Happy Christmas! Head for Points returns on Friday

Happy Christmas to you and your family.  I hope you enjoy a well deserved break, wherever in the world you are.

(Do please post below if your travels have taken you anywhere exciting this Christmas!)

Head for Points is taking a two day break.  We will back on Friday 27th with the usual year-end reflections and a look ahead.

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If you really want something to read in the meantime, take a look under the ‘Favourite Posts‘ tab where you will find my pick of the most useful posts published in 2013.

Thank you for your support over the past year.

(And thanks to Charles who created the above image for me last Christmas!)

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  1. Thanks so much for all your hard work Rob,we really do appreciate being able to check your concise points/freebies summary each morning!
    Happy holidays and a safe and peaceful 2014 to you and your family 🙂

  2. Merry christmas folks. Off next month to KL with Emirates, and points upgrade to Biz. Then from KL to Hong Kong in Biz with Cathay Pacific, 4 nights in Crowne Plaza using IHG points, and then return to KL on MAS A380 in First. Add on to that the Shangri La points to redeem for a meal or two whilst there!

    Also trip to London in January for a wedding, flying down using points with Virgin (and a 46kg luggage allowance!) then staying 2 nights in Crowne Plaza St James at a bargain £45/night. Also have the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury booked using IHG Best Rate Guarantee which im still to cancel.

    None of it possible without the aid of Raffles, although i always had a vague idea about travel rewards i was lacking any real insight into playing the system and all the loopholes.

  3. Pommyboi says:

    Merry Christmas Raffles.Thanks for all your posts and helpful information, especially the post about compensation for flying old first class! I woke up this morning to an email from BA giving us 100,000 miles back :). Best wishes for 2014.

  4. Thanks to Rob and indeed to the wonderful community that HFP has helped to sustain. Merry Christmas to all and a happy New Year. My wife and I are currently in Senegal, having booked MAD-DKR as an RFS redemption after seeing it mentioned here (and before it was withdrawn by Iberia!) We have wanted to come here for years but it only became possible thanks to HFP.

    Here’s hoping 2014 will be another wonderful year for everyone’s adventures!

  5. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  6. Thanks to head for points 5 of us fly to Sydney tonight. Plus 2 internal flights while we are there thanks from us all

  7. Trickster says:

    Merry Christmas. Looking forward to informative & invaluable content and comments in 2014!

  8. Merry Christmas Rob

  9. and all fellow head for pointers

  10. Michelle says:

    I hope you’ve all had a fantastic Christmas! Again, I just want to echo everyone’s thanks to raffles! I never thought another site would come before Facebook whilst lying in bed but alas I have a new addiction! Long may it continue! Happy new year!

  11. Fantastic. Took my wife to kenya to see her family in first last month. Would have been economy and cost us more if it wasn’t HFP! Add to that the ihg points and it’s a great 2013. Many thanks

  12. Thank you Raffles for all you have done for myself and all the other readers….. Just returned from Venice staying at the Hotel Danieli using “SPG stay for 3 nights get one free” . As a newbie, this website have save me alot of money by learning tips from “Head For Points” and collecting points from Tesco Avios and Amex etc….
    Happy Christmas and looking forward to adding more points in the New Year 2014 !

  13. General Mayhem says:

    May I echo all that has been said above.

    Have had some very good trips and hotel stays this year and much planned for 2014.

    I hope you and your family have a good christmas and a happy and properous 2014.

  14. A belated Merry Christmas to you all 🙂

  15. Happy Christmas Rob, I hope you and your family have a brilliant one and a wonderful New Year. You have opened my eyes to the possibilities of card churning this year, and hopefully next year you will be referring me for something new. OH and I have made over 100,000 miles from churning this year; still get most of my Tesco tips from PTS. Let’s hope for a point filled next yearly all of us.

  16. David Butcher says:

    My first website every morning! Thanks Raffles for all that you do.
    Brilliant resource.

    Have a great new year.


  17. ankomonkey says:

    Thanks for all the tips throughout they year, Raffles, and best wishes for the holidays to you and the HFP readers…