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

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Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly feature which summarises offers that are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Cards and regular article pages.


Today’s list has a couple of decent flight sales including an exceptional sale business and first class sale with Lufthansa and Swiss to Africa, the Middle East and Asia (closing today!). The 24th is the last day to enter the Hilton luxury London weekend break competition which is open to everyone and free to enter (enter here).

The next two weeks also see the closing of a variety of miles and points purchasing bonuses, including Avios (Tuesday), Etihad Guest and Hilton Honors.

The end of May is also your deadline for purchasing physical goods with your American Express Membership Rewards (although this is not usually worth it unless you are Avios-rich and don’t have anything better to spend them on – you’re not missing out when this goes!) as well as the last opportunity to secure a free upgrade to first on British Airways from Club World on fully flex Business Class tickets.

Deals closing soon:

Sunday 19th May

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

Tuesday 21st May

Last day for a 50% bonus when buying Avios. Article, link to buy.

Last day to book in the current British Airways sale.  Article.

Last day for excellent Christmas & New Years business class fares with British Airways, American Airlines and Iberia to the USA from France and Germany. Article.

Last day to register for Marriott‘s Double Take promotion (stay by 4th June).  Article, register here.

Friday 24th May

Last day to win luxury London weekend break with Hilton. Article, enter here.

Tuesday 28th May

Last day to get a 100% bonus when buying Hilton points. Article, buy here.

Friday 31st May

Last day to get double Virgin miles and a discount at No.1 Lounges. Article.

Last day to sign up for an ibis Business Card and get 800 bonus Accor points when completing a stay within 60 days. Article.

Last day to get 10%-20% bonus when buying Etihad Guest miles. Article, buy here.

Last day for free one way upgrade in First on BA on fully flexible CW tickets. Article.

Last day to collect Nectar points at BP petrol stations. Article.

Last day to spend American Express Membership Rewards points on physical goods. Article.

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  1. Shouldn’t the double points on Eurostar bookings be on this list?

  2. Shoestring says:

    31st May – last day to get Amazon app for £10 off £30

    • Which offer is this?

      • Shoestring says:

        You download the Amazon app and get £10 off your next order over £30 (sold by Amazon) when you order on the app

  3. OT: If booking a hotel in advance (free cancellation) on but want to change the payment card before then, would there be any issues? (e.g. refunding a downpayment from one card to another when its cancelled) Thanks

    • the_real_a says:

      If payment hasn’t already been taken, then are you sure you haven’t booked a “pay at hotel” rate? On these the credit card is just stored in case you dont show up.

  4. Hi could someone tell me I just registered for the Marriott double points promotion .

    Do I need to rebook my original booking made before I signed up to the offer to be eligible for the offer as I booked yesterday for August but only signed up today for the double points promotion.

    Thanks in advance

  5. Shoestring says:
    • TGLoyalty says:

      Thanks Harry just bagged £10 off on my extra account.

      • Shoestring says:

        yep it’s not on every a/c anyway, just eligible on 2 of our family a/cs

        a couple of half price bottles of single malt whisky and £9 of fillers I’d have bought anyway 🙂

      • Is the Amex points £15 still working too?

  6. David says:

    Isn’t 31st May also the last date before the BAEC price rises for parter airline redemptions?

  7. Fred S says:

    OW Biz ex-Germany/France pulled? Pricing coming up double..

  8. First time commenter and this is probably an obvious question but what’s the optimal way to buy BA flights with an Amex Platinum? Via the Amex travel platform or direct with BA.

    I’m tempted to buy a single WTP ticket and a second WT ticket before the sale ends as the WTP leg has room to upgrade to CW with Avios while the return leg does not. I assume buying two singles with BA at different classes does not add up to a substantial amount more.

    • Single cash fares on BA long haul are astronomical! You buy a return ticket in 2 different classes and just upgrade one leg with avios is there’s award availability.

      • Good to know, wasn’t sure if this was possible. Looking via the app last night I couldn’t see a clear option to have different class options but will look on the site.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      BA will sell you tickets with legs in different classes I’m not sure about AMEX travel tbh.

      Personally I find buying with AMEX travel a pita if you could just book direct. Obviously worth it for £200 off £600

      • Yeah, feels like it’s not worth the hassle. Just checking. And if I book direct using my platinum am I right in thinking I don’t get avios and MR points? It’s one of the other?

    • Alex W says:

      Watch out buying on Amex travel as they sometimes sneakily book you a non-upgradeable fare.

  9. 26th May is the last date to register and book Emirates F or J flights with triple Skywards Miles awarded for the trip. Might be targeted because a colleague told me that they have not had this offer.

  10. Brizzler says:

    The BA Sale has flights from London to Cancun for £1,600 return in January. Any idea if this is a good price? I usually manage to get reward seats (thanks to this site) so not familiar with usual cash prices. Thanks.

  11. Robert says:

    Are there any cheap tier point runs left in the BA sale?

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