Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss (July 2018)

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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.


I held back from running this article last weekend as there wasn’t much happening.  That isn’t the case today, with a lot of decent offers closing on Tuesday as July draws to a close.

The key deal is the 100% bonus on Heathrow Rewards transfers into shopping vouchers.  We wrote about that here.

Even more interestingly …. a clever arbitrage means you can get 1p (in Heathrow shopping vouchers) per Amex Membership Rewards or Emirates Skywards mile you have.  I explained how here.  This deal ends on Monday.

Deals closing soon:

Monday 30th July

Last day to get a 100% bonus when you convert your Heathrow Rewards points to Heathrow shopping vouchers.  Article.

Tuesday 31st July

Last day for HfP exclusive offer 5,000 bonus IHG points at Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam. Article.

Last day for 50% bonus on Emirates Skywards transfers to Heathrow RewardsArticle.

Last day to get 30% bonus miles using Virgin Atlantic Miles Booster.  Article.

Last day to book ‘early bird’ F1 packages via Etihad for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.  Article.

Last day for IHG stays to count towards the current Accelerate promotion. Article.

Last day to get 35% off Hertz and earn Marriott and SPG bonus points. Article.

Last day to book a hotel via to earn double AviosArticle.

Last day for 3,000 bonus IHG Rewards Club points with a Hertz rental.  Article.

Monday 6th August

Last day to buy or gift Avios with a bonus of up to 45%.  Article.

Tuesday 7th August

Last day for 10,000 Virgin Flying Club miles with life insurance (they changed the rules, now £10 minimum monthly payment needed!). Article.

Sunday 12th August

Last day to get 1,050 Avios for £12 via The EconomistArticle.

Saturday 18th August

Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest merge, the new redemption chart, new elite benefits and points earning chart are launched.  Article.

Sunday 19th August

Last day to book a Fairmont / Accor / Swissotel with 1000 bonus Accor points.  Article.

(Want to earn more Virgin Flying Club miles?  Click here to see our recent articles on Virgin Atlantic and Flying Club and click here for our home page with the latest news on earning and spending other airline and hotel points.)

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  1. Nick Bestwick says:

    This is one of the best recaps for points that I see over and over again. Thank you for making it simple, easy to read and to the point. Works for me!

  2. Mike G says:

    Is the Virgin Miles Booster available for ANA redemption flights booked through Virgin Flying Club?

    • Louise says:

      Apparently so, saw a thread on vflyer where someone had the option online?

  3. Dimitri says:

    Rob, you probably meant Raffles instead of Accor.

  4. James says:

    Is it still the 4th August to but Travel Packages before ???? because the Amex MR to SPG transfers have been blocked until the 8th August now so I can’t get a Travel Package because I need to move some Amex points into SPG in order to have enough Marriot Rewards points ��

    Disaster ��

    Should have made my mind up sooner.

  5. Philip says:

    Hi Rob. Wanted to transfer amex points over to marriot via spg account. Will there be any difference doing it now or after August merger.
    2 amex points equals 1 spg equals 3 marriot
    So 1 amex equals 1.5 marriot.
    Will this change

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