LAST CALL, ENDS WED: Get 10,000 bonus Avios with Kaligo hotel bookings via our exclusive HFP deal

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I wanted to give you a final reminder today that the exclusive promotion Head for Points has been running with hotel booking site, which awards Avios with every hotel you book, ends VERY soon.

It is a simple, straightforward and potentially lucrative one.

If you spend over £700 on hotels at before midnight on Wednesday 14th November, across one or numerous bookings, you will receive 8,000 bonus Avios.

These points are in addition to the everyday benefit of 5 – 20 Avios per £1 spent you will receive for every booking all year round.

Even better, if you are a new customer and have never before booked a hotel on before, you will earn an additional 2,000 Avios with your first booking of any value.

That makes a possible total of 10,000 Avios for new customers and 8,000 Avios for existing customers in addition to the everyday Avios earned if you manage to spend £700.

The stays only need to be completed by 30th June 2019.

You MUST book via this special HFP promotional website in order to receive the bonus.

Kaligo Head for Points offer

As usual with such promotions, you need to check your pricing before you book. is not always the cheapest place to book – it depends on the property. However, when you factor in the value of the 8,000 bonus Avios for just £700 of spending – plus the base Avios you earn from your stay – they should be looking pretty good indeed.

Here is an example from the site showing what you could earn:


kaligo price avios example

Remember that you will usually not earn points for your room spend in any hotel loyalty programme linked to the property you book if you use (or indeed any third-party hotel booking site). Depending on the hotel, you may receive status benefits or points for your food and drink spend.

This offer runs until midnight on Wednesday 14th November 2018 although your stays can be until 30th June 2019. I would start to think about your hotel plans for the next few months and see if you can find £700-worth which you can divert to  Remember that you do NOT need to spend the full £700 in one booking – it can be across numerous bookings.

Remember that you MUST book via this page on the website.

It is fair to say that’s customer service is excellent – their representatives even pop up on social media to answer queries – so you should have no concerns at all about your bonus posting properly. The company is also very punctual at posting your Avios once you have checked out and if you do have any issues we can speak to the right people on your behalf.

Thanks to the team at for making this exclusive deal available to Head for Points readers.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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    Rob, when you say you will usually not earn hotel loyalty points for stays booked through kaligo, are there specific known exceptions? What about Hilton? Would one earn points, and even if not, would Status benefits apply, or would this be down to the specific hotel’s discretion?

    • From experience had a training session and stay included at Hilton. They didnt honour a personal membership

    • No points. Status benefits per rule book not included, but you may get lucky.

    • No exceptions now. Marriott stopped in August. A particular check in clerk may give you an upgrade if feeling generous but they can’t overrule policy and give you breakfast.

      Why should they? Do you know Expedia demands 22% commission to be listed? Anything they can do to drive direct bookings they will do.

      • Rob, I totally get that hotels want direct bookings because commissions are so high. So why don’t they lower prices so they’re cheaper? Even 10% would split the commission, so to speak. Surely the agent contracts don’t specify they must price match as a certain comparison site has recently found this is illegal…

        • Yes they do. Expedia does not allow a hotel to sell rooms for a lower price on its own proprietary site. This is why Hilton, IHG etc now have ‘member rates’ because that allows them to sidestep these rules.

          You need to remember that Expedia and Booking Holdings own EVERY hotel booking site on the internet, pretty much. It is an oligopoly. Virtually every site you can name is actually owned by one of those two. (Kaligo is different but it gets its rooms via wholesalers and does not negotiate its own deals.)

          Basically … when Expedia etc came along, the hotels gave up all their power and now cannot get it back because the sites grew too big. The airlines, on the other hand, cut their commissions to 1% and pay Expedia etc virtually nothing – hence their enthusiasm to sell you ‘flight plus hotel’.

        • Are the ‘member rates’ more comparable to the likes of and etc ? I stay quite a lot in hotels but I just use so have never really considered if joining a specific hotel group to benefit from ”member rates’ is worth it or not?

          • The IHG, Hilton etc member rates are guaranteed to undercut etc. Given that signing up for the loyalty scheme is free you’d be silly not to do this – and to be honest Hilton makes it quite hard to book without signing up these days!

      • KBuffett says:

        Expedia also wholesale. Kaligo is more than likely buying from Expedia.


    Thanks guys.

  3. You can’t do cancellable on Kaligo.

    • Nope, it’s not true. I have 4 fully refundable booking with Kaligo for a trio next March.

      • I take it back!

      • Kaligo has some fantastic deals with loads of avios through HFP referral for Easter period both Central American and South American cities. I grabbed 4 good deals and all fully refundable up to 24hrs. No claw back or extra charge for it.

  4. A Dickinson says:

    OT: BA running another promotional offer for purchasing/gifting points.

    “Get up to 45% bonus Avios when you purchase or gift Avios between 12 November 2018 00:01 GMT and 25 November 2018 23:59 GMT. Plus, purchase limit increased to 200,000 Avios.”

    • So annoying yesterday (11/11/18) I brought 15k to top up my balance for a redemption ????I guess silver lining is i got the redemption I wanted (business class to Singapore for two using my Lloyds voucher)

  5. Rob, where is the excellent deal you trailed yesterday as likely to come today “off cycle”? Delayed?

    • Yes, usual IT issues at a major airline …. promised it today. Landing page is actually up. Messed up todays HFP schedule it did!

  6. Try looking at various times of the day/week.

    I found kaligo and other similar travel search engines to pull certain room types at different times. Sometimes refundable or with breakfast at good rates. Its all really hit and miss with trial and error

  7. CHRISTOPHER says:

    Presumably these are credited after the stay?


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