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LAUNCHING MONDAY …. our biggest ever mileage giveaway

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We have got together with Qatar Airways to run another exclusive competition.  On Monday we will be launching the most generous mileage competition we have ever run.

There will be two prizes of 250,000 Qatar Privilege Club Qmiles each.

Yes, we have HALF A MILLION miles to share between two lucky Head for Points readers.

Whilst it is always difficult to value airline miles, you should easily be able to get £2,500 of value from the prize.

How far could 250,000 Qmiles take you?

The world is your oyster with 250,000 Qmiles in your pocket.

Here are just a few places you could travel with 250,000 Qmiles to spend, based on a UK departure and assuming you fly on Qatar Airways:

  • one return ticket to Singapore in Business for 150,000 Qmiles
  • one return ticket to Sydney in Business for 180,000 Qmiles
  • two return tickets to Delhi in Business for 2 x 110,000 Qmiles
  • top up with a further 8,000 Qmiles and get two return flights to Doha in First Class for 2 x 129,000 Qmiles
  • top up with a further 20,000 Qmiles and get three return tickets in Economy to Sydney

Of course, you can also spend them on flights on British Airways, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific or any of the oneworld alliance partners albeit redemptions on partner airlines are poorer value.  Qatar Airways has some additional airline partners of their own too.

If you want to head to North America on BA or American, for example:

  • one return ticket to Los Angeles in First Class is 255,000 Qmiles
  • one return ticket to San Francisco in Business Class is 170,000 Qmiles

Taxes and charges are due on all Qmiles bookings, as with all frequent flyer redemptions.  These are obviously your responsibility if you win.

If you have a handful of miles left, you can use them to pay for your purchases at the Qatar Duty Free shop at Hamad International Airport in Doha.

Alternatively, Qmiles can be converted into Le Club AccorHotels hotel loyalty points at the rate of 4500 to 1000, with a maximum conversion of 100,000 Qmiles per year.

Here is the Qatar Airways Mileage Calculator if you want to take a look at other options in case you win.

Make sure to check HfP on Monday to find out how to enter.  It couldn’t be easier, to be honest.

Comments (49)

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  • Paul says:

    VTEC have treated me well recently. I travel 2-4 times per month between Aberdeen and Edinburgh, so not exactly a heavy user, but twice in the last nine months I have received a three month pass to the first class lounge (granted its not spectacular, but better than nothing). I travel to watch the mighty Hibees, in January there was a winter shutdown so I never travelled at all, I received not one but two surveys to ask why I stopped travelling, after about four clicks I was rewarded with a £15 voucher on each occasion.

    The customer service was ruined a bit when I received the second voucher on Feb 20 and was told it had to be used by Feb 17! A tweet later I had received a replacement though!

  • Tilly says:

    Oooh I’ll be checking in! About time I won something.

  • KBuffett says:

    OT – Goldsmiths have double Avios this weekend. 16 avoid per £1 spent on relatively high value items. Not bad…..

  • spk307 says:

    OT – If am a Marriott gold and booked on a room only rate, can i use the guaranteed breakfast benefit? Linked my spg gold to my newly created Marriott account. Not sure how the free breakfast benefit works.

    • Cate says:

      If I may tap the font of all knowledge, Genghis, do you know if you’d still get exec lounge access if you book a day room i.e. no overnight stay?

  • mark2 says:

    Yes you get breakfast, but check for the brand which you have booked (there would be no benefit if you had booked a bed and breakfast rate although some Marriott brands include breakfast for all).

  • Darren says:

    I’m out of the UK at the moment, will this stop me entering the comp.

    Nice prize btw.

  • Nate says:

    OT. My wife currently has platinum amex and just got 20k points for spending £1k after upgrading from gold. She can’t refer me for gold/plat yet as I have to wait until July before I can churn again to get sign up bonus.

    I currently have BA Amex (I have 2-4-1 voucher for this year). The plan was to refer my wife for her BA Amex Premium next month, as it will be 6 months since her card was cancelled. However I know I would get more points referring from Platinum card rather than BA (18k bonus vs £9k bonus).

    The question I had though, is because the Platinum is in her name, can she refer herself for BA Amex card, thereby getting higher referral bonus? Or would I have to refer from my BA Amex?

  • Tom says:

    OT: In terms of British Airways Executive Club, what does ‘Card expire’ date exactly means? Does it impact Avios/Tier points, etc?

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