Travel Hacking Tutor http://www.travelhackingtutor.com Travel hacking tips for UK globetrotters Sun, 08 Dec 2019 23:32:50 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/cropped-logosquare-32x32.png Travel Hacking Tutor http://www.travelhackingtutor.com 32 32 110876277 EXTENDED: IHG 4x Promotion (Stacks With Accelerate) http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/2019/12/09/extended-ihg-4x-promotion-stacks-with-accelerate/ http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/2019/12/09/extended-ihg-4x-promotion-stacks-with-accelerate/#respond 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.

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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/ http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/2019/12/06/flyingblue-promo-awards-air-france-klm-december-2019/#respond 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/ http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/2019/12/02/eurostar-club-carte-blanche-free-telegraph-subscription/#respond 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/ http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/2019/12/02/curve-debit-card-fees-for-government-payments-by-credit-card/#respond 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.


comparison of curve cards against the curve metal card

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/ http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/2019/11/26/curve-black-friday-giveaway-promotion/#respond 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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Save 30% When You Buy Marriott Bonvoy Points http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/2019/11/26/buy-marriott-bonvoy-points/ http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/2019/11/26/buy-marriott-bonvoy-points/#respond Tue, 26 Nov 2019 08:00:34 +0000 http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/?p=7554 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% […]

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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% when you buy Marriott Bonvoy points.

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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40% Bonus Buying Hyatt Points http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/2019/11/25/bonus-buying-world-of-hyatt-points/ Mon, 25 Nov 2019 08:00:07 +0000 http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/?p=6095 You can now buy Hyatt points with a 40% bonus – the highest bonus amount seen by Hyatt! 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. […]

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You can now buy Hyatt points with a 40% bonus – the highest bonus amount seen by Hyatt! 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.

bonus buying hyatt hotel points

Offer ends 31st December 2019.

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

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CONFIRMED: Curve Debit Card Fee To Be Introduced http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/2019/11/24/curve-debit-card-fee-confirmed-hmrc-payments/ Sun, 24 Nov 2019 23:05:25 +0000 http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/?p=7530 News seems to have been hitting the internet over the past couple of days about Curve – that they are potentially adding fees when using a debit card as the funding card for Curve spending. The Curve debt card fee was published on the Curve site on Thursday 21st November but has since been removed. […]

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News seems to have been hitting the internet over the past couple of days about Curve – that they are potentially adding fees when using a debit card as the funding card for Curve spending. The Curve debt card fee was published on the Curve site on Thursday 21st November but has since been removed. Now, only a few hours ago Curve have confirmed the debit card fee by updated their site with the following information (bold added for emphasis):

This is a service provided by Curve that enables you to make payments using you Curve Mastercard® Debit card, funded by an underlying credit card in instances where credit card payments may not be available at the merchant. At the moment, the only type of transaction that falls under this category is payments made to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

For customers who sign up from the 25th of November, 2019, if you wish to use your credit card to fund these type of payments through Curve, the following charges apply:

  • For Curve Blue (free) and Curve Black customers (including Curve Black Legacy users), you will be charged 1.5% of the amount of the transaction. There is no charge for Curve Metal customers.
  • If you signed up to Curve before the 25th of November, 2019, these fees will apply from the 24th of January, 2020.

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.


How The Curve Debit Card Fee Will Impact You

Paying HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)

You can avoid the 1.5% debit card fee by becoming a Curve metal card holder. Only Curve Blue (the free card) and Curve Black customers (including Curve Black Legacy customers) will be charged the 1.5% fee.

There is no denying that this change will have a significant impact to those using Curve to pay HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) tax bills. HMRC no longer accept credit card payments, so using a Curve card was a great way to pay a HMRC bill and recharge this to an underlying credit card – while at the same time earning tons of points.

On the plus side Curve have issued this statement 2 months ahead of the change, as for existing customers this will take effect from 24th January 2020. Too many times in the points game changes happen overnight, especially with hotel loyalty schemes, so this is nice to see. Hopefully Curve will be totally transparent with their customers, or at least the ones who have paid HMRC using their Curve card in the past, by sending out an email.

Other Merchants

Curve have already cleared up on the original communication. On Thursday 21st November the change mentioned An example of this type of transaction is payments made to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)”, now this reads the only type of transaction that falls under this category is payments made to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)”.

Huge payments to HMRC are expensive for Curve to process so I expect in future for this list to increase as they review common and high value payments. Curve have also mentioned that the fees will apply when making payments “funded by an underlying credit card in instances where credit card payments may not be available at the merchant”. Curve have no way of checking if the merchant accepts credit card payments in their stores, as it is often the case the in-store and online payment methods different at the same merchant. If the debit card fee list increases I would expect this to be for merchants where payment is processed online, similar to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), as these payments are usually made when at home or in the office so does not break the Curve “all in one” business model.

This debit card fee only impacts payments to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

comparison of curve cards against the curve metal card

Debit Card Fee FAQs

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

For which transactions will the Debit Fronted Credit fees apply?


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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40% Off Priority Pass Membership Promotion http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/2019/11/16/priority-pass-membership-discount-black-friday-promotion/ Sat, 16 Nov 2019 08:00:47 +0000 http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/?p=7473 With a Priority Pass membership card you can access over 1,300 locations worldwide (a little different to the 49 lounges back in 1992). Their 3 different membership types are aimed at both spectrum of the scale – if you are a regular traveller or if you just take a couple of trips per year – […]

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With a Priority Pass membership card you can access over 1,300 locations worldwide (a little different to the 49 lounges back in 1992). Their 3 different membership types are aimed at both spectrum of the scale – if you are a regular traveller or if you just take a couple of trips per year – either way you can escape into an airport lounge, away from the busy terminal. To celebrate Black Friday, Priority Pass are offering 40% off all their membership plans – Standard, Standard Plus and Prestige. This Priority Pass discount of 40% is the largest seen. Previously discounts appeared to be capped around 25%.

Membership plans start at £41 when signing up using the 40% discount offer.

Priority Pass memberships are available in 3 tiers:

Standard – £41 for 1 year membership (40% discount compared to the regular price of £69). This is the basic, entry level membership where members can access lounges for £20 and pay a further £20 for guests. As the cost of lounge entry appears to be increasing, some lounges charging up to £40 per person, this membership can reflect a good saving.

Standard Plus – £141 for 1 year membership (25% discount compared to the regular price of £189). Includes 10 free lounge visits for members (£20 for each additional lounge visit), £20 charge for guests.

Prestige – £288 for 1 year membership (15% discount compared to the regular price of £339). This membership is targeted towards frequent and business travellers. The package allows members unlimited lounge access for free, £20 charge for guests.

Though the Standard Plus membership only has a discount of 25% it is the most appealing. Each lounge visits works out at £14.10 if signing up to during the Black Friday promotion. For £14.10 there are no lounges offering this price direct, and you would even struggle to get a good meal in the terminal for that price. If you’re likely to use the lounge around 10 times per year this is a no-brainer.

priority pass discount using black friday code

Offer ends 1st December 2019.

Another alternatively instead of purchasing a Priority pass membership would be to signup for an American Express Platinum card. These accounts come with a free Priority Pass membership for unlimited use for the cardholder and a guest, for however long you hold the account. The American Express Charge Card does come with a heavy annual fee of £575, but also includes several other benefits. If you are likely to benefit from the perks of the card then this could be the best option for you.

Signup for Priority Pass membership during this Black Friday offer to save 40%.

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ENDS TOMORROW: 100% Bonus With IHG Rewards Club Points Purchase http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/2019/11/15/ihg-rewards-club-points-purchase-bonus/ Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:00:38 +0000 http://www.travelhackingtutor.com/?p=7314 The latest IHG points promotion is coming to an end and runs until tomorrow 16th November 2019. If you are looking to make an IHG Rewards Club points purchase now is the time. You will receive bonus IHG Rewards Club points when you purchase over 7,000 IHG points. Purchases over 7,000 points are awarded a […]

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The latest IHG points promotion is coming to an end and runs until tomorrow 16th November 2019. If you are looking to make an IHG Rewards Club points purchase now is the time. You will receive bonus IHG Rewards Club points when you purchase over 7,000 IHG points. Purchases over 7,000 points are awarded a 100% bonus. A bonus of 100% is the maximum seen by IHG. IHG Rewards Club points can be redeemed at hotel chains including Holiday Inn, Intercontinental and Crowne Plaza. IHG allow for stays to be booked as a split of cash and points which is great if you are looking to reduce the cost of the stay when compared to cash only prices. You can also use IHG Rewards Club points when booking from the IHG PointsBreak list.

Until 16th November 2019 you receive up to an 100% bonus when purchasing IHG Rewards Club hotel points.

  • Buy under 7,000 points and receive no bonus
  • Buy 7,000 – 100,000 points and receive a 100% bonus

Taking the top package of 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points + 100,000 bonus IHG Rewards Club points works out at around £770 (charged in dollars at $1,000).

Purchase IHG points with a 100% bonus before 16th November 2019.

IHG continue to allow the purchase of 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points which has increased – previously you could only buy 60,000 IHG Rewards Club points. This purchase amount is the amount without any bonus, so if you purchase the maximum amount of IHG points including the bonus you will receive 200,000 IHG Rewards Club points – more than ever before. To earn the 100% bonus you need to purchase 7,000 points of more. Any purchase of 7,000 or more points will have a 100% bonus automatically applied. Lower purchase amounts will receive no bonus.

ihg points purchases with 100% bonus

It’s worth remembering that IHG Rewards Club points will expire after 12 months if you have had no activity on your account (IHG define activity as either earning or redeeming). If you do have IHG Rewards Club points that are approaching expiry then you do not need to stay at their hotels to stop your points expiring. You can stop your IHG Rewards Club points balance from expiring by purchasing only 1,000 IHG points.

Offer ends 16th November 2019.

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