How Amex Membership Rewards members can buy miles for up to 50% off

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

One of the lesser known features of the American Express Membership Rewards programme is the ability to buy up to 10,000 Membership Rewards points per year for 1.5p each. This facility is mentioned on the Amex website here – scroll down to Clause 3 – although […]

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Bits: BA sending gifts if you’ve flown to the moon!, Virgin sale ends today, Dot to Dot music festival

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: Special BA gifts if you have flown to the moon! British Airways is sending out a special gift to Executive Club members who have ‘flown it to the moon and back’. Some members who have flown more than 477,710 miles on British […]

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The beginners guide to whether you qualify for an American Express sign-up bonus or not

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

As we covered yesterday, American Express has announced a 2nd round of ‘no notice’ changes to its personal credit and charge cards.  The details are here.  This follows the changes made in late March to the rules on how you qualify for a sign-up bonus. […]

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

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

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 […]

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Bits: BA dumps the FT, No 1 Lounges opening in Luton, see French Open Tennis with Emirates Skywards

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: British Airways drops the Financial Times British Airways has pulled the Financial Times from its flights, lounges and boarding gates. The Sun, apparently, will continue to be available ….. This was clearly not a decision taken by the FT, since it has […]

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JetBlue to launch low-cost London to New York and Boston flights – in 2021

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

Low-cost US airline JetBlue announced its first international routes last night – but not until 2021. The airline will be launching daily flights from London to both New York JFK and Boston. You are probably wondering which airport JetBlue will use.  It isn’t saying, and […]

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Using Cathay Pacific for low-tax Avios redemptions to Asia – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 15

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from it.  Click here to see the other “Avios Redemption University” articles. Today I want to take a look at how you can make substantial tax savings […]

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How to use Avios for tax-free flights on Alaska Airlines (good for Hawaii) – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 14

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

During March and April I am running updated versions of our ‘Avios Redemption University’ series. This series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  This article explains how and why you may want to redeem Avios […]

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Bits: Flybe cuts at Cardiff, Doncaster, Norwich and Exeter, BA / AA US changes, Terminal 5 gets a (real) dinosoar!

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: Flybe to close or shrink four UK bases Flybe has announced that it will close its bases at Cardiff and Doncaster Sheffield at the end of the Summer season in late October. Flights using jet aircraft from Exeter and Norwich will also […]

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Bits: 25% bonus converting TopCashback funds to Avios, 80% bonus buying IHG points, my stay using bought points

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: 25% bonus when you convert TopCashback funds to Avios Cashback shopping site TopCashback is offering a 25% bonus this month if you convert your earnings to Avios. Until 30th April, you will receive 1.25 Avios for every 1p of cashback you convert. […]

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LAST CALL: Get up to 150,000 Avios when you open an ISA, SIPP or General Investment Account with Nutmeg

Written by Anika @ Head for Points

Advertorial This is an advertisement for Nutmeg Saving and Investment Limited (“Nutmeg”). Nutmeg has agreed to pay the publisher an award for new customers acquired via the promotion of its services on this site. Head for Points is a journalistic website. Nothing here should be […]

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Bits: five new Virgin icons, good £1260 Qatar deal to Hong Kong (560 TP!), get 2x to 4x Accor points on your next stay

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: Five new Virgin Atlantic ‘icons’ revealed As we gear up for the launch of the new Virgin Atlantic Upper Class seat next Monday, Virgin has rolled out five new “Flying Icons” to adorn its new A350-1000 fleet.  These will replace the traditional Flying […]

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