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Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss (January 2020)

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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.

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

Miles and points offers which are about to close

The next fortnight sees the major winter sales ending, including British Airways and, on the hotel side of things, Hilton.

If nothing else interests you, you should at least enter our 100,000 Avios competition with Cruise118.

For our SME readers, you should also make use of our exclusive £150 or 15,000 Avios bonus when taking out the Capital On Tap Visa card.

Deals closing soon

Tuesday 28th January

Last day to book Hilton‘s winter sale rates. Article.

Thursday 30th January

Last chance to book in the British Airways winter sale. Article.

Last day for the four ‘bonus’ BA sale offersget a 30% bonus when you buy Avios, get 3500 Avios back when you redeem for car hire, get 15% off hotels in selected cities when you pay with Avios, get improved rates on ‘part pay with Avios’.  Article.

Friday 31st January

Last day to get a free one-year Premium subscription to App In The AirArticle.

Last day to book in the Radisson sale and get 2,500 bonus points.  Article.

Last day to book in the Corinthia Hotels sale.  Article.

Last chance to enter our 100,000 Avios competition with Cruise118. Article.

Saturday 1st Febuary

Last day to book in the Hilton China sale. Article.

Sunday 2nd February

Last day for Addison Lee‘s 5 x £10 credit promotion.  Article.

Monday 3rd February

Last day in the Lufthansa / SWISS 2-4-1 sale. Article.

Wednesday 5th February

Last day to get £150 or 15,000 Avios when opening a Capital on Tap Visa card. Article.

Wednesday 12th February

Last day to book for the Avios ‘joker’ promotion.  Article.

Sunday 16th February

Last day to earn 3,000 Avios with £300 of British Airways spend (targeted).  Article.

Comments (19)

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  • BJ says:

    I’ve never paid 0.8ppa before but I’m considering doing so via the Economist Canada route. To do
    I guess I just choose a random address but how do I square that with the address on my payment card; does it go go to a third party payment page whereaddresses don’t need to match? Presumably I should use Curve or any other zero fee option? Anybody failed to get the avios and then had to contact the Economist about a nonexistent account in Canada?

    • Rhys says:

      Presumably addresses don’t need to match anyway because it is perfectly feasible to gift someone a magazine subscription!

    • Steve-B says:

      I took out a subscription in 2018 using a Canada address. I am pretty sure I picked an Alberta address for low taxes (a random Holiday Inn, iirc). No issues with different addresses and Avios posted OK but took a while. I cannot remember how I paid though, Amex I think.

    • Lady London says:

      You can send it anywhere in C BJ and IIRC any card from anywhere is accepted for that.

      I sent to a retired academic friend who couldn’t afford it and to a hospital on another occasion.

      At 0.8p I can’t justify it again though when library services will let you read it free.

      • Lady London says:

        PS BJ after my academic friend there went travelling he said it would be a waste to let the magazines pile up in his mail unread so I phoned up and changed the delivery address to mine without any complication.

    • BJ says:

      Thanks everybody, very helpful. @LL, objective is to get the avios at 0.8p, not to read the Economist. In the past my maximum buy price was about 0.5ppa but times are changing.

      • Harry T says:

        I bought the electronic only subscription and used the address of a hospital in Alberta to get lower taxes applied. The transaction wouldn’t work with Curve though and o had to use another card. Worked in the end and didn’t take long to get the Avios, which I’ve definitely redeemed for over 0.8p value.

  • Daniel says:

    Question Regarding the BA Amex spend £300 get 3000 Avios offer.
    Can this offer be applicable on cumulative spend or does it need to be one transaction. Only really do SH travelling with BA so this is key for me. On the offer it does say a single transaction but your feature does say differently? Any one have personal experiences they can share as reference points?


    • Stu N says:

      They are always cumulative because flights post as one line per passenger on your statement.

      • Daniel says:

        Thanks – so as long as I can spend above £300 before the offer end date then I should be good to get the Avios. I will probably have to split across 2 maybe 3 bookings.

        I assume the Avios will post after the one transaction that takes the cumulative spend over the £300 threshold?

        • Polly says:

          Make sure the final spend is at least a couple of days before end date, to allow the spend to convert.

    • Jonathan says:

      Cumulative defo fine, just got the 3k points 4 day’s after the transactions hit my Amex.

  • Polly says:

    BTW sitting in the amex lounge in Arlanda atm awaiting our trip to HKT..QR very kindly connected our bags to KUL. So we can now just transit in hkt. Takes the pressure off.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Yep Qatar are fine like that. Same with checking it through to final destination even if on separate tickets. Why I feel ok booking tighter connections on the way back.

  • JohnT says:

    PS Think the link is incorrect for the Corinthia sale article?

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