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HfP EXCLUSIVE: Get up to 10,000 bonus Avios on hotel bookings at

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Head for Points and hotel booking site, which awards Avios with every hotel you book, are running an EXCLUSIVE promotion during August and early September.

This is the fourth time we have run an offer like this with and they have always been very popular with our readers.

If you spend over £700 on hotels at before midnight on Thursday 10th September, across one or more bookings, you will receive 8,000 bonus Avios.

These points are in addition to the everyday benefit of 5 – 20 Avios per £1 spent you will receive for every booking all year round.  For clarification, you need to choose British Airways Executive Club as your earning preference prior to booking.

Even better, if you are a new customer and have never booked a hotel on before, you will earn an additional 2,000 Avios with your first booking of any value.

That makes a possible total of 10,000 Avios for new customers and 8,000 Avios for existing customers in addition to the everyday Avios earned if you manage to spend £700.

The stays need to be completed by 28th February 2021.

You MUST book via this special HFP promotional website in order to receive the bonus.

Kaligo Head for Points bonus Avios offer 

There are two parts to this promotion

  • If you spend over £700 on hotels at, across one or multiple bookings by 10th September 2020, you will receive 8,000 bonus Avios.
  • If you are a new customer and have never before booked a hotel on, you will earn an additional 2,000 Avios with your first booking of any value

For clarity ….

You DON’T need to make £700-worth of bookings to receive the 2,000 bonus Avios for being a new customer.

Any hotel, anywhere, will do the trick (as long as you turn up and check in!) if you have never booked via before.

Even a very cheap one night stay somewhere – perhaps £30-£40 – will trigger the 2,000 bonus Avios plus the base Avios for your stay.

New Kaligo customers are defined as customers who had previously never made a hotel booking with Kaligo under the same email address, loyalty program account, payment information or billing address.

Here is an example from the site showing what you could earn if you are a new customer and reach the £700 spending threshold:

Kaligo Head for Points bonus Avios offer

You must book via our special Avios landing page

You MUST book at this special HFP promotional website in order to receive the bonus.

As usual with such promotions, you need to check your pricing before you book. is not always the cheapest place to book – it depends on the property. However, when you factor in the value of the 8,000 bonus Avios – plus the base Avios you earn from your stay – it should look attractive.

If you are a new customer, earning an extra 2,000 bonus Avios on your first booking – however cheap that booking may be – is a great result.

Remember that you will usually not earn points for your room spend in any hotel loyalty programme linked to the property you book if you use (or indeed any third-party hotel booking site). Depending on the hotel, you may receive status benefits or points for your food and drink spend.


If you have £700 of hotel stays to book over the next four weeks, you should seriously consider routing them via to take advantage of this offer.

Even if you have no ability to spend £700 with by 10th September in order to earn 8,000 bonus Avios, you should – if you have never booked with them before – seriously think about putting one night their way in order to earn the 2,000 bonus Avios as a first-time booker.

Remember that you MUST book via this page on the website.

It is fair to say that’s customer service is excellent – their representatives even pop up on social media to answer queries – so you should have no concerns at all about your bonus posting properly. The company is also very punctual at posting your Avios posts once you have checked out. If you do have any issues, we can send you directly to the right people.

Thanks to the team at for making this exclusive deal available to Head for Points readers.

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 2024)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

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

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

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

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £15,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital on Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.

Capital on Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

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

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

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

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (11)

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  • Brendan says:

    You forgot to mention on confirmation of booking, funds are immediately charged to credit card !!

  • Vit says:

    Rob, going to be my first booking on Kaligo. I cannot see the first booking bonus shown when trying to book though kaligo for the first time. Is this normal? I can only see the 2000 bonus avios from spending £100+ and then 500+ avios. Should I be expecting another 2000 bonus avios from booking first time with kaligo? Sorry but hope this makes sense.

    • Rob says:

      No, you won’t see the higher bonus because Kaligo doesn’t know if this is your 1st or 11th booking during the promo period and therefore whether your cumulative total goes over £700.

      You will get the Avios OK though, don’t worry. We can fix it if there are any issues.

  • Pat the Postie says:

    Kaligo have been very reliable during this pandemic managing to sort out some non refundable bookings at hotels that were open and extending my virgin voucher till end of next year as opposed to 6 months

  • Spursdebs says:

    This might suit my two night stay in Dubai, the hotel loyalty scheme posts points to emirates sky rewards which is off zero use to me. At the moment I’m booking fully flexible rates as who knows if we will actually get there next January.

  • Mike Asplin says:

    could you explain the maths of the following. I just booked Maine Hermanus on for £352 a night. On Kaligo the same hotel has wildly varying prices starting on same date 15/7/21 breakfast free cancellation. 1 night £366 a night 8,096 avios total, 2 night £576 33,026 3 night £448 36,855. So you need a degree in astrophysics to work out if this is competitive or not !!! I think the extra 3300 for the 3 night stay for the extra avios might be good, but really not sure i’m doing the right calculation. How do I work out whether to cancel my booking and redo it. This is ignoring your special offer.

    • Rob says:

      This can be an issue with Kaligo at times, because they pull in prices from various different wholesalers. In your example it doesn’t look too good.

      • Mike Asplin says:

        Very odd to see nightly rate go up then down!!!

        However the number of avios seems extremely high so maybe even justifies the extra cost? Lets take the 3 night version which is what i have booked. i haven’t paid anything to so good chance I will not be able to use my Amex on site so will earn zero avios. So if I were to change my booking I pay £300 more, but earn 36,855 Avios or 0.81p per Avios. I sometimes buy Avios at 50% bonus which is 1.07p and to buy at the recent 75% bonus 0.92p. So isn’t this offer equivalent to about a 100% bonus? Obvious depends on the difference in price and if you are earning Avios on the spend on the alternative. Even if i was earning 1.5 avios per £ it doesn’t change the calculation much. Just want to check I’m not being stupid somewhere? obvious your offer bonus make it even better.

  • Alex says:

    Where is the signup linke

    • Rob says:

      If you can’t see the links, you have an ad blocker installed. White list us and the links magically appear.

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