Monday, 28 July 2014

DOUBLE AVIOS ON SELECTED IBERIA FLIGHTS


I just received an email from Iberia , offering double Avios when booking Iberia flights. Note that you must book on Iberia.com, booking on BA.com or Avios.com will not get you the double Avios, and of course you need an Iberia avios account.

Flights booked until the 31st of August, travelling by 31st December, are eligible with the exception of  flights beginning with IB7xxx, IB5xxx o IB4xxx, IB36XX, IB39XX.

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TESCO 20% TRANSFER BONUS TO VIRGIN




Its the start of a new Tesco Club Card points collecting quarter, and this is traditionally a time when Tesco launches some clubcard promos.  The start of this quarter brings an offer for converting to Virgin Miles.

Convert Tesco vouchers between the 28th of July and the 8th of Sept, and you'll get 750 Virgin miles for every £2.50, instead of the usual 625 miles. That's a 20% uplift.

Additionally, if you turn on auto-convert, you'll get an extra 1000 Virgin miles. This looks like an attractive offer. However, worryingly, anyone who already had their Tesco account set to automatically convert vouchers to Virgin may have missed out on the 20% uplift, as the auto convert happened a few days before the 28th of July. It will be interesting to see if they still get the 20% bonus miles.

This is one reason why I don't have auto convert on, it means you are likely to miss out on bonuses and promos.  However, if you are thinking of converting all of your existing vouchers to Virgin, it makes sense to convert, and then turn on auto-convert. This will get you the extra 1000 miles. Once you see the 1000 miles post to your Virgin account, switch auto convert back off again.


Thursday, 10 July 2014

6000 AA MILES FOR FREE WITH ROCKETMILES ?

Rocketmiles is a hotel booking service, which will give you airmiles from any number of airlines, as a bonus for booking with them. The most useful one within the UK, is AA miles, as these can be used to book BA flights.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

2400 CHEAP AVIOS (£5), WITH BLINKBOX AND TOPCASHBACK


Blinkbox is Tesco's movie streaming service that they have been running now for about a year. For new account holders, there is a valuable promotion on offer at the moment, which in association with Topcashback, can result in you getting 2400 Avios for a £5 outlay.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

HOW TO CONVERT 40K MR INTO 30K AA MILES

AA seems to be my favourite subject these days. It's not totally surprising, my plan for some time in 2015 is to do Dubai and the Maldives. Etihad flies these routes from Dublin, and you can use AA miles to book Etihad flights.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

DID YOUR AADVANTAGE PASSPORT MILES POST ?



Just a quick post to confirm that the miles from the AADVANTAGE passport promo, that I did an article on a few months ago, hit my account during the week. I got 935 miles, but if you went the whole hog and completed some of the stamps related to instagram etc, you should have received closer to 1100 Miles.

The T&C did say that the promo was only valid for US residents, but clearly this wasn't too strictly enforced, as my AA account has my UK address on it.