News in brief:
Exclusive HFP competition coming on Monday
On Monday we will be launching an exclusive competition with Chivas Regal whisky (an excellent choice if you’re looking for a duty free purchase!) giving away a VIP distillery tour. One lucky reader will win a trip to Scotland, including flights, hotel and spending money.
Don’t forget to visit Head for Points on Monday to enter. Over 18’s and UK residents only.
Two new Lufthansa Miles & More hotel deals with Accor and Hilton
Two new Miles & More deals have been launched for anyone looking to boost their Lufthansa balance.
Hilton Honors is offering triple Miles & More miles between 1st September and 30th November. To take part, you need to register at this page on the Hilton site and change your earning preference from ‘points and points’ to ‘points and miles’.
You are trading off five Hilton Honors points (which I value at 1.5p) for three Miles & More miles (which I value at 3p) so this is a decent deal if you have a Miles & More balance.
At Accor (Novotel, Ibis, Sofitel, Mercure etc) you can earn 500 bonus Miles & More miles with each qualifying stay. This means that your stay will earn 1,000 Miles & More miles in total.
You need to register via this page and stay before 31st October. Your Le Club AccorHotels account needs to be set to automatically convert your points into Miles & More miles.
The terms and conditions state that you will only earn Lufthansa miles if you stay at least one night at a Sofitel, Pullman or MGallery hotel, at least two nights at a Mercure, Novotel or Novotel Suites hotel and at least four nights at an ibis or ibis Styles. Shorter stays earn nothing if you take miles.
Free Etihad first class upgrades for Amex Platinum members
If you book a fully flexible business class ticket, you will be upgraded to First Class for free. This includes the amazing Etihad A380 First Class Apartment which I reviewed here.
It is valid on all routes with a First Class cabin. You need to book via American Express Travel and pay with a Platinum card.
Because you need to buy a full price, fully flexible Business Class ticket this is unlikely to be a great deal for the leisure traveller unless you were planning to pay for First Class anyway. If your company books you into fully flexible Business Class – and you can persuade them to let you book your own trip on your own credit card – this would be a great result.
You need to book by 31st December 2017 for travel at any point in 2018. Full details are on the Amex Platinum website here (log-in required).
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)