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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.

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 (235)

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  • Waddle says:

    OT HSBC Premier CC:
    Are the Premier CC & World Elite upgradable/downgradable?

    • mr_jetlag says:

      If you mean in the same manner as Amex BAPP / Blue, they aren’t – no pro rata refund of annual fee, and I think you have to do separate application and credit check (or at least that was the case for me ca. 2018)

  • Shoestring says:

    good news: Scientists discover new antibiotic that kills superbugs
    A NEW antibiotic capable of overcoming superbugs has been discovered, raising hopes for the first effective new bacterial treatment for decades.
    Scientists used artificial intelligence (AI) to screen more than 100 million chemical compounds to try to find molecules effective at killing E.coli.
    The molecule selected by the machine learning system was able to kill a number of serious infections that have grown increasingly hard to treat in recent years, including Clostridium difficile, Acinetobacter baumannii, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and E.coli.

    • Shoestring says:

      I have long thought that the best use we could make of our UK overseas aid commitment is to develop effective new antibiotics, all the money could be spent at home to develop drugs to help poor people overseas

    • Alex M says:

      And how is that related to miles and points collection? Sorry but this is way OT…

      • Shoestring says:

        we’ll live longer to collect points?

      • Lady London says:

        Might need it for coronavirus mutations so we can all travel again

      • Shoestring says:

        OK Alex M – I apologise for the deeply O/T but I got excited about something

        reminds me of the time my wife – who reported to me at the time – broke into my office and gushed: ‘a [European] has found the cure for cancer!’ (ie one of her lot)

        that must have been round about 1998

        • Cat says:

          I’m excited too Harry, and am currently raising my glass to Skynet or whatever they’re calling AI these days.
          Although it feels wrong.
          I now feel I was misled by alarmist 90s films.
          I did like the nod to Hal though!

    • Secret Squirrel says:

      Passengers screaming on Ryanair flight during recent storm is more entertaining! 😂

  • VentureLog says:

    O/T as bits: A long-time HFP reader, but the first time I’ve been caught up in a flight cancellation (due to Storm Ciara) – any advice on the following would be sorely appreciated as I must admit to being a little in the dark in terms of where I stand, even though I have done my best to educate myself via FT.
    The situation is this: My Flight was cancelled whilst in Malta. I tried getting in touch with BA to arrange for the next flight without joy, via Phone, Internet, the BA app and eventually ended up at the Malta Airport to find no BA representative there. With the help of other passengers i was able to book a flight for the next day on EasyJet. This meant spending for overnight accommodation\transport meals by myself. After returning home, BA have refused the compensation (understandable due to extraordinary circumstances) but also refused to repay for my full expenditure due to cancelled flight (only given £50). Everything i have read suggests that regardless of reason for cancellation, right to care comes in to play (EU 261 article 9) I have been waiting for a few days, but BA have not responded. Any help on the next step? Thank you

    • Shoestring says:

      did you get a refund on your BA flight?

      otherwise, it’s always a tough one when you take matters into your own hands to find alternative way back – you are doing the natural & understandable thing but if you don’t give BA the chance to sort out your situation, they will (often quite rightly) say no compo

      not being able to communicate with them wouldn’t cut the mustard

      naturally I sympathise with any HFP reader but on the other hand BA are not always in the wrong

      yes – you would always be entitled to duty of care from BA even in bad weather but only if your flight were still ‘alive’ ie not cancelled

      • Shoestring says:

        * by yourself for a refund

      • Venturelog says:

        Thanks for your reply.
        I’m not sure what the £50 was for. It wasn’t explained. I didn’t agree to any refund for my flight. The flight was cancelled and I was offered a choice to rebook or refund. As I couldn’t do either via any of the communication methods I was left with no choice but to sort myself out.
        It’s not about sympathy, but I’m not sure what would be expected from anyone? Do they sit at the airport until a BA representative turns up? or try and call them on a line that kept disconnecting them? Or try and use the internet and app to rebook which also keep coming up with errors?
        So is this a lost cause to pursue it?

        • Shoestring says:

          you can definitely pursue it but don’t under any circumstances ask for a refund in the meantime

          don’t worry about the £50 – it was probably a gesture and will be over & above any compo

          you’ll have to argue that communication was impossible & you had no other reasonable recourse than to re-book yourself on another airline, you’d probably need to take it to MCOL, you’d probably win ie BA would settle

          ie claim all duty of care + difference in cost between the tickets, no bad weather compo

          • Venturelog says:

            Thank you

          • Lady London says:

            +1 you are owed duty of care and they were impossible to contact.

            What were they expecting you to do? Ask them where you were supposed to sleep that night according to their wishes by email? Did they send a hotel voucher or link to book one with their email cancelling the flight? easyJet provide a link to their website where this can be done. No, I’m guessing British Airways hoped if they just said rebook or refund, with no easy way to contact them and no link you’d take the refund letting them off the hook for duty of care.

            The airline is legally obliged to inform you of your rights in this situation sounds like they didn’t. Get them on that. You are going to have to work a bit because logically you could have stayed in hotel 3 meals a day till you could contact them to effect your choice of being put onto another flight. You saved them money and time booking yourself on easyJet. Your reward will be they will refuse to reimburse you.

            I’d gather my evidence of not advised of my rights at the time by them, all the evidence of the numbers of ways I tried to contact them, submit the claim and do a moneyclaim attaching all this if not reimbursed in 8 weeks max.

            If it happened as you say we have to hope a reasonable judge would take account of the position BA put you in and order a full reimbursement. Small claims court decisions are not binding on other cases but it would be a start

        • Jonathan says:

          Were you not automatically rebooked on a flight? Understandably this is often not a convenient time/date in which case you need to try & swap online (often doesn’t work) or call up. Clearly in situations with mass cancellations the phone lines will be very busy so in the absence of having access to the Gold or Silver lines the best thing is to try & contact an overseas office. Google BA Japan/USA depending on time of day in those countries & call on Skype.

          BA will pay for hotels & food/transport until your rearranged flight & they’re probably the most reliable airline at paying these as well as allowing you to sort yourself out at up to £250/night vs. EasyJet who will force you to stay in the cheapest hotel they can find.

          I’d say you got a duff CS agent or it wasn’t clear what you were asking for so submit request again asking for reimbursement of £x for accommodation & £y for food. Don’t mention compensation or ask for cost of alternative flights as you won’t get it & it clouds the issue.

          Lesson for the future: don’t unilaterally book a flight with an alternative carrier unless you’re prepared to cover cost yourself. May be worth checking travel insurance to see if it will cover you in this situation.

          • Venturelog says:

            Thank you both for your advice.
            I will submit it again as only expenses.

  • Liz says:

    OT can you buy Kris Flyer miles direct from Singapore Airlines or only earn them through flying or third party channels. .

  • S says:

    OT: Capital on Tap Rewards card

    So I just got mine in the mail, but it’s the yellow (the non rewards variant), instead of the navy blue one.

    They haven’t yet charged me the £99 fee either. I definitely did apply for the Rewards version. Is this all correct?

    • Rob says:

      Apparently it is and the colours don’t actually mean anything, so you need to see what turns up on your statement. No-one has ever told me they got it wrong though!

      • Secret Squirrel says:

        If you have paid to select seats on BA & then find availability as an upgrade, does. BA refund the seat selection fees or transfer them over to your upgraded seats?

        • BJ says:

          You’ll be able to select any available seat in the upgraded cabin but you will need to pay the difference in cost between that new sest and the one you have already paid.

    • Peter K says:

      It took 10 days after getting my card to have the £99 for the card to be taken by DD.
      If your activate the card you can see on the app whether you are signed up for rewards (there is a section that tells you and let’s you charge your choice).

  • BJ says:

    Unfortunately we cannot get the amazon voucher twice. Wonder if they are only tracking email addresses?

  • Lady London says:

    What a cheerful soul you are tonight @Shoestring. Did you stick with the choice of a cash ticket and using the return half to go back this weekend? Then avios for further trips? How is MIL?

    • Shoestring says:

      she f’d up as I knew she would – complete breakdown unbefitting 51 YO whose mum happens to be in hospital – so she went to Malaga – but now we have diversion Malaga back to her mum on Sat, then diversion return to B’ham on Monday, my daughter misses school, my wife loses a day’s hols, her ma couldn’t care less sin duda, gotta sort out the car park, gotta go & get her from B’ham so that’s 8 hours driving, £500 maybe on the tickets

      yep I’m a happy bunny

      • Lady London says:

        Aaargh I can’t believe it! I had to read it twice! Could it still change yet? Why return to BHX?

        • Shoestring says:

          BHX makes some sense vs Luton (both Wizz, cheapest – nothing better)

          but she is just not coping with a parent/ loved mum in hospital in a different country

        • Shoestring says:

          her mother didn’t suffer a relapse or anything – she’s just recovering gradually in hospital

      • Shoestring says:

        so I’m patting myself on the back about getting 150K Avios for 1p/ point (£1500)

        whereas my wife has just burned £500 for no good reason plus me on the M5 for 8 hrs

        • Shoestring says:

          £75 diesel

        • Lady London says:

          Ooouch. I think you’ve got to put it down to a daughter’s emotion @Shoestring. Can’t say I wouldn’t have done something similar in the circ’s. Sin duda M not aware of these logistics and indifferent. Is MIL well enough to express a preference if she knew?

          Hollow laugh about the £500 vs the avios savings…

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