Heathrow Rewards

Heathrow Rewards - formerly known as BAA WorldPoints - is the loyalty scheme for shoppers at Heathrow Airport. You can also earn points from buying Heathrow Express tickets and from airport parking. Points can be redeemed for airline miles (Avios, Virgin Flying Club, Emirates, Singapore KrisFlyer, Royal Brunei, Miles & More) or for Heathrow shopping vouchers.

Will Amex devalue Membership Rewards – and should you convert Amex, Clubcard, Heathrow or HSBC points to Avios on receipt?

In the comments to our article yesterday on the changes to certain American Express card sign-up and referral bonuses, a couple of readers questioned the merit of leaving their Membership Rewards points sitting with American Express, rather than moving them. The logic, according to these […]

Heathrow now has genuinely super-fast (and free) wi-fi!

Heathrow Airport has just announced a brand new super-fast free wi-fi service. I know what you’re thinking ….. fast wi-fi, blah, blah, usual marketing spiel.  Except … I was in Heathrow on Tuesday morning on my way to Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, so I […]

Bits: 100% bonus buying IHG points (as good as it gets), BA launches Dammam, bonus Heathrow Rewards on fashion

News in brief: 100% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club points IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – is running another sale this week with a bonus of 100% when you buy over 7,000 points. 100% is as generous […]

2,000+ Heathrow Rewards points with your first Rocketmiles hotel booking (converts to Avios and more)

Heathrow Rewards, the Heathrow Airport shopping loyalty scheme, has an interesting partnership with hotel booking site Rocketmiles which can earn you 2,000+ easy Avios or other airline miles. What is Rocketmiles? Rocketmiles – if you are not familiar with it – is a similar website […]

Why the only thing better than transferable points is INSTANTLY transferable points

One of the key ideas I push on Head for Points is that transferable, or convertible, points are better than non-transferable points. The best way to explain this is via American Express Membership Rewards points, earned from Amex Gold, Amex Platinum and the Amex Rewards […]

BACK AGAIN: Get 3,000 Avios or other miles with the Heathrow Rewards sign-up bonus

Heathrow Rewards – the loyalty scheme for Heathrow’s duty free shops – has brought back its generous sign-up bonus worth 3,000 points for 2019. 3,000 points is a very generous sign-up bonus for Heathrow Rewards.  It is especially generous given the recent 50% and 100% transfer […]

50%-100% bonus on Heathrow Rewards transfers to Virgin – sign-up promo now worth 4,500-6,000 miles!

Heathrow Rewards, the loyalty scheme for shopping at Heathrow, has launched a 50%-100% bonus on transfers to Virgin Flying Club. The offer started on Saturday and is live on the Heathrow Rewards home page if you log in to make a transfer. The bonus is […]

Get 250 bonus Heathrow Rewards points (=250 miles) with every Heathrow Express purchase!

(EDIT: some people are having trouble with points posting if they buy the cheapest £5.50 tickets.  Reader feedback generally seems to be that they will appear but after a delay, whilst the bonus posts immediately for other ticket types.) Heathrow Rewards and Heathrow Express have […]

Bits: two new BA Summer 2019 routes, 10% off Gatwick parking, 50% Heathrow Rewards to Asia Miles bonus

News in brief: British Airways launches Heathrow to Preveza and Bastia British Airways has announced two new Summer routes to Preveza (Greece) and Bastia (Corsica) starting from May 2019. Flights to Preveza will be operating on Wednesdays and Sundays starting on 26th May, departing London […]

Get up to 15,000 Heathrow Rewards points (=15,000 miles) with jewellery, watches and technology

There is good news for Avios, Virgin Flying Club, Emirates Skywards, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer, Aegean Miles+Bonus, Royal Brunei Royal Skies and Lufthansa Miles & More members! Today, 1st October, Heathrow Rewards is launching its annual bonus promotion on electronics, watches and jewellery, keen to tap […]

Bits: £50-£200 Amex Travel cashback, 2000 Heathrow Rewards points on fashion, free Fast Track at East Midlands

News in brief: Generous Amex Travel cashback credit launched American Express Travel has launched a new cashback credit promotion. There are a couple of versions.  The most generous, which I got, is a whopping £200 back on a £600 spend via Amex Travel.  The other […]

50% bonus on Heathrow Rewards transfers to Emirates Skywards – sign-up promo worth 4,500 miles

Heathrow Rewards, the loyalty scheme for shopping at Heathrow, has launched a 50% bonus on transfers to Emirates Skywards. The offer is clearly flagged on the Heathrow Rewards site when you log in.  This offer ONLY applies to Emirates Skywards and does not apply to: […]

Should you convert Clubcard, Amex, Heathrow or HSBC points to Avios on receipt?

This article is another of the ‘how to’ pieces we have been running over August for the benefit of newer readers, although hopefully everyone will get some value from them. A regular email question I receive from readers is about ‘convertible’ points.  There is a […]

Bits: 25% bonus on HSBC Premier to Avios transfers, new Heathrow Rewards sign-up bonus, 40% bonus buying Hyatt points

News in brief: 25% bonus when you transfer HSBC Premier credit card points to Avios HSBC Premier has launched a (targeted?) 25% bonus on points transfers to Avios. This is a little surprising, since in October 2016 they said that they were ending their annual 50% […]

I try out Heathrow’s Personal Shopper experience

If you’ve spent too much time in airport lounges, you might want to try something different next time you’re at Heathrow. How about a complimentary Personal Shopper experience? Heathrow’s Personal Shopper service launched in 2014 and can be booked by anyone travelling from Heathrow who […]

Heathrow Airport now selling Fast Track security access, inc Terminal 5

This seems to be new, although I haven’t seen any announcements about it. Heathrow Airport has started to sell Fast Track security access.  You can find it on the Heathrow website here. The price is not exactly a bargain at £12.50 per person.  It does […]

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