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Get a 10% bonus on Lastminute.com gift cards

Lastminute.com is the latest company to try to bring in some much needed revenue by selling gift cards with a bonus.

Until 30th June, you will receive a 10% bonus on the purchase of any £50, £100, £200 or £300 Lastminute.com gift card.

These can be used against future flight, hotel or ‘flight and hotel’ bookings.  The gift cards are valid for two years.

You can find out more on this page of the Lastminute.com website.

10% bonus on lastminute.com gift cards

Get 500 bonus Accor points for UK hotel stays

Accor Hotels, which own Novotel / Ibis / Mercure / M Gallery / Sofitel / Pullman / Raffles / Swissotel / Fairmont etc has launched a new offer for stays in the UK and selected parts of Europe.

Stays in the UK plus Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Sweden are eligible.  The registration page focuses on the UK but it is actually valid in all six countries listed.

500 bonus Accor points on your next stay

You MUST book a ‘Flexible’ rate to earn the bonus – although I doubt you’d want to risk booking non-flexible rates at the moment anyway.

You will earn 500 bonus points on each stay.   This is not bad given that each point is worth 2 Eurocents if you redeem for Accor vouchers.  This means that you would get €10 of points back in per stay on top of your base points.

500 Accor points is also worth 500 Avios if you convert them to Iberia Plus (but only 250 Avios if you convert to BA Executive Club!).

You must book and stay between 8th June and 31st August.

You MUST register via this special page on the Accor website BEFORE you book.  Existing bookings will not count.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (27)

  • Matthew says:

    I think you can sneak it under the £1k mark as Etihad will let you buy upto 25% of the miles during the redemption award booking process. Saving about £65 or so off the numbers above IIRC. I haven’t got enough Etihad miles though to check…

  • Jonathan says:

    IHG 100% buy points bonus extended to 20th June.

  • ken says:

    Does anyone have anything good to say about Lastminute ?

    I’d give them a very wide berth.

    • Crafty says:

      +1, having dealt with the senior management in a business context.

    • sarah says:

      No, I would avoid like the plague (or Covid -19). I had to do an Amex chargeback in order to get my refund on a fully cancellable hotel reservation. Their twitter is full of people trying to get their money back and complaints about their customer service.

      They clearly have a massive cash flow problem and I guess they are hoping to get some money into the business. I would have some sympathy if they didn’t have such woeful customer service. I certainly wouldn’t be giving them any money.

    • Stuart Evans says:

      ++1 about never dealing with Lastminute.com ever again. I had a pre-paid booking for the Sofitel at LHR T5 in mid May but the hotel was closed the date of my booking. To their credit, Sofitel have refunded the money back to Lastminute.com. But getting the money back from Lastminute.com is proving a nightmare, with at least on example of them blatantly lying.

      • Phat Git says:

        Interesting. I had a booking via them also for the Sofitel at T5 for Last Sunday. Payment has landed back on my card today.
        Still wouldn’t use them again, hotel confirmed they cancelled the booking and refunded the money at the beginning of May!

    • Benilyn says:

      No, very bad experience. Would avoid. be careful of what you can spend vouchers on.
      Vouchers also can not always be applied when going through trivago etc to bring down price etc.

    • memesweeper says:

      I’ve had first hand experience of their chronic IT problems. I’ll not trust them with a booking again. Sad for an iconic British brand to have been so completely trashed by recent mismanagement.

      • Crafty says:

        Iconic British brand? Is it really?

        It’s a very Italian company now.

    • Vit says:

      Please don’t be like me (buying their giftcard earlier this year). Please do not. I beg you.

  • Phil G says:

    Can you purchase points with the travel bank account? ( currently with the 50% bonus)

    • Rhys says:

      Unlikely as its processed by a third party (points.com)

      • Yuff says:

        Can you use the travel bank to pay for miles and cash on a reward booking?

        • Rhys says:

          You can’t use Travel Bank credit in lieu of miles, but it’s not clear whether you can use them for the taxes and fees element. Worth giving them a call.

    • Rob says:

      No, points.com processes those payments.

  • Concerto says:

    I wanted to mention the Accor 500 points bonus per booking yesterday. Apparently it is good for Central Europe too, namely D, A and CH. Couldn’t find anywhere to register, though…

  • Kilburnflyer says:

    RE: Hilton Points, the Hilton Labriz Seychelles looks like a solid option at 80k points per night (64K with 5th night free).

    Has anyone stayed there? Would be interested to hear your thoughts (aware that €145pp boat transfer to Silhouette island is required)

    • Gavin says:

      I considered it and did quite a bit of research. Having been to Seychelles twice now, there is so much to see and do, especially on Praslin and La Digue, but also on the main island (with a rental car). Staying at the Hilton Labriz you’re being price-gouged by Hilton for everything, and the island itself doesn’t look very interesting. We decided to use our Hilton points for 2 nights at the Hilton Northolme (which was great) but spent the majority of our time on Praslin and La Digue. If I was offered 5 nights at the Northolme or 5 nights at La Digue in a B&B, I’d take La Digue every time.

      • MD says:

        @ Gavin – Have to disagree. Stayed at both. Northolme is perfectly pleasant, lovely staff, decent food but no beach and essentially nothing to do except chill by your pool and enjoy the ocean view (which we were very happy to do!). Basic villa not great in our opinion (just from looking at it) and from talking to other guests. The upgrade is well worth it (didn’t get a free upgrade as HH diamond, had to pay which annoyed me a tad). You could use it as a base to explore Mahe, but why you then wouldn’t stay somewhere better like the (fantastic) Banyan Tree I don’t know.

        Labriz on the other hand was superb. Lovely beach and ocean, great food. Much preferred the beach villa to the inland one (had an upgrade to try an inland one with pool) but YMMV. Yes it isn’t cheap but even though you’re captive you certainly aren’t being “gouged” on a level of e.g. anywhere in the Maldives. And to say the isalnd isn’t that interesting is absurd, it’s a gorgeous national park. Plenty of walks and boat trips available. Giant tortoises!

        To use your analogy, if I was offered 5 nights in Northolme vs 5 nights in Labriz , I’d pick Labriz every time (although to be fair we did genuinely enjoy Northolme, so consider a split for your first time).

        • babyg says:

          agreed of labriz over northholme.. im returning to labriz in October (hopefully) for 10 days..

    • Secret Squirrel says:

      Be careful with Hilton Northolme, basic rooms can be not so good, awful views unless you upgrade to villa with pool.

  • Rahul says:

    Did any one notice that Radisson has blocked all points booking in all major countries. I tried in the US, Argentina, Philippines for April 2021 and no availability in any hotel which is hard to believe. I purchased points last night with a hope to book some stay, it is very disappointing!!

    Rob, can you find out through your contacts if it is a technical glitch or deliberate block of points booking while they are selling points with 100% bonus ?

    • Rob says:

      Very weird. Unfortunately we never deal with Radisson at all. I don’t even know if they have executive staff in the UK.

  • Concerto says:

    Thanks, Rob, for indicating the link for Germany , Switzerland and Austria above. I couldn’t find it anywhere else. Actually, your link threw up a special room option of 500 bonus points whereas no other link had this option. It really wasn’t a lot more than the base rate for the room, in my case €76 for Mainz City.