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

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There aren’t a huge number of deals closing in the next two weeks. The Etihad business class sale ends tomorrow whilst the Air France KLM sale closes on the 11th June. Both are for flights departing from the UK so you don’t have to faff about with positioning flights!

The biggest change in the next two weeks will be the fee increase on the American Express Platinum Card.  It happens on the 11th June, and we’ve written extensively about the changes coming down the pipeline.  This article explains why you may want to apply for one by 10th June.

Looking further ahead, the last day to get 30,000 Virgin Flying Club miles for signing up to the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ credit card is 30th June.

Deals closing soon

Monday 3rd June

Last day of the Etihad business class sale from London and Manchester. Article.

Friday 7th June

Last day to collect 8 Avios per £1 spent with Hotels.com.  Article.

Sunday 9th June

Last day to get 6,000 Avios when spending £250+ at Hackett.  Article.

Monday 10th June

Last day to apply for American Express Platinum card before the fee increases to £575.  Article.

Tuesday 11th June

Last day to get 40% bonus when buying World of Hyatt points.  Article.

Last day of the KLM/Air France business class sale (UK departures).  Article.

Thursday 13th June

Last day for 12% Hilton UK cashback with Visa Offers. Article.

Last day to get £50 when you sign up to Amazon Business for free.  Article.

Friday 14th June

Last day to book Accor stays at European properties and earn 500 bonus points. Article.

Saturday 15th June

Last day to book an Accor hotel to earn quadruple Avios (stay by 15th July). Article.

Sunday 16th June

Last day to get 1000 Virgin Flying Club miles bonus when setting up auto-convert from Tesco Clubcard.  Article.

Comments (27)

  • John Caribbean says:

    Amex plat: I’m a current cardholder. If I put a supplementary platinum cardholder on, will I get 12 months at the old price, or will it line up with my card anniversary date?

    • Genghis says:

      The main card fee has nothing to do with supps

      • EwanG says:

        John, are you referring to the fee increase for the additional Platinum supplementary card, after the first supplementary card which is complimentary?
        I would expect the charge for those additional supps commences when they are requested, rather than co-terming to the main membership fee. Perhaps someone can confirm?

        • John Caribbean says:

          Yes, for my second supplementary which is currently gold, I’m wondering if I should upgrade it to platinum, while the going is “good” , and lock in the lower fee

  • Chris says:

    Re: applying for the free virgin card when already holding the premium one. Was it established whether people were able to get the bonus miles on the new card even though they held another virgin card?

  • ADS says:

    re Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card

    whilst abroad i was sent a letter dated 22nd May saying that “as of the date of this letter” they were changing their T&Cs – awesome !

    i also received a PIN letter dated 22nd May. but still no sign of an actual credit card.

    how big a gap have others had between receiving the new PIN and receiving the new Lloyds Mastercard ?

    btw, just checked my account online, and no sign of any fraudulent transactions.

    • Lady London says:

      They can’t do that. They will have to give the notice in the ts and cs . you are entitled to benefit from all existing arrangements until full notice period has elapsed.

      • Anna says:

        +1 – you are entitled to at least 60 days’ notice, I was told 65 the last time I spoke to Lloyds. Still not had the letter, but it may be waiting for me…

    • Louise says:

      I received my pin a few days ago, txt message today to say card will arrive in a few days

    • Oli says:

      I must be in the same batch, received the same letters dated 22nd May, not yet the new card. I called this morning and easily obtained a refund of my FX fees incurred during my trip abroad last weekend. Funnily enough, the agent advised me to stop using my Lloyds cards and apply for an Amex issued Amex, warning me of the lower Avios earning rates, which started, he said, on 25th May, 3 days after the letter advising me of the change.

      • Oli says:

        25th May being actually the 1st date of my new statement

        • ADS says:

          i wondered what earning rate is currently being applied to my Lloyds amex – since it seems to be in a limbo between not existing and still working !

    • ADS says:

      as if by magic, i received a text message from LloydsBank a few hours after posting here, to say that card would arrive within 5 working days … freaky!

  • Fc99 says:

    It can take up to 6 months for Avios to arrive in your account on the shopping portal. That’s if they “track” at all in the first place

  • Aston100 says:

    Sorry probably been asked before:
    With the Virgin Reward+ card, do you only pay the annual fee prorata if you cancel after hitting the 30k miles reward threshold?

    • Lady London says:

      pretty sure that’s been asked and answered before and think the answer was No Virgin cards are not doing pro rata refunds. Others (if anyone can be bothered on such a lovely summer Saturday) may correct me.

    • AmexNoMore says:

      Reports on here of some people getting a refund. But officially no refund due.

      • Rob says:

        My wife did not. I have seen screenshots showing that others did.

  • Aston100 says:

    Sorry new to this, wasn’t even aware the ba shopping site existed!
    See if I’ve understood this correctly:
    If I make an overseas hotel booking that costs £2k through hotels.com via that ba shopping portal, and pay with a BAPP amex, should I expect 27000 Avios? ((£2000 * 12 Avios) + (£2000 * 1.5 Avios)) or have I misunderstood?

  • Russ says:

    I think we’re all trying to keep that doggy quite….

  • Iain says:

    On the plat card. My wife referred me from here last march and then cancelled hers straight away.

    If I were to refer her before 11th June to take another, would I get the referral points so soon after she gave hers up?

    I know she won’t get a sign up bonus but doing this would mean not having to pay the higher fee till next June.

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