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Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss (April ’19)

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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

There aren’t that many deals closing in the next two weeks as we’re not at the end of the month.

Today is the last day to earn up to 150,000 Avios with Nutmeg, opening an ISA for the new 2019/20 tax year.  Find out more here.  You should also look at the current BA double Avios promotion – booking ends on Friday 19th April but you can fly for the rest of 2019.

Deals closing soon

Sunday 7th April

Last day to get up to 150,000 Avios with an ISA, SIPP or General Investment Account with Nutmeg. Article.

Last day to earn 3,000 bonus Radisson Rewards points when you book their sale rates. Article.

Wednesday 10th April

Last day to get a 75% bonus when buying Flying Blue Miles. Article.

Sunday 14th April

Last day to book No1 Lounges via their current special offer pricing for visits by 30th June.  Article.

Monday 15th April

Last day to get at least 1,500 Avios with a new Avis promotion. Article.

Last day to get 15% off Etihad flights. Article.

Friday 19th April

Last day to book British Airways flights for any date during the rest of 2019 and earn double Avios.  Article.

Last day to book special Malaysia Airlines companion fares. Article.

Comments (18)

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  • Charlieface says:

    OT (sorry guys): Anyone who wanted to sign up for Nationwide Flex Regular Saver, the product page has been taken down already but the application page is here, after logging in:

  • pablo says:

    Message on my Amex app this morning: Lidl accepts Amex nationwide.

  • Prins Polo says:

    OT: Looks like United is another airline moving away from a fixed award travel chart and moving to revenue-based awards instead (similar to Delta, where on popular dates a one-way from the US to Europe is often priced at 280,000 miles – remember those are roughly similar in value to Avios and transferred from Amex MR points at 1:1 same as Avios or VS miles):

    “We’re removing our award chart and introducing a broader range of award prices. Here’s what you need to know:

    For flights on or after November 15, 2019, we’ll no longer publish an award chart listing the set amount of miles needed for each flight.

    Air awards to U.S. and Canadian destinations that are 10,000 to 12,500 miles today may be available for less moving forward. You might have already noticed these lower award prices, and you’ll be able to get them right away.

    Other air award prices may be higher than what you see today, especially if you’re traveling at popular times. This will be effective immediately for travel on or after November 15.

    As a member of the United MileagePlus® program with Premier® status, you can still travel whenever you’d like – there are no blackout dates.

    Increasing award travel prices for the most in-demand flights lets us offer lower prices on other flights. If your award travel is flexible, these updates will help you make the most of your miles. However, we realize this may impact your plans if you need to fly on a specific date or have a set destination in mind.

    You can use the flexible award travel calendar on or in our app to see what’s currently available. Thank you for your continued loyalty to the United MileagePlus program.”

    • Russ says:

      I believe this is only for United and not partners at this time. The excursionist perk with partners is useful but annoyingly they’re not an Amex transfer partner.

  • Concerto says:

    Last day for using Avios to book Flybe? I read somewhere (here?) that the cutoff date will be sometime around the middle of April.

  • Scallder says:

    OT as no bits today but page 6 of The Sunday Times business section had an almost full page interview with Shai Weiss, Virgin Atlantic CEO. Certain bits I found of interest about the revamped cabins on the A350.

    1. Upper class now has forward facing suites and the bar has been replaced by an eight seat lounge which doubles as a lobby style entrance for all passengers.

    2. There are bigger seats and large television screens in the expanded premium cabin.

    3. 36 of the 335 economy seats will have a 34 inch legroom (guessing similar to Delight currently).

    Other bits:

    4. Virgin and it’s partners are investing £100m “to take Flybe to the next level as we rebrand it”.

    5. A return to Tokyo and Mumbai is under discussion, as is a route to Beijing.

    6. Virgin will be reporting a loss when they announce their results this week but not as big as the £28m loss in 2017. He expects to break even next year and be profitable again by 2021, provided there is an orderly Brexit.

    7. Flybe will be rebranded as “Virgin ‘Something’. We have not made up our mind.”

    8. The AF/KLM tie up will help get Virgin profitable again.

    9. He believes the 3rd runway at Heathrow will go ahead and that it will give Virgin the chance “to take on BA and become the most-loved travel company”.

    • Alan says:

      Interesting info! Thanks 🙂

    • tom1 says:

      is it tomorrow that they launch their new Upper seat?

    • Shoestring says:

      Is that the same Shai Weiss who thought there’d be a decent market for seats to Tel Aviv? 🙂

      • Shoestring says:

        I think there’s a decent market for Newquay-our place in the sun, but unfortunately I don’t run an airline 🙂

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