the new Miles & More Hotels booking website.

My wife and I took advantage of the previous version of this offer in Innsbruck last week.  With the only chain property of note (a Hilton) having poor feedback, we booked into an independent property.  Our two connecting rooms for the four of us netted 6,300 Miles & More miles each.

The latest iteration of the promotion works like this:

Guaranteed 1,000 miles minimum per booking as base mileage

1,000 bonus miles if you booking costs up to €249

5,000 bonus miles if your booking costs €250+

This guarantees you at least 6,000 miles for a €250+ hotel.  You need to book by 30th August and be a first-time user of the new Miles & More Hotels site.  The stay can be for any future date.  We received our miles three days after checking out.

Miles & More miles are a little tricky to earn in the UK, and the opportunity to earn at least £60-worth of miles is attractive.

You must book via this webpage to see the bonus offer.  These will be treated as third party bookings so you won’t earn any hotel points on top if you pick a branded hotel.

Hotel offers update – August 2022:

Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Want to buy hotel points? Hilton Honors is offering an 80% to 100% bonus when you buy points by 18th September 2022. The annual limit is doubled to 160,000 points plus your bonus. You can buy here.

Comments (41)

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  • Nick M says:

    OT – 2000 Avios (BA) with Hilton stays…. how long do these take to show in BAEC? I had a couple of stays about 10 days ago and the points are showing within the Hilton app, but nothing has come across to my BA account as yet

    • johnny_c-l says:

      Some posted in BAEC within a couple of days, but I’ve also had some take around 20+ days.
      Doesn’t seem to be any logic to when they sweep the points across.

    • Pid says:

      All my recent bonus 2000 points have actually posted prior to my stay posting. Probably worth checking the t&cs to see what stated timeframe is and then contacting Hilton via chat. They are usually good at crediting if timeline has past.

    • Nick M says:

      Thanks both

  • samson10 says:

    I’ve downloaded the app but it’s giving me a fare quote of £75 from Moorgate to Gatwick – any ideas?

  • N says:

    Received my Accor Plat Moleskine notebook today… Along with the new design Plat card showing expiry at 12/17 ( 🙁 ).

    My Plat card says I’m a “Meeting Planer” (sic)!

  • mark2 says:

    It is not completely clear, but looks to me like delivered only.

  • Fred says:

    Of course the LL policy Avios only apply to one property.

    Nonetheless, 40% discount is not to be sneezed at :-).

  • the real harry1 says:

    often done to save slots

    one to avoid until it’s sorted (same as Alitalia)

  • Boi says:

    Used the amazon 1000MR bonus offer. On my account it says “offer redeemed but the MR have not arrived. I used it on 11/08. On average how long does it take?

    2. I want to cancel the card-spent the £2K and received the 35K bonus MR. If I cancel would the MR still arrive in my cancelled account?

    • Rob says:

      The points will post alongside the base points from the purchase, assuming that they are not showing. If they are showing then something is up.

      • Liz says:

        I have only had 2 lots of my 5 bonus points post along with the base points. They are all showing redeemed. T&Cs actually say 5 days or 90 days from 17/9 so could be a long wait for the rest of the points.

      • Boi says:

        Points from purchase already posted. If I cancel the card will I still get them? I wouldn’t want to wait 90 days incurring fee.

        • Liz says:

          Not sure – I am waiting on one to post for my Platinum card too – I will be cancelling in one months time so may have to miss out if they haven’t posted.

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