I love to book things in early so I have something to look forward to, but in light of IHG’s recently announced changes to their redemption list, it makes sense to do so. I’ve booked our summer holiday to the west coast of the USA and have tried to maximise points and miles where I… Read More IHG Redemption changes
If you are ever short of Avios for a redemption flight, you can always buy some, but this is generally seen as an expensive way of doing things. A couple of emails have popped into my inbox this week which have given some more interesting possibilities for collecting miles. British Airways Birthday email To qualify,… Read More Other ways to ‘buy’ Avios
Last week there were a few people on my Twitter timeline bemoaning the fact that, in a new January promotion, people could achieve Gold status at Starbucks by signing up and using their new card. Now this is a travel blog primarily, but I thought it interesting that so many of the people talking about… Read More Why I don’t begrudge the instant Golds
The idea of paying for a hotel room with no intention of staying in it will be, to most people, absurd. And, quite frankly, it is. So much so that I didn’t tell my wife that I had booked one for over two months until we were in the car driving north for Christmas. But… Read More My first mattress run
On of the biggest perks in the miles and points games must surely be the AmEx 241 voucher from the British Airways Premium Plus card. If you spend £10k in a year you get a voucher in your BAEC account which allows you to book 2 tickets for the Avios of 1(although you also have to… Read More Did I get good value from my AmEx 241 voucher?
The whole point of state is matching is for companies to attract high spending individuals to them. The rationale is that if you have accrued status with one chain or airline then you might be likely to do the same with another. I wrote here about how I matched my British airways executive club silver… Read More Status Matching