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News in brief:

Get bonus Avios on your free BA Amex

Last month, American Express launched an Avios bonus offer on the British Airways Premium Plus card. It has now rolled out a similar offer to holders of the free BA Amex card:

Avios Amex offer April 2021

This is how it works:

  • You receive 1 bonus Avios for every £2 you spend
  • This is on top of the usual earning rate of Avios per £1
  • The bonus is capped at 1,500 Avios, representing £3,000 of spending
  • The promotion ends on 19th July
  • Spending by supplementary cardholders does not count

The offer is restricted to 100,000 cardholders so I recommend that you register now before Amex emails everyone about it.

Avis Amex offer April 2021

A new Avis offer too

An Avis offer is also making the rounds. I have it on my free BA Amex but I’m not sure what other cards it is on. The offer is for £20 cashback on £150 spend. You must book on the Avis UK website here and pay by 31st May.

Bonus Avios on your British Airways American Express purchases

Radisson Hotels launches a sale

Radisson has launched a sale across its Radisson Blu, Radisson RED, Park Inn and Park Plaza brands.

All sale bookings include breakfast.

All sale bookings can be cancelled up to two weeks before arrival.

You need to book by 16th May for stays up to 20th June for stays in Europe. There is a longer window for stays in Russia, the UAE and Africa.

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


How to earn Radisson Rewards points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Radisson Rewards points and status from UK credit cards (August 2022)

Radisson Rewards does not have a dedicated UK credit card. However, you can earn Radisson Rewards points by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards.

These cards earn Membership Rewards points:

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

Membership Rewards points convert at 1:3 into Radisson Rewards points which is a very attractive rate.  The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 3 Radisson Rewards points.

Even better, holders of The Platinum Card receive free Radisson Rewards Gold status for as long as they hold the card.  It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Marriott Bonvoy Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here.

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

Comments (21)

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  • Michael C says:

    Loganair also advertising locally for IOM-based cabin crew, so I guess that’s a good sign of their intentions – there might actually be a choice/competition soon!

    • Andrew says:

      There’s been competition on and off over the years.

      At one point you could lend one IOM based airline £1M and get a fixed number of free flights between there and London a year.

  • Liam says:

    Not seeing this offer on my free BA Amex so maybe not available to all cardholders?

  • meta says:

    Avis offer is only on prepaid bookings.

    • WaynedP says:

      Yes, that’s true.

      It’s on both my BAPP and my Marriott Bonvoy Amex.

  • Barry cutters says:

    Being based in Scotby -5 miles away , and working in Cambridge . I actually used and enjoyed the Logan air flight to Southend .

    My priority pass through Amex play got me in the lounge at Southend and for the Monday morning departure from carlsile a bacon butty and coffee from the CAfe hatch was perfect – as you really only had to arrive 20mins before take off .
    Onboard I would always have a row to myself – needed it as there isn’t much leg room .
    Free parking at Carlisle was also a bonus .

    The best thing however was being able to have a pint in my hand in the wheatchief literally 10 mins after the plane door opens .

    I hope any new owner operates a London route – Heathrow would be preferred but appreciate its unlikely

    • David says:

      Air Ecosse operated LHR-CAX-DND with either Embraer Bandeirante or Shorts SD30 in the 1980’s – sometimes with Home Sec Willie Whitelaw (MP for Penrith) the only southbound passenger.

  • Vinay says:

    So, went onto my Amex app after I read the HfP update email and the offer I seemed to have picked up is substantially better the one mentioned here.”2 Additional Avios for ever £1 spent anywhere up to 4000 Avios”. T&C says “An additional 2 flat Avios will be rewarded upon spend of £1 per UK Card up to 4000 Avios“

  • JMonty says:

    I’ve got it on my free BA Amex

  • Rhys says:

    A lot of rental companies sold large swathes of their stock last year – now they are feeling the pinch…

    • Matarredonda says:

      Renting cars since Covid has become unbelievably expensive but I guess little confidence to increase fleets whilst travel remains far from easy.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      not quite … lots of the rental cars are on lease and buyback contracts so they simply weren’t replaced when leases were up. Issue now will be that with JIT manufacturing and ‘right sized’ capacity it will take a while to build the fleet back up.

  • Andrew says:

    Try Arnold Clark instead, they have branches all over Scotland – but opening hours tend to align with usual car showroom opening hours.

    I use their branch in Edinburgh, it’s a couple of minutes walk from the Edinburgh Park tram stop. They used to do a shuttle bus at GLA, but not sure what will happen with Covid etc.

    • Martin says:

      I second your recommendation – always find them to be reasonably priced compared the main rental companies. They only take a small fuel deposit and don’t block a large amount on your card even if you don’t take their insurance.

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