News in brief:
Earn Avios with Rolling Luggage
EDIT: the rules of this promo have now changed. A £100 purchase is required to earn 1,000 Avios.
Avios has launched a new partnership with luggage retailer Rolling Luggage.
At present it is only valid online via their website here. You will also be able to collect Avios in their UK High Street and airline stores which is expected to be launched next week.
The earning rate is good:
- 5 Avios per £1 spent
- 1,000 Avios bonus with your first purchase over £100
- 750 Avios bonus with your second purchase over £50 within 12 months
The in-store earning system is a bit fiddly. You do not hand over your Avios number in the shop. Instead, you enter your purchase reference number from your receipt on their website and the Avios will be credited within 28 days.
To celebrate this new partnership, we will be running an exclusive Rolling Luggage competition later this month, with some impressive suitcases to give away. Keep an eye on HFP.
Register for the new Starwood Preferred Guest promotion
Starwood Preferred Guest has rolled out its Autumn promotion. It may work really well for you, and it may be a stinker. It depends.
It sounds simple. Between 12th September and 15th January, you will earn:
1,000 bonus Starpoints per stay at St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W, Le Méridien, Westin, Sheraton, Tribute Portfolio and Design Hotels
500 bonus Starpoints per stay at Aloft, Element and Four Points
10,000 bonus Starpoints when you stay 25 or more nights
The snag is that only a modest percentage of Starwood hotels are participating.
If you stay one night at a cheap participating Sheraton, the extra 1,000 SPG points would be worth around £15 of free hotel stays or (if converted in chunks of 20,000) 1,250 airline miles. That is a good deal.
If your hotel is not participating, however, you’re stuffed!
That said, you might as well go ahead and register via this link just in case you do have a participating SPG stay in the next four months.
Registration closes on 30th November, and you don’t want to be caught out if you end up having a Starwood stay in December or early January.
I will look at the new Marriott promo tomorrow.
Good To Go Heathrow parking flash sale
Good To Go Parking is the ‘leisure’ marketing front for Official Heathrow Parking. You can only book via Good To Go if you include a Saturday night, and you aren’t told until after you’ve booked that you are actually going to be in the officially airport-run car parks.
It is running a flash sale this week with parking from £3.95 per day with Drop & Ride and from £6.35 with Meet & Greet, based on a 15 day booking.
You need to book by 10th September for visits before 13th October.
You don’t need any discount codes – these prices will show automatically on their website here.
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