Travel Hacking Tutor http://www.travelhackingtutor.com Travel hacking tips for UK globetrotters Sun, 12 Jan 2020 19:23:28 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.5 http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/cropped-logosquare-32x32.png Travel Hacking Tutor http://www.travelhackingtutor.com 32 32 110876277 Airbnb Promo Codes 2020 (Experiences & Hosting) http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/2020/01/12/airbnb-promo-codes-2020-airbnb-experiences-hosting/ Sun, 12 Jan 2020 19:23:28 +0000 http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/?p=8086 Airbnb has become hugely popular. Their platform offer thousands of places to stay, around the globe, in over 190 countries. As a guest you have the option to either book just a room, or an entire property, all of which can be done 100% online, directly on the Airbnb site. The only way to book […]

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Airbnb has become hugely popular. Their platform offer thousands of places to stay, around the globe, in over 190 countries. As a guest you have the option to either book just a room, or an entire property, all of which can be done 100% online, directly on the Airbnb site. The only way to book Airbnb properties is directly on the Airbnb platform. They do not partner with hotel comparison sites, which also means it’s not possible to use discount codes on third party sites to lower the cost. The only way to save money directly on Airbnb is to use a Airbnb discount code or a discount voucher. Here is the list of ongoing Airbnb promo codes for 2020, including Airbnb Experience discount and Airbnb Hosting bonuses.

Airbnb Promo Codes 2020

£25 Off Your First Accommodation Booking

Airbnb are offering continuing to offer £25 off your first Airbnb booking for new members in 2020. Ideal if you are planning on using the Airbnb platform to book your spring/summer holiday accommodation. In brief, register on Airbnb and receive £25 off your first booking of accommodation of £55 or more.

New customers who register on Airbnb receive £25 off their first booking of £55 or more in 2020. Used wisely at the correct accommodation that’s around 50% off the cost of the stay – if you can find a place for around the minimum booking amount of £55. The free credit is automatically deducted from your first booking. The discount will remain on your account until it has been used or for a maximum of 12 months, so even if you don’t need to book a trip straight away it is still a good idea to sign up to receive the £25 bonus. You have 12 months to use the £25 free credit after signup.

Airbnb bonuses for new members is not anything new, and they have been offering sign-up promotions almost since the creation of the platform. The current signup bonus is £25 in 2020, higher than the last couple of years when the bonus was only around £15.

£9 Off Your First Experience Booking

Airbnb have branched out from being just an accommodation platform and are now offering experiences, that can be booked with or without accommodation. Airbnb Experiences operate in the same way as their accommodation part of the business, in the way that members are offering to share with you experiences of a specific area.

New customers who book an Airbnb Experience in 2020 receive £9 off their first booking. Register on Airbnb and receive £9 off your first booking of £36 or more. That’s a saving of up to 25% off an Airbnb Experience.

The free credit is automatically deducted from your first booking. The discount will remain on your account until it has been used or for a maximum of 12 months, so even if you don’t need to book a trip straight away it is still a good idea to sign up to receive the £9 bonus.

Earn Airlines Miles Staying At Airbnb Properties

Boost Your Airline Miles From Airbnb Stays

In the past, one of the drawbacks of using Airbnb was that you didn’t earn any airline miles for your stay. If you compare this to a stay at a typical chain hotel, you had this possibility to earn airline miles for your stay. Airbnb have realised that the ability to earn airline miles, for some customers, was a big drawback of the platform. Now it’s possible to earn miles towards flights when using Airbnb. For UK based readers the most popular option will be to earn Avios on Airbnb stays. Airbnb partnerships now allow you to earn airmiles with ANA (All Nippon Airways), British Airways (Avios), Delta Airlines and Qantas.

Earn airlines miles from Airbnb stays with ANA (All Nippon Airways), British Airways (Avios), Delta Airlines and Qantas.

Airbnb Bookings Earn Avios

Earlier in the year British Airways partnered with Airbnb. Since then you have been able to earn Avios with every stay you book. Earning rates for Avios based on Airbnb stays are as follows:

  • Earn 3 Avios per £1 / €1 / $1 spent
  • New Airbnb customers receive a further 500 Avios as a welcome bonus

To earn Avios on Airbnb stays you need to be book via the dedicated Airbnb / British Airways partnership site.

Airbnb Hosting Promotions

If you are considering Airbnb hosting there are currently 2 deals where you can either earn either:

  • 8,000 Avios through the British Airways partnership
  • £190 in cashback through Topcashback

Earn Avios With Airbnb Hosting

If you sign up to be an Airbnb host through the British Airways partnership you will receive 8,000 Avios. Airmiles are received when you receive your first booking and are credited to your British Airways Executive Club account within 60 days of booking date.

If you read the above in detail you will notice that you do not need to host a stay, just receive a booking. There was a similar promotion in the US with a different airline a few years ago. People who “played the system” by manufacturing a fake stay of a friend found their Airbnb accounts being closed down. It really isn’t worth the risk!

To earn Avios for Airbnb hosting you need to be register via the dedicated Airbnb / British Airways partnership site.

Earn £190 Cashback With Airbnb Hosting

The more profitable option, instead of taking the 8,000 Avios, is to become an Airbnb host through a cashback deal. Topcashback are currently leading the way in terms of cashback and are paying £190 if you sign up to Airbnb hosting – you’re unlikely to find any Airbnb promo codes in 2020 for that amount to use on accommodation bookings! Details of the cashback states that it will be paid on 1st property listing, once a successful booking has been made and guest checks into listing. Minimum booking value £400.

To earn the cashback you need to signup to Airbnb hosting through the Topcashback Airbnb deal (signup to Topcashback if you are not already a member).

Quidco are currently paying £70 for the same deal (up from £56 towards the end of 2019).

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ENDS TONIGHT: 100% Bonus When You Buy Hilton Honors Points http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/2019/12/28/bonus-points-when-you-buy-hilton-honors/ Sat, 28 Dec 2019 19:04:44 +0000 http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/?p=7834 The latest Hilton Honors points promotion now is live and ends today – 28th December 2019. You will receive a 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors points. A bonus of 100% is the maximum seen by Hilton though they are known to differ their promotions between a “100% bonus” and “50% discount”, both of which […]

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The latest Hilton Honors points promotion now is live and ends today – 28th December 2019. You will receive a 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors points. A bonus of 100% is the maximum seen by Hilton though they are known to differ their promotions between a “100% bonus” and “50% discount”, both of which are the exact in terms of the amount you will pay when purchasing points.

100% Bonus When You Buy Hilton Honors Points

Until the end of today you receive a 100% bonus when purchasing Hilton hotel points.

  • Buy under 10,000 Hilton Honors points and receive no bonus
  • Buy 10,000 – 160,000 Hilton Honors points and receive a 100% bonus

Taking the top package of 160,000 Hilton Honors points + 160,000 bonus Hilton Honors points works out at around £1220 (charged in dollars at $1,600). Purchasing Hilton Honors points with the 100% bonus works out at around £3.80 per 1,000 points.

Purchasing Hilton Honors points is a great way to boost your existing points balance. Immediately after the points credit to your Hilton Honors account you can use them to redeem points for Hilton stays instead of paying cash.

Purchase Hilton Honors points before the points promotion ends today – 28th December 2019.

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During the promotion you can purchase up to 160,000 Hilton points, and also receive a further 160,000 bonus Hilton Honors points, making a total of 320,000 Hilton Honors points. To receive the maximum bonus you need to purchase over 10,000 Hilton Honors points. Any purchase of 10,000 or more Hilton Honors points will receive a bonus of 100%. Purchasing Hilton Honors points with the maximum 100% bonus works out around £3.80 per 1,000 points (charged in dollars at $5.00 per 1,000).

Planning on buying more Hilton points for a redemption? Remember that you can purchase a maximum of 160,000 Hilton Honors points per account (plus a further 160,000 bonus in the promotion, totaling 320,000 points per Hilton account) and then merge points together using the Hilton points pooling feature. Points can be merged with up to 10 other members in increments of 1,000 points and up to 500,000 points.

The New 2019 Hilton Price Match Guarantee

Hilton has changed from it’s existing “Best Rate Guarantee” to a new scheme named “Price Match Guarantee”. The main difference to the new Hilton Price Match Guarantee is that if you find a lower qualified price online then Hilton will match the price and give you an additional 25% off that stay. In the past with the old Hilton Guarantee you needed to have a booking direct with Hilton and send through the booking reference number via an online Hilton claim form to start your claim. That usually led to several messages backwards and forwards and wasted a lot of time. Now Hilton are encouraging you to contact them before you book with details of the cheaper rate from other sites (mainly the hotel comparison sites). That could save tons of time compared to the old method. Read more for full details.

You can also purchase hotel points in a other major hotel loyalty schemes.

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LAST CHANCE: Save 30% With Marriott Bonvoy Points Purchase http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/2019/12/15/marriott-bonvoy-points-purchase/ Sun, 15 Dec 2019 08:00:12 +0000 http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/?p=7559 The Mariott Bonvoy points purchase saving ends on 22nd December 2019. This is your last chance to purchase Marriott Bonvoy points, currently with a saving of 30% when purchasing as little as 2,000 points. The merger of Starwood and Marriott created the world’s largest hotel portfolio (over 5,700 properties, in over 110 countries, with a total […]

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The Mariott Bonvoy points purchase saving ends on 22nd December 2019. This is your last chance to purchase Marriott Bonvoy points, currently with a saving of 30% when purchasing as little as 2,000 points.

The merger of Starwood and Marriott created the world’s largest hotel portfolio (over 5,700 properties, in over 110 countries, with a total of 1.1 million guest rooms). Now SPG Starpoints and Marriott Rewards have come together with Marriott Bonvoy. If you are looking to boost your Marriott Bonvoy points balance then you can currently save 30% with Marriott Bonvoy points purchases.

The promotion is a great way to top-up an existing points balance. If you already have a Marriott Bonvoy points balance then purchasing a small amount of points could be the cheapest way of booking either a points and cash or an award night redemption.

Save 30% When You Buy Marriott Bonvoy Points

Until 22nd December 2019 you save 30% when purchasing Marriott Bonvoy hotel points.

  • Buy under 2,000 points and receive no saving
  • Buy 2,000 – 50,000 points and save 30%

Taking the top package of 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points works out at around £340 (charged in dollars at $437.50). Purchasing Marriott Bonvoy points with the 30% saving works out at around £6.80 per 1,000 points.

Purchase Marriott Bonvoy points with a 30% saving before 22nd December 2019.

As part of the points promotion Marriott Bonvoy have also doubled the amount of points you can purchase per calendar year, from 50,000 to 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy points. You can purchase up to 50,000 points per transaction. To purchase up to an annual limit of 100,000 Bonvoy points as part of this promotion, you need to make 2 separate purchases. Any purchase of 2,000 or more points will have a 30% saving automatically applied.

save when buying marriott bonvoy points

Offer ends 22nd December 2019.

You can also purchase hotel points in a other major hotel loyalty schemes.

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LAST CHANCE: IHG Quadruple Promotion Registration (Stacks With Accelerate) http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/2019/12/12/ihg-quadruple-promotion-registration-stacks-with-accelerate/ Thu, 12 Dec 2019 08:00:41 +0000 http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/?p=7322 IHG Rewards Club (the loyalty scheme of Holiday Inn, Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza etc) announced details of their latest promotion last month where you can earn up to quadruple bonus points. The IHG quadruple promotion is valid for stays until 31st January 2020, though bookings need to be made before 15th January 2020 (both dates inclusive). The latest […]

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IHG Rewards Club (the loyalty scheme of Holiday Inn, Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza etc) announced details of their latest promotion last month where you can earn up to quadruple bonus points. The IHG quadruple promotion is valid for stays until 31st January 2020, though bookings need to be made before 15th January 2020 (both dates inclusive).

The latest date to register for the IHG Quadruple Promotion is 15th January 2020.

This is not a targeted promotion, but appears to have been created in addition to the current IHG Accelerate promotion which is ongoing. Many have reported that as part of the IHG Accelerate promotion they have receive poor bonus offers despite being Spire Elite members – such as 1,000 bonus points if you stay during the Accelerate promotion. This is exactly the same as the bonus I was targeted.

ihg accelerate 1000 bonus points

This IHG 4x promotion can be used in addition to any offers you have been targeted as part of the IHG Accelerate promotion. IHG Accelerate is running until 31st December 2019, where as the 4x promotion runs until 31st January 2020.

You will receive the following bonus points in addition to any base points you earn during the promotion:

  • 1,000 bonus points on your 1st stay
  • 2x bonus points on your 2nd stay
  • 3x bonus points on your 3rd stay
  • 4x bonus points on your 4th and subsequent stays

To receive the offer you need to register and book before 15th January 2020 and stay before 31st January 2020 (all dates inclusive).

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40% Bonus With World Of Hyatt Points Purchase http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/2019/12/10/world-of-hyatt-points-purchase-bonus/ Tue, 10 Dec 2019 08:00:25 +0000 http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/?p=7550 The World of Hyatt points purchase bonus ends on 31st December 2019. This is your last chance to purchase Hyatt points, currently with a bonus of 40% when purchasing over 5,000 points. The 40% bonus buying Hyatt points is rare, and beats the majority of previous Hyatt promotions over the past couple of years. Hyatt […]

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The World of Hyatt points purchase bonus ends on 31st December 2019. This is your last chance to purchase Hyatt points, currently with a bonus of 40% when purchasing over 5,000 points.

The 40% bonus buying Hyatt points is rare, and beats the majority of previous Hyatt promotions over the past couple of years. Hyatt also do not seem to offer points bonuses as often as other hotel chains.

The Hyatt hotel loyalty scheme, World of Hyatt (originally Hyatt Gold Passport) allows you to use points or points and cash to book reward stays at their properties, which are considered mid to high luxury hotels. If you’re a Hyatt member you can also increase your World of Hyatt points balance by staying at their properties when they offer a generous promotion.

The promotion is a great way to top-up an existing points balance. If you already have a World of Hyatt points balance then purchasing a small amount of points could be the cheapest way of booking either a points and cash or an award night redemption.

If you are looking to make an World of Hyatt points purchase you will receive bonus Hyatt points when you purchase over 5,000 points. Purchases over 5,000 points are awarded a 40% bonus.

40% Bonus Buying World Of Hyatt Points

Until 31st December 2019 you receive up to an 40% bonus when purchasing World of Hyatt hotel points.

  • Buy under 5,000 points and receive no bonus
  • Buy 5,000 – 55,000 points and receive a 40% bonus

Taking the top package of 55,000 World of Hyatt points + 22,000 bonus Hyatt points works out at around £1020 (charged in dollars at $1,320). Purchasing World of Hyatt points with the 40% bonus works out at around £13.00 per 1,000 points.

Purchase World of Hyatt points with a 40% bonus before 31st December 2019.

World of Hyatt allow the purchase of 55,000 Hyatt points calendar year, plus the 40% bonus making a total of 77,000 World of Hyatt points. To earn the 40% bonus you need to purchase 5,000 points of more. Any purchase of 5,000 or more points will have a 40% bonus automatically applied. Lower purchase amounts will receive no bonus.

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Offer ends 31st December 2019.

You can also purchase hotel points in a other major hotel loyalty schemes.

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EXTENDED: IHG 4x Promotion (Stacks With Accelerate) http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/2019/12/09/extended-ihg-4x-promotion-stacks-with-accelerate/ Mon, 09 Dec 2019 08:00:00 +0000 http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/?p=7563 IHG (the loyalty scheme of Holiday Inn, Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza etc) had issues with their Summer Accelerate promotion. Many guests didn’t have their stays correctly post to their IHG Rewards Club account – most likely due to IHG’s renown IT issues. This meant that not only did you have to contact IHG to get your […]

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IHG (the loyalty scheme of Holiday Inn, Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza etc) had issues with their Summer Accelerate promotion. Many guests didn’t have their stays correctly post to their IHG Rewards Club account – most likely due to IHG’s renown IT issues. This meant that not only did you have to contact IHG to get your points sent to your account, but it also appears to have messed up their following promotion – IHG Accelerate for the Autumn/Winter period. Loyal Spire Elite IHG Rewards Club members were targeted with very poor goals, meaning that the bonus points available were low (My own goal was to stay once during the promotion to earn 1,000 bonus IHG points). Since then IHG have launched a further promotion, the “IHG 4x Promotion”, which overlaps somewhat with the current Accelerate promotion.

The IHG 4x promotion is not a targeted. Anyone with an IHG Rewards Club account can signup, and all IHG members receive the same goals. Through the promotion you can earn up to quadruple bonus points. The promotion is valid for stays all the way until 31st January 2020.

You should note that have been 2 significant changes since the promotion originally launched:

  • You now earn 4x bonus points on the 4th stay, and all subsequent stays. Originally you did not receive bonus points on booking after the 4th stay. Bonus points capped are at 200,000 points.
  • You now must register for the promotion by 15th January 2020. Originally this was 15th December 2019, so has been extended a month.

ihg quadruple points promotion

This IHG 4x promotion can be used in addition to any offers you have been targeted as part of the IHG Accelerate promotion. IHG Accelerate is running until 31st December 2019, where as the 4x promotion runs until 31st January 2020.

You will receive the following bonus points in addition to any base points you earn during the promotion:

  • 1,000 bonus points on your 1st stay
  • 2x bonus points on your 2nd stay
  • 3x bonus points on your 3rd stay
  • 4x bonus points on your 4th and subsequent stays

To receive the offer you need to register and book before 15th January 2020 and stay before 31st January 2020 (all dates inclusive).

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FlyingBlue Promo Awards (Air France KLM) For December 2019 http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/2019/12/06/flyingblue-promo-awards-air-france-klm-december-2019/ Fri, 06 Dec 2019 08:00:03 +0000 http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/?p=7635 FlyingBlue Promo Awards are by far the best way to use your FlyingBlue miles. Each month Air France and KLM open up a series of discounted award flights that are significantly cheaper than the usual redemption price. Both short-haul and long-haul flights usually appear on the list, but long-haul flights tend to have the largest […]

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FlyingBlue Promo Awards are by far the best way to use your FlyingBlue miles. Each month Air France and KLM open up a series of discounted award flights that are significantly cheaper than the usual redemption price. Both short-haul and long-haul flights usually appear on the list, but long-haul flights tend to have the largest discounts. Discounted on these long-haul flights can be anywhere from 25% to 50% off the normal redemption value. Flight redemptions are also usually available in Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class. Read on to see the December Air France KLM FlyingBlue promo awards.

flying blue promo awards tickets

Even if you don’t have have a balance with Air France or KLM you can transfer American Express Membership Rewards points directly into the scheme (1 American Express Membership Rewards point = 1 FlyingBlue mile). If you need to top up your FlyingBlue balance further you can also purchase additional FlyingBlue miles. Occasionally FlyingBlue will have a discount of their miles.

This months Promo Award fares are valid for bookings made before 31st December 2019, for travel between 1st February 2020 and 31st March 2020. Both one-way and return flights are bookable. All FlyingBlue members have the opportunity to book the discounted seats, which have a limited availability.

Some of the most interesting December FlyingBlue Promo Awards (full list of Promo Awards), include the following discounted long-haul routes:

Air France KLM Promo Awards with 25% off:

  • Europe to Taipei – 25% discount in Business
  • Europe to Chicago – 25% discount in Business
  • Europe to Toronto – 25% discount in Business
  • Europe to Xiamen – 25% discount in Business
  • Europe to Beijing – 25% discount in Economy

Air France KLM Promo Awards with 50% off:

  • Europe to Boston – 50% discount in Economy
  • Europe to Washington – 50% discount in Economy and Premium Economy
  • Europe to New York – 50% discount in Premium Economy
  • Europe to Mexico City – 50% discount in Premium Economy
  • Europe to Chicago – 50% discount in Economy and Premium Economy

Search for Promo Awards or view the full list of Promo Award destinations on the FlyingBlue site. You need to select “Check out our latest promotions”.

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FREE Telegraph Subscription For Eurostar Carte Blanche Members http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/2019/12/02/eurostar-club-carte-blanche-free-telegraph-subscription/ Mon, 02 Dec 2019 08:00:00 +0000 http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/?p=7605 Eurostar have just announced a new addition to their partners list for Club Eurostar members. Carte Blanche Club Eurostar membership now includes a free 12-month digital subscription to The Telegraph (worth £200). This free Telegraph subscription gives you digital access to premium articles on Telegraph.co.uk, the daily newspaper on smartphone or tablet ready to read […]

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Eurostar have just announced a new addition to their partners list for Club Eurostar members. Carte Blanche Club Eurostar membership now includes a free 12-month digital subscription to The Telegraph (worth £200). This free Telegraph subscription gives you digital access to premium articles on Telegraph.co.uk, the daily newspaper on smartphone or tablet ready to read from 5am, and subscriber rewards including offers, competitions and events. The free Telegraph 12-month subscription is genuinely an offer worth having and is great to see Eurostar promoting this offer through the top level membership status.

Back in October, Eurostar increased the threshold to earn Carte Blanche status mentioning this move was to “improve the comfort and experience of our Business Premier passengers and Carte Blanche members at our fast-track ticket gates and in our Business Premier lounge”. Carte Blanche status changed from 1,800 points or 24 return journeys to 2,400 points or 32 return journeys per membership year – a 33% increase. It appears that Eurostar are not only trying to

To sign up for the free Telegraph subscription you need to log in to your Club Eurostar account. Carte Blanche members will see a banner on the overview page of the account where you can click to sign up directly on The Telegraph site.

You can read more about the other benefits of the various Eurostar club levels – Classique, Avantage and Carte Blanche.

eurostar free telegraph carte blanche

When signing up you will notice that you have to give payment details. This does not take a payment for the free 12-month digital subscription, but is to continue your membership after the free trial ends. If you are not wanting to continue the digital subscription after the free 12 month period you need to cancel as on completion of the trial period you will automatically be charged £18 per month (usually around £24 per month).

After signing up you should take a look at The Telegraph Subscriber Rewards. Currently there are the following offers for subscribers:

To sign up for the free Telegraph subscription you need to log in to your Club Eurostar account. Carte Blanche members will see a banner on the overview page of the account where you can click to sign up directly on The Telegraph site.

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Curve Debit Card Fees For Government Payments http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/2019/12/02/curve-debit-card-fees-for-government-payments-by-credit-card/ Mon, 02 Dec 2019 07:30:25 +0000 http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/?p=7577 Last week we covered when Curve announced they will be applying fees for using debit cards for specific payments. This was big news on several travel blogs and it appeared that many Curve users were frustrated with the changes. Curve have now cleared up where users will be subject to a debit card fee, what […]

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Last week we covered when Curve announced they will be applying fees for using debit cards for specific payments. This was big news on several travel blogs and it appeared that many Curve users were frustrated with the changes. Curve have now cleared up where users will be subject to a debit card fee, what they call “debit fronted credit”, but it’s worth remembering that this fee can be avoided if you are (or upgrade) to a Curve metal card. The Curve debit card fees only apply to Curve Blue and Curve Black cardholders. If you’re planning on making a large payment to one of the following government bodies it could be worthwhile to upgrade to Curve Metal first.

The only good part about these fees (if you can say that) is that Curve have been extremely open about the fees. Information was published on the Curve site and users have been emailed of the changes, well ahead of time (not like the huge Best Western devaluation that hit without warning).

Curve are passing on the fees to the cardholder who are making payments using their Curve card linked to a credit card as the funding source. Larger payments, specially those made to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), are being targeted, along with the following government bodies:

  • National Savings & Investments
  • DVLA Vehicle Tax
  • Student Loan Payments
  • HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)

If you accidentally pay with a credit card as your Curve funding card you can use the Go Back in Time feature to switch the payment to a debit card without incurring the fee.

How To Avoid Curve Debit Card Fees

To avoid the Curve debit card fees when paying to the above mentioned government bodies you can upgrade to a Curve Metal card. This level of Curve membership costs £14.99 per month, but also comes with heaps of other benefits such as travel and gadget insurance, hire car collision damage waiver insurance, and even lounge access through the LoungeKey scheme. Based on the payments you make to these government bodies you need to work out if these benefits plus the fact you will save on the 1.5% fee works in your favour.

  • For customers who signed up to Curve before 25th November 2019, these fees will apply from the 24th January 2020.
  • For customers who signed up to Curve after 25th November 2019, Curve Blue (free) and Curve Black customers (including Curve Black Legacy users), will be charged 1.5% of the amount of the transaction.
  • Curve Metal customers regardless of sign up date will pay no charge.

Join Curve by downloading the app. Register using promo code K7ADL for £5 credit to be added to your account. Remember to enter the promo code after downloading the app to receive the free credit.


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Curve Debit Card Fee FAQs

Again Curve have published some frequent asked questions relating to the debit card fee that will start to be imposed for government transactions.

How is the fee legal when surcharges are banned in the EU?


Join Curve by downloading the app. Register using promo code K7ADL for £5 credit to be added to your account. Remember to enter the promo code after downloading the app to receive the free credit.


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Win £1000 With The Curve Black Friday Giveaway http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/2019/11/26/curve-black-friday-giveaway-promotion/ Tue, 26 Nov 2019 12:21:34 +0000 http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/?p=7516 As part of the Curve Black Friday promotion they are giving away £15,000 in Curve Cash (real cash that you can easily spend). Prizes range from £20 to £1000 in Curve Cash rewards. To be in with a chance of winning you just need to make a transaction with your Curve card on Black Friday […]

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As part of the Curve Black Friday promotion they are giving away £15,000 in Curve Cash (real cash that you can easily spend). Prizes range from £20 to £1000 in Curve Cash rewards. To be in with a chance of winning you just need to make a transaction with your Curve card on Black Friday (29th November 2019). If you already frequently use your Curve card, make sure to put a transaction through on Black Friday.

List of prizes

  • 1 entry will win £1,000 (100,000 Curve Cash points)
  • 4 entries will win £500 (50,000 Curve Cash points)
  • 30 entries will win £100 (10,000 Curve Cash points)
  • 80 entries will win £50 (5,000 Curve Cash points)
  • 250 entries will win £20 (2,000 Curve Cash points)

Terms of the promotion

  • Eligible transactions need to be made on Black Friday (29th November 2019) between 00:00:01 and 23:59:29 (GMT)
    • Eligible transactions are any purchases that has been made with your Curve card excluding withdrawal from ATMs or other cash points, Curve Send or Go Back in Time transactions)
  • The draw is open to all active users of Curve who are mainland UK residents are over the age of 18 at the date of the entry
  • Only one prize per person

The draw will take place on 30th November 2019. Winners will be contacted within 7 days with the email address on their Curve account. Winners must claim their prize with 48 hours of being contacted by Curve.


Join Curve by downloading the app. Register using promo code K7ADL for £5 credit to be added to your account. Remember to enter the promo code after downloading the app to receive the free credit.


What Is Curve?

Curve is not a bank. With Curve, you don’t need to switch banks they simply supercharge any of your bank or credit cards to give you killer features and incredible benefits. If you’re new to the Curve Card and Curve Rewards you may want to start by reading the Curve card review and rewards scheme, for a full background (where you can also get a free Curve card with £5 credit).

For those new to the concept of the Curve card it is essentially an ‘all in one’ card that lets you carry one card with you instead of many. Your existing debit and credit cards can all be linked to your Curve card, after which you can then use your Curve card to spend almost anywhere around the globe. Curve also have their own loyalty scheme, Curve Rewards, where you can earn reward points on purchases. After collecting only a few points you can then exchange Curve Rewards points to purchase items for free. You can spend Curve Rewards points with PayPal, Amazon, direct on retailers websites, or in-store.

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Curve Card Benefits

Curve’s ‘all in one’ card not only lets you carry around one card with you instead of many, but also gives you great benefits – both at home and when travelling abroad. Using one card and one app also makes it super easy to manage all your bank and credit accounts in one place, making it easy to budget when you’re on the move.

0% FX Rates

The Curve card helps to reduce foreign transaction fees by charging one of the best foreign exchange rates on the market, which is usually much lower than typical bank accounts. You can save a considerable amount of money by using your Curve card abroad instead a regular debit or credit card.

Curve Rewards

Curve gives you 1% instant Curve Cash when you spend at one of your chosen retailers from a choice of over 100+ top retailers. You can choose to spend your rewards straight away or save them up for a larger purchase.

Payment Time Machine

Swapping a purchase from one card to another is hassle-free and can be done before you’ve even walked out the store. Tap “Go Back In Time” within a 14 day window after the original purchase for any purchase under £1,000. The switch takes less than 10 seconds to swap a purchase from one card to another. It’s free, and can be done entirely in-app, but sadly you cannot move transactions onto your rewards card.

Safe and Secure

You can lock all your cards, with one single tap directly in the Curve app. No need to contact all your banks to block each card, plus with the Curve Customer Protection you’re covered for up to £100,000 – even on debit card purchases. When you find your card the block can be removed, again with just a tap.


Join Curve by downloading the app. Register using promo code K7ADL for £5 credit to be added to your account. Remember to enter the promo code after downloading the app to receive the free credit.


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