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

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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

After a few quiet weeks the next two weeks see a veritable multitude of deals closing! Most of these are for points or miles bonuses with hotel stays, and car rentals, with virtually all of the major hotel groups offering some sort of bonus.

Friday also sees your last opportunity to sign up for the Virgin Atlantic credit card and get 3 months 0% FX fees.  If you intend to spend a lot abroad in the next few months this may be worth it for you.

IHG’s new Autumn promotion starts on 1st September so if you haven’t registered yet to check out your personalised targets, click here now.

Deals closing soon

Monday 26th August

Last day to visit the free “BA2119 – Flight of the Future” exhibition at London’s Saatchi Gallery.  Article.

Tuesday 27th August

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

Friday 30th August

Last chance to sign up to the Virgin Atlantic credit card and get 3 months 0% FX fees. Article.

Last chance to get 2.25% exclusive reader rate with Billhop payments. Article.

Last chance to enter our competition to win two business class tickets to Abu Dhabi with Etihad.  Article.

Last chance to get 25% off second person or ‘kids go free’ when booking Plaza Premium lounge.  Article.

Last day to get 25% bonus when converting HSBC Premier credit card points to Avios.  Article.

Saturday 31st August

Last day to get bonus Clubcard points at Tesco by paying with Pay+.  Article.

Last day to get £5 off an Addison Lee taxi ride in London.  Article.

Last day for IHG’s Accelerate promotion. Article.

Last opportunity to collect 3,000 bonus Radisson Rewards points per night. Article.

Last day to earn 4,000 bonus Membership Rewards points when spending £350 at Hilton properties with American Express.  Article.

Last day to get 500-1,000 bonus Virgin Flying Club miles on European stays with Marriott Bonvoy. Article.

Last day to get 500-1,000 bonus Avios on European stays with Marriott Bonvoy. Article.

Last day to rent a car and get 600 Radisson Rewards points per day with Europcar partnership. Article.

Last day to book an Avis rental and earn bonus Avios.  Article.

Sunday 1st September

First day for IHG’s new Accelerate promotion.  ArticleRegister.

Monday 2nd September

Last day to register for the Marriott Bonvoy ‘Endless Earnings’ points promotion. Article.

Thursday 5th September

Last chance to get 25% off when booking Hilton APAC hotels for stays until 29th February.  Article.

Sunday 8th September

Last day to get 25% off advance bookings at Radisson HotelsArticle.

Comments (22)

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  • Nick M says:

    Does anyone know when the next lot of IHG point breaks will be announced?

  • NigelthePensioner says:

    Another date that marks a reduction in points opportunities both earning and spending is 1st September when the luxurious Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel closes it’s doors for its first total refurbishment since being built. It is due to reopen next Summer, but we recall the slippage of the Lanesborough refurb more recently. The Rib Room restaurant is legendary for high end dining and very fine wines.
    As a mark of respect, and in memory of many happy nights and meals there, we are hosting a private Sunday lunch today in the Rib Room!

    • Chrisasaurus says:

      Great see you at noon!

    • Lady London says:

      Haven’t forgotten the Jumeirah Carlton Tower for “walking” my party of very senior Directors for lunch to a completely different venue and not asking us if we agreed up front. They just sprung it on the day. This was the second day’s lunch of a 2 day event that was booked including the lunches. The restaurant was key in our choosing that hotel for this event. Haven’t used them again since.

  • david says:

    OT Avios and Money question

    My flight options have each mile costing from 46p, 48p then onto 71p. In Robs examples on University Avios and Money his savings where going the other way round 98p 90p 76p per mile, so it made more sense to pay more cash but use less miles.

    In my case its the opposite. Should I buy Avios at 46p or keep more miles and pay more in cash (76p per mile)? Thanks

    • Anna says:

      I don’t think this is what you actually mean – I certainly hope you wouldn’t pay 46p per Avios! (Though if you’re getting that value FOR them, do let us know how).

      • Shoestring says:

        just a couple of decimal places out but I get the OP’s point 🙂

        yep, sounds strange you are getting 0.46p offered as a cost to ‘buy’ Avios as it normally doesn’t go as low as that, 0.7p usually about as cheap as it gets

        check the math & your financial choices – but usually on Avios + Money, saving the Avios and paying cash instead at around 0.8p/ point or better makes pretty good sense unless you are swimming in cheap/ free Avios

  • Lady London says:

    OT Hilton seem to have learned we don’t like promotions that only reward from the second stay. Their autumn promotion “Power Up” appears to earn from the first stay. Requires registration. Only double points though so won’t move the earth for me.

    • Rob says:

      Great for me, I have a £1200 stay planned for October 🙂

      And now no need to do a mattress run to get around the ‘2nd stay’ Rule.

      Register here:

      • paulm says:

        And 3 x points if you pay with the Hilton Barclaycard!

      • Jon says:

        “Resource at ‘/content/hilton-promo/en_US/20190826_1780/promo-expired.html’ not found: No resource found”

        They’re getting good at this, aren’t they? 😉

        • Roberto says:

          Starts tomorrow… Could be why..

          • Jon says:

            Now saying

            “sorry we missed you! This promotion is now over, but check for our latest offer.”

            D’oh! Blink and you miss it, evidently.

    • BJ says:

      Great, thanks. A pity it is not a fixed amount per stay though as I have at least 6 this quarter.

    • TokyoFan says:

      On the topic of Hilton, I signed up for the 7500 bonus points thing on Friday afternoon, *after* checking out of the Doubletree Tower Bridge that morning, and the first 2500 posted yesterday morning. I also got 10k for the 10 stays in current promotion – an unexpected/forgotten bonus!

  • BJ says:

    4 September:
    If you want a bonus on your IHG bonus points package you need to book by 4th September. A great result if such rates are part of your new accelerate challenges.

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