News in brief:
Reader gets a refund from Barclaycard within 7 minutes!
When I wrote about the closure of the IHG Rewards Club credit cards issued by Barclaycard yesterday I suggested that, if you will not now be able to hit the £10,000 target for earning your free night, you ask for compensation.
My suggestion was:
Work out how much you will have spent in your card year by 20th April (eg £6,000)
Assume that you would have redeemed your free night voucher at a top InterContinental worth £250
Make a claim for the % of £250 you have reached – in my example, 6/10th of £250 which is £150
A reader did just that, emailing the Executive Office (EO@barclaycard.co.uk) yesterday morning. He asked for a sum based on the formula above. Seven minutes later he had a reply confirming that he will receive the full amount requested.
If you have no chance of triggering your £10,000 voucher before 20th April, you may want to do the same.
ParentPay dropping American Express
If your child’s school uses ParentPay to pay for lunch, trips etc, you will be annoyed to hear that it is dropping American Express from 1st April.
Apparently less than 2% of ParentPay customers were using Amex, despite the fact that there was no surcharge. Let’s hope the kids are smarter than the parents …..
Thanks to Stephen.
Little Instagram video of the Etihad A380 First Apartment
There is a very short video clip on our Instagram page here of my Etihad A380 First Class Apartment flight yesterday. It might be a couple of weeks before I can get a full video edited together, but it should be worth the wait.