Offers: Wimbledon Finals weekend £159pp, Uber, Heathrow Rewards

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Travelzoo – Wimbledon Finals weekend

You may not have heard of Travelzoo as it is not as well known as Groupon outside the US. Travelzoo is a bit like Groupon crossed with Secret Escapes and Last Minute.  If you have been trying to get tickets for Wimbledon and failed their offer may be of interest.

The £159 pp package gets you a No.1 Court seat during Wimbledon finals weekend, an overnight stay at a 4-star hotel and transfers to and from the iconic venue.

Included

  • Overnight stay on Friday, 14 July at the 4-star Hyatt Place London Heathrow or Park Inn Heathrow with continental breakfast for 2 people sharing a room
  • A full day at Wimbledon with a reserved seat on No.1 Court on Saturday, 15 July (seats will be the best view available at the time of purchase)
  • Return coach transfers between the hotel and Wimbledon

If you book for one person only, a supplement of £35 applies. The Hyatt Place is a modern hotel that opened in 2016. Whilst neither hotel would be my choice for a weekend break it does secure you seats for Wimbledon. The other thing to consider is the travel time to and from the grounds which is 35-50 minutes not allowing for the extra traffic that Wimbledon brings. More details here.

Uber

If you are heading to the USA this Christmas American Express Card Members can enjoy 2 free Uber rides (up to $65 each) originating from select airports. Uber is a phone app that allows you to summon a car or executive car to any address and operates a cashless system. You can use the app  all around the world in major cities and is a great way to save money on taxis as well as being more convenient.

Just enter the code AMEXAIRPORT in your Uber app prior to requesting a ride. Then select an American Express Card as payment for the ride.  Complete your trips by 31/12/16. You can join Uber here.

Heathrow Rewards

Double Heathrow Rewards points on all purchases over £20 between 14th November to 31st December. If you fly through Heathrow and ever make any purchase in the terminal, use official parking or the Heathrow Express it is worth signing up. You can exchange points for shopping vouchers, money off parking or Avios. There is currently a sign up bonus. Collect 2,500 points when you spend £150 or more or 1,000 points when you spend £75 or more on your airport shopping between 1 April and 31 Dec 2016. You must register using this link.

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