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Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss

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The aim of this feature is to summarise flight, hotel and points offers that are ending soon.  Everything listed below has been covered on HfP in recent weeks, but years of experience of running offers for HfP readers has made it very clear that a large proportion like to leave things to the last minute ….

It pulls together the different deals mentioned in our daily articles and on our Top Avios Points Earning Offers, Top Hotel Bonus Points Offers and Top UK Credit Card Offers pages.


Hotel promotions

Here are registration links for the current hotel promotions from the major chains:

  • Hilton Honors – double or triple points on stays between 3rd May and 6th September – register here
  • IHG Rewards – earn double base points on your 2nd stay after registration and 3x base points on third and subsequent stays after registration.  Offer runs between 15th May and 16th August.  Register here.
  • Radisson Rewards – earn 1,000 bonus points per night up to 30th September. You must register before booking. Register here.
  • World of Hyatt – triple base points on stays of 2+ nights between 20th July and 15th September – register here

Marriott and Accor are not currently running global promotions.

Accor IS running a double points promotion for Europe until 5th September – register here.

Dates for your diary

Sunday 8th August

Last day to enter Virgin Red’s Wish List competition

Last day to get 10,000 Nectar points (6,250 Avios) with the free Sainsbury’s Nectar credit card

Monday 9th August

Last day to earn 10,000 bonus IHG Rewards points per night on Kimpton hotel stays (book by today, stay by 30th December)

Thursday 12th August

Last day to earn bonus points for spending on your Marriott Bonvoy American Express

Friday 13th August

Last day to get a 75% bonus buying IHG Rewards points (direct link)

Saturday 14th August

Last day to get a 70% bonus buying Virgin Points

Monday 16th August

Last day for stays to count towards the IHG Rewards Summer hotel bonus points promotion

Wednesday 18th August

Last day to get extra discounts on BA Holidays bookings to Dubai, France and Germany (travel by 31st October)

Friday 20th August

Last day to register for Hyatt’s ‘Bonus Journeys’ promotion (stay by 15th September)

Wednesday 25th August

Last day to get a 25% discount buying World of Hyatt points

Tuesday 31st August

Last day to book in IHG’s Summer sale (stay by 30th January)

Last day to apply for the British Airways Premium Plus American Express before the annual fee increases to £250

Last day to apply for the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card before the annual fee increases to £250 (although you may want to wait because the sign-up bonus will be paid in Avios from 1st September)

Last day to register for IHG’s status fast track promotion

Last day to earn double points for stays at Shangri-La Hotels

Last day to apply for the Marriott Bonvoy American Express card to receive the doubled bonus of 40,000 Bonvoy points plus Gold Elite status until February 2023

Wednesday 1st September

The changes to the British Airways American Express cards take effect

Comments (6)

  • BJ says:

    “(although you may want to wait because the sign-up bonus will be paid in Avios from 1st September)”

    What am I missing here, get the feeling it should be something obvious?

    • Rob says:

      What do you mean? From Sep the bonus on AccBus will swap to a (huge) pile of Avios instead of OnBusiness points. Seems clear enough.

      • BJ says:

        It was clear, I just missed news on OB, thanks for clearing up, and @Meta too.

    • meta says:

      The sign-up bonus will no longer be On business points, but Avios.

      I think they don’t want to kill the product, but given that the business travel is limited they are trying to re-orient the card for more leisure travel.

  • Will says:

    Is that Clubcard promo already dead then?

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