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The HfP chat thread – Saturday 21st November

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

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Comments (258)

  • Will says:

    Clos19 25% off with LVMHUK code. Stacks with Amex £35 off £175

    • Nigel W says:

      Thanks Will.

      Works nicely on some Veuve Clicquot. A box of 6 with 25% off is £175.50, then with the £35 back a bottle becomes £23.41!

      • Aristeides says:

        Merci both. Especially as I missed out on the Veuve in their private sale 30% deal a couple of days ago.

      • Andrew says:

        6 bottles of this at Tesco at the movement works out as £26.25 each if anyone doesn’t have the Amex offer. On offer for £35, and all wines and champagne are buy 6 save 25%. And are individually gift boxed.

    • babyg says:

      Thanks Will!

  • YL says:

    Read yesterday’s comments quite late last night, did I understand it correctly that the Real Slim Shady card can bend to feet the seagull with no cash advance fees?

    I got hit once with revolutionaries, so have tried to avoid that happen again. Thanks in advance.

    • Allan says:

      I tried it this morning and it failed so not sure it does work?

      • The Urbanite says:

        There are mixed reports of paying off the Seagulls with Bendy. For some people it works fine and others get declines.

        • S says:

          No luck with Beardy underlying – got two Bendy cards (one it asks for a security code, then fails and the other just fails without anything)

      • YL says:

        Thanks Allan.

    • dezbez says:

      Speaking of seagulling, anyone else had the offer for their shop?

    • Pangolin says:

      Last time I tried it produced a cash advance charge but you can use it to top up Rev directly, and it will work indirectly for paying Amazon’s CC and Ernie.

      • YL says:

        Last time I top up with Rev with it also produced a cash advance.

        • TGLoyalty says:

          Rev produced a fee direct or via bendy.

          Seagulls via bendy doesn’t.

          • Pangolin says:

            Weird how it works for me and not for some people. I top up Rev virtually every week and never get charged.

  • mart says:

    another baholidays question
    what would happen if we booked a package – flights and hotel in club then say closer to the time of paying the balance we were a bit poorer and wanted to downgrade to economy how is this calculated?
    feel like we are trying to book 2 years of holidays into 1.

    • Anna says:

      I don’t think this would be possible as you would be bound by the Ts and Cs at time of booking. You’d probaby have to cancel and rebook in economy.

  • Lady London says:

    @TGLoyalty I owe you a code use, do you do Airtime Rewards?

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Hi yeah XMKEY9J6 hopefully you get some good offers.

      • Lady London says:

        Tx signing up now

        • TGLoyalty says:

          Thanks.

          Btw looks like Amazon being taken off the shelves in some store. Managed to get a £250 card and activated fine. So there must just be one single bad batch.

  • Kevin says:

    Thanks for those who shared the HN beauty code on last sunday that enabled me bought something and just luckily to trigger the Amex offer in the last min.

  • Matt says:

    Is anybody else having trouble with the new pop-up ads when viewing the site on an iPhone? I normally read it on the laptop, but this morning I opened an article on my phone and the screen was filled with the ad for One&Only Malaysia – the problem is that the ‘X’ in the top right corner of the pop-up is obscured by the phone browser’s address bar at the top, so it’s impossible to get rid of the pop-up, and I can’t read the article. The pop-up should be sized correctly so that it doesn’t fill the whole screen, leaving the top of the pop-up visible below the address bar.

  • Kevin says:

    I got my triggered for 3 separate stays with acommutative paid.

  • The Original Nick says:

    Thanks. I’ve just used it.

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