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The HfP chat thread – Tuesday 10th November

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We have decided to run this daily chat thread on Head for Points during the coronavirus outbreak.

Historically, the daily ‘Bits’ articles were the de facto repository for random comments and questions.  With the news flow being lighter, we are running fewer ‘Bits’ articles.

The comments under this article are where you should post questions about travel and, indeed, anything else on your mind.  At this tricky time, and given that many of you are at home, we want the HfP community to have a place to chat.

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Please only comment under the main articles on the site if your comment is directly related to the topic of the article.  This has long-term benefits as it keeps the commentary relevant for people who read those articles in the future.

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Comments (246)

  • Baji Nahid says:

    Also Rob, I am using google chrome for desktop and for some reason when i scroll down the site, it just randomly scrolls back up to the top again, had a look at my cache etc but its been happening for a while, thought I would let you know!

    • The Original Nick says:

      Same here.

      • Alex says:

        Been happen to me as-well, I have emailed Rob&Rhys with a screenshot of it occurring so they can look into it. I also find if I try to reply on my phone it scrolls to top of the page and I have to scroll all the way back down to type my response. Do you get this issue to?

  • Charlie says:

    I’ve completed spending £10K on my IHG mastercard, and also completed £10K on my BA premium plus amex.

    I still have the Hilton platinum visa barclaycard in my draw and am considering pushing some spend there, £10K to achieve Hilton Gold status. Is the Hilton barclaycard on the way out? I’m trying to work if out I can achieve Gold for the free brekkie, before the card is withdrawn!

    • memesweeper says:

      The reports of its death are greatly exaggerated. Nonetheless it’s worth hitting the 10k 🙂

  • James says:

    Has anyone got any experience of paying VWFS with a Hilton barclaycard? Any interest charges or difficulties with the transaction going through?

  • TomD says:

    Amex promo for £30 back when spending £150 on Selfridges. Can I purchase a gift card with it online? Looks like it’ll re-direct me to another site and not selfridges.com.

  • Sukes says:

    Those fitting the criteria can now apply for the new UK EHIC card and apparently it may be issued before 31 Dec 2020. Link to UK Gov website to apply:
    https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/cra/start

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