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The HfP chat thread – Tuesday 10th November

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Comments (246)

  • Lawro says:

    I signed up for Airtime Rewards last week, mainly because I’d seen the comments here about Morrisons being back. However, there’s no sign of Morrisons on there, or any supermarkets for that matter. Do the offers appear gradually?

  • Harry T says:

    I’m afraid I don’t, but thought it might be worth reminding you that you can use Clubcard vouchers for three times value to get a discounted railcard. Hope that helps.

  • Super Secret Stuff says:

    Don’t forget to stack with student discount if you can!

  • Chris Heyes says:

    i use clubcard to get mine good value for the 3 year one,
    reminds me will have to renew.
    Note The Disabled Railcard, combined with Disabled Bus Pass is Very handy when abroad Musiums ect I’ve used mine to get free admision into Acropilis plus Musiums (Greece) plus Pompeii free and Musiums (Italy) plus travel discounts ect
    I Just ask, show them both disabled cards (they look at them funny then agree enough proof) same Sealife, i360, uk ect

    • Super Secret Stuff says:

      Same, lol. Got into the Louvee for free, disney land, sealife, i360 and the disabled viewing area for the queens jubilee procession down the Thames a few years ago! Theme parks are tightening up tho…

  • 747_Brat says:

    30% bonus when you convert your hotel points into Avios between 10 November 2020 and 9 December 2020:

    britishairways.com/en-gb/executive-club/collecting-avios/hotels/convert-your-points

  • 1ATL says:

    “We are sitting on some interesting airline loyalty news which has an 11.30am embargo slapped on it”

    Can someone explain what the interesting loyalty news was as I can’t really make out if it’s already been reported or if it’s been pushed back again.

    • Chris K says:

      Was deferred again but putting the clues together I’ve concluded it’s something to do with not eating meat or cheese.

      So…Greggs? Greggs vegan “sausage” roll Avios hookup?

      • MQ says:

        If BA goes for Greggs the world really has gone mad. But it is 2020 …..anything can happen….

        • Harry T says:

          I’m hoping they do a tie in with Waitrose but that’s purely because earning Avios from Waitrose would be convenient – there’s one 2 mins from me!

    • Rob says:

      Got pushed back again ….

  • Tw33ty says:

    Went and bought a £150 gift card for Harvey nichols, hopefully will trigger the £30 back from amex.
    Showing as Harvey nichols beauty bazzar on app atm, will see if it tracks when moves from pending.
    What we’re others experience with this offer if they bought a gift card.?

  • Baji Nahid says:

    Really annoyed after randomly getting 6 email from the british airways online store this morning that they are clawing back a total of 2348 avios points from a number of retailers because i dont meet the terms and conditions, what are they even on about. I bought the items and there is NOTHING that i have breached the terms and conditions for them to claw back. It really is a cat and dog situation with them to even get anywhere.

    • Sam says:

      My harrods purchase hasn’t even tracked and its been delivered.

      Seems like small purchases track FINE then any big transaction conveniently dont track.

      • Baji Nahid says:

        I noticed the same with a river island order I have made, not got the credit back for it yet

    • Anna says:

      It’s really annoying – sometimes if you use a special offer code or something they will claw the Avios back although it’s not very specific in the Ts & Cs. Though I did say recently that I wouldn’t put it past BA just to claw back a random few thousand Avios from each account and hope no one can be bothered to challenge it!

      • Baji Nahid says:

        Said it well Anna, its incredibly frustrating because there isnt even an avenue available to challenge it which really grinds my gears! I really do hope something does change.

        • Sukes says:

          Hi Baji maybe it’s disappeared but on the desktop BA E-Avios site I’ve always used the web chat function successfully to challenge clawbacked or missing pts – just upload receipts and details & they investigate. My favourite was a clawback by Currys for a TV which Currys told Avios their records proofed I had never picked up instore even after Avios had sent them my stamped instore receipt of pickup…Pts got reposted and they haven’t disappeared again…yet…

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Stick to T C B unless it’s not on there or a significant difference in earnings.

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