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

Looking at this list, there are a lot of deals to have a look at, but not many actually stand out.  Wednesday is the last day to make a Miles & More redemption before the (modest) devaluation so you want to lock in any future bookings now.

If you want to earn quadruple Accor points, the 12th is the last day to book your stay.  The ‘£25 cashback on a £25 Wheely ride, valid three times’ offer via Amex has been very popular with HfP readers in London – see Friday 17th for details.

Note that Hilton is launching its new ‘double base points’ promotion today.

Deals closing soon

Monday 6th May

FIRST day for Hilton‘s new ‘double base points’ promotion, ‘Go More Get More’.  ArticleRegister.

Last day for up to 20% off Qatar Airways business and 25% off companion business fares. Article.

Tuesday 7th May

Last day to save an additional £100 on holiday packages (flight+hotel or flight+car) over £2,500 and an additional £50 on holiday packages over £1,250 in the current British Airways sale.  Article.

Wednesday 8th May

Last day to make Miles & More redemption bookings before the devaluation. Article.

Last day for the Malaysia Airlines sale. Article.

Sunday 12th May

Last day to book an Accor stay and get up to quadruple points (stay by 31st August).  Article.

Monday 13th May

Last day to for the Amex / Laithwaites cashback wine offer (£25 on a £100+ spend). Article.

Wednesday 15th May

Last day to get £50 or £75 cashback on a £250 Hilton spend via Amex, if targeted. Article.

Last night to earn 1,000 bonus Hyatt points per night. Article.

Last day for a 25% discount when you buy Marriott Bonvoy points.  Article.

Friday 17th May

Last day for Amex / Wheely offer – get £25 cashback when you spend £25 on a ride.  Article.

10am! Last chance for the Hilton India sale.  Article.

Sunday 19th May

Last day for exceptionally good Lufthansa and SWISS Business and First class sale from the UK.  Article.

Comments (42)

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  • Craig says:

    OT: No bits. Just working through the green to platinum process with Amex. Is it worth hitting the sign up bonus for the green before upgrading?

    • Mark2 says:

      When I had gold charge I got the sign up bonus before upgrading.
      There is the risk that the upgrade will be withdrawn.

  • Tilly says:

    O/T sorry no bits. Has anyone stayed at the Millennium Hilton Seoul? Reviews on TripAdvisor are good but would like opinions from the lovely well travelled HFP’ers. Is it a good base for sightseeing around Seoul?

    Also, any good recommendations for hotels in Tokyo and Kyoto? I’m Hilton gold and Marriott gold. Value the comp brekkie with Hilton but if there are good hotels in the Marriott family to consider then will check them out too.


    • Genghis says:

      We liked Courtyard Namdaemun in Oct. Good location.
      RC Kyoto.

      • Tilly says:

        Thanks Genghis. Knew I could rely on a response from you. Will definitely look into the Courtyard Namdaemun. Saw the RC Kyoto but not paying £600 p/night, really steep for us poor civil/public servants when on a long trip and won’t be spending much time in the hotel.

  • Jonny says:

    OT: I still have the gold charge card. I did have a personalised upgrade to plat link, but it appeared for about a day then disappeared a few months ago! Is there any difference between just using the generic upgrade to plat link that you can google, or is it worth making a call to the call centre to upgrade and hopefully bag those bonus points?

    • Anne says:

      I upgraded my green card to plat last month through the generic link and got the 20k MR no problem. Have also done the same twice in the past from gold charge and never had the personalised link. So in my experience you should be ok but to be fair I have heard anecdotally of instances where it hasn’t worked.

  • Binks says:

    OT: spend £100 at Harvey Nichols and get £30 back offer is showing on my Amex gold. It is also showing on my wife’s Amex gold And Plat! So £90 off £300 spend – not bad. Took advantage last year x 2 bought Harvey Nic gift vouchers and revived credit on both occasions.

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