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The HfP chat thread – Sunday 11th April

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Comments (200)

  • Harry T says:

    The new gift cards work at petrol stations too. I used one yesterday and have done several times over the last few months.

  • Colin says:

    How long has it been before the £50k offer shows up on the Amex Business Gold account pages?

  • Fred says:

    Appreciate this is purely speculative, but do we think Heathrow Rewards will bring back the 100% bonus on points conversions to cash vouchers?

    • Rob says:

      I doubt anything will happen at all with HR until the airport is back to something like normal, but at the same time I wouldn’t be transferring my points without a bonus, either for vouchers or miles, and I’m sitting on 8,000.

      • Fred says:

        Thanks Rob – agree entirely. I have about 100k due to a few big purchases (I was a premium member), so hoping for a bonus to help offset no more VAT free.

  • KBuffett says:

    If I open an account with Halifax, will I get this offer?

  • Anuj says:

    Does the rocketmiles hotel 5000 points bonus still work? The link is still live at least

    • ChrisC says:

      I just did a dummy booking via the link in Robs article and the 5k bonus miles don’t appear so I’d say no.

      Possible they could re-run it.

      If you need a hotel then maybe book direct with the hotel on a cancelable rate then wait to see if this offer appears again, then cancel and rebook using RM?

  • DK says:

    Got new Curve card after old one expired and daily limit slashed to 2K. Anyone had it increased back to 9K? I’ve started putting small transactions from different places on it. But it would be good to know if it is the way to go

  • David says:

    Just a thought does the Amex / melia offer spend £300 get £75 back work if you buy melia rewards ?

  • 747_Brat says:

    Boots CB offer on BAPP – Spend £10 or more and get 7% back!

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