News in brief:
The day HfP nearly caused its first divorce
Back in 2016, Head for Points had a day when it picked up a lot of traffic from Mumsnet.
This is not a normal source of new readers. I clicked through to the linked page and found this in the forum:
“Looking for a missing pair of trousers in DH’s [Dear Husbands] wardrobe this morning, I came across a policy doc and “thank you for buying tesco pet insurance” letter. Says it’s for “Smiles”, doesn’t specify the type of animal, dated January this year, £80ish for the year.
We do not have a pet.
I will, of course, ask him when he gets home, but any ideas WTF might be going on v welcome…”
This was followed by a great discussion. For some reason the thread was deleted from Mumsnet and so I have never mentioned it on here again, despite the entertainment value. However, over in our forums, in a discussion over the current Nectar pet insurance deal, DevonDiamond managed to find an archived version.
Click here to read the Mumsnet thread.
There was potentially a clue for the wife in the name of the cat, Smiles.
£100 cashback on £350 spend at Mr Porter
A new Mr Porter offer has appeared on many American Express cards for those who like designer menswear. In my experience this offer reaches its sign-up capacity rapidly so save it now if you think you might use it.
It is valid until 27th March.
This would stack with the current ‘20% extra discount on sale items’ offer – see here – or of course you could get a good deal on something from the new season.
Same day delivery is available in London if you order by 10am. Details are here – select ‘Your Delivery Options’.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – May 2022 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our top recommendations based on the current sign-up bonuses.
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards. You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the best of the other deals currently available.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios or other airline miles, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER) and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
30,000 points bonus (SPECIAL OFFER) and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend 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 Platinum
40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
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
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa 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.