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As we announced on Tuesday, we are pleased to say that we are holding our second Head for Points reader Summer Party on Monday 8th July.

The first batch of tickets will be sold at noon today.  If you won’t be behind a computer at noon (although the Eventbrite app does the job too) the final batch will be sold at noon on Sunday.

Click here to be taken to the correct Eventbrite page to buy.

Renaissance St Pancras exterior

We are taking over the Hansom Hall at the Renaissance St Pancras hotel from 6pm to 9pm+.  This is situated in the magnificent Gothic revival building at St Pancras and is well connected to the London Underground and National Rail.

Hansom Hall is an excellent venue, not least because it is a significant capacity increase on our previous parties. It will also have a private cloakroom, bar and outdoor area:

Renaissance St Pancras Hansom Hall garden outdoors

As this is a Marriott property, Marriott Bonvoy has very kindly stepped in to sponsor the event.

(If you haven’t registered for the new Marriott Bonvoy Summer promotion – Endless Earning – I recommend you do so as soon as you’ve finished this article!  We wrote about it here and the registration link is here.)

Marriott Bonvoy has also generously offered to donate some raffle prizes.  We don’t have the full details yet, as they are still talking to various hotels, but it should be good.

All attendees will receive one raffle ticket.  It is not possible to buy extra tickets and they are not available to non-attendees.

For clarity, only ticket holders who are in the room when the raffle is drawn at around 8pm will be eligible to win.

Head for Points Christmas Party

Back to the party details ….

The event runs from 6pm to 9pm.

You will receive a free glass of wine, bottle of beer or soft drink courtesy of Marriott Bonvoy (thank you!).  A full cash bar will be available for further drinks at usual London prices.

If you wish to stay on beyond 9pm, the bar will remain open for a little while, although at some point we will be asked to move to the in-hotel bar The Booking Office, which is open until late.

How do I get my ticket?

Because we need to ensure that people who ask for tickets turn up, we are charging £10 per ticket.  This price includes VAT and covers our ticketing fees, venue costs and the hotel security fee (we are obliged to hire several security guards!).

We are selling the tickets in two tranches:

The first batch will be sold at noon today (Friday)

The second batch will be sold at noon on Sunday

This is, we think, the fairest way of allowing everyone to participate, whether or not they sit behind a computer during a weekday.

We are using Eventbrite again.  Eventbrite has an excellent mobile app, so even if you are not behind a computer at noon you should still be able to purchase.  Set up an account with your credit card data before you head out.

Click here to buy tickets.

You can buy up to two tickets per person but please don’t be nervous about coming on your own.  Frequent flyers are a friendly bunch and always happy to share details of their recent trips and miles-earning tips.

I apologise in advance if you can’t get a ticket due to demand.  We are selling more than twice as many tickets as any previous HFP event and are hoping that this is plenty!  The first batch will sell quickly but demand should be a bit slower on Sunday.  Or not.

American Express is accepted by Eventbrite 🙂

We look forward to seeing you on the 8th July.  Here’s the link you need at noon.

Comments (121)

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  • Sarah says:

    I literally clicked the link at 12.00 on the dot and by the time I clicked checkout they were sold out!

  • Aidan says:

    Missed out again 🙁 Hopefully Sunday may work
    Was ready at 12 on the dot!

    • Alex Sm says:

      My connection blinked and by 12.01 all the tickets were gone. Unbelievable! But last time weekend was luckier for me. This time it will be problematic as I will be en route to Glyndebourne…

      • Rhys says:

        If you like I can take your place at Glyndebourne and you can stay at home to book the tickets 😉

        • Alex Sm says:

          Haha, we will try to manage from the train. If you could confirm re the complimentary ticket (see email), we will try to procure another one for my partner on Sunday

          PS Glyndebourne tickets process is equally painful – they put people in an e-queue which lasts 2-3 hours

          • Cat says:

            I had a similar experience when I tried to get Harry Potter tickets the first 5 or 6 times…

      • Following on behind says:

        What are you seeing?

        I only really like Puccini so not going this year 🙁

        Saw Tosca at the ROH last weekend. It was very cool taking a slash next door to Nick Robinson and next door but one to Lloyd-Webber.

        • Alex Sm says:

          I am seeing Cinderella this time and then Rusalka later in July

  • DaveP says:

    Managed to get a ticket! Looking forward to my first HFP meet up with all of you knowledgeable and experienced guys. 👍

    • Robert says:

      Got one for me and a friend who is also into points (my wife isn’t coming – something about having “parenting responsibilities for our 6-month-old son…”). This will be my first. Looking forward to meeting people and sharing stories.

      • Rhys says:

        There was a baby at last year’s summer party! …maybe it’s time we set up a kids club!

  • solartravels says:

    After clicking through, the checkout holds the booking for 10 mins. So maybe some will time out soon and become available.

    I’m one of the lucky ones this time!

  • 1nfrequent says:

    Huh. It keeps coming up “unavailable” – has done since noon.

  • Billy says:

    Clicked on 1200 on the dot and it showed venue but no option to purchase quantity. refreshed the page and on the 3rd go quantity showed up but by the time i added to basket —Sold out

  • BFT01 says:

    It says unavailable, so I must have missed out?

  • Aliks says:

    I went back in at 12:08 and some were available again, but sold before I could checkout.
    I guess its time to start using Eventbrite bots to book tickets. . . .

    • Rhys says:

      Don’t forget another batch is coming out on Sunday – I expect it won’t be quite such a rush then!

    • Pid says:

      Got one without a bot so it is possible. Last time picked one up 8 mins afterwards when some people did not complete so it is worth keep trying on Sun.

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