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Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss (Jan 2019)

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Here is the latest edition of our regular feature which summarises offers that are ending soon.

It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Top Avios Points Earning Offers, Top Hotel Bonus Points Offers and Top UK Credit Card Offers pages.

Miles and points offers which are about to close

The first month of 2019 is coming to an end and so are a number of points and miles promotions including a number of Winter/January sales.

This Tuesday is the last day for our exclusive 10,000 bonus points promotion with Marriott – article here. Hilton’s EMEA Winter Sale, BA’s January sale as well as Virgin Atlantic’s sale end on 31st January. 31st January is also the last day to get 1,000 Clubcard points (2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles) when you get the free Tesco Clubcard Mastercard credit card.

Deals closing soon

Sunday 27th January

Last day to get 1,000 Avios or €20 credit at selected Accor hotels in the UK (stay by end of March). Article.

Tuesday 29th January

Last day to save in the latest Avios-earning Charles Tyrwhitt promotion. Article.

Last day to earn 10,000 bonus Marriott points with our exclusive promotion. Article.

Thursday 31st January

Last day to stay for Marriott‘s MegaBonus In More Places promotion. Article.

Last day to get 1,000 Clubcard points (2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles) with the Tesco credit card

Last day of Hilton‘s EMEA Winter Sale. Article.

Last day to get up to 20,000 Virgin miles with Virgin Money Life Insurance. Article.

Last day to get 25% cashback (targeted Amex offer) with taxi app Gett.  Article.

Last day for Amex cashback deals with a number of hotels. Article.

Last day for the British Airways January sale. Article.

Last day for the Virgin Atlantic January sale. Article.

Last day to earn double Avios with Shell Drivers Club. Article.

Last day to get up to 5,000 bonus Qmiles and status fast track when joining Qatar Privilege Club. Article.

Last day to get up to 25,200 Avios with an Economist subscription. Article.

Last day to get 1,000 Virgin miles per day on Avis rentals (pick up by 31st May). Article.

(Possibly) last day to get £7 off Heathrow Express.  Article.

Friday 1st February

Not a deal ending, but IHG Rewards Club will now allow redemptions at Regent Hotels.  Article.

Saturday 2nd February

Last day for Hilton‘s APAC Winter Sale. Article.

Sunday 3rd February

Last day for a 50% bonus Avios in AerClub with transfers of SuperValu points. Article.

Wednesday 13th February

Marriott Bonvoy officially launches  Article.

Comments (10)

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  • Benylin says:

    Also got this from Etihad:
    Wherever you’re heading to, book your next car rental with Avis before 31 January 2019 to earn:
    5,000 miles as an Etihad Guest member

  • Si says:

    Today is first day of my run of Iberia Santander to Mardrid flights i booked for the Iberia 90k Avios deal that come up a couple months ago

    I’ve moved the points to BAEC and my Iberia account now shows -90k Avios, but is that about the worst of it, and won’t be any extra fall-out when i don’t check-in for any of my flights over the next 10 days…?????

    • Shoestring says:

      No further fall-out. Your main worry has to be that IAG combines the BAEC & IB Avios platforms- this has already been announced but no dates yet – meaning your combined IAG Avios a/c aggregates the -90K points.

      • Si says:

        I did think i prob messed up by not closing my Iberia A/C while contained “0” Avios.

        Maybe if they set a date, I’ll clear my BA A/C, close it down, and then start up again with clean break – if that’s possible?

        I best get booking some holidays 🙂

        • Shoestring says:

          sure that’s possible – would be helpful if you got a new passport number (IB) and tweaked your address (both)

        • TheSkintTraveller says:

          The best bet to protect your BAEC avios is to close your IB account IMO.

        • Shoestring says:

          IB will do that under GDPR regs – but retain all useful information in case they need it later for legal purposes. No idea if that means your a/c balance gets zeroed in the event of Avios platforms combining.

          We all have to renew passports approx every 9.5 years, so you can work out the cost of renewing your passport early to get a new number. Eg renewing passport 2 years earlier than necessary would cost you (£75.50 /9.5) x2 = £15.89, vs the cost of 90K Avios getting pinched from your BAEC a/c, some would say £900

          Plus extremely easy to change addresses, they are not actually needed for anything except ID purposes so you might as well use your mum’s 🙂

    • roberto says:

      Lots of Fog in Spain recently. There is a small chance your flights be cancelled and you might be entitled to a refund if you do actually check in.

      Bearing in mind you have already taken the miles out the worst that could happen is a refund of whatever the flight cost you.

  • Dale says:

    Just on the long running Europe Hilton sale – any idea when they will run one for USA, I have a feeling it normally follows the other regions??

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