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How I got £370 of value from my Starwood Amex sign-up bonus

There is always something satisfying about making a good value redemption, especially when you can see the saving in hard cash! My wife has been sitting on 21,000 Starwood Preferred Guest points for a .....

There is always something satisfying about making a good value redemption, especially when you can see the .....

by Rob Burgess8 comments

Should you transfer your BAA WorldPoints to Avios now?

As I posted on Saturday, 27th October is effectively the end of BMI Diamond Club.  This means it is the last day to transfer BAA WorldPoints to BMI Diamond Club (and thus on to Avios). Now, there is .....

As I posted on Saturday, 27th October is effectively the end of BMI Diamond Club.  This means it is the last .....

by Rob Burgess7 comments

How and why to transfer Starwood points to another person for free

Sometimes, just when you think you know stuff, it turns out that there is something quite important that you never knew after all. The ability to transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points to someone .....

Sometimes, just when you think you know stuff, it turns out that there is something quite important that you .....

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Last day to register for double Amex rewards at World Duty Free

A quick reminder that today is the last day to register your Amex card (any Amex-issued Amex) to received double rewards when you shop at World Duty Free. Original post is here. You will receive .....

A quick reminder that today is the last day to register your Amex card (any Amex-issued Amex) to received .....

by Rob Burgess1 comment

BMI Diamond Club – finally, the end is near

If you’re a BMI Diamond Club member, you will have had yesterdays email announcing what is effectively the formal winding up of the club.  For the rest of you who are interested, here is a .....

If you’re a BMI Diamond Club member, you will have had yesterdays email announcing what is effectively .....

by Rob Burgess6 comments

New Hilton promotion to earn bonus Virgin Flying Club miles

Hilton HHonors has launched a 4th quarter promotion in association with Virgin Atlantic. (At this time, it seems that similar promotions will be launched with Miles & More and Emirates, albeit .....

Hilton HHonors has launched a 4th quarter promotion in association with Virgin Atlantic. (At this time, it .....

by Rob Burgess2 comments

Vueling adds Cardiff to Malaga – a new Avios redemption option

Iberia‘s sister company Vueling is launching flights from Cardiff to Malaga from April 2013. This is in addition to their services to Alicante and Barcelona. There was also a Cardiff to Palma .....

Iberia‘s sister company Vueling is launching flights from Cardiff to Malaga from April 2013. This is in .....

by Rob Burgess2 comments

Thank you ….

Just a quick note to say that Head for Points officially passed 100,000 page views yesterday, since we launched in July. (The actual number of pages read is nearer 125,000, since the 100,000 figure .....

Just a quick note to say that Head for Points officially passed 100,000 page views yesterday, since we .....

by Rob Burgess7 comments

Should you use a mileage or a ‘no FX fees’ credit card abroad?

Something I stress on Head for Points whenever I can is the need to keep a clear mind when earning miles or points. If you are buying a product or service primarily because it offers you miles, you .....

Something I stress on Head for Points whenever I can is the need to keep a clear mind when earning miles or .....

by Rob Burgess14 comments

50% bonus when you buy Club Carlson points

Club Carlson, the loyalty scheme covering Radisson, Park Plaza and Park Inn, amongst other brands, has launched a promotion for 50% bonus miles when you purchase points.  It runs until November 10th. .....

Club Carlson, the loyalty scheme covering Radisson, Park Plaza and Park Inn, amongst other brands, has .....

by Rob Burgess5 comments

Double Avios with the e-store until October 31st

If you have an Avios account, you probably got an email this week promoting double miles on everything bought via their e-shopping site. We have put together a full list of all participating .....

If you have an Avios account, you probably got an email this week promoting double miles on everything bought .....

by Rob Burgess2 comments

Double Amex rewards from World Duty Free

This offer was promoted in the latest newsletter for British Airways American Express cardholders.  However, it is actually valid for UK cardholders of any Amex-issued Amex.  You can also take part .....

This offer was promoted in the latest newsletter for British Airways American Express cardholders.  However, .....

by Rob Burgess5 comments

Two special hotel deals via Amex

There are two special hotel rate deals knocking about for American Express cardholders which may be of interest. Via this link, Hilton is offering a 30% discount on its Bed & Breakfast Rate.  You .....

There are two special hotel rate deals knocking about for American Express cardholders which may be of .....

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