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The HfP chat thread – Wednesday 2nd 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 (286)

  • Steven says:

    Hilton honours query – if you book say three rooms at the same time for the same night, do you get treble night credits or is it only treated as a single night credit? Might be a struggle to hit Platinum for the end of the year but considering booking an extra room to get some more credits. Thanks

    • Bigmaggot says:

      Assume u mean Diamond? You only get 1 night towards status. You get points for 2 rooms.

    • Allan says:

      If I don’t hit 30 nights this year and finish them off next year (albeit without the double nights bonus) will that status also last to 2023 or do you need to hit it before Jan 2021?

      • Rob says:

        Yes. You’d get the rest of the current year, all the next year (22) and 3 months of the following year (23) as per normal.

        • Allan says:

          Great, so good to make the most of the cheap day rates and double nights but not essential to hit 30.

  • Paul says:

    8k just spent at morrisons

    • Alex says:

      Jesus! That’s a LOT of vouchers(I assume vouchers) – what was the mix? Any plans on how to spend?

    • memesweeper says:

      Wow. Makes my 1k25 * 2 look amateurish.

    • Aston100 says:

      Did you get any comments from staff?

    • Holam says:

      that’s very good going, well done! I’ve had death stares and manager has been called before after trying to buy a few hundred pounds worth!

    • KBuffett says:

      I stopped at £2500
      Well done

    • Lev441 says:

      Just done £2k. Used self service and did a mix of Morrison’s and Amazon. All activated fine. Pretty sure the offers will come back in the next few weeks anyways. Pre covid the discounts would appear on a monthly basis between 5,7 and 10%.

    • aDifferentSimon says:

      I’m only at 25k annual imit on curve, I’ve not used the morrisons 10% (working from home lethargy) and have a zero balance since the summer on virgin, feel happy if I get 2 amex shop smalls and cancelled hilton card weeks before it was pulled.
      I’m doing it wrong!

    • Jonathan says:

      Assuming you did 32 x £250 Morrison’s then that’s quite ballsy unless you’re happy to do all your grocery shopping at Morrison’s for the foreseeable! Definitely not beyond the realms of possibility that they pull 3rd party GC’s (or the decent ones like JL & Amazon which will have <1% margin on them) if they twig what’s been going on.

      • Lady London says:

        or could change the rules (and mean it by programming the tills). That is my worry as I watch you cleverer people than me hoovering up.

        Good luck to all of you though it has cheered me up to hear of your exploits during Covid.

        As you run down these huge amounts please keep us informed (discreetly, of course !)

  • Jimc says:

    Can anyone tell me how I access previous day’s chat threads?

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