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Are you our Hilton competition winner? – and don’t forget our Kimpton De Witt exclusive offer

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Last month we ran an exclusive competition with Hilton to promote their California Road Trip package.

We were giving away two Be My Guest certificates to one lucky winner who could use the certificates at any Hilton property – including those included in the California Road Trip offer.

We can now confirm the winner:

Dave F.

Congratulations and have a fantastic stay!  We hope you stay somewhere reassuringly expensive, before handing over the certificates at check-out and getting the room cost wiped off the bill …..

Exclusive Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam offer for HFP readers

If you are heading to Amsterdam this year, please don’t forget the exclusive bonus points offer that IHG Rewards Club is currently running with us.

Until 31st July Head For Points readers will get 5,000 bonus IHG Rewards Club points when booking a stay at the Kimpton De Witt in Amsterdam for check-in dates between now and 31st December 2018.  Kimpton De Witt is the first European outpost of the very well regarded American chain that IHG acquired a few years ago, famous for its nightly free wine receptions and other quirks.

The 5,000 points are worth £20 based on our current valuation of 0.4p which makes this a lucrative deal especially for one night stays.

Kimpton De witt Amsterdam special offer

Importantly, this does NOT impact any other promotion.  You will also get your points for the current Accelerate promotion on top of the 5,000 bonus points.

Here is the Kimpton De Witt homepage if you want to take a look at the hotel, but remember that you must book on the Head For Points special offer page here.

For clarity, the bonus points do not count towards elite status.

The special booking link you need is here. Our original article about the promotion is here and, more importantly, my recent review of Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam is here.

IHG One Rewards update – June 2024:

Get bonus points: IHG One Rewards is not currently running a global promotion.

New to IHG One Rewards?  Read our overview of IHG One Rewards here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on ‘What are IHG One Rewards points worth?’ is here.

Buy points: If you need additional IHG One Rewards points, you can buy them here.

Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from IHG and the other major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Comments (83)

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  • S879 says:

    OT: re the Lloyds Avios Credit Card. My total spend has been about £4,000. If I continue to spend on it till I reach £7k, will they still honour the upgrade voucher? Have they given a deadline date as I know it’s was sometime in the summer.
    Also, I opened the BA Premium Amex and gave my Executive Club number during sign up but they seem to have created a new account and pin! Is that the norm? Shall I call and get them to delere the new account? Are the avios transferred per month like SPG or can we move them ourselves as with Amex Platinum and PRG? Thanks.

    • David says:

      Avios move automatically.

      Get the second account closed and the avios going to the correct (oriignal) BAEC account.

    • Anna says:

      Do you mean will you receive the upgrade voucher or honour one you already have? I got a letter with their new Ts & Cs yesterday (with effect from Sep 21st) and there was no mention of avios or the voucher. I have sent them an online form asking for clarification. I should be able to trigger another voucher before September and woe betide them if they don’t honour that one plus the one I already hold!

      • S879 says:

        Thanks all. Yes, I meant that if I continued to spend and go past £7k, will they provide the voucher.

  • Will says:

    Unable to make HfP summer party tomorrow, have 2 tickets available should anyone be interested.

    • the real harry1 says:

      ***2 tickets going / available for HFP Party!*** 🙂

    • Jeremy I says:

      Hi will … I’d love to buy both off you if that’s okay and they are still available ? I wonder whether rob will help us connect ? Thanks Jeremy

  • Genghis says:

    I may be wrong but isn’t all cash back paid at end of year? Useful for your 18k MRs from Plat though

    • Mark2 says:

      Yes, it is only paid at the year end as I found to my cost when I cancelled it because I had too many cards.
      So really only useful for 18,000 as Genghis says, but that is pretty useful.

    • Roger says:

      one might as well get a nectar card instead!

  • JPV says:

    OT: Does the amex limit of 5 referred friends per calendar year apply to the overall amex account, or to each card you refer from?

    For example, if you have referred 5 friends from a platinum card, and then you refer an additional friend from an SPG card, does that mean you would receive no bonus for the SPG referral?

    • Roger says:

      I think it is per card type, but I would rather wait for confirmation from Rob or Genghis.

    • Rob says:

      Per card family you refer from, so you can do 90k SPG, 90k BA and 90k MR if you have 3 cards.

      • JPV says:

        Thanks very much Rob, appreciate it. Do you happen to know if the “per calendar year limit” refreshes if you close all cards of a certain family, then reopen six months later?

  • Lady London says:

    FRA but only for the First Class terminal. Otherwise MUC every time for any departure or connection. Frankfurt also has excellent access to rail for the rest of Germany but otherwise MUC is a much nicer airport and a better lounge that is not First Class exclusive can only be good in a still mass-produced way. Flights from or via MUC always seem to be booked out sooner than routings via FRA too. Just empirically.

  • BJ says:

    OT:Etihad Guest members might want to check their email, I just received a double miles offer for my next booking.

  • Roger says:

    OT- Where / How to book a fully refundable flight(s)
    Ref M**A

    • Anna says:

      Not sure if this is what your asking but when you book a flight with BA there’s a drop down box where you can tick flexible etc.

    • AndyGWP says:

      Better to do a hotel?

  • Stefan says:

    Any help would be welcome? – I purchased 30,000 SPG points earlier this year with the last offer, and I understand 30k points is the max you can buy in one year. To take advantage of the current offer, can my wife set up an SPG account, purchase the points and gift them to my account to pay for our next hotel stay?

    • Lee says:

      If your wife hasn’t set up her account, it’s too late for the promotion as you would have to wait for 14 days to purchase

      • Choons says:

        Correct me if I am wrong but can you gift the points as well?
        I’m considering the points purchase method to get to 60k but I don’t know what availability will be like at the top properties at the suite level, like W Maldives, as I’d need to accomodate a family of 4 and don’t really fancy shelling out two lots of points for two rooms.

        • Roger says:

          Interesting, does that mean you can have 60K per SPG account via buy and gift option?

        • Roger says:

          Spoke too soon!

          How many Starpoints may I buy for others?
          30,000 Starpoints per account per calendar year, whether purchased by the member him/herself or received as a gift from another member. If your purchase for another account exceeds that account’s 30,000 Starpoint purchase/gift maximum, the recipient will not be able to receive any Starpoints until the next calendar year. There are no refunds in these instances.

        • Genghis says:

          The household transfers option is not really gifting though? Mrs G and I each bought 30k and she transferred hers to me

        • the real harry1 says:

          does she have any say in this? 🙂

        • Genghis says:

          @TRH1 of course not. She just enjoys the benefits

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