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Win 75,000 Lufthansa Miles & More miles

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To promote the Lufthansa Miles & More payment cards (which I rate highly – you get 10,000 miles as a sign-up bonus and 1.25 miles per £1 spent, see my review here), Affiniture is giving away almost 1 million Miles & More miles.

To be more precise, it is giving away 13 prizes of 75,000 Miles & More miles, which I’d value at £750+.  Lufthansa’s fabled First Class could be within your grasp ….. at least one-way.

Win 75000 Miles and More miles

Everyone who applies for the Miles & More payment cards before 31st December will be entered into the competition.  However, to comply with UK law, you can also enter without applying for the card.

Visit this page of the cards website and enter.  You must be an existing Miles & More member and you must be a UK resident.

The competition closes on 31st December.  Good luck.

Want to earn more points from credit cards? – May 2022 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our top recommendations based on the current sign-up bonuses.

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards. You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the best of the other deals currently available.

The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios or other airline miles, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER) and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

30,000 points bonus (SPECIAL OFFER) and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Earning miles and points from small business cards

If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers:

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

Capital on Tap Visa card

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending.

Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card

1% cashback (3% on business travel for four months) and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (125)

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  • Andrew says:

    BITS – Sainsbury’s

    Halifax, BoS and Lloyds account holders may be targetted with a 5%-10% offer at Sazbo’s with their “Everyday Offers”.

  • Anna says:

    There are some decent deals but beware – e.g. my flexible booking at MAN Hilton was £15 cheaper in the sale so I’ve re-booked that, but my hotel in Vienna had actually gone up by 30 euros!

  • Nadeshka says:

    OT: many thanks to whoever recommended the Virgin Red app for prize draws – we’ve won a £2000 holiday voucher! Now just got to figure out how to use it with all our holidays for the next year already booked to areas it seems they don’t cover (calendar is always planned 355 days out with a 2-4-1!).

    • Rob says:

      Wow, result!

    • Tilly71 says:


    • TripRep says:

      Awesome result!

    • Peter K says:


      If you can’t use it I’ll helpfully take it off your hands 😁

      • Nadeshka says:

        Thanks for the offer but apparently it’s not transferable, otherwise I probably would be giving it to someone in the family 😉
        As exciting as it is, having a 5 month old means most of their holiday packages are not best suited.
        We will absolutely be trying our hardest to make it work, even if it’s just a weekend across the pond!

    • Gringo says:

      That was me – you’re welcome!

      • Nadeshka says:

        Ahah, well thanks again! And hopefully this is reminder to people to keep entering!

    • Nick Burch says:

      Nice one!

      I’ve had a couple of bottles of wine, a few books, and a lunch thingy with Richard Branson where he was so late we didn’t actually get to talk to him… Prizes seem harder to come by these days, apparently lots of other people have twigged and started using the app too!

  • Benilyn says:

    OT: Send paypal gift to someone, via Curve backed by IHG, will that be seen as cash advance or ok?

    • John says:

      Ok but don’t use your real details

    • guesswho2000 says:

      OK, but why waste your Curve limit doing that? Just use the card directly with PayPal, that’s also a purchase.

  • Ben says:

    OT. Looking for advice. I had a flight booked with AA in Jan from San Jose (Costa Rica) to Dallas booked for 1am getting in at 5am. They have just sent me an email with new flight details saying the flight is now 8am stopping at Miami and getting in to Dallas at 3.40pm. I then have my return flight back to LHR from Dallas at 22.15. Where do I stand? Can I get them to book me on a different flight? (there is only one direct AA flight that would got me 18.30pm) thats a little tight. Unless they would check my bags through (doubtful)
    Any thoughts would be welcome.

    • Spaghetti Town says:

      Is your flight to London on a separate ticket?

    • Shoestring says:

      you can change your flight for no charge or even switch to a partner flight

      so time to do some research on better options

    • marcw says:

      I believe AA still does check your bag through to final destination in different tickets. You should do some research in the AA website…

      • Ben says:

        I called AA and they said there is no possible way to check the baggage through, even if it was AA to AA they still said they wouldnt do it. Also that there are no other flights so in summary, I have no choice but to lose the day travelling through to MIA then Dallas.

        • Shoestring says:

          the usual recommendation is to check out alternative routes for yourself & not rely on what an agent tells you, then when you speak to them, tell them your preferred re-routing

          • Ben says:

            Hi Harry, I did that but there are no other flights from San Jose to Dallas unless I take the afternoon flight and cut my connection very tight.

        • John says:

          People on the phone rarely tell you the real situation, unless you are calling the top tier level help centre. AA certainly checks bags through on all oneworld itineraries.

    • Spaghetti Town says:

      I’d Play it safe and take the long wait, if things go wrong it will cause you a lot of stress… You’ll have to clear US immigration too which can be a pain.

      Are you in J to london too? Can take a kip in a lounge chair on the layover

      • Scallder says:

        I’d also take the longer layover to be honest.

        Also coming in from Costa Rica you would need to collect your baggage at the US airport you first arrive at to clear customs. So going through Miami, you would need to possibly check you luggage 3 times, at San Juan, Miami and Dallas, however you would definitely need to collect it and re-check in Dallas if doing the later flight, which might make the connection even tighter.

  • Ian M says:

    OT – St Regis New York..

    Checked in last night for a 6 night redemption booking. There was no mention of the $50 resort/destination fee. After reading Rob’s award winning article I was looking forward to trying to maximise the value of it!

  • Voltron says:

    OT – Does anybody else only see a maximum of 50 offers saved on the AMEX app / website, even though they have more saved? I have about 60ish saved but can only see the first 50.

    • Benilyn says:

      lol why do you save so many?

      • Russ says:

        May as well if they’re available and may use. I click everything remotely likely i.e. food outlets, coffee, hotels etc.

        • Charlieface says:

          I also click everything remotely likely but that’s only about 3!

  • Jon says:

    OT- If I cancel my Amex BAPP, how soon can I reapply to get another 2-4-1 voucher. Spend on work trips plus personal is so high now that am spending 5-10k a month.

    • Shoestring says:

      next day

      does rely on Amex accepting your application, though

    • SimonW says:

      My wife hit the spend, cancelled, then reapplied about 6 weeks later. Earned 2 vouchers in about 3 months…. Have left it a while now. Dont want to take the pi55. Obvious workaround is get your partner a BAPP with u as supp card. Then maybe get 2 vouchers each a year….

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