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


There is nothing to detain you over Christmas, but from Friday onwards you need to pay attention if you don’t want to miss out on a good deal.

There are various deals closing on 31st December including the double Avios promotion with BA, £10 cashback on a £30 fuel purchase at BP and 250 bonus Heathrow Rewards points with any Heathrow Express purchase.  It is also your last chance to get 10,000 Miles & More miles with their credit card.

Deals closing soon:

Friday 28th December

Last day for double points and double status nights credit on Radisson stays. Article.

Last day to get an 80% bonus when buying IHG Rewards Club points. Article.

Sunday 30th December

Last day for 50%-100% bonus on Heathrow Rewards transfers to Virgin. Article.

Monday 31st December

Last day to get 10,000 Miles & More miles when you apply for the Miles & More credit card.  Article.

Last day to get 10% off BMI Regional flights. Article.

Last day for stays to count for IHG‘s ‘Double Points Plus More’ promotion. Article.

Last day for up to 15,000 Heathrow Rewards points with Jewellery, Watches and Technology. Article.

Last day to earn double Avios on BA flights. Article.

Last day to book a Hertz rental car with the chance off winning 100,000 Virgin Atlantic miles. Article.

Last day for triple Avios on stays at Accor hotel brands. Article.

Last day to get 18,000 Avios with the Irish Independent. Article.

Last day to get £10 cashback on a £30 fuel purchase at BP via Amex, if targeted. Article.

Last day for the 50% ‘buy Avios‘ bonus via Iberia Plus. Article.

Last day to book an Accor stay and get double points (stay by 22nd March).  Article.

Last day to get 250 Heathrow Rewards points with any Heathrow Express purchase. Article.

Last day to convert SuperValu Money Back vouchers into Avios and win a trip to New York. Article.

Last day to book a Sixt car rental (pick up by 31st January) for 2,000 bonus Virgin Atlantic miles.  Article.

Thursday 3rd January 2019

Hilton triple points promotion ends. Article.

Friday 4th January 2019

…. and the next day Hilton‘s new bonus points promotion starts.  Article.

Monday 7th January 2019

Last day to register for Marriott‘s Autumn bonus points promotion (stay by 31st January).  Article.

Last day to get £50 back on a £100 + spend for new Amazon Business customers. Article.

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  1. With regard to IHG‘s ‘Double Points Plus More’ promotion, have people been recieving the double points at the same time as their usual points post for their stay ?
    Or will these all come in a lump at the end ?

    Appreciate the other target rewards will come as lump sums once the target is achieved.

    Just not sure my double points have been posting.

    • I have only had a couple of stays, but the double points have posted with the stays. If you click “total earned” for the stay under account activity it should break it down into base points, elite bonus points and “double your stay”.

      • Same here. Been actually very impressed how much better IHG’s system has been this time round (and I’ve met my Accelerate target for 60k points with 3 stays :D). Just wish there was more consistency between app and website – some features (such as points detail) only work properly on one not both.

    • Same time.

  2. BP me app did not work for me. Very frustrating as I had to just pay directly with a card. Perhaps I can chat to amex and get £10 credit anyway.

    • Brighton Belle says:

      Tried chat with Amex Brighton about numerous Small Shops £5 credit failures. I was told Amex Marketing will deliver – with no timescale. It was a brush off.

      Has anyone had the PayPal payout from a month ago?

    • Wally1976 says:

      I had it work twice then fail 6 times – all at the same petrol station. I drove away without fuel when it failed. I then tried another BP station and it worked fine then back to the original station and it worked fine again another twice! Ultimately very happy with my £150 of diesel for £100 😀.

    • I have driven away from more BPs than I have bought petrol at – had this across 6 cards and managed to use 4 with a fair amount of struggle. Even had one where it was on the BP map as taking it and eventually the unlock transaction went through but pump wouldn’t start and they told me that it just didn’t work in their station and it just cut the pump off.
      Unfortunately the place I’ve had the only success is 50 odd miles away and not planning on getting there before deal expires.

    • the_real_a says:

      Many of the BP stations around me have O2 cloud wifi, which is the same as many restaurants and shopping centers, so my phone automatically connects to the wifi but does not allow any internet to pass without “signing in” via the browser. Disabling wifi and allowing the 4g to provide the internet fixed this.

      The app also seems to require GPS/Location service on the phone, so making sure this is switched on before arriving and locked on made the app work.

  3. OT: I have 28 stays, but should be 29 as one stay has not credited when the website upgrade was being worked on, at Hilton. I have an email saying it will be credited when the scheduled maintenance is complete however my 30th stay is a mattress run using points and cash to optimise the Amex offer.
    Do I do a mattress run to make sure I get diamond next year or risk hoping the stay credits?

    • Thank you for your recent correspondence regarding your stay at the Conrad Dubai from November 2nd 2018 to November 3rd 2018.

      We apologize for not accommodating your request at the moment due to delay in system upgradation. We are working on it to get it resolved as fast as we can, to provide the best of our service. Though, you will receive an eligible stay credit/nights added to your account once issue is fixed.

      • TGLoyalty says:

        Contact the diamond desk via email. Sure they can find you on the system and assure you that you should get diamond.

        Wouldn’t bother with another mattress run as you’ve stayed the 30 required. Might just not be straight forward getting diamond automatically.

    • Once you have stayed 30. Go to online chat and ask to be transferred to second level support, they will be able to manually upgrade your status and confirm your stays, they can also fix non showing stays.

  4. Data point from me: all my HEX tickets received 250 extra points fine, including £5.50 ones, but they posted with a delay compared to the others.

  5. Tesco Pay+ 1 bonus point per £4 spent at Tesco ends on 31st Dec.

  6. Thanks for the Heathrow Rewards=>Virgin offer reminder. Just converted now.

  7. If you have been offered it (mostly Gold and Platinum) 10% off at Morrisons every time expires on 31st Dec. I must have bought £1,000 of gift cards!

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