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Bits: last day to register for Marriott’s promo, earn Avios with Sky, Hilton Brussels City becomes an Indigo

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News in brief:

Register TODAY for Marriott’s current promo if you have a stay before 16th September

A quick reminder that Marriott Bonvoy is currently offering 1,500 bonus points on stays of 2+ nights. 

The offer is valid for stays until 16th September, although you need to register by TODAY, 2nd September. 

If you have a 2+ night Marriott stay coming up in the next two weeks, you must register today.  It is worth registering even if you only think you might have one – it will be too late when you’re booked.  You can register here.

And what’s next?

We don’t know.  Marriott has not yet released details of what offer, if any, will be running from 17th September.

IHG and Hilton HAVE released their promotions for the Autumn:

You can register for IHG’s offer here which is another version of Accelerate (personalised targets)

You can register for Hilton’s offer here which is double base points on every stay

We will do a summary of the current hotel offers later in the week, once we have looked at Accor’s new offer which launches tomorrow.

Earn Avios with a Sky subscription

Earn Avios with Sky Broadband and TV

Avios has teamed up with Sky to offer bonus points to new customers.

It is not hugely lucrative, to be honest.  You will earn 5,000 Avios when you purchase a Triple Play Sky subscription priced at £42 a month for 18 months.

To quote:

Watch the TV everyone’s talking about with over 300 channels, including the exclusive Sky Atlantic, plus enjoy endless streaming and surfing with Sky’s fastest fibre. Collect 5,000 Avios when you take Sky TV & Broadband Superfast for £42 a month.

The package includes

 Over 300 channels, including Sky Atlantic
 HD pack – Enjoy a more vivid viewing experience in HD with over 40 live channels showing entertainment and documentaries
 Sky Broadband Boost included. Have us run daily checks on your connection, get engineer visits when it suits you, and manage your family’s screen time with ease
 All on our best ever Sky Q box
 Sky Broadband Superfast 

You can find full details on this special British Airways page of the Sky website.

The offer runs until 30th September.

Hilton Brussels City becoming Hotel Indigo

Hilton Brussels City becomes a Hotel Indigo on 4th November

The Hilton Brussels City is switching to IHG’s Hotel Indigo brand on 4th November.

The hotel is currently undergoing renovations, which is not surprising as Hilton and Hotel Indigo have different brand standards.  That said, the hotel looks funkier than your average Hilton so it may not require a complete overhaul.

If you have an existing booking made via Hilton then it will still be honoured, but you will not receive any Hilton Honors points or status benefits after 4th November.  You will receive IHG Rewards Club points and status benefits however.

You can find out more on the Hilton Brussels City website here.

The Hotel Indigo Brussels City page on the IHG site is here.

Note that ALL Hilton Honors reward availability has been pulled, even though it remains a Hilton-branded hotel for the next two months.

From 4th November it will cost 30,000 IHG Rewards Club points per night.  Assuming my personal value of 0.4p per IHG Rewards Club point, this is good value for midweek stays given the cash rates, but poorer value at weekends.

Hat-tip to Loyalty Lobby.

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  1. fivebobbill says:

    O/T, and maybe a daft question.
    Am flying BA Belfast to Tel Aviv via Heathrow at the end of the month, I haven’t been to Israel for almost 20 years, but seem to recall for security reasons having to re-check my luggage at LHR. Bit of a foggy memory, but can anyone confirm I can indeed check my hold luggage all the way through from Belfast?
    Thank you

    • fivebobbill says:

      Sorry, am flying DUBLIN to Tel Aviv, but the question remains the same.
      Thanks again…

    • Charlieface says:

      No problem checking through. If your second flight is El Al, they will ask you some questions at their second security check at the gate.

  2. O/T: Can I refer from Amex Preferred Rewards Gold Charge Card to BAPP and if so what would be the reward earnt?

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