THINKING about flying off on a summer break that does not cost a hol lot?
Nicky Kelvin is director of content at Thepointsguy.co.uk, a site dedicated to helping you maximise the points you collect on flights to help you save on future travel.
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He shares his best tips…
Deals: Keep your ears very close to the ground for deals. We scour the internet to source the hottest deals, for short and long-haul and for economy and premium- class flights.
- My tip: Sign up for newsletters from your favourite airlines so you hear of deals, sales and points offers early.
Flexibility: The more flexible you are with dates, the better chance you have of nabbing a deal, or finding availability for flights using your miles.
- My tip: A midweek break can usually work out a lot cheaper. Tuesday is one of the best days to bag a bargain flight.
Earn when you fly: If you fly on an airline that has a loyalty scheme, sign up to it and punch in your frequent-flyer number to earn points.
- My tip: If you have a flight booked, check their site now and set a reminder on your phone so you don’t miss out.
Earn as you shop: Use the British Airways Avios eStore (shopping.ba.com) or Virgin Atlantic Shops Away (shop.virgin-atlantic.com) portals to earn miles from all major online retailers.
Current offers include six Avios per £1 spent at Asos and 12 Avios per £1 spent at T M Lewin.
- My tip: £2.50 in Tesco Clubcard vouchers can be transferred to Avios points or Virgin Flying Club Miles.
Have a goal: Work out your dream way to use your points — maybe it is on first-class flights to New York.
Once you know how much your dream trip costs in points, use these tips to accumulate enough points to get you there.
- My tip: Avoid using your points on anything that is not your dream trip.
Deal of the day
SLEEP tight with ESPA skin-care Time For Sleep gift set, now £11 at espaskincare.com, down from £22.
YOU do not have to fork out a lot on a fabulous frock. This denim dress from Nutmeg at Morrisons is £18, and looks very similar to a £174.99 Michael Kors version.
My Sun Savers fiver
ANNE Plenty from Taunton, Somerset, says: “I’m saving up my Sun Savers fivers to spend at Glastonbury Festival. Thank you.”
- Send your Savers fiver stories to sunsavers.co.uk/fivers and get 28 codes, worth £5, if we print yours. Please include your name and town.
YOU can now get gluten-free Cornetto vanilla ice cream, made with soy, half-price at Ocado. Now £1.50 for a pack of four. Was £3.
Reader's saving tip
VALERIE Hendry of Henlow, Beds, says: “Brighten whites cheaply by adding bicarbonate of soda to a wash. It also cleans your machine.”
Send tips to sunsavers.co.uk/tips and get 28 codes, worth £5, if yours is used. Include name and town.
Prices correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.
Shop and save
START your morning with a bowl of Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut – now £2 for a 500g box at Morrisons, down from £3.
Hot right now
ENJOY £8 off when you spend £50 on your online order at Iceland. Use discount code ICELAND8 at online checkout.
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