50% avios redemption [possibly targeted]

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Old Jan 29, 19, 8:51 am
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50% avios redemption [possibly targeted]

I just got an email for a very good deal for a 50% discount on all avios redemptions on IB mainline and YW from MAD. Purchase by 10 Feb and flights until 15 Apr

Anyone else get the email?
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Old Jan 29, 19, 9:17 am
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Originally Posted by LupineChemist View Post
I just got an email for a very good deal for a 50% discount on all avios redemptions on IB mainline and YW from MAD. Purchase by 10 Feb and flights until 15 Apr

Anyone else get the email?
Lately these promos have been for the Icon card in Y, haven't they?
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Old Jan 29, 19, 9:28 am
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Originally Posted by LupineChemist View Post
I just got an email for a very good deal for a 50% discount on all avios redemptions on IB mainline and YW from MAD. Purchase by 10 Feb and flights until 15 Apr

Anyone else get the email?
Nothing here up to now
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Old Jan 29, 19, 9:29 am
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This one appears to be unrelated to the card and "Oferta del 50% de descuento en la utilización de Avios, válida en todas las clases disponibles para la compra de vuelos (ida o ida y vuelta)"

I'm rather shocked at how generous it is.
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Old Jan 29, 19, 10:41 am
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Can't log in to my IB+ account, so it's entirely possible that the promo is open to all and the systems are crashing!
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Old Jan 29, 19, 11:31 am
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Called in and she clearly knew about the promotion, but it's only for existing award availability. Forcing availability is still double the normal price.
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Old Jan 29, 19, 12:40 pm
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I don't have the Icon card and I have also received this email.
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Old Jan 29, 19, 12:49 pm
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Forcing availability is still double the normal price.
Is forcing availability only done by phone? I didn't know that was possible.
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Old Jan 29, 19, 12:55 pm
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Is forcing availability only done by phone? I didn't know that was possible.
yes, only high tiers though. Twice the Avios needed.
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Old Jan 29, 19, 2:41 pm
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No e-mail, but nabbed a J reward to/from Colombia.
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Old Jan 29, 19, 4:08 pm
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I'm not seeing anything about this when I log in and redemptions seem to be as standard :-(
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Old Jan 29, 19, 6:50 pm
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Seen some reports that accounts have to be registered to a Spanish postal address to be getting this 50% discount.

Anyone have any data points on this ?
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Old Jan 29, 19, 6:54 pm
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My account is based in Spain.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 12:49 am
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My IB account is based in Spain and I got the promo too.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 1:39 am
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Originally Posted by Sisyphus1carus View Post
Seen some reports that accounts have to be registered to a Spanish postal address to be getting this 50% discount.

Anyone have any data points on this ?
Almost certainly Spain postal addresses, however that shouldn't stop you from moving temporarily to a Spanish hotel...
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