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

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As is usual for the end of the month, a lot of offers are closing today, Sunday. This includes a number of Virgin Money promotions, including the Virgin Atlantic credit cards with the excellent introductory bonus miles offer of 12,000 or 30,000 miles details here.

Today is also the last day to apply for an IHG Rewards Club status match if you hold status somewhere else, although the top tier Spire Elite match is limited to 2,500 applications.  There is no cap on Platinum Elite or Gold Elite matches.

And, if you have kids, the special British Airways LEGOLAND late opening deal on 6th July might appeal to you!

Deals closing soon:

Sunday 30th June (Today!)

Last day to get 12,000 – 30,000 Virgin Flying Club miles with the Virgin Atlantic credit cards.  Article.

Last day to get 8,000 Virgin Flying Club miles for opening a Virgin Money ISA. Article.

Last day to get 22,500 Virgin Flying Club miles for moving an existing Stocks & Shares ISA. Article.

Last day for a number of Amex ‘bonus Avios‘ promotions. Article

Last day to get 15%-40% bonus when buying Virgin Flying Club miles. Article.

Last day to earn up to 25,200 Avios with The Economist offer.  Article.

Last day to opt into the American Express Platinum Card ‘Preferred Golf’ scheme. Article.

Last day to apply for an IHG Rewards Club status match. Article.

Last day for £1250 business class fares to Rio in 2020 with TAP Portugal. Article.

Monday 1st July

Last day to earn double Heathrow Rewards points with Club Aspire lounges at Heathrow. Article.

Last chance for £60 off Virgin Atlantic Premium (lots of places) and £30 off Virgin Atlantic Economy (Orlando only).  Article.

Friday 5th July

Last chance to earn 3,000 bonus Virgin Flying Club miles with flight bookings to Tel Aviv with Virgin Atlantic.  Article.

Last day to book the discounted British Airways LEGOLAND late opening special (the event is Saturday 6th).  Article.

Monday 15th July

Last day to book & stay at Accor hotels and earn double, triple or quadruple Avios bonus. Article.

Last day of the British Airways Centenary fare offers. Article.

Tuesday 16th July

Last day of the KLM/Air France business class sale (includes connections from regional airports). Article.

Comments (9)

  • BrianN says:

    Re the premium upgrade on the Virgin credit cards, do you still have to pay the additional tax/fees? ie only save on the additional miles element? Or save on both?

    Also, with the 241 companion voucher on the cards, can you fly to one airport and return from another? eg flying from London to Shanghai but return home from Hong Kong to London?

    Thanks

    • Alex W says:

      Yes you’ll pay the higher charges. Don’t know about open jaw, sorry.

  • Zara says:

    Re: IHG status match. Is it worth applying for it even if it is just to have the status for the next 90 days? I have a couple of European trips booked and haven’t yet booked the hotels so it would sway me to book IHG for them even if the membership status didn’t last beyond that.

    • Rob says:

      Obviously no reason not to, but less impact at a HIX (little scope for upgrade) than at a Crowne Plaza where lounge access and an upgrade are possible.

      • The Original David says:

        Always a chance that IHG might forget to downgrade you after 90 days too……

        • Zara says:

          Thanks. Have put in a match request. Only reason I could think of not doing it is Incase a future match request is declined when I’m expecting significant stays at ihg properties.

      • BrianN says:

        Could be a reason not to if IHG decide you only get one status match for a certain period of time, or possibly only one ever.

  • EwanG says:

    Today 30 June – Amex Plat and Boingo:
    Important update. Enrolment to this benefit will no longer be available after 30th June 2019. Cardmembers already enrolled by this date can continue to use this benefit up until 31st of Decemeber 2019.