News in brief:
Marriott / HFP bonus points promotion update
Yesterday we launched an exclusive HFP promotion with Marriott, offering 10,000 bonus points when you book a weekend stay which includes a Thursday or Monday night.
One hotel listed in the article – Aloft Munich – was removed by Marriott at the last minute. The other participating hotels we listed, such as Hotel Arts Barcelona pictured below, are correct. Sorry for any inconvenience.
If you missed our article yesterday you can read about this special deal here.
Good Malmaison UK hotel deals for advance bookings
We don’t cover UK boutique hotel chain Malmaison much on HFP because it does not partner with any airlines or operate as part of any major loyalty scheme. They did have a Virgin Atlantic deal at one point but it ended 2-3 years ago.
At the moment, Malmaison is running a decent advance booking promotion for its hotels. If you can commit to a pre-paid booking at least 90 days in advance, there are substantial discounts available.
You can find details here.
There are participating properties – generally decent – in Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Brighton, Cheltenham, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Reading.
The Oxford hotel, picture below, is famous for being based in a converted prison! Thanks to Shoestring for this.
Good Enterprise / Virgin Flying Club deal – and win a family travel kit
If you are doing a short car rental, the best Virgin Flying Club reward deal is via their Hertz partnership. As you can see here, you earn 1,000 Virgin Atlantic miles on most Hertz rentals, however short.
For longer rentals,there is currently a better Virgin deal available with Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
Enterprise is offering 300 Virgin Flying Club miles per day when you rent a car from them. The maximum mileage you can earn is 3,600 miles per rental.
This offer is valid at Enterprise Rent-A-Car locations in the UK, Europe and North America. Whilst the landing page doesn’t mention any terms, the Virgin Atlantic site says that it is valid for rentals
until 31st October.
(EDIT: The actual offer dates are ‘book by 30th November for rentals completed by 31st December)
You need to book via this Enterprise / Virgin joint site to earn miles.
Enterprise and Virgin Flying Club are also giving away a family travel kit, including an iPad, two pairs of children’s headphones and a year’s subscription to Disney Life. Simply email the answer to this question:
What year was Enterprise founded?
A – 1946
B – 1958
C – 1957
to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Enterprise competition September 2018’. You need to add your name, your Flying Club number and answer (hint: it’s 1957) in the body of the email and send it by 1st October 2018. One entry per person.
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