Bits: 5% off SNO ski holidays, BA launches Ljubljana and Montpellier, earn double Radisson Rewards points

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Get 5% off your ski holiday with a SNO promo code

Winter holidays are approaching fast and we wanted to remind everyone that ski holidays company SNO is still offering an exclusive 5% off discount code for all Head for Points readers this winter which can be used on a number of great chalet deals they’re currently running.

SNO has thousands of chalet holidays to the Alps and America and a lot of packages come with incentives such as half price lift passes, free lift passes and 2-4-1 ski equipment rental deals (valid with the Etoile des Neiges in France pictured below).

Head for Points readers can claim a 5% discount from the brochure price of holidays using the code SNOHFP.

You can find all SNO chalet package deals here and the phone number to book and claim your 5% discount is 020 7770 6888.

British Airways launches Ljubljana and Montpellier

Long-term HFP readers may remember that I reviewed the brand new InterContinental Ljubljana in Slovenia last November.

Not only is this an exceptionally good hotel – the first ‘international luxury’ hotel in the city – the city also turned out to be a very attractive place to visit (a photo of the old town is below).  The only problem at the time was the lack of flights from Heathrow.

This has now changed.  British Airways announced yesterday that it will run a Summer service to Ljubljana in 2019.

Unfortunately it is a very limited season.  Flights will only operate on Monday and Friday and only between 15th July and 2nd September.  They are bookable now at ba.com for cash or Avios.

My review of InterContinental Ljubljana is here.

The second new British Airways service announced yesterday was the (re)launch of flights to Montpellier in France.

This is also restricted to the school holiday period.  Flights will run four days per week, on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 15th July to 2nd September.

Ljubljana old town

Earn double points AND double status night credits on Radisson stays

If you are planning an upcoming stay at a Radisson Blu, Radisson RED or Park Inn, you can earn double Radisson Rewards points AND double status credits until 28th December.

This is especially interesting if you are close to earning or retaining your status.

The snag is that it only applies to ‘premium’ rooms.  These are defined as Studio Suite, 1 Bedroom Suite, Premium Room, Superior Room, Executive Suite or Junior Suite.  As a Superior Room is often just one level higher than a standard room, this might not be as much of a problem as you think.

You can find details on the Radisson Rewards website here.

Earning Radisson Rewards points via UK credit cards

As a reminder, you can earn Radisson Rewards points by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards.  These include:

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold – 10,000 Membership Rewards points (= 30,000 Radisson Rewards points) sign-up bonus

The Platinum Card from American Express – 30,000 Membership Rewards points (= 90,000 Radisson Rewards points) sign-up bonus

American Express Rewards credit card – up to 5,000 Membership Rewards points (= 15,000 Radisson Rewards points) sign-up bonus

It is worth noting that holders of The Platinum Card receive free Radisson Rewards Gold status for as long as they hold the card.  It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade and Melia Rewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here.

Membership Rewards points convert at 1:3 into Radisson Rewards points which is a very attractive rate.  The cards above all earn 1 Amex point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 3 Radisson Rewards points.

(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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Comments

  1. IIABING says:

    One of my two tickets for the Xmas Party is now going spare if anyone wants it they’d be more than welcome

  2. Today I read the news that Amex Centurion lounge is coming to LHR T3. Sounds really exciting. Any idea when exactly it will be opening?

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  4. OT – is this 50% off Iberia Avios redemption targeted or something? I am trying to book MAD-BOS and it doesn’t price properly

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