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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:

  • Accor Live Limitless – triple base points on stays to 31st January 2023 which are booked by 30th December 2022 – register here before booking (this is technically for JAL Mileage Bank members only – you should open a free JAL Mileage Bank account if you want to follow the strict letter of the rules)
  • Hilton Honors – double base points, plus 2000 extra points for weekday checkouts, from 6th September to 31st December – register here
  • Hilton Honors – double elite night credits from 11th October to 31st December – register here (you can register for both of these Hilton promotions)
  • Hilton Honors – for 2023 stays …. double base points from 1st January to 30th April – register here
  • IHG One Rewards – choose from 4000 bonus points every two nights or 10000 bonus points every four nights, from 13th October to 31st December – register here

Radisson Rewards is not currently running a global promotion. The current Hyatt offer ends on Tuesday.

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

  • Get a 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors points by 31st December (buy here)
  • Get a 100% bonus when you buy IHG One Rewards points by 29th December (buy here)
  • Get a 20% discount when you buy Marriott Bonvoy points by 20th December (buy here)

Dates for your diary

Tuesday 20th December

Last day for Hyatt stays to count towards the new double points promotion

Last day to get a 25% discount when you buy Marriott Bonvoy points (buy here)

Thursday 22nd December

Last day to earn 5 Avios per £1 spent in-store at Pret A Manger

Thursday 29th December

Last day to get a 100% bonus when you IHG One Rewards points (buy here)

Saturday 31st December

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

Last day to get up to 70% bonus when you buy Virgin Points (buy here)

Last day for our exclusive 30% SeatSpy discount

Last day to book an Accor hotel stay to receive triple base points (register here, stay by 31st January)

Last day to get 500 Emirates miles from making your first online shopping purchase

Last day to link your Avios and Uber accounts to get 250 Avios

Last day to earn double Avios on wine orders via The Wine Flyer (10 per £1 spent)

Last day for stays to count towards the IHG One Rewards Autumn promotion (register here)

Last day for stays to count for the current Hilton Honors bonus points promotion (register here)

Last day for stays to count for the Hilton Honors ‘double elite nights’ promotion (register here)

Last day for the Marriott ‘£100 Amex cashback on a £400 luxury hotel spend’ offer

Last day for the Marriott ‘£50 Amex cashback on a £200 hotel spend’ offer

Last day for the Marriott ‘£100 Amex cashback on a £250 hotel spend’ offer for Marriott Bonvoy American Express cardholders

Last day for the Hyatt ‘£100 Amex cashback on a £250 spend’ offer

Last day to get 500 Virgin Points for joining Virgin Red and linking your accounts

Last day to join InterContinental Ambassador and get 20,000 bonus IHG One Rewards points if you stay two nights by 31st January

Last day for IHG hotel nights to count towards the Platinum status challenge

Last day to get 1,000 free Jumeirah One points for updating your profile

Sunday 1st January

First day for stays to count for the new Hilton ‘double points’ promotion (register here)

Thursday 5th January

Last day to earn bonus Heathrow Rewards points on electronics, jewellery and watches

Friday 6th January

Last day to book for the Accor ‘double points’ promotion (register here, stay by 28th February)

Comments (9)

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  • Save East Coast Rewards says:

    Missed one for the 31st December. Last day to qualify for BA status using the reduced tier point thresholds.

    I’m *almost* GGL now. I’m 5TP away from qualifying but I’m waiting for 40TP to post which will take me over. Will these points post before my next flight. If so I get to enjoy the Concorde Room before Christmas. It feels like I’ve been saying I’ve been nearly there for the past few months but now the finish line is in sight.

    If you’re close to reaching a new tier on BA it’s worthwhile trying to get some last minute flights in before the end of the year before the qualifying levels shoot up.

    The reduced thresholds put GGL within reach for me (normally 5000TP in your first year and 3000TP subsequently, but currently just 3750TP in the first year). The question is will it be worth maintaining? Concorde Room is nice to have when departing T5, but it looks like my regular route is moving to T3 in the summer and only gold is needed for the CX F lounge. Other benefits like faster call response times will be nice I guess. I was looking forward to trying Chelsea but the reviews on FT make it sound like the NCL Aspire!

    • BA Flyer IHG Stayer says:

      If anyone has waited until now to collect those last few TPs then they are going to be pretty expensive to obtain in the next few weeks with even plain domestic HBO economy tickets costing a small fortune and with BA ceasing new bookings into LHR and LGW because of Border Force there are even fewer options for destinations with LCY arrivals.

      Maybe that’s why Rob decided not to mention it again here?

      • Save East Coast Rewards says:

        It depends how many points you need. If it’s a small amount you can take a domestic flight (I hope they’re not restricted as they don’t go through immigration). Some people might be close to a boundary and weren’t aware of the reduced thresholds. I know people who thought the reduced thresholds didn’t apply to them as the app shows the normal thresholds.

        • BA Flyer IHG Stayer says:

          True domestics aren’t restricted by the BF strike but they are pretty expensive at the moment.

          Maybe not too bad if you need minimal TPs and a HBO fare will see you right but not if you need CE level TPs

      • Rob says:

        No, it just slipped through the cracks.

  • Mark says:

    No mention of the current 50% bonus on buying Avios? Offer ends midnight Monday 19th.

  • Hooch says:

    Has anyone had any joy with Avois from Pref a Manger ? I’ve had one transaction post (the first) but since then nothing … I’m missing quite a few transactions as Pret is a lunchtime fave and have done some through the missing miles route, to which I’m yet to hear a response …Other BA Rewards txns have posted ok.

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