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The HfP chat thread – Tuesday 1st December

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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 (324)

  • Niall says:

    Annoyed with Selfridges today. Ordered last Wednesday with their 20% off offer to be combined with the £30 off £100 Amex deal.

    Email this afternoon to say the main item ordered has been cancelled as they don’t have in stock. When I called up to cancel the rest of the order they said they can’t cancel as it’s ‘ready to dispatch’, I have to wait till dispatched to cancel.

    This takes me below £100 spend with them. Does anyone know if cumulative spend is ok for this one? And/or if vouchers count ok?

    • Nigel W says:

      From my experience, my total came to £106 (£96 actual items and £10 for the delivery pass).

      Selfridges helpfully charged them as two different times, but I did end up getting the £30 back.

  • Travel Strong says:

    Just did my Morrisons voucher trip. They zipped them all through the till after my shopping and then realised only 1 went through. They wrongly insisted I could only have 1 voucher per transaction, but I didn’t feel like arguing so just took the 1.

    Halfway home I had a moment of doubt and checked the number on the card vs the receipt – yup, they had left me with an unactivated one and the activated one was back on the shelf 😂

    • DodgyDCF says:

      that is not good?

      • Travel Strong says:

        Not good but not a problem. Turned straight around, went back and resolved it. Reclaimed the correct card with the correct last 4 digits. I don’t think the staff had any idea what I was talking about or what was going on at any point though.

  • Ali M says:

    whats the maximum cashback with amazon with Curve pls?

  • KBuffett says:

    Can anyone suggest a quick and easy booking service for short notice self catering type cottages (mid/high end) in the UK for a short last minute break? Like a hotels dot com type easy experience.

  • FloriGuy says:

    Can you feed Barclays with Bendy?

  • FloriGuy says:

    Thanks, I am thinking of upgrading my Bendy. The vanilla version has been fine for me so far.

    What about Creation to Bendy to Creation?

    • Travel Strong says:

      Thats between you and your creator

    • DT says:

      If you have all the cards, why not try for yourself? Do a small amount if you’re concerned about interest. This is how everyone else finds out which of their cards works with what.
      Though paying a debt you owe to a company by taking out another debt with them seems to be a sure fire way of this gravy train ending real fast.
      Test things yourself, don’t talk about it too much, don’t take the piss and we’ll all have a great long future with millions of points. Do the opposite of that and we’ll all have to find a new way to do it and it’ll probably be talked about way less to help prevent it being a short term thing again.

    • memesweeper says:

      For multiple reasons that’s a terrible idea.