Meanwhile, over at Mumsnet today ….. is HFP about to cause its first divorce?!

Head for Points has been picking up some traffic from Mumsnet today which is not a normal source of new readers.  I clicked through to the linked page and found this in the forum:

“Looking for a missing pair of trousers in DH’s [Dear Husbands] wardrobe this morning, I came across a policy doc and “thank you for buying tesco pet insurance” letter.  Says it’s for “Smiles”, doesn’t specify the type of animal, dated January this year, £80ish for the year.

We do not have a pet.

I will, of course, ask him when he gets home, but any ideas WTF might be going on v welcome…”

4000 Clubcard points with Tesco pet insurance

Read the very large number of responses here!

The answer is almost certainly in this HFP article here!

There was potentially a clue for the wife in the name of the cat, Smiles.

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  1. Graham Walsh says:

    Brilliant. Made my day reading this.

  2. Will Squires says:


    Incidentally – I have my 4000 points showing on my receipt, am I safe to cancel the policy? No chance of them being revoked?

  3. Kirill says:

    This is a funny article, thank you for sharing!

    I just wanted to let people know that I sent in a letter asking for my policy to be cancelled, and this article reminded me to follow up. I just called them and they have told me that they cannot cancel by mail only via telephone. It was a no questions asked cancellation – just told them I no longer needed it.
    Don’t get caught out!

  4. Brilliant! Reminds me I am still due my points, had two payments taken at least already… Must call Tesco

    • Kirill says:

      I had the same problem, they have linked a completely random tesco clubcard to my account, you will need to call them to update it to the one you would like to have.

  5. ThinkSquare says:

    Great stuff.

    So she wants to go to Maui? “Yes darling, the flight does go via Helsinki”

    • idrive says:

      the mumsnet post is more than hilarious!!!

      “Don’t give this card away when asking. If it’s a secret life he will go with the innocent story of club card points.” ahahaha we are all in trouble!!

  6. Cradders says:

    Awesome! Yet more evidence that the posters on Mumsnet are, for the most part, utter psychos!

    You’d have to have a serious lack of trust in your relationship to immediately assume that it was something to do with infidelity.

    If I was the husband in said article, I think I’d be using those Avios to get somewhere far, far away!

    • idrive says:

      or actually don’t know very well the husband! My gf was mad at me while looking for and scratching 3v cards everynight after dinner! but she really loved the wine boxes and Caribbean hols 🙂

  7. David H says:

    Literally the best thing I’ve read in long while!

  8. Richard says:

    I like how some of the posters on mumsnet are concerned when the original poster has not updated them on the progress of the investigation for OVER AN HOUR!! and also those that add a pointless comment to the thread just so they can be notified of any updates (what they call “place marking”). sometimes their post just says “place marking”.

  9. Tilly71 says:

    Oh To be a fly on the wall when the hubby gets home tonight. I wonder if she will update the post with the real reason or start a debate if he is having an affair?

  10. Fantastic. That reminds me why collecting airmiles is worthwhile: so many people just dismiss it as a waste of time (as in that thread) that those of us who can be bothered to learn the system reap the rewards.

    I’m just glad that the wife didn’t find his stash of 3v cards or his mountain of tiny cabbages! I’d love to see what the guesses would be to explain that.

  11. Hahahaha mumsnet link brilliant. For a while now my wife has also told me to stop boring her about points/miles etc.