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

You don’t need to be worried about missing a good deal – we’ve got you covered!

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If you’re feeling a little stressed about Brexit, we have some good news – there are plenty of promotions ending soon that might get you excited about future travel!

Tonight is your last opportunity to pick up 150,000 Avios in the Nutmeg investment promotion – it was meant to close last weekend but got extended.  You’ll also find plenty of bonuses on buying points or transferring them from one scheme to another.

On Monday and Tuesday you’ll also see the current Lufthansa and British Airways sales finish, so it’s worth taking a look at them in case there are any offers to tempt you. British Airways released some very compelling companion fares in business and first class.

Finally, 31st October is your last opportunity to apply for the Virgin Atlantic credit cards and get 7,000 or 25,000 bonus Flying Club miles.

Summary of current hotel promotions:

Deals closing soon:

Sunday 20th October

Last chance to earn Avios when opening pension, ISA or general investment account with Nutmeg . Article.

Monday 21st October

Last day to get 100% bonus when buying 10,000+ Hilton Honors points. Article.

Last day to snag excellent longhaul SWISS / Lufthansa business class fares, albeit you must start your trip in Italy.  Article.

Last day to register for double Club Eurostar points for trips until 31st December. Article.

Tuesday 29th October

Last day to book in the British Airways Luxury sale. Article.

FIRST DAY for Marriott stays to count towards the new Bonvoy promotion.  ArticleRegister.

Thursday 31st October

Last day to get £100 cashback of £500 on Hilton spending in the USA (targetted Amex offer).  Article.

Last day to apply for the Virgin Atlantic credit cards and get 25,000 miles bonus. Article.

Last day to get 50% bonus when transferring Amex Membership Rewards points to Hilton Honors. Article.

Last day to register for the current Hyatt promotion and earn up to triple points per stay until 15th December.  Article.

Last day to get 25% off suites and junior suites at Radisson properties. Article.

Last chance to get 3,000 bonus Radisson Rewards points when booking stays as part of the autumn sale (stay by 29th February).  Article.

Last chance to get 50% bonus Avios with Marriot and Accor stays.  Article.

Last day to book a Hertz rental and earn 3,000 Miles and More points (rent by 15th December). Article.

Last chance to get 20% bonus when transferring points to Etihad Guest miles from key hotel partners. Article.

Comments (42)

  • Davidc says:

    Sorry, off topic.

    How do I go about booking first class flights, starting in Inverness, using avios? Is it by phonecall….?

    • TripRep says:

      Book outbound online, do a dummy booking on a NYC route (high availability) to test.

      Phone for the return. I’m doing an open jaw from INV next month

      Are you needing to do 355 days out? ie up at midnight etc.?

    • Rob says:

      Look for the long hauls first (don’t serve from Inverness) and when you’ve found those, look for the connections separately. Then try to get ba.com to let you do it in one booking, and if not call them. Remember that any stop over 24 hours in London triggers full APD.

  • Waddle says:

    Don’t know if it is for everyone but I have a buy HHonors offer. 100% bonus when I buy 10,000 to 160,000 points expires 22 October. Price is also fixed at every level so 1c per point without bonus, 0.5c with. Pound is currently strong-ish so works out at 0.38p per point.

  • Katy says:

    OT but not sure what forum you access for advice. I have just been told by Bonvoy that if my travel agent uses their corporate card to book my stay directly with the hotel (no third party company used such as Expedia etc) and even if the stay is settled against that card on check out, I am not eligible to earn points for the stay?! I have never had this before and it has always been fine as long as the booking is made directly with the hotel. Any experience or advice?

    • Rob says:

      Most hotel schemes do say that you must use a credit card in your name for payment, but this usually means that a stay sent to a centralised billing department will not count. The bulk of any hotels daily stays will be settled on corporate credit cards.

      • Katy says:

        Thanks Rob, it’s always been fine before but randomly one stay has been rejected. That’s scuppered my Bonvoy status match plans!

  • r* says:

    Does the longhaul swiss/lufthansa business flights from italy actually end today as listed?

    The website says This offer is valid until 03.11.2019?