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Which good miles and points deals are ending today?

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We have temporarily suspended our fortnightly ‘deals ending soon’ feature.  The majority of the deals were flight and hotel related and there isn’t much of that going on at the moment!

We are keeping the list going in the background, and we’ll continue to let you know if you’re about to miss a deal which may be worth jumping on.

Here are the deals ending today (31st March) which are still of interest:

Get 6,000 Avios with Tesco Pet Insurance

You will earn 2,500 Clubcard points, which converts into 6,000 Avios or 6,250 Virgin Flying Club miles, when you take out a policy.

A lot of readers have succesfully applied since it launched in January, with the Clubcard points arriving on schedule after 35 days.  Once you have the points, you can cancel the policy.

Full details are on the Tesco Bank website here.  The offer is open to all Clubcard holders and does not say it is targeted.  Note that the cheapest ‘Accident & Injury’ policies do not count.

Special bonus on the IHG Rewards Club Mastercard credit card

Get 20,000 IHG Rewards Club points with the FREE IHG credit card

IHG Rewards Club has doubled the sign-up bonus on its free credit card to 20,000 IHG Rewards Club points.  I would value these at £80+ so its not a bad offer.  You also get Gold Elite status in IHG Rewards Club.

Importantly, the spend target is only £500 in three months which is possible even during these lockdown days!

Our full article on the doubled IHG Rewards Club credit card bonus is here.

Get bonus Avios on an Avis car rental

Avis is currently offering 700 bonus Avios if you book a rental via the Aer Lingus site.  You need to give an Aer Lingus AerClub account number, but when the Avios arrive you can move them into British Airways Executive Club via ‘Combine My Avios’.

You must book today for rentals up to 31st May.  This might be too early to be out and about, but the offer is there if you want to book a cancellable rate.

Details of the Avis and Aer Lingus Avios offer are in this article.

Convert Hilton Best Western Choice hotel points to American Airlines

Convert Best Western, Choice and Hilton points to American Airlines

If you have any orphaned (ie too few to use for anything useful) Best Western, Choice or Hilton Honors points, today is the last day to convert them to American Airlines miles.

This only makes sense if you have an active American Airlines account of course!  One upside is that it will count as ‘activity’ and extend the expiry date of your American Airlines miles pot.

This HFP article has more on this and details of the remaining American Airlines hotel partners.  Note that AA has already removed the three chains from its hotel partners page.

Comments (51)

  • Robert says:

    Doesn’t the IHG promo end 30 March (i.e. yesterday)? I just tried to sign-up and it’s only showing 10,000 bonus points, and the original HfP article says 30 March (not 31 March).

    • Rob says:

      I checked last night and it said 31st March. May have been pulled during today because we wouldn’t have got until 1.30pm without a reader noticing.

      Virgin Money always pulls its offers at 10am on the last day.

      • Robert says:

        The original article says 30 March, but if it had changed to 31 March but finished at 10am then I’m gutted I didn’t kick my wife off the PC until now. Blooming WFH! 🙂

  • J says:

    OT – would any miles purchased using VA miles booster be covered by your credit card should they fail to come out the other side of this?

    • Rob says:

      As you’ve not had the miles, I would assume so. Unless you bought them on the back of an old flight.

      • J says:

        They were bought off an older completed flight unfortunately. I also bought some during the recent promotion which I guess the same would apply.

  • N says:

    Any recommended breeds for cats for the insurance?

    • Michael G says:

      Tabby that’s a house cat worked well. I paid something like £4.57 a month before cancelling the dd.

  • Richard says:

    Anyone else having issues selecting the address for the pet insurance? Clicking “Find Address” in Chrome or IE does nothing??

  • Harry T says:

    I applied for the free IHG card just now and was accepted, but I can’t see a definitive part of the website that says the IHG card bonus is 20,000 points until 31st March. Anyone got a link?

  • Tom says:

    I’ve signed up for the Pet Insurance (and ensure it was an eligible cover package) but wasn’t prompted for my Clubcard number at any stage. No way of telling whether my account has been credited or not. Did this happen to anyone else?