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If The Who was ‘talking about your generation’ (see what I did there?) then IHG Rewards Club has some good packages to see the band at The SSE Arena at Wembley on 8th April.

Via the IHG Access platform, there are three ‘buy it now’ options available.  There is no auction involved.

You can redeem for:

VIP packages @ 50,000 IHG Rewards Club points: Two Terrace Seat tickets, fast track entry to the venue, casual 3 course set menu including drinks at the arena’s Empire Bar & Grill Restaurant, lounge access and 1x free drink voucher per person

Club packages @ 30,000 IHG Rewards Club points: Two Club tickets, fast track entry to the venue, lounge access with 2x drinks vouchers and 1x food voucher (choice of burgers, salad, sandwiches) per person

Standard packages @ 20,000 IHG Rewards Club points:  Two general admission tickets

If you are willing to take the risk of winning an auction, there is also a VIP package which comes with a night at the InterContinental Park Lane.  There are no bids so far.

You can redeem on the IHG Access site here.

PS.  If you missed it, take a look at our recent article on the top 10 reasons to get the IHG Rewards Club Premium Mastercard credit card.

IHG One Rewards update – April 2023:

Get bonus points: Click here for our article on IHG’s ‘2k Every 2 Nights’ promotion, which runs from 9th February 2023 to 14th April 2023. You can register here.

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Comments (235)

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  • memesweeper says:

    O/T Q: I have a free weekend night cert from Marriott cat 1-4 — If I book, and cancel, do I get the certificate back to use again elsewhere?

    • BLT says:

      If it’s the credit card one, yes you do as long as the voucher is still valid.

  • Harry T says:

    I booked two QantasLink flights from Sydney to Hobart over the phone with BAEC (can’t book online). The CS lady told me that she was having difficulty ticketing them but they were booked and I would receive an email when they were ticketed. I haven’t received an email, and it has been a few weeks, but I can see e-ticket numbers in the BA app and when I look at the booking on FinnAir Plus. Have I been ticketed?

    Tried to ring BA but obviously lines have been busy.

    • Phillip says:

      If there’s an e-ticket number and you’ve been charged, then you’re good to go I would say.

      • Harry T says:

        Thanks, probably just the usual BA IT woes. Qantas will let me pay for seat selection so surely that’s something!

  • mark2 says:

    re Morrison’s Amex statement credit at various rates.
    I went in this morn to the largest of the three stores that I use for gift cards and was pleasantly surprised to find One4All cards on the rack.
    I have bought these before from the Post Office when they had Amex offers and found them very useful. They can be used at a large number of retailers and restaurants see here
    Includes B&Q who do not take Amex.

    • mark2 says:

      remember that they take 24 hours to activate

    • Anna says:

      I popped in to one of the local Morrison’s this morning and they don’t sell ANY gift cards. Or else they’d heard about the Amex offer and put them all in the back till it expires…

      • mark2 says:

        was that a full-sized store or a small local store?

        • Shoestring says:

          Morrisons sold M Local in 2015

          I thought all the normal size M’s have got the giftcard racks? on an aisle end, typically

          • Anna says:

            Me too – it’s one I haven’t been in before so when I couldn’t find them I asked a member of staff and she said they don’t stock them. Very odd.

          • Anna says:

            It would be very useful if you could order them with a grocery delivery!

          • Secret Squirrel says:

            My local M has restricted one GC per purchase now, just keep doing largest amount one after the other.

          • Jonathan says:

            The one gift card restriction is store and gift card dependent. It’s to do with HMRC scams where (predominantly old) people were being fooled that they had a large tax liability and asked to pay it off with gift cards. Quite how anyone can believe that is a legitimate request I don’t know but according to the Duty Manager I spoke to they’ve had hundreds of cases nationwide. As soon as I confirmed I wasn’t being asked to pay a tax bill with gift cards he overrode the limit.
            Usually the restriction only applies to gift cards that can be redeemed remotely ie. John Lewis & Amazon. You can buy as many pizza express etc as you like.

    • Andrew says:

      Interesting note on the One4All website:-

      The 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive, which took effect on 10th January 2020, restricts the sale and use of anonymous prepaid cards (including the One4all Gift Card) in two key ways:

      Classic ‘swipe to spend’ One4all Gift Cards sold after 10th January 2020 are limited to a maximum balance of £120 per card; and
      Online transactions with a One4all Gift Card are limited to £40 per transaction after 10th January 2020

      Be careful bulk buying for a large purchase.

      • mark2 says:

        Personally I would not put more than £100 onto a gift card as they are like cash if you lose them, or probably if you loose them.
        Also note that not all cards can be used online (marked on site).

      • Lady London says:

        Rather pathetic limits, surely, these days? What is the government trying to achieve by this?

        • mark2 says:

          an EU Directive so no choice.

          • BJ says:

            Could be wrong but I think Directives are only binding insofar as how member states chose to deploy them as opposed to regulations which are legally binding? If so, then there are definitely choices.

          • Lady London says:

            IIRC there are 3? different levels of EU legislation the UK would receive to adopt. If it came through as a “Directive” then this was the harshest level and the UK had no choice it had to adopt. IIRC could delay up to 5 years max before adopting a Directive. The other 2? levels had more optionality.

          • Don says:

            You’ve got this the wrong way around. A Regulation is a law, that must be followed pretty much verbatim. The Directive is much more the guidelines and should be adjusted to allow the specific legal framework in practice in the Member State, like differences of Civil vs Common Law.

            Nevertheless, without reading the Directive it would be fare to say there would be limited leeway with the limits and I imagine it varies only slightly across MS.

  • Mark says:

    Interesting move by Etihad. Of course they will only offer this (and accept any bids) where they have free seats available, so they presumably can’t lose. However you may well end up paying for something you would have got, or been able to move to, anyway if the loads are that light*. If you had a paid seat selection you may well end up losing it in order to have your free neighbouring seats. I wonder how many people end up down the back of the plane as a result when they wouldn’t have opted to bid had they realised that would be the outcome.

    *Like our LH flight back from Hong Kong on Saturday – 9 out of 32 seats taken on the 747 upper deck!

  • Genghis says:

    OT. Apologies. Need some inspiration for 2021 summer holiday (perhaps September) for hotels on points (IHG, Hilton, Marriott, avios – i.e. Iberostar if that route is still going) within Europe (ideally) but willing to travel a bit further.

    Our son will have just turned two so cot / rollaway bed needed. We’re looking for somewhere “nice”, pool, close to the beach, where we can stay for a week or so. I’ve got my eye on a few Mr and Mrs Smith properties but pricing still TBC.

    Any ideas?

    • Anna says:

      That’s gone fast! Enjoy it before he starts school and you are pretty much stuffed for good deals (though this is where avios and 2 4 1 vouchers really come into their own, which softens the blow a bit). If he’s a good traveller, the USA is very family friendly and you have hotels like Homewood Suites by Hilton or Residence Inn by Marriott which admittedly aren’t the height of luxury but are incredibly handy when you travel with children. We’ve found that having kitchen facilities is a godsend as children often don’t want to eat hotel/restaurant food or at normal meal times. If you want more resort-type locations, I think some Hilton Vacation properties are more apartment-style. Also some Holiday Inns have suite-style accommodation with self-catering facilities (there is even one in GCM which must be the most expensive HI on the planet!) Additionally, you get a bit of extra privacy once they get a bit older if you have a separate sleeping area to the main bedroom.

      As a minimum with a small child I’d need a fridge, microwave and kettle, and the more room to stash all their stuff the better! Also remember that he’ll need his own seat on the plane once he’s two.

    • Shoestring says:

      September is still fantastic weather most years Iberian peninsular, Greece/ Turkey and up through Central Europe, Italy

      • Anna says:

        Absolutely but not sure about opportunities for award nights in suitable properties? Rob has certainly written about Spain and Portugal but I don’t think they have huge numbers of Hiltons and Marriotts. The Domes resorts always sound amazing, are they part of Bonvoy?

        • Anuj says:

          Domes Miramares in corfu and the Edition in Bodrum are two I’d reccomend. Not sure about suitability for children but there’s quite a few reviews online.

    • BJ says:

      Basilicata – in the Acquafredda Mararea area.

    • Crafty says:

      Have you been to Conrad Algarve?

    • Lev441 says:

      Not sure how big the chain presence is but Croatia is great – especially the islands and along the coast… weather still good in september..

    • Peter K says:

      Hilton Dalaman in Turkey. Reviews seem excellent. BA fly direct to the airport, 4.5hrs flight. The weather will still be good in September. It’s all inclusive but you can pay to eat at nicer restaurants. It’s by the sea.
      I think it has everything you want.

    • LST says:

      Westin Costa Navarino, my kids are now 6 and 7 and we have been going for most years since they were born. I cannot recommend it enough and September is a great time, the weather is still warm and the resort is quiet.


      • Genghis says:

        Thanks all. Some good ideas. Wife not too keen on Turkey (we’ve been before), been to Croatia which is great. Not been to Conrad Algarve but going to Porto and Douro Valley again this year and wife wants something different. Westin Costa Navarino looks an interesting option. Thanks.

  • Waddle says:

    OT Virgin Atlantic Rewards+:
    Has anyone managed to get the bonus after 6 months?

    • Mark says:

      You mean manage to get it a second time after not having had a card for 6 months+? I’d be interested to know that too….

      • Shoestring says:

        people already posted they got it but they didn’t use all the same details such as email address

  • Shoestring says:

    [The Royal Mail has said it will increase the price of first class and second class stamps by up to six pence.The postal firm said the price of a first class stamp will jump 6p to 76p and the price of a second class stamp will rise 4p to 65p from March 23.]

    horrible increase – go buy a few books of stamps before the increase kicks in

    far better to save 8% here than try to get better than 1.35% on Marcus (which – I note – decreased a bit yesterday!)

    • Anna says:

      It’s horrendous, a stamp can cost more than a greeting card sometimes (if you buy in bulk at Card Factory like me lol). If I order them from Morrison’s with my groceries will I get 10% off? I know it doesn’t normally apply to stamps but will Amex know?

  • Lady London says:

    I’d keep ringing BA if I were you.

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