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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.

Miles and points offers about to end

Hotel promotions and ‘buy points’ offers

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

  • Hilton Honors – double base points, plus 2000 extra points for weekday checkouts, from 6th September to 31st December – register here
  • Marriott Bonvoy – 2000 bonus points per stay, starting with your second stay, from 21st September to 15th December – register here by 1st December
  • World of Hyatt – earn double points on stays of 2+ nights from 15th September to 20th December – register here

Accor, IHG and Radisson are not currently running a global promotion.

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

  • Get a 30% discount when you buy World of Hyatt points by 30th September (buy here)

Dates for your diary

Monday 26th September

Last day to book a flight under the ‘£250 Amex cashback when spending £500 with United Airlines’ offer

Friday 30th September

Last day to get a 30% discount when you buy World of Hyatt points (buy here)

Last day to earn or spend Avios at Laithwaite’s Wine / BA Wine Flyer

Last day to take advantage of the American Express Platinum / Addison Lee £10 cashback

Last day to get double Virgin Points via Virgin Trains Ticketing

Sunday 2nd October

Last day to earn 50,000 bonus points (worth 50,000 Avios) with the Capital On Tap Business Rewards credit card for limited companies – this is an EXCLUSIVE HfP reader offer

Last day for the TAP Portugal business class sale to the Americas

Tuesday 4th October

Last date to book in the British Airways and BA Holidays sale

Last day to book in the IHG Autumn hotel sale (stay by 31st May)

Sunday 9th October

Last day to get free entry to O2’s pop-up lounge at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal

Monday 10th October

The new benefits package on American Express Business Platinum begins

Tuesday 11th October

Last day to get 40,000 points for upgrading from Amex Gold to Amex Platinum, if targetted

Wednesday 12th October

The new benefits package on American Express Preferred Rewards Gold begins

Monday 17th October

Last day to apply for American Express Business Platinum before the fee increases from £595 to £650 (apply here)

Friday 21st October

Last day to book in the Radisson Hotels sale (stay between 1st November and 15th January)

Tuesday 25th October

Last day to apply for American Express Platinum and get the huge 60,000 Membership Rewards points bonus and a £200 travel credit! (apply here)

Friday 28th October

Last day to book an Air France flight to benefit from the £200 American Express cashback for spending £1,200

Monday 31st October

Last day to earn cashback on PayPal transactions via American Express

Comments (13)

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  • memesweeper says:

    I think Amex “business gold” above should be “business platinum”

  • Wz says:

    I think the Marriott promotion is incorrect. It looks like the last promotion rather than the new one.

  • Gravitation says:

    The United offer is running until 10 October on my AmEx. I wonder if that’s because I redeemed the first offer, so they’re giving me more separation perhaps.

  • BuildBackBetter says:

    Oct 11 – 40k bonus upgrade offer from gold to platinum ends.

  • elt says:

    Any confirmation of the marriott double points offer? I dont see it

    • Rob says:

      Typo, sorry. It is 2000 points per night, from the 2nd stay. Article was corrected earlier.

  • EwanG says:

    Oct 11 – I understand this is the last day Amex for the legacy benefits on Personal gold and to do the “spend £15k get 10k points” anniversary bonus. After then it’s 2.5k bonus points for every £5k you spend (up to 12.5k bonus points). Plus the other changes!

  • Strawb says:

    Was going to make a booking for United today, 26 Sep and logged into my Amex account to check and it has indeed been extended until 10th Oct. Planning to book Lufthansa return flights via FRA to SFO (Boeing 747-I operated), some good fares around £400 Basic Economy for early next year, will upgrade another £100 to include baggage to meet £500 spend criteria.

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