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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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  • Gounadave says:

    Just a note . There are no First class awards on QR A380 from London to Doha allowed . You can from Paris however .

  • S says:


    I’m just wondering, will an additional Plat supplementary card come with Priority Pass and all of the hotel cards etc? I already have issued one and I know that additional ones are £170, was just thinking of getting one for my father as he also travels a lot.

    • Peter K says:

      Only the first supplementary is also platinum. Any more are gold or green and thus do NOT get a priority pass. They are basically a bit useless.

      • Talay says:

        When we first had Centurion (when they first introduced it), I once stood in Marks and Spencer in Angel, Islington and both of the two customers in front of me also paid by Centurion. Now I know the high proportion of City workers etc. but the odds must have been fairly stratospheric.

        Shortly after that, I had them issue a green card, which was a Centurion card, but which was green. Surprisingly, Amex noted they had a lot of similar requests for anonymity.

      • S says:

        I can get an additional Platinum supplementary for £170 a year fee. The first is just free.

      • TGLoyalty says:

        First is free then you pay £170 per year or you can have a free gold supp instead, sort of useless for benefits but still allows you to pool all spend against 1 account.

        Personally the £170 is a good deal if you’ll use the priory pass regularly for 2 people and stay at Hilton/SPG/Marriot often

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