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The HfP chat thread – Monday 5th April

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Comments (316)

  • Amit says:

    Would I still be able to utilise the Morrisons Amex offer on Wednesday (last day) as it probably won’t hit my account for 24-48hrs

    • KBuffett says:

      I’ve done this on numerous occasions and it’s been fine. YMMV

    • Andrew says:

      Date of transaction, not clearing onto your account – so will be fine

      • TGLoyalty says:

        Agree. Done this many times.

        Only issue is with online offers where they don’t process payment until shopping so often buying on the last day is risky.

    • Anna says:

      I’ve probably had the equivalent of a week’s free shopping with this offer. Not bought any gift cards – I must be losing interest in this game lol. It’s been interesting as my Amex has been in credit due to a chunky BA refund but the Morrison’s rebate has still been posting so it looks as though I’ve actually been making a profit on my grocery shopping!

  • Lady London says:

    I even do this for cash bookings when required by client to spend a few days on site.

    Have had a couple of very grateful clients when their end client cancelled forthcoming meetings at the last minute and I was able to check out of the hotel immediately and not have to bill the remaining nights. Status helped with one of them when I was technically just past the checkout time when I phoned the hotel. They gave me a late checkout to let me get back to clear the room same day.

    It did cross my mind to unfortunately have to spend 2 extra days completely free roaming round Paris though… but I controlled myself 🙂 , returned to base and let the client have the benefit of my having booked the stay as 3 separate nights.

    • Lady London says:

      * above adding to the Jonathan/ChrisC/Cyclist discussion about retaining award night pricing in case of changes by booking as separate nights.

      It was @Genghis who I first saw advising this.

  • 747_Brat says:

    Does Hong Kong allow you to build up a credit balance on WE card to pay something above the credit limit?

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