Bits: £75 of free Wheely rides in London, last call for 75% bonus buying IHG points, last call for 6000 Avios from Accor

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News in brief:

Generous £75 Wheely offer with American Express

A good deal with Wheely, the London-based Uber competitor, has appeared on a lot of American Express cards.   You need to look under the ‘Offers’ section on the online statement page of each Amex card you have.

You will receive £25 cashback when you spend £25 with Wheely in one ride.  You can get the money up to three times until the offer expires on 17th May.  It is actually three x £25 credits per Amex card, so you may find that you can get it six or nine times depending on how many of your Amex cards it appears on.

Wheely is equivalent to Uber Exec and Uber Luxe,  Its cheapest option is a Mercedes E-Class.

The biggest snag is the need to spend £25 in one ride.  It is NOT cumulative and you do not get any credit if you spend under £25.  Spend £24 and your net cost is £24.  Spend £26 and, with the credit, your ride will only cost £1.

This is not a problem if you are heading to an airport but on shorter trips you cannot be sure you will hit the target.  The complex way Wheely calculate fares (an E-Class is £6 + 50p per minute + £1.60 per mile) means that you can’t be certain what you’ll pay.  It is certainly worth a look, however.

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Ending tomorrow – 75% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club points

A reminder that, until tomorrow, 28th February you can buy IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – points with a bonus of up to 75%.

You need to buy 20,000+ points to get the full 75% bonus.  Smaller purchases of 5,000 to 19,000 points only get 50%.

The page to buy points is here – log in and see what is available.

This is not the most generous offer IHG has had, with 100% bonuses occurring 2-3 times per year.  That said, if you need to top up your account in advance of a planned redemption in the next few weeks, you might as well do it whilst the bonus is on.

Accor 7500 bonus points

Last chance to book to earn 6,000 Avios from three Accor stays

You have two days left to take advantage of this generous deal form Accor Hotels, which owns Novotel / Ibis / Mercure / M Gallery / Sofitel / Pullman / Raffles / Swissotel / Fairmont etc.

You will earn €120 of Accor hotel vouchers or 6,000 Avios (or a variable pile of other airline miles) if you complete three x 2-night stays at Accor properties between 11th June.

That is clearly a very impressive deal, although the minimum two night restriction per stay could be tricky.  If you can fit it around your work or leisure plans, however, you are looking at a good result.

You must book your stays by tomorrow, 28th February.   You need to book via the Accor website or a corporate travel agent.  Existing bookings do NOT count. These need to be cancelled and rebooked.  All stays must be 2+ nights and completed by 11th June.

Importantly, you MUST register for this promotion via the offer website All you need to do is to go that page and log in.

What is the bonus?

The bonus is dropped into your account in the form of 6,000 Le Club AccorHotels points:

Your first 2-night stay comes with 500 bonus points

Your second 2-night stay comes with 2,500 bonus points

Your third 2-night stay comes with 3,000 bonus points

Your 6,000 bonus will convert into 6,000 Avios if you send them to Iberia Plus.  Do NOT send them to BA as you will only receive 3,000!

However, whilst 6,000 Avios is certainly attractive, you need to remember that by converting to Avios in the Iberia programme, you are effectively ‘paying’ 2 Eurocents per Avios compared to taking €120 in Accor hotel vouchers.  The hotel vouchers are therefore a better deal unless you have no plans to use them – although, if all of your Accor travel is through your job, it is very possible that you won’t mind giving up the vouchers.

Don’t forget to register here before you book.

(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. OT. Any bonus points for a supp card on SPG Amex?

  2. My SPG points from the SPG amex card have left my amex account but not turned up in my marriot bonvoy yet – thoughts?

  3. O/T I am due to visit client in Cornwall, (flying to Newquay) a friend of mine raves about the Pullman train service from Paddington, Anyone tried It?

  4. berneslai says:

    OT: Continuing the SPG Amex threads, I’ve just received my “30,000 points bonus” from my SPG card and they have transferred 1:1 to Bonvoy points (not the 3:2 that I assumed). I know this has been done to death on here before (I can’t find any of the old comments) but has anyone had any luck getting the correct conversion on the SPG points or shall I just leave it and carry on with my life?

  5. Alex W on 27 February 2019 at 16:29
    @james don’t forget that cancelling cards will also have an effect on your credit record.

    Alex W. That I wasn’t aware of, never even thought about it. So, if I cancel one of my cards that is ‘bad’ news ? If so, I’ll cut if up and just forget it.

    • I wouldn’t worry. Cancelling every so often isn’t going to do much damage.

      • TGLoyalty says:

        Depends if it’s one of your older accounts. The clarity card I’ve had for about 12 years is going no where for that exact reason.

        • Mr Dee says:

          The only reason would be to keep the benefits of the card, cancelling a card can only be seen as beneficial as it means less credit utilisation IMO

  6. where do I insert Wheely referral code – can anyone advise please?..

  7. OT: there is 700 avios now available for a first Tesco online grocery shop via BA eee store.

    • Shoestring says:

      = new email address

      • Wonder if we could push more than one through each avios account.

      • Purchase Conditions
        Collect 700 Avios when you spend £45 on your first online Tesco shop. Avios will only be awarded if the first purchase is made via a desktop computer. No Avios will be awarded if you spend £44.99 or less. Avios will not be available if you are a Tesco Delivery Saver customer. Customers who have made an online grocery purchase with Tesco before will not be eligible for any Avios.

        You will not receive Avios for any other purchases from Tesco.

        Queries can only be investigated after 30 days from the date the purchase was made.

        • The stand out point for me here is that if you are a regular Tesco delivery customer and pay the monthly Delivery Saver fee, you can’t use that so would have to pay for delivery (presumably on top of the £45 min spend on groceries)

    • The small print in the ‘About’ section underneath notes the following:

      “Remember your Clubcard points can be turned into Avios on every shop you make. £2.50 of Clubcard Vouchers can be changed into 700 Avios..”

      I thought it was £2.50 = 600 Avios. Is this an error on BAs website (which, lets face it, would not be unusual) or have they increased the rate? The link to the Tesco page suggests its a(nother) BA IT error – Tesco still quoting £2.50 = 600 Avios

  8. Qwerty Bertie says:

    OT: If taking a 2nd supplementary platinum card for a further fee of £170 per year, then cancelling a little while later, would that fee be refunded pro-rata?

    • Yes

      • Qwerty Bertie says:

        Thanks. Contemplating getting two at once for a close friend and his wife, so they’ll have free access to Plaza Premium T5 on a family holiday, and free breakfast at a Hilton resort. Would then cancel a month or so after. Any flaws in the plan, other than the concept of unauthorised charges being made?

  9. Have I wheely got my maths right here?

    London SE to Heathrow is a fixed cost of £100 is a Mercedes minivan. If I use a referral code I get 20% off bringing the cost to £80. I then get £25 cashback from Amex as I have saved the offer on my Amex offers page. So end cost is £55 for a wheely (sorry!) nice ride. Can someone double check this before I prebook a journey?!

  10. Alfie says:

    Feel free to use my Wheely referral code LSY6H for 20% off your first ride 😁

  11. That seems like a Wheely good offer…

  12. Al Waterson says:

    I used Charlie’s code up there to sign up for Wheely so If anyone fancies using my promo code for 20% off feel free! AWPD8
    Cheers!

    • Just used your promo code Al. If anyone would like to use my code it is ATZ6S

      Thanks!

      • Waddle says:

        This referral chain thing is fun. I’ve loaded my app with YC’s code so this will be used today. My code is E9AZH if anyone wants.

  13. @alastairtravel says:

    M7X63 for the Wheely code tag game if anyone wants the 20% off

  14. Wongster says:

    Here is my 20% referral code for Wheely. Great service, just tried them today. 3SN4D

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