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

It’s the end of the month and as usual another stash of offers are closing! If you’re looking at holiday packages you might be tempted by Virgin Atlantic’s Flight & Holiday promotion where you can save £100 – £250 (closes today!).

The current British Airways sale has been extended for a week, so you now have until 1st October to take advantage.  Take a look at the opportunity to collect Avios with Laithwaites Wine or via a subscription to The Economist.

There are plenty of hotel promotions making the rounds too – almost every brand appears to be running some sort of offer.

Finally – if you are keen to get a Priority Pass – you can do so for a reduced annual fee this month.

Deals closing soon

Sunday 22nd September

Last chance to get £100 – £250 off when booking Virgin Atlantic ‘Flight & Holiday’ package. Article.

Thursday 26th September

Last day to book Radisson stays and earn double base and double elite status nights (stay by 29th December).  Article.

Friday 27th September

Last day to book Accor stays for 6,000 bonus point promotion (stay by 19th January).  Article.

Last day to earn 6,000 Accor points (= 6,000 Avios) when booking a Europcar rental (complete rental by 15th December).  Article.

Monday 30th September

Last day for children under 15 to travel free on special family tickets with Stansted Express. Article.

Last chance to get 2,000 Avios with a case of wine with British Airways Wine Flyer. Article.

Last chance to get an 18,000 Avios bonus with the latest Economist subscription offer. Article.

Last day to book and stay at Hyatt (app bookings only) to earn 500 bonus World of Hyatt points. Article.

Last day to earn double Avios on Aer Lingus flights between Gatwick and Dublin. Article.

Last day to register for British Airways American Express BA100 competition (requires a BA flight to be booked on the card by today).  Article.

Last day to register to win 1,000,000 Avios with our Monese competition. Article.

Last day to get reduced annual Priority Pass membership.  Article.

Tuesday 1st October

Last day of the British Airways September sale.  Article.

Comments (19)

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  • DaveL says:

    OT but no bits… Anyone know if you can get into Plaza Premium First at HKG using Amex plat and/or Priority Pass, and what the supplement fee might be, assuming there is one? Thanks In advance

    • DaveL says:

      Data point in case of interest to others. Upgrade fee was $250 HKD (£25) for Plaza premium first. I would have happily paid if the massage slots were available, but there was a waiting list so went next door to standard Plaza premium. It’s rammed in here though, and a long queue to get in, so in hindsight the $250 HKD would have been worthwhile

      • Yorkieflyer says:

        Amex Centurion lounge is much better

      • Lady London says:

        Dismayed to hear about that queue.

        I too would have just about considered a 250HKD supplemement for First, if massages had been available.

        However, if there are going to be queues and any difficulty getting into any Plaza Premium Lounge, that is just about the final straw that would stop me bothering with Priority Pass. Plaza Premiums are the only reason I carry this pass at all. As the incredible majority of all the other Priority Pass lounges around the world that I’ve been in , are mediocre at best. Very few other reasons for me to maintain Priority Pass due to this quality issue.

  • AJDT says:

    O/T – need some advice please. Looking to book the Intercontinental Cascais-Estoril. I have Ambassador with IHG. If I book through Amex FHR, will I still get any Ambassador benefits or just the FHR benefits?

    Many thanks

    • Optimus Prime says:

      You get hotel loyalty program benefits too when booking through FHR.

      • Rob says:

        Doesn’t really matter as Ambassador benefits are worse than the FHR benefits anyway, but you should get both.

  • Qwertyknowsbest says:

    Any advice on best Oneworld First lounge in HK. Flying BA First. Thanks

    • Lady London says:

      There’s a recent article on here written by Cat compaing the main HK Oneworld lounges. IIRC Pier first or second (most people would say second), the other Cathay First lounge first, then QF, then BA.

  • Qwertyknowsbest says:

    I hope Shoestring see this? As I owe him a drink or two.

    1. Thanks re a post I made a few months ago, asking if worth following up a small complaint with BA. Shoestring encouraged me to follow up for 10K Avios. Actually bagged 60K Avios.

    2. Glasses direct offer yesterday. Excellent 2 pairs of prescription readers for £16!

    Appreciated H4P and especially Shoestring

    • Shoestring says:

      you’re welcom Qwerty – great result on the Avios – don’t forget you can get another 2 pairs of glasses now (spares?) for net £1, ie refer a friend/ different email address and bank the Amazon £15 voucher

    • Lady London says:

      you got 60K off BA? how on earth did you manage that? what was it for?

  • Lady London says:

    Yes, I think we almost need an “Offers closing recommended by Readers” section.!! Thanks to Shoestring, most of us might be quiet most of the time (not me 🙂 but I know Shoestrong must be appreciated by 000’s of readers.

  • Sussex bantam says:

    +1 !

  • Sarah says:

    Buy Avios and get 30% extra extended to 1 October.

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