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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.

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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 – January 2021:

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? There are currently special offers running with Hilton Honors (100% bonus to 5th March), IHG Rewards Club (75% bonus to 25th February), Radisson Rewards (50% bonus to 31st January) and World of Hyatt (30% bonus to 23rd February)

Comments (41)

  • Pascal says:

    I purchased two of the Groupon vouchers last weekend.
    – I’m not a new customer and it was no problem.
    – I was able to add more than one voucher to my account.
    – Can’t be combined with other promotions.
    We had a £40.60 ride and had to pay £20.30 at the end. I asked the customer service why it didn’t apply the Groupon code and they said only one promotion and it automatically takes the higher saving one. In this case 50%

    There should be some Groupon new customer discounts as well as maybe cash back?

  • David says:

    Has anyone else had trouble getting the points to post from the previous 4k M&M promo? I stayed at the start of July, but I’m still chasing any points at all…

    • Rob says:

      No – as I said in the piece, ours both arrived at (literally) the same time about 3 days post check out. Perhaps try the M&M forum at Flyertalk?

  • Lisa says:

    I just bought two of the groupon codes but could not see how to buy the additional 10 as gifts. Any ideas anyone, please?

    • Lisa says:

      Been on the phone to customer services and they don’t have the answer either. Once I purchased it for myself, the groupon account wouldn’t let me buy any additional vouchers, even as gifts and gave the error that I had exceeded my allowed purchases. If anyone has gotten around this, please let me know! Thanks in advance!!

  • Ron says:

    How do I add the £20 credit to my account??

  • William Avery says:

    Yeah with a fare estimate of £112 I’ll give it a miss. Looks like a great deal for Z1.

  • HayMow says:

    At what point / where in the app can you get a fare estimate/ quote? It seemed like I was being taken straight to booking after putting in my from/ to so didn’t go any further and web FAQs suggested they didn’t do quotes.

    • Lisa says:

      Click the menu on the left and select “quote”

      • HayMow says:

        Thx Lisa. Didn’t have a LH menu but that helped me find it under what I assumed was a profile icon top RH corner. In any case, even with 50% off it’s over 50% more than our local cab co.to either LCY or LGW so app now deleted sadly.

  • HayMow says:

    OT re oneworld baggage transfers… Will be flying BA1 LCY to JFK (excitement!) on a 241 – (thanks to Rob and this site, since I had no idea a BA all business, US pre-clearance flight even existed) – and then taking an AA internal flight onwards, from a different JFK terminal, c 3 hours later. ..Can I book the AA leg myself and then call BA to ask them to link the two so that our bags are transferred for us &/or if any issues with the first flight we have some flexibility, or would I have to call BA to book the AA flight through them (at a cost I presume)? Or does this now fall foul of the amended interlining rules so not possible anyway (though had read it might be OK with a paid flight linked to a reward flight)? … Or indeed is it even worth it? TIA

    • hearingdouble says:

      Whether you book the connecting flight through BA or AA, it’s not possible to combine a reward booking and a revenue booking on one PNR, so they will be separate bookings. As you note, due to BA’s daft policy you won’t be able to interline bags either.

      I understand that AA are better at (/more compassionate about) re-routing people who miss their flights due to circumstances out of their control, so if you’re determined to take that particular flight then I would probably book through them. Check the T&Cs though so you understand the risks!

  • hearingdouble says:

    OT: Tomorrow will be 6 months and 1 day since I closed my Amex platinum, so I will be re-applying for the Amex gold MR card in the morning (with a view to upgrading to platinum once I’ve hit the spending target). Separately, I have a flight from LGW South next Thursday (24th).

    1) Although I will have access to the BA F lounge, I would quite like to pick up breakfast at the Grain Store (as the food is better). What’s the likelihood of my Lounge Club card (with 2x free passes) arriving in time?

    2) If the answer to (1) is “unlikely”, I also have an old Lounge Club card (I never actually opened the envelope) from the last time I held a Gold card. I understand that the Lounge Club card is deactivated when the associated Gold card is cancelled, but I have read some (quite old) reports on FT that people have still been able to use the 2x free passes even after the associated Gold card is cancelled. Does anyone have any experience of this?

    3) Out of curiosity (since this is my first ever churn), do you get completely new/separate Lounge Club / Priority Passes every time you take out a new card, or do your old accounts/card get reactivated?

    • Roberto says:

      (1) Possible but unlikely – It does arrive quickly from past experience but that might be a tad too quick
      (2) I have never heard of this – its normally switched off the day you cancel your amex.
      (3) New card each time

      • mark2 says:

        (2) I believe (but may be wrong) that Lounge Club charge Amex for entrance, but they eat the first two, so no.

        • hearingdouble says:

          Thanks both — well if the new card doesn’t arrive in time, I may give the old one a try! Will report back if I do.

          • Dave says:

            Ive tried to use the free visits on a lounge club pass after I cancelled the gold card – got bumped away at the door. Its only valid when the CC is…