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Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss

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Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly feature which summarises offers that are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Cards and regular article pages.

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Clearly the biggest deal to look at this weekend is Iberia’s slightly crazy ‘9000 bonus Avios for every flight you book, however cheap, and you get the Avios immediately’ promotion!  Full details are in our article yesterday.  It closes TONIGHT. For safety book by 11pm (midnight Spanish time).

Deals closing soon:

Today, Sunday 24th June

Last day to get 9,000 Avios with any Iberia booking.  Article.

Thursday 28th June

Last day to save 20% when redeeming Avios for wine. Article.

Saturday 30th June

Last day to get £25 off SWISS flights to Geneva. Article.

Last day to earn 16,000 bonus Avios from BA short haul flights. Article.

Last day to earn 1,000 bonus World of Hyatt points at Oasis home rental properties. Article.

Last day to register for the new Starwood and Marriott promotions (stay by 20th July). Article.

Last day to book an Enterprise car rental for their Miles & More offer (pick up by 31st July). Article.

Last day for triple Etihad Guest miles on Accor stays. Article.

Last day to earn 1,000 Avios with Laithwaite’s wine. Article.

Sunday 1st July

Last day to get 15,000 Wyndham Rewards points for completing two stays. Article.

Last day for £50 off a £500+ spend at ebookers . Article.

Wednesday 4th July

Last day to get triple Avios with Accor.  Article.

Friday 6th July

Last day to earn miles on your MBNA Virgin Atlantic credit cards.  Article.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for the latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios from current offers and promotions.)

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Comments

  1. the real harry1 says:

    O/T bit of a horrorshow email from Virgin Money: ‘Harry, you’re close to completing your life insurance policy with us…Your final Life Insurance price is saved and waiting. Get your paws on it…You just need to check your details and confirm your application and you can be fully covered from today!’

    Not sure why they sent this as I logged in & my policy was set up as intended on 21/06!

  2. O/T as no Bits today.

    I received my email from Virgin inviting me to get their new credit card with the extra bonus. I may be blind but I couldn’t see a date that this deal would close – have I missed something? I’ve just (within the last week) received my shiny new IHG card and I’m a bit reluctant to have another CC application on my file straight away.

    Thanks

  3. Did HfP or anyone get clarification from MBNA over how earned vouchers before 7th July will operate for the closing Virgin cards?

  4. Sandgrounder says:

    Re the Wyndham offer, I completed a couple of cheapo stays in Ontario last week, and the bonus 15k posted straight away with the points from the second stay, very efficient, no problems.

  5. Roger says:

    Anybody seeing Thistle, Amba, Guoman offers on their Amex?

    • Yep! I seem to have a lot of food offers too, including Vapianos. You order via a touchscreen and can customise your order really easily. But last time I went and tried to pay via Amex, they said they didn’t accept it! But I definitely saw another couple with a non-gold (read, less gaudy!) Amex card use it successfully ha.

    • Yes, appeared yesterday.

    • Roger1* says:

      Yes. Mrs Roger too.

  6. Denis says:

    OT
    It seems newly opened Holiday Inn Express just zeroed their award availability completely. I’ve been checking on that for 3 weeks and it’s zeroed. There are no award nights available on a single date till the end of September (didn’t check further). Still plenty of standard rooms are up for sale for as low as 112 eur. Doesn’t look like a fair play.

    Rob, can you reach IHG and ask for resolution or at least comment from them?

  7. Roger says:

    OT-Curve
    Did anyone managed to get an increased limit from Curve (exceeding 50K)?
    If so was it just a case of asking nicely to Customer Service?

  8. Optimus Prime says:

    OT

    Hi,

    My wife has just received a letter offering her a bonus if she applies for the Virgin Atlantic Reward Credit Card – 20k miles

    Upon visiting the link for the offer we can see a bonus – 60k miles – for the Reward Plus Credit Card.

    Is she entitled to the bonus on either card or just the one mentioned by the letter?

    P.S – I haven’t got the offer even though we both cancelled all our MBNA cards back in December…

    • Roger says:

      If you toggle, you will likely see the white card has lower bonus.

    • My wife got the same and she cancelled. As Virgin sent it, you’re good to go in my view.

  9. Londoner says:

    O/T As no bits today:

    Just been on the phone with Amex. I have a £ 1.500 credit limit on my BA Amex, but spend between £ 2.000 and 4.000 per month. When my available credit goes below £ 500 or so I normally pay off the credit, so that I get my full credit limit available again.

    Today I’ve received a letter saying that I have gone over limit, charging me £ 12. I called up Amex, and the representative told me, that my £ 1.500 credit limit is fixed, and that I cannot spend more than £ 1.500 per statement period without defaulting, even if I pay off the credit during the statement period.

    I have had 1 letter before (in April), where the representative told me that it was because I used the card to make a big payment on the same day as I paid off my credit, hence it went “over limit” because they had not received my money yet, but that it was a flaw in their system, and she waived the fee. I have spent roughly £ 17.000 on the card since end of October and have never had any issues (my credit limit was £ 1.000 in the beginning) or fees, even when I have spent 3-4 times my credit limit in a month.

    I tried to explain this to the representative (and how I could have a spending goal of £ 20.000 in a year on an Amex that had £ 1.000 credit limit, which would never be possible without defaulting), but he said that I was wrong and the information I got last time was wrong.

    Can anybody explain who is right or wrong in this?

    TL:DR – Amex representative told me that paying off my credit during a statement period did not make that credit available to spend again within the same statement period.

    • Peter K says:

      That sounds like a load of rubbish from the person you most recently communicated with. Try ringing rather than live chatting if that’s what you did.

      • Londoner says:

        I did call Amex. I asked to talk to a colleague or supervisor, but he said that no supervisor was at work today because it is Sunday. He said that he requested my £ 12 fee would be waived because of the information I got the last time, but that they would have to listen to my conversation first.
        But glad I had it right. I tried 2-3 times to explain this to him, and that I have been going “over limit” every single month since I got my Amex, and that it has never been a problem. My OH just got her first Amex and is about to go “over limit” as well, so just reassuring.

        Thanks!

        • the real harry1 says:

          There’s no ‘making polite representations’ with some dolts – I’m very annoyed because on one long-standing (so I want to keep it) Tesco card the credit limit is a paltry £1200 – but both my wife & I have 2 other Tesco credit cards where the limits are more like £10K.

          Will they up the limit on the £1200 card? Will they Donald Duck. Bunch of idiots.

          Pay peanuts, get monkeys.

    • Mark2 says:

      In the past transactions have been denied because I had spent more than the limit but paid some of it off. When I rang up they put me through to another department who sorted it out so that I could do it in future.
      As an aside, why are you spending on a blue Amex card which will only give you 12 month life on a 241?

      • Londoner says:

        It has never been an issue before and I have not had any denied payments. Everything has gone through and the available credit on my Amex app is updated when I make payments. But it should be alright! OH just came home an hour ago and have now went “over limit”, so I’ll see whether she receives a letter as well.

        As for your aside, I will need my 2-4-1 for June/July 2020 (as I won’t have summer holidays next year), and I am therefore waiting until the end of July to upgrade to the PP card. Leaving the UK for good in end of August, so will be downgrading to blue Amex in middle of August again, so that I have the free card to pay taxes with (as Amex is not available in my new country of residence).

    • That’s just bizarre – I got my first BAPP recently (previously just used the OH’s for the companion vouchers but we had a big spend which justified getting a second one). I was a bit concerned that I would need to pay my upcoming bill in separate chunks, however the credit limit from the outset was nearly £7k. I’m sure there’s method in the madness but I can’t see it!

    • Londoner says:

      Update:
      Called Amex again today and the agent on Sunday was in fact incorrect.
      They couldn’t tell me why I got the letter (as they said I had too many payments to go through manually), but agreed to waive it. Apparently it can happen if a payment going over the limit is tracking before they track the debit card payment, even if the debit card payment is made first. I haven’t been near the limit recently, so do not know what caused this.

  10. Slightly O/T – I have 1000 Accor Hotel points which expire soon. Minimum transfer to Avios seems to be higher, any suggestions on what I can do with them?

    • the real harry1 says:

      Research our hack into transferring any number of Accor points to IB @ 1:1?

      • Where’s the hack? I thought there was a minimum transfer amount

        • No. There is a link which, when it works, sends over your existing balance however small. I got it to work a couple of months ago.

  11. Johnny Tabasco says:

    So 2 weeks on I still haven’t had an email from Virgin money regarding an invitation to the new card. I’m opted in to everything and have been a high spender on the Black card for 5 years now. Anyone else in the same boat?

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