Reminder for next £50 ‘Tesco year’ at TopCashBack

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It is now just over 12 months since TopCashBack began allowing people to withdraw some of their cashback as Tesco Clubcard points – but it is limited to £50 a year. Accordingly if you made your first Tesco CC withdrawal from TCB at this time last year you can now begin your second £50.

With a 5% bonus on the amount you withdraw as Tesco CC points and then 250CC converting into 600 Avios or 625 Virgin Flying Club miles (that’s without the current Virgin bonus) this is a great way to get your money out of TopCashBack. [Assuming you value an Avios point at more than 0.5p each – which you ought to if you are collecting them.]

How to split your money up to get to £50:

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Home Market Valentines Day Offers – Iberia

Well it’s valentines day and a number of airlines are offering restricted sales period  fares on the hope (but not requirement) that you will buy two of them!

Iberia Valentines Day Offers from Madrid

The key thing is to check what airlines are offering for departures from their home market country – where their hubs are located, and from where they serve the greatest number of direct destinations. Iberia have some interesting ones. Keep Reading…

RedSpottedHanky points conversion tip

In the last few days train booking website have been emailing people who took part in their Fantasy Formula One competition (see the original post here) annoucing they are going to award the points by 10th January 2014 – rather than in late 2013 as originally planned. Becasue RSH loyalty points are (supposed) to expire at the end of the calendar year, the F1 points will remain valid for redemption conversions for a longer period.

If you are converting your 2013 loyalty earnings, perhaps from the Wimbledon game, into RSH e-vouchers – it suddenly occured to me there is something important to point out about how RSH lets you spend e-vouchers. Keep Reading….

Differences between Lloyds Bank and TSB Bank credit cards

As part of the break up of ‘Lloyds TSB’ into two different banks, the scheme credit cards have now been available under both brands for a period.

TSB Bank and Lloyds Bank logos

Today the Avios credit card offering from Lloyds Bank has been differentiated from that of TSB Bank – differentiated in terms of rewards, earning rates and annual fees!

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Servisair LoungeMiles celebrates 1st anniversary with double stamps in September

LoungeMiles – the loyalty programme for Servisair lounges in the UK – is celebrating its first birthday by giving visitors double stamps for the rest of September 2013.

Servisair Lounge Miles 1st BirthdayLaunched a year ago, the LoungeMiles concept is a stamp based loyalty card – a bit like that used at some coffee shops.

Regardless of how you are paying for entry (directly, or via PriorityPass card, or other method that qualifies you for entry), visitors to Servisair operated lounges in the UK – including those lounges operating under the new “Aspire” brand – will receive an extra stamp on their loyalty card each visit this month.

When you have 5 stamps on your card you can redeem it (by post) for one of the following rewards: Keep Reading…

Finally addressing the Avios branding mess and introducing Avios South Africa

The loyalty scheme, one of three separate schemes which use Avios points as their currency has now been expanded to cover South Africa as its second country – previously it was UK only.

Additionally the confusing name of this third scheme, a separate scheme to both BA Executive Club and Iberia Plus, might finally be being addressed!

avios travel rewards programme

The History:

Back in November 2011 when newly formed IAG (parent company of BA and Iberia) unveiled the Avios name they did some things in novel and sensible ways, sadly they also did some other things in ways destined to create nothing but outright confusion.

Despite owning two airlines, they actually had three loyalty programmes to deal with. Keep Reading…

Win a million Tesco Clubcard points with Amex

American Express and Tesco have launched a promotional draw where 5 Amex Card holders could each win 1 million Tesco Clubcard points.

EDIT: Amex have confirmed there is a registration problem for this promotion – will be fixed tomorrow they say.

Tesco Club Card

To enter you need to register on the site linked below and subsequently make two transactions over £60 each by the 30th October. (How about some gift cards….)