800 x Bonus Avios Points – Gousto Recipe Food Box

800 x Bonus Avios Points – Gousto Recipe Food Box

Once again, we have discovered another great Avios Bonus Point offer from inside the British airways Avios e-store.


This latest offer is from the Food Recipe Box company called Gousto & involves purchasing for the cheapest rate, a 2 x Person Weekly Food Recipe Box on a subscription basis but can easily be cancelled within the click of a button within your account.

British airways Avios eStore

If you’re not already aware the British airways Avios eStore is a shopping portal provided by British airways located on their main website.

You will need to be a British airways executive member before you can join and access the BA Avios eStore site. 

The eStore allows customers to Shop online and collect Avios points for every £1 you spend on your favourite brands at over 800 retailers.

It works on the same principle as Cashback sites but instead of earning money back on your online selected purchases, you earn Avios Points instead of cash back. 

Earning avios points instead of money back can work out as extremely good value. British airways sell avios points to customers at a rate of 1000 x avios points for £31.00. Buying products through the eStore with bonus point offers attached can be very lucrative at collecting large amounts of points almost for free.

The Gousto Recipe Box

Gousto is one of the many Food Recipe Subscription boxes available to purchase online.

Gousto avios offer

These type of food recipe companies offer a service where online you choose from a wide selection of recipes available, you choose how many recipe ideas you prefer  and you can select the frequency in which you receive them.

In these times when for a lot of people they have little time to shop and cook lengthy meals in the evening, companies like Gousto are a great solution.

The convenience factor of being able to select your weekly meal recipes in advance and have those delivered to your door or whilst at work fits in with a hectic lifestyle.

All recipes are designed by expert chef’s to minimise time and hassle in the kitchen. All recipe boxes arrive delivered with virtually all the required ingredients to make great tasting meals in under 30 x minutes.

Recipes and ingredients also cater for Vegetarians, Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free choices and use only the freshest, high quality ingredients available.

Choose between a range of 40 different receives per week and you can choose from either meals for 3 people or 4 people.


800 x Avios Bonus Points – The Gousto Deal

Gousto ba e Store offer

 

To be able to collect 800 x avios points by purchasing a product for the same price you would normally have to pay elsewhere is an absolute No Brainer…

To comply with the conditions of this offer all you need to do is click-through the offer displayed on the British airways Avios eStore retailers page, remember if you do not click-through the e Store then you will not receive the bonus points. Direct ink provided below:

https://www.britishairways.com/travel/eshoplogin/public/en_gb

Simply sign up for the minimum requirements which would be a weekly subscription box, the cheapest deal we found was based on a Gousto Recipe Food Box for two people, for a week’s worth of recipes priced at £24.99.

Remember also that this price will get you a week’s worth of meals including recipe cards and most of the ingredients required to complete each recipe in full, delivered for Free to your door.

When we analysed the Gousto box towards their competitors, Gousto came out as great value especially as you receive 800 avios points in with the deal.

All you have to keep in mind is to cancel after you receive your first weekly meal recipe box or otherwise you will be billed for the next week unless of course you decide to carry on with the subscription plan. Cancellation is easy to do, you just look for the cancellation button within your account. You are not tied into any contract and you can cancel at anytime.

This avios bonus point offer expires 31/12/2019 but could be pulled at anytime so if your interested it’s probably best to go ahead and sign up atleast for a week’s subscription package.

Usually such bonus point deals are only for First Time users of the subscription package. However, the terms do state that existing customers will receive bonus points but at a reduced rate. Unfortunately, we do not have any idea how much this reduced rate would be but even if it was 50%, your still getting 400 x avios points for something you were going to purchase anyway.


What does 800 x avios points get me?

800 x Avios Points on its own does not get you very far, that’s being honest.

However, if you keep collecting points via different offers highlighted here you could soon have enough points to fly Economy Class on British airways somewhere in europe quite easily as this only requires 15k avios points return.

Collecting enough points to fly in Business or First Class cabins Long haul require a lot of points. However, a smaller amount of points would get you in BA Club Europe Business Class or enable you to upgrade from Premium Economy to Club World Business Class. Read our article on how to use a small amount of avios points to upgrade from Premium Economy to Club World by clicking here > Upgrade BA Premium Economy to Club World

If you have tried the Gousto Recipe Food Box in the past and are not interested in this deal, a similar offer is also on at present by taking out a subscription weekly food box from Hello Fresh. We wrote a review found here > 1000 x Avios Points – Hello Fresh Food Box

Our Verdict / Recommendations

This is one of the very few generous bonus points offers available from the British airways Avios eStore at present. 

When you consider that your paying exactly the same price as you would if you went direct to Gousto for any of their Food Recipe Boxes, 800 x avios points is worth in comparison to buying points direct from BA worth approximately £24.00. Its like someone giving you £24.00 worth of points for nothing. 

If you stack this offer with the Hello Fresh offer and purchased Norton Virus Protection via the BA eStore currently with 50% off, you would already have collected over 3000 x avios points just by taking out three different bonus point offers at present. 

Our recommendations would be to jump in now as offers like this usually reduce in points after a certain amount of customers sign up through the link or they close the offer early.

Sign up to a Newsletter to be sent offers like this as soon as they go live on the web. 


Hotel Vincci Tenerife Golf 2019 Review

Hotel Vincci Tenerife Golf 2019 Review

The Hotel Vincci Tenerife Golf Review – this hotel is just 5km from Tenerife South airport with the hotel vincci tenerife costa adeje offering a restaurant, all-inclusive, pools, Sundeck, rooms, reception, entertainment. Conveniently located for shops, cafes, restaurants, supermarket and bars, seafront location, Spa & only 100 yards from Tenerife’s Golf del Sur Golf Course.

How to find the Hotel Vincci Tenerife Golf

To find the hotel from the Tenerife South airport (TFS), it only takes between 11 -15 minutes by car.

Public transport options are also available from the airport terminals taking approximately 34 minutes.

The quickest route by car is to follow the TF-1 to the TF-645, then onwards to the TF-65 until you reach your destination.

Taxi charges from TFS airport is approx 12 – 15 euros only (Prices correct @ 2019)

Hotel Vincci Tenerife Golf Reception

As we arrived at the main entrance doors we got the first impressions of a good quality 4 star hotel. The facade of the hotel is impressive with floor to ceiling glass, well presented outside with Palm trees and a marble forecourt. Everything was kept scrupulously clean and well maintained, so far, so good…

As we entered the main reception we observed a large reception desk staffed by two Vincci employees. From reception you can view the outdoor swimming pool and Sundeck area through glass window panels, to the right we could see a large restaurant area.

Around the perimeter of the reception area we observed various sofas, armchairs & coffee tables. A long, cushioned seating area, lounge sofas, a pool table and bar area. This area gives the impression of a very good 4 Star Hotel. 

The Receptionist welcomed us with a friendly “hola” and booked us in very quickly and explained the hotel facilities & services. Please be aware there are no porter service available at this hotel, luckily our allocated room was located on the ground floor. Escalators assist all customers to other floors within the hotel.

We arrived just after midday so our room was not available yet, we only waited about 15 minutes for cleaning duties to be finished. 

Pools & Sundeck area 

The Vincci Tenerife Golf hotel accommodates one main swimming pool & one smaller children’s pool separated.

Around the perimeter of the wooden Sundeck we only saw enough space to hold about 40 x sunloungers and parasols. The amount of Sundeck floorspace area does not mirror the amount of rooms within the hotel. We visited in March out of season and did ask ourselves what would happen in-season? We can only imagine quite a few people extremely unhappy when not being able to secure a space for a sunlounger during their holidays.

Tenerife is known for strong winds especially along the coastal resorts, this hotel has fitted glass screens around the Sundeck areas which work well to deflect strong winds off the sea.

The sunloungers were in good condition but the cushions looked like they could have been in need of some cleaning as we observed many cushions with stains. The cushions were stored away in two small rooms, one at the rear of the sundeck and one located next to the lifeguard.

The main pool was clean but cold with no heating installed. The children’s pool was the same.

The lifeguard was on duty from 10am through to 5pm everyday and controlled the music played next to the swimming pools.

On our first day we decided to explore the pool areas after breakfast and found another Sundeck area up a set of stairs. The upper Sundeck contained double, cushioned sunbeds, its own sunloungers with cushions and an area containing Rattan sofas and chair furniture,  all under a canopy for shade. This was very useful to take a quick break from the Tenerife sun at midday.

We found this upper Sundeck area a retreat from the main, busy pool area on the ground floor. During our entire trip only a handful of people used the upper area to sunbathe and relax. If your like us and prefer a quieter, more relaxing area then this upper Sundeck is for you. There was always sunloungers available everyday during our trip so no need to keep getting up early to put your towels on a sunlounger.

Room accommodation 

We paid for a Seafacing balcony room as accommodation during our stay. When we entered our room our first impressions were not so good, especially after the good impression we had of the hotel from the main reception area.

Our room size was adequate, a king sized bed, flat screen TV, bathroom, balcony, wardrobe with safe and air conditioning, but as we looked closer we saw signs of wear and tear throughout and the whole room in serious need of some updating.

The balcony partly faced the sea so we could not complain but the patio doors were old, tatty and the curtains in need of replacing. The housekeeping was of a good standard and cleaning including new bedding, towels and toiletries replaced everyday.

The entire room in our opinion required a serious refurbishment, it looked to us as if no investment had been made in the room for atleast 10 years. 

Bathroom

The bathroom consisted of two wash hand basins set into a worktop, a toilet, a bidet and a bath with shower and glass screen and extra towels were stored away.

Once again, the bathroom looked like it could do with an update and a good refurbishment. How many hotels these days still have a bath fitted with a shower attached?

The taps were discoloured due to cleaning, all chrome fittings like the shower fittings, plugs were all discoloured but clean. The shower attachment off the bath taps took some adjusting as when we turned the shower on, the shower head shot upwards making a lot of water on the bathroom floor. For the rest of our stay we had to have showers at a half flow and lean backwards just to shower and get clean.

The colour scheme of the bathroom had a lot to be desired. It felt like we had gone back in time to the 90’s with the lime green washbasins, marble effect worktops and a strange, lime green painted toothbrush holder. 

The toilet flush system stuck when you flushed so constantly refilled which I had to fix myself. Also, there was no extraction system fitted in the bathroom so the mirrors steamed up constantly. 

Television & Wi-Fi

The LCD flat screen Television in our room had approximately 40 channels installed, however out those 40 channels we could only find three American channels of which two of those were news channels. This was disappointing as we have read many reviews online that a lot of English people stay at the hotel.

The hotel does not have Wi-Fi installed in any rooms. If you want to access Wi-Fi you need to be in the reception area and its chargeable on a weekly fee rate. We did find two PC’s at the rear of reception which charged €1 per 10 minutes of internet access.

Restaurant / Breakfast

The Restaurant area is located off reception next to a bar area and holds approximately 60 tables including various areas serving hot & cold foods, drinks, tea / coffee and a chef manned egg station.

The Restaurant serves daily breakfast from 7am – 10am, lunch from 1pm – 3pm and Dinner serving from 7pm – 10pm everyday. 

Dinner rates on a daily basis cost €39.00 for two people including drinks at your table which is billed to your room.

As we only paid for Room & Breakfast rate at the hotel we can’t comment on the Lunch or Dinner servings.

Breakfast Serving in our opinion was of a good standard. The choice on offer was varied from hot cooked items such as bacon, sausages, tomatoes, mushrooms etc. Freshly cooked eggs are available from the egg station and your choice are cooked to order by a chef. 

The Restaurant at breakfast served a multitude of different foods & drinks such as cold meats, cheeses, salads, fresh & dried fruits, cereals, nuts, yogurt, sliced breads, rolls & baguette.

We opted for on many days the cooked eggs of choice from the egg station which were very good. The omelette is cooked to order and you can request additional items such as onions, peppers, ham, mushrooms etc.

Outside the restaurant we discovered another area with tables & chairs so customers can eat breakfast in the morning Sun. Unfortunately this area is also shared with smokers so if your unfortunate like we found you can be sharing your breakfast time with people smoking on the table next to you.

In our opinion the restaurant offerings and service were a good 4 Star Hotel standard.

Local area & Facilities

One of the main reasons we choose the Vincci Tenerife Golf was the local area adjacent to the hotel. Using Tripadvisor reviews we found that the hotel was located next to a shopping parade containing many restaurants, bars, cafes, banks, shops and a Supermarket.

This shopping parade was only a few minutes walk from the hotel and was very convenient to pop out for a few snacks, eating out for dinner or just to take an evening stroll.

During our stay we found a few very nice restaurants including an excellent Indian, an Italian and a Spanish restaurant cooking a multitude of different dishes.

Prices in our opinion where similar to English restaurants, we spent on average £30 a night for dinner for two with soft drinks. 

Our Verdict / Recommendations 

During our research for a hotel located near the Tenerife South airport, on the coast and a minimum of a 4 Star rating at a decent price, the range of hotels on offer was always going to be limited.

We find it such a shame when hotels portray a great image on the internet, invest in the “front of house” & facilities but then fail miserably when it comes to the standard of the customer rooms. This hotel has a lot going for it with a good location, a great restaurant but why not invest in updating the rooms?

We are lucky that including using a discount code we managed to only pay £82.00 a night Room & Breakfast rate for our stay. If we had paid more than this rate we would have not been very happy.

We found the best price available by using various hotel comparison sites on the web. Once we had decided on the right hotel, we then search for the cheapest price available. In the end, we used Trivago as they displayed the most competitive rates, using the information displayed on Trivago we then made a note of the cheapest companies then headed over to Topcashback to bag some cashback off the final price & using a discount code. 

To read our British airways Club Europe flight Review from Gatwick to Tenerife South click here >British airways Club Europe Review < or our Review of the Business Class Lounge at Tenerife South airport by clicking here > Tenerife South Lounge <

If you have any questions or want to leave us your comments on the Vincci Tenerife Golf hotel please leave a comment below.