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The HfP exclusive discount at Ski Solutions is extended

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Earlier this month Ski Solutions decided to partner with us and offered our readers a 5% discount on ski holidays. This offer was meant to expire on 16th September, but Ski Solutions has decided to extend it for a few weeks.

If you missed the first mention of this offer, Ski Solutions is a ski holiday company, run by a regular HfP reader, with 30 years’ experience in arranging tailor-made ski holidays across Europe and North America.

Val D isere

Ski Solutions works with all the leading chalet, apartment and hotel operators. Selling ski holidays is all they do and their team claims a combined 280 years of collective experience in the sector.

Until 31st October you can benefit from early bird booking discounts with an extra 5% discount if you quote ‘headforpoints’ when booking. The Ski Solutions website is here.

Comments (153)

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  • Stuart_f says:

    BA’s handling of the beach is shocking but not surprising. When the spotlight was on them they make all kinds of promises and note that it’s yesterday’s news they backtrack completely.

    I hope BA gets the maximum fine for GDPR non-compliance.

  • John says:

    Note that BA explicitly mentioned “postage costs of getting new cards” in its FAQ, and the FT poster is away from the UK until the end of October, so it is not reasonable to have the new card sent to his UK address.

    • Lady London says:

      Yes it’s amazing how the airline British Airways, does not seem to expect that its customers will sometimes be travelling at time when things occur that are fully the fault of British Airways?

  • Jeff says:

    RIP BA… is the end nigh?

    • Wendy says:

      Hopefully. I’m surprised BA haven’t set up a crowdfunding campaign yet. They’re constantly playing the victim in all this. Disgraceful behaviour.

  • Paul says:

    Great news re the data breach in my view. Provides excellent evidence for the class action against them over this.

    The free Experian service also doesn’t work. I have never received my PIN and you cannot log in without it.

    Hopefully all of this will be reflected in the GDPR fine.

    • Joan says:

      I did get my pin Paul

    • Alex W says:

      I signed up for the Experian thing, seems to work but there is no credit score, only the report.

      • John says:

        Firstly experian’s credit score is not that important since they don’t lend money themselves, and secondly everyone can get their experian report (which includes experian’s score) via moneysavingexpert’s credit club.

  • Jo says:

    OT Bits. I did not receive a Virgin Money VS MasterCard bonus points offer, despite holding the black MBNA card for many years. I used the secure message facility on their website to ask why and the reply was to actually offer me a bonus (the lowest one available I think – £500 monthly for 2k).
    Fast forward a few months and, after completing the required spend, no bonus miles appeared. I once again asked why on secure messaging and have been now been informed that the offer was never official and so I will not get any bonus miles, but they have credited my account with the value required to purchase the miles instead!
    Just all seems a little disorganised and complicated.
    The only thing that is annoying me is that I was trying to hit a spend target on a different card and could have managed that faster if I hadn’t been trying for this one.
    Anyone else had a similar experience?

    • Alex W says:

      Not yet but am bracing myself for a battle. I certainly wouldn’t have parted with £160 fee if it wasn’t for the offer of nearly 67k miles for £4500 spend. Too early to tell yet if I will get the miles automatically, but other people’s reports are not looking promising!

      • Jamie says:

        How do you get to 67k miles? I thought the offer was 15k bonus for taking the card out and 6k miles a month for 3 months? Mine have been hitting but 1 month in arrears.

      • polarization says:

        You should receive your bonus points in the statement at the month after you hit the spending requirement, e.g if you spent £1,500 in July, the points will not be posted to your August statement (which is the statement contains your £1,500 spend) but it will be posted in your September statement.

        It is how I received the bonus points though I only got the £1,000 for 6000 bonus miles.

    • Doug M says:

      I got the email despite cancelling my MBNA card earlier, annoying as I’d have liked the Horizon card. My first bonus miles posted last month, and I’m expecting the 2nd lot on today’s statement which I’ll check later. So I think generally it’s working, I’ve seen others post similar, it’s seems to lag by a month. OP’s version seems to be a special offer they failed to honour and properly messed up.

    • Rob says:

      If you opted yourself out of receiving marketing junk – which is presumably what happened – you can’t complain when you don’t receive marketing junk …

      • Jo says:

        Totally agree, however I have been ‘opted in’ to receive marketing emails since I opened my flying club account 15 years ago!

    • Nick M says:

      Useful for reminder for anyone that was targeted but hasn’t applied as yet – I think you need to have applied for the card by the end of September.

    • Doug M says:

      Just to add I’ve opened my Virgin statement now, dated yesterday, and it does show the 2nd block of 6K points as per the offer I received. So for me it’s definitely working, albeit one month in arrears.

  • Steve R says:

    Very simple sue BA for compensation under the Data Protection Act.

    Very simple using Money Claim online. When the claim lands that will get their attention

    • Anna says:

      Does the DPA provide for this course of action?

      • NFH says:

        Probably not. You would most likely need to claim against BA for breaching Section 49 of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 by failing to carry out the service with reasonable care and skill, and then cite the breach of the GDPR in support of the claim.

  • NFH says:

    Just because BA finds something reasonable or unreasonable does not mean that a judge would find the same way. BA might have no choice as to whether it reimburses such an expense.

  • Mark E says:

    O/T I’ve hit Spire with my IHG creation spend and I’m looking to use another card for the remainder of this year to earn avios. I have an AMEX gold, can I self refer myself to AMEX nectar or get a bonus for upgrading to AMEX plat and then cancelling it once I have hit the spending target?

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