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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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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Virgin bits: VA announces 2018 loss, no more miles from West Coast rail, Jet Airways partnership on the rocks

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic announces a loss for 2018 Virgin Atlantic announced a £26m loss for 2018 yesterday, following a £49m loss in 2017. Underlying numbers were more promising, with revenue rising by 5.8% to £2.78bn, passenger numbers growing by just under 5% to […]

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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 small orphan amounts of miles and points – Part 2 (Airlines and Shopping)

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

This is the second part of the updated article I began yesterday, discussing the best ways to ‘zero out’ loyalty card accounts which you want to abandon.  You need to remember that you may first need to ‘top off’ an account by earning a few more […]

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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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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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How to redeem Avios for low tax US domestic flights – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 13

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 to redeem Avios for domestic flights in the […]

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