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New Heathrow Rewards transfer bonus to Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles launched

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Heathrow Rewards has launched a new transfer bonus exclusively for Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer members.

Heathrow Rewards gives you 1 point for every £1 spent in Heathrow (1 per £10 on foreign exchange) or on Heathrow Express tickets (online bookings only). Once you’ve earned 250 points you can exchange them for miles or shopping vouchers.

Premium members of Heathrow Rewards (who spend £750 in a year) will receive a 50% bonus on all transfers to KrisFlyer made before 31st May.

Standard members will receive a 25% bonus.

Heathrow Rewards is also running a bonus on purchases of Apple products until 30th April.  You will receive:

  • Double points when you spend £350 – £699
  • Triple points when you spend £700 – £999
  • Quadruple points when you spend £1,000 or more

Comments (120)

  • JamesB says:

    Anybody tempted by the economist offer needs to be aware that most UK residents can access tge digital version fir fred via tge subscripgion taken out by their local authority library. It varies by region but some LA have a very impresiive list of free digital subscriptions.

    • Steve says:

      Obviously a lot of local library heads building up a large Avios balance.

      • Janeyferr says:

        Most will come via a packaged service like Zinio, though we’re not supposed to privately benefit from council purchasing in any case.

  • Soloflyer1977 says:

    I’ve been found out! I thought that might be the case…

    • Boris says:

      My local butchers does it and puts it through as a purchase. He also does it with credit cards with regular customers.

      He is however a very expensive butcher. But the food is excellent!

    • lumma says:

      Its been a while since I’ve been to one but I remember Asda offering it on the self service tills

    • Zoe says:

      Hi Boris, your butcher sounds like my friend Dave, is he in North London by any chance?

  • Mike says:

    Thanks for the tip of Krisflyer, off to convert my Heathrow Rewards points now, for 50% bonus. Every little helps!

  • Stu N says:

    OT: starting to put together a SE Asia holiday for next spring. We 9 full days to play with; flying into HK and out of SIN. Have been to HK a couple of times so we are planning to spend a couple of days there and then move on. I’m not sure I want to do a full week in Singapore – any suggestions for 2-3 days, maybe somewhere beach/ rural in contrast to the cities at either end? We have enough Avios to get pretty much anywhere in SE Asia on Cathay and availability is excellent at the moment. Can always pick up a cash fare to SIN if it comes to it. Thanks in advance for any ideas.

    • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

      Phuket is probably the obvious option if you’re flying in early Spring, I’d be tempted to head outside to a quieter area though (e.g. Khao Lak). Penang doesn’t really tick the ‘rural’ box, but Georgetown is charming and has great food and there are some beachy options to the north of the island. Chiang Mai worth a look if want the rural without the beach.

      All three should have direct flights to HKG and SIN.

    • Darren says:

      Depending on the month Hoi An/Danang, later is better.

      I’d second Khao Lak and has easier access to Similans if you want to dive or snorkel.

      Chiang Rai is rural and quieter than Chiang Mai.

    • JamesB says:

      Plus for Phuket is there is plenty around to see and do if you get bored at the beach. Some of beaches on Phuket are both lovely and quuet, worth hiring a car to explore them and the mainland too. I would not spend much time in Singapore, most boring place in se Asia IMO but sorth it for a transit tour. Check out Kota Kinabalu and surroundings for something different.

      • Stu N says:

        Thanks all, will look into those ideas. Other vague idea was Bali – Cathay Dragon is 75k Avios in business for 2 and could get back to SIN quite easily from there too. Any suggestions on that?

        • Leo says:

          I’d take Phuket over Bali any day. Spring weather in Bali isn’t great. We went last March and it was very variable – when it rains it tips it down. I think Bali is overpriced massively compared to Thailand and Phuket’s beaches are far better IMHO. Our niece is getting married in Bali next year and we’re not going back! We stayed at the IC (nice enough), in Ubud (The Alila best thing about the whole trip) and in Seminyak which I would avoid unless you want the kind of tourism you can get at Pattong. Phuket is a very easy flight to SIN. It’s about 5 hours HKG to Bali – we flew Cathay J. Actually the airport in Bali is quite good now it’s been done up. Haven’t been to Chiang Mai for 30 years so hopefully that’s improved!

        • Darren says:

          The weather can be a problem, which month are you travelling.

          A couple a questions may help, have you been anywhere in the region before apart from HKG. Which type of accommodation are you looking for? Points or pounds?

        • Stu N says:

          Thanks all for your help so far. Travelling in March. Sounds like Phuket is a more sensible option than Bali for many reasons. Of Far East destinations we have only been to Hong Kong and Tokyo so far – in HK we enjoyed both the city and outlying islands.

          Probably looking at decent hotels, not super-luxury. Also not too fussed about points vs. cash as no way we will be able to do the whole thing on points – basically getting best value for points and cash for the rest. We have some Hilton and SPG points plus a sizeable stash of Amex MRs that could go to either program. I plan to focus on gathering MRs over next six months and hopefully slot in an SPG Amex as well. We have Gold for Marriott, Starwood and Hilton via Amex Plat so tend to favour those chains everything else being equal.

        • Darren says:

          For a first time trip to Thailand Phuket is a good option, lots of different accommodation choices.
          Samui has historically better weather in March than Phuket but flight options are less.

        • JamesB says:

          @Stu, if you opt for Phuket then consider ditching Singapore nights for a couple in Bangkok, it will be much more interesting. HKG-BKK is just 15k avios pp on a CX regional wide body. Just get a cheap 1hr flight on Air Asia to Phuket, opting for a hot seat. If you can afoard the time and want to see Thai countryside consider taking a daytime VIP bus to Phuket instead of flying, the last third of the journey is scenic, driving down into Phuket as the sun sets.

        • Leo says:

          I like SIN and BKK – I don’t agree that one is more interesting than the other, they are just very different that’s all – BKK probably has cheaper posh hotels than SIN. I’ve flown to Phuket from both and I don’t think one is easier that the other (as in they are both easy) despite BKK being the capital of Thailand obviously. I do agree that using AirAsia for short hops is a good idea (flew Sin to HKT) and I also agree about the hot seats. It’s nice to have the choice. My partner says “You’re either a Hong Kong or a Singapore person”. I guess I am more for Singapore but Bangkok is good fun. Northern Phuket might suit you – there are a couple of Marriotts up there.

        • Genghis says:

          Different strokes for different folks. I’d take Bali over Phuket but I do know others that didn’t rave about Bali as much as us.

        • Darren says:

          @Leo, that’s a good point re BKK hotels, some very good properties for reasonable cash.

          But I also like SIN, although I do struggle to pick a comparable hotel to what you get in either of the other cities.

          I haven’t been to Bali for quite a few years but I did like Ubud.

        • Tom1 says:

          Stu – out of interest is there a reason why fly in to HKG and out of SIN?
          Can I also ask what airline and if you are using any redemptions?

          We are planning similar – but i was trying to do MLE for a few nights then SIN (family there) and then HKT – but back via HKG to benefit from the low taxes.

          Getting to SIN from MLE is £100 one way on Scoot. Asia is easy. But getting to MLE is a challenge so far (economically).

        • GB74 says:

          I’d be tempted to fly out of HKG rather than SIN. Zero surcharges, so will be £35 on either BA or CX in J. If you are going off peak, only 75k Avios, rather than 90k on CX.

        • Stu N says:

          This is brilliant, thanks all. Plenty of ideas to work through; leaning towards Hong Kong – Phuket – Singapore. We probably don’t have time to add in Bangkok if we want to have a reasonable amount of time in each of those three.

          Tom1/ GB74 – it’s an Amex 2 for 1 voucher redemption in F so unfortunately we wouldn’t see the benefit of zero surcharges out of HKG on long haul as you have to book it as a return. We are saving 221k Avios though so not all bad…

  • W says:

    So, about that Sunday Times direct debit problem: I am fairly certain I called them up, after not being able to find an email address to cancel – but obviously there is no record of that. What are the next steps?

    • TigerTanaka says:

      We can have “administrative problems” just as much as they can!

      I cancelled my direct debit and emailed them saying that I cancelled the subscription over 6 months ago.

  • Chris says:

    Re: krisflyer bonus. Is the 25% bonus for regular members a good deal or should I hold out for a better one? I’m working towards a redemption for them in the next couple of years so I do not need them desperately right now.

    • Rob says:

      Heathrow Rewards is now committed to offering split deals between Premium and non-premium to encourage people to strive for Premium. That’s all I can say.

      • Chris says:

        Cheers Rob. May just convert then, I’ll never make it to Premium level and I’m only sitting on a few thousand points from the last rocketmiles promo. Thanks for the extensive VM card articles by the way.

  • Graham says:

    On the Hilton £250 bonus it says ” •Offer excludes online payments and is only valid on checkout spend.”

    does that mean if I book and pay online at Hilton.com and not with my card at the hotel it doesn’t account?

    • Rob says:

      In theory yes. In practice it will almost certainly be OK because the hotel processes advance bookings directly anyway, so same name on your statement either way.

      • Adam says:

        I booked a Hilton in Jan under the last deal and then saw this condition after booking but sure enough I recieved the cash back.

    • Crafty says:

      It will almost certainly be fine

  • Luthar says:

    OT – I need to cancel an avios booking on BAEC. Can I do this online or do I need to call BA?

    • Darren says:

      Depends, if it was booked online you can cancel online in most cases. Open Jaw flights require a call.

      • Stu N says:

        Even if you can do it online, if you need the Avios back quickly then you’re probably better off calling them.

    • Rob says:

      Online, if it was done on ba.com.