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News in brief:

Get VIP hospitality to England v Pakistan with Hilton

Hilton Honors is auctioning two VIP packages for the England v Pakistan IT20 cricket game on Tuesday 20th July. This takes place at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester.

The packages include, for two people:

  • reserved seating in Stand E
  • access to the balcony viewing area
  • access to the Century Lounge, including a two-course buffet lunch and complimentary beer, house wine and soft drinks

The current bid is 60,000 Hilton Honors points. I would value 60,000 points at around £200 which makes the deal excellent value, although I would expect the auction to push the price higher.

You can bid here.

The reason that Hilton gets access to these packages is because the big red building below overlooking the ground is a Hilton Garden Inn hotel.

Hilton Garden Inn Old Trafford

Save £200 on an easyJet Holiday with American Express

American Express has launched a new cashback offer with easyJet Holidays.

If you are targetted for this offer it will show under the ‘Offers’ tab on your online statement page or in the Amex app. You need to click ‘Save to Card’ to activate.

The deal gets you £200 cashback on a £1,000+ booking with easyJet Holidays. Your payment needs to be processed by 31st August.

The offer is limited to the first 15,000 people to save it to their card. Flights must depart from UK airports, but apart from that there is no onerous small print.

Get €60,000 cashback with American Express …..

If we’re honest, any French holders of American Express cards will be laughing at les rosbifs and their paltry £200 cashback deal with easyJet Holidays.

In France, they like to go big.

This deal is currently available to American Express Platinum cardholders in France:

Want to earn more points from credit cards? – October 2021 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our October 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus

You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here.

The following offers will end soon:

  • 10,000 Avios on British Airways American Express (ends 2nd November)
  • 40,000 Avios on British Airways American Express Premium Plus (ends 2nd November)
  • 60,000 points on The Platinum Card from American Express (ends 2nd November)
  • 30,000 points on American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (ends 9th November)

Here are the top current deals:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Earning miles and points from small business cards

If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers.

American Express Business Gold

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

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending:

Barclaycard Select Cashback Credit Card

1% cashback and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (33)

  • J says:

    I’d love to know how many platinum holders have a 400,000 € credit limit.

    • Danny says:

      none. platinum is a charge card, there isn’t a credit limit! 🙂

      • TGLoyalty says:

        There’s still a credit limit as such. There’s a checker on your Amex account to see if they will let a transaction of £x go thorough

  • James says:

    Can the easyJet promo work just on flights or does it have to be a full holiday package ?

    • Lady London says:

      It will be hols only. EJ did a big push into hols just before covid hit. This was driven by their new CEO who had come from the holiday side of the travel business.

  • mikescores says:

    Hello All
    Can you please help with two questions (I called BA CS and the lady didn’t know). (1) When booking 2-4-1 flights, can I add a hotel booking in the same way as for a cash flight ?
    Can I use a FTV to pay the taxes etc on the 2-4-1 booking and, if so, can i do it online?
    Thanks all, as always

    • Rob says:

      1. No
      2. Only if it was issued for an Avios flight in the first place

      • mikescores says:

        Many thanks Rob.
        Forgive the supplementary question : is it the case that we probably should either ensure the hotel booking is refundable/ cancellable or at least leave it to nearer the time (end Feb 2022 ).

        • Rob says:

          I think prepaying any sort of hotel booking is slightly crazy, especially as – because the place you’re going is likely to be Amber or Red at the moment – you won’t be insured if you still can’t travel.

          If your destination goes Green List then prepaying is a little less risky because your insurance may pay if it subsequently goes Amber/Red and you can’t travel.

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