Bits: 240 Avios on HP ink, BA TV programme tonight, 50% off Millennium Hotels redemptions

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News in brief:

100 Clubcard points with HP ink

If you didn’t see this on Shopper Points yesterday, Tesco Direct is offering 100 bonus Clubcard points on HP printer inks.  This converts into 240 Avios or 250 Virgin Flying Club miles.

The last day to order is tomorrow, 2nd May.  Full details are on Shopper Points here.

Channel 5 British Airways 100 Years

“British Airways – 100 Years in the Sky”

Tonight at 9pm on Channel 5 is the first half of a two-part documentary celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the oldest predecessor company to British Airways.  Although the actual anniversary is not until next year!

There is a tiny bit more information on the Channel 5 website, where I am informed I can watch ‘More Like This – The Boys With No Skin, Death By Selfie and Witch Hunt: A Century Of Murder’ …..  It will be on My5 for catch-up later.

Millennium hotels redemption sale

50% off Millennium Hotels redemptions

If you are a member of the My Millennium loyalty scheme, linked to Millennium Hotels (which has a decent UK presence via Copthorne and Millennium) you can currently save 50% on redemptions.

Full details are on the My Millennium website here.  Oddly, instead of reducing prices by 50%, Millennium has temporarily doubled your points balance!  There is no notice as to how long the offer will run.

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Comments

  1. Geoffrey Sheppard says:

    Re Ch5 – you would think ‘more like this’ would include the next 2 programmes which really are ‘like this’ – Inside the Situation Room (when MH370 went missing) at 10pm and The Secret Life of the Long Haul Flight (following an A380 flight from London to Sydney) at 1105pm.

  2. Steve R says:

    The HP Carts are also available in store with the extra points

  3. BrotherBear says:

    OT:

    Booked 2 flights to Bahamas (Nassau) next year the other day to take advantage of my 2 for 1 voucher. Was surprised by the cost of the tickets as have paid £375 each for the outbound and then it looks like it will be a similar cost for the return also. Pricing as a return will be about £615pp. Is this normal? On previous business returns to Singapore, Hong Kong, USA I’m sure the returns are about £450 pp.

    Also – to add the voucher to the booking which I haven’t done so far – do I need to book the inbound flights as one-way and then call up to get them to combine the bookings and add the voucher?

    Was nearly caught out by the flights being released at 1am UK time rather than midnight but luckily they were still available in the morning.

    Cheers

    • Gavin says:

      Booked a CW redemption to Seychelles recently and the taxes + charges came to £585, not too far off your figure.

      • newbie says:

        @Gavin – I have been looking at SEZ availability for 2019 but it does not seem to come up on BA redemption finder or the BA App. Any advice on how you managed to find avios availability for this route. Also are they releasing reward availability for ‘scheduled’ flights 355 days in advance for SEZ?

        • Anna says:

          I couldn’t find that aiport on the availability checker, but if you do a dummy booking it seems to come up.

        • Geoff says:

          No – it isn’t recognised in Reward Flight Finder on the BA website either (amongst many other things not working on the BA website) – it is recognised in Search and Book but then you have to go through each day at a time.

      • meta says:

        SEZ flight is only two times a week Wed/Sat out, Thu/Sun back. So need to search accordingly. Have booked for next year recently on Avios.com with Lloyds voucher. From what I’ve seen, CW shows bang on 355 days and then it gets snapped up pretty quickly, so you need to act fast. Taxes are steep indeed compared to some other OW airlines. However, you do get to fly direct. Other options to consider is BA to Doha and then Qatar to SEZ. It saves maybe £100 on taxes per person. If I remember correctly Qatar to SEZ is only 20k avios return in economy (short 4-5h flight).

    • john says:

      They are released at midnight GMT, so you have to adjust for British Summer Time.

    • Geoff says:

      I’ve always booked the outbounds online, with the voucher, and then added the returns by phone.

  4. Neil says:

    This is quite a low offer with the Hp cartridges this time right? I’m pretty sure, lastvtime there was circa 500 Ccp for cartridge as I got over 10,000 Virgin mikes for £55!!!

    • Anna says:

      I seem to remember it was a mistake last time and they pulled it as soon as they realised the carnage being wrought by HFP readers! I got 48,000 avios from buying them…those were the days!

  5. Waribai says:

    Not sure if this has been mentioned but currently there is a £30 off £100 spend offer for Harrods on Amex plat

    • I’ve got it on all of my cards. Even the Basic supplementary.

    • Matt says:

      Thanks for the tip I have it on my BA but not my gold. I was near running out of Aqua di Palma so time for a top up with £30 discount!

    • Waribai says:

      Ok, we only have it on our plats. As a plat card holder, if I refer someone for the Amex green card. Do I get a referral bonus?

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