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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.

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Hotel promotions and ‘buy points’ offers

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

  • Hilton Honors – 2,500 bonus points on all stays by 1st May – register here
  • IHG Rewards – double base points (which are elite qualifying) on all stays by 31st Marchregister here
  • Marriott Bonvoy1,000 bonus points per night and double elite night credits on all stays by 4th Mayregister here by 20th April

Accor and Radisson are not currently running a global promotion.

The following hotel ‘buy points’ offers are currently running:

  • Get up to a 100% bonus buying Hilton Honors points to 11th March (buy here)
  • Get a 100% bonus buying IHG Rewards points to 18th March (buy here)
  • Get up to a 50% bonus buying Marriott Bonvoy points to 23rd March (buy here)
  • Get a 30% bonus buying World of Hyatt points to 7th March (buy here)

Dates for your diary

Monday 7th March

Last day to get a 30% bonus buying World of Hyatt points (buy here)

Last day to book a hotel in IHG’s flash sale (stay by 4th September)

Friday 11th March

Last day to get an 80%-100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors points (buy here)

Last day to get a 60%-70% bonus when you buy Virgin Points (buy here)

Saturday 12th March

Last day to register for the IHG Rewards Platinum Elite ‘fast track’ (five nights) promotion

Tuesday 15th March

Last day to register for Hyatt’s Spring promotion (stay by 20th April)

Wednesday 16th March

Last day to earn 2,500 Virgin Points by activating Tesco Clubcard auto-convert

Friday 18th March

Last day to get a 100% bonus buying IHG Rewards points (buy here)

Monday 21st March

Last day to book World of Hyatt redemptions before the category changes take effect

Last day to get triple Avios when you book with BA Holidays and pay with a BA Amex

Last day to get 18,000 Avios with a subscription to The Economist

Tuesday 22nd March

Rumoured launch date for the Qatar Airways / Avios partnership

Wednesday 23rd March

Last day to buy Marriott Bonvoy points with a 40%-50% bonus (buy here)

Thursday 24th March

Last day to save 20% booking the Aerotel hotel in Heathrow Terminal 3

Sunday 27th March

London Gatwick’s South Terminal reopens

Monday 28th March

Last day to book a Marriott Bonvoy redemption before dynamic pricing begins

Thursday 31st March

Last day to save 20% on Plaza Premium airport lounge visits

Last day to get 100,000 Membership Rewards points as a sign-up bonus on American Express Business Platinum

Last day to get 50,000 Membership Rewards points as a sign-up bonus on American Express Business Gold

Last day for stays to count towards the new IHG Rewards ‘double points’ promotion (register here)

Last day to get 20,000 IHG Rewards points for joining InterContinental Ambassador

Last day to get 2% cashback for three months with the Barclays Select Cashback Credit Card for sole traders and small businesses

Last day to get 5,000 Hilton Honors points as a joining bonus

Last day to book a Hertz car rental and earn bonus Virgin Points (complete rental by 31st May)

Last day to earn 30,000 bonus American Express Membership Rewards points with Amex FX International Payments

Sunday 3rd April

Last day to get a discount on an Expedia ‘flight and hotel’ package

Last day to book an Avis car rental for bonus Avios (pick up car by 30th June)

Comments (7)

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  • Darren says:

    Is the link for Amex FX exchange the correct link ????

  • Liz says:

    Can you buy 1000 AMerican Airline miles to reset the 18 mth expiry clock. I don’t have an Amex with MR pts and my small stash is due to expiry later this year.

    • meta says:

      Best bet is to transfer Marriott points to AA Advantage. Not sure what the minimum is (1000 Marriott points? That should get you 333 AA miles and reset the clock. Also you can book something and cancel for free, that also restarts the clock.

  • Myrtlepies says:

    The link to the IHG Fast Track offer goes to the “Unlimited Double Points” landing page – is the Fast Track offer still available?

  • Catherine says:

    Thanks for this reminder! Just registered for the Marriott 1,000 points bonus as I’m staying in one of their hotels next weekend!

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