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Don’t book a hotel on Sunday, because we have a special deal on Monday

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If you were planning on booking any hotel stays today for 2+ nights, then don’t.

I wanted to give you advance warning that we are running an EXCLUSIVE special offer tomorrow.  It will be valid for stays until 4th September.

Visit Head for Points on Monday to find out more.

Hotel offers update – February 2024:

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Want to buy hotel points?

  • Hilton Honors is offering an 80% to 100% bonus when you buy points by 12th March 2024. Click here.
  • IHG One Rewards is offering an 80% bonus when you buy points by 7th March 2024. Click here.
  • Marriott Bonvoy is offering a 35% to 40% bonus when you buy points by 31st March 2024. Click here.
  • World of Hyatt is offering a 20% discount when you buy points by 9th April 2024. Click here.

Comments (92)

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  • Ant says:

    OT: we booked flights with BA but the return is an Iberia flight. How do we pre book the seats on IBeria – we are BA Silver.

    • Shoestring says:

      have you tried BAEC MMB? Failing that, Finnair MMB

    • Kai says:

      Try the Iberia site. Although we had a Latam codeshare on Iberia metal and nobody from either side could book our seat..

    • Stu N says:

      You can try Iberia site – in my experience, eventually it will let you book seats but then won’t let you change them. Or you can phone if you have the patience to do so.

  • Dwadda says:

    Let’s guess. I reckon it will be an extra nights credit for every two nights booked (so counts as 3 nights towards the 10 needed for a free night).

    PS: I used to be a gold but tend to stick to chains where I have status now if possible. I found the chains gave my third party bookings the worse rooms, all ok with the non-chain hotels though. Also, I have received 6pm checkout quite often recently in chain hotels.

  • Andrew says:

    OT, planning on heading to Paris in June after gcse exams! Is it worth eurostar over LHR BA RFS ticket. There are so many hotels to choose from, any recommendations for central hotels for family of 4? Novotel do kids under 16 free.. Thanks.

    • Mark says:

      Eurostar’s key benefit is direct city centre arrival.

    • RussellH says:

      Eurostar’s key benefit is no airports.

      But also, Eurostar secuity is much less pressurised, and at least for the moment, no immigration or baggage collection queues on arrival in Paris. No different to arriving off the 0742 from Surbiton into Waterloo.

      It will not be as pleasant on the return journey.

    • Rob says:

      Try Citadines for Apart’hotels. Find somewhere between Gare du Nord and Opera and walk from the Eurostar. Get an Amex Plat for a month with one supp card so you get lounge at both ends!

    • Lady London says:

      “myflatinparis” and “residhome” are both recommended. Citadines reviews and Adagio’s reviews always seem to disappoint me there. Also consider anything on the RER rather than the metro if you find something good that way, because RER can be very fast indeed even from further out – much longer distances covered between stops. ratp dot fr is your friend

    • Brian says:

      Eurostar definitely better, unless you happen to live near Heathrow anyway. Otherwise, leaving from Central London and arriving in Central London, plus no need to check in quite so early, makes it much more convenient and quicker.

      Would suggest Airbnb instead of a hotel. You don’t need to cook, but the extra space you can get for the same amount of money (or less) as two rooms would cost is great.

  • Jason says:

    Just booked hotel for three nights. Guess I need to cancel?

  • Dave Bongo says:

    Sorry another completely OT question…Can a supplementary Amex Gold holder use one of the two lounge pass allocation travelling independently?….

    • Peter K says:

      No. The main card holder can go in (twice ( for free per year or can have themselves +1 at the same time. The supplementary cardholder gets nothing on the gold card.

      • Liam says:

        Although not all lounges will check the name on the Lounge Club card, seemingly. My girlfriend (who doesn’t have a supplementary Gold card) has definitely used mine successfully at least once when travelling alone. I’m afraid I can’t remember which airport, though.

  • Peter K says:

    Talking of Hotels .com, I’ve got some nights expiring next month as I couldn’t make a stay earlier this month and the only stays I’ve got in between can’t be changed. I’m sure I’ve read of a super cheap hotel that can be booked and you don’t need to check in to get the night. Does anyone know which one it is?

    • Nick_C says:

      Just look for a cheap hostel somewhere. I paid £10 for a hostel in Liverpool not so long ago, but someone posted I could have got something in Thailand or Vietnam for two or three quid.

      Sorry I can’t be more specific, but a couple of searches should throw up a solution pretty quickly

    • the_real_a says:

      HoStel in Cambodia or Loas… About £3… they never process as no-shows, just pocket the cash so always posts as qualifying.

  • Doreen says:

    Very recent stay at a London Marriott with HfP 10,000 point bonus: main points appeared a few days ago, do I need to chase the bonus or is there a fixed waiting time ?

  • Darren says:

    Don’t let me down Rob, 2 nights in The Pen in Bangkok please B&B.

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