News in brief:
Double Avios on Kaligo.com hotel bookings
Hotel booking site Kaligo.com has been fairly quiet on the promotional front recently.
They now have a new offer available:
You will receive double Avios – up to 40 per £1 but usually less – on all bookings made by 31st December 2017
The stay must be completed by 30th March 2018
If you live outside the UK, you will get a further 25% Avios bonus if you pay with a BA non-UK credit card from Royal Bank of Canada, Russian Standard Bank, ABSA Bank, First Carribean Bank, Butterfield, Dah Sing Bank, Commercial Bank of Kuwait, EnterCard, CornerCard
Full details can be found here. This is a special booking page for the deal.
Like similar sites such as PointsHound and Rocketmiles, hotel bookings via Kaligo.com are treated as non-qualifying stays. This means that you won’t receive any points in Hilton Honors, IHG Rewards Club etc or, most of the time, receive any status benefits due to you. Marriott is the only major chain to give status benefits – but not points – on indirect bookings.
Assuming there is no price difference, this offer is best used when staying at a hotel outside one of the major chains.
New World of Hyatt double points promotion
World of Hyatt has launched a new promotion covering the six week period until the end of the year.
You will earn double base points for every stay completed between 15th November and 31st December, although registration will end on 30th November.
Note the strict eligibility rules. Only stays booked online at hyatt.com or via the Hyatt app will count. Stays booked by other channels, even if they are direct (ie ringing the hotel or a Hyatt call centre) will not count.
Full details and registration can be found here.
Last day for 50% ‘buy Avios’ bonus
A reminder that the 50% ‘buy Avios’ bonus which has been running this week ends at midnight.
The ba.com page to buy if you are interested is here.
The pros and cons of purchasing were discussed in my article earlier in the week.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)