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The HfP chat thread – Friday 30th April

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Comments (259)

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  • John says:

    Any kind of U.K. address available for GotoGate, SuperSaver, MyTrip (all the same firm) to issue a MCOL?

  • Ikaz says:

    A few people were asking at the start of the year, but I have just received my 5,000 bonus IHG points for staying once and paying with the creation mastercard in December last year. It took 2 online missing point requests to get it sorted (they ignored my first request).

    • Kevin says:

      I received mine last week after several emails and phone calls with creation

      • Andrew says:

        Thanks for the headsup. I won’t bother with the latest 10k Creation promotion for taking a 3 night stay then. Nothing worse than a promotion that doesn’t pay out.

    • James says:

      Got mine within a few days of checkout, no problem.

  • Laura says:

    I booked the Park Plaza Waterloo when the offer was on a few weeks ago.
    The upgrades site is currently offering me an update to an Executive Double for £12 and states it includes “Access to our Executive Lounge from 6pm-8pm, offering evening drinks and canapés”

    This is a no-brainer right? A glass of wine in London can easily cost £10. I can’t really find much about it online, so just wanted to check I wasn’t throwing away £12!

    • Kai says:

      Only issue is that the lounge may not be open, so better to confirm with the hotel first.

      • Laura says:

        Oh, that’s a point. Will be staying after May, when hopefully things will be open, so fingers crossed.


      • Rob says:

        If it was shut, you would presumably get free breakfast in the restaurant and a couple of drinks vouchers for the bar, so a one-way bet. The exec room potentially has other bells and whistles too, potentially coffee machine, robe, better toiletries etc.

    • the_real_a says:

      Kai is correct – although you could ask for credit from the hotel/bar restaurant in lieu if you booked for the sole purpose of the lounge, and that was on the provision of the executive room 🙂 All playing the game of course…

    • Grant says:

      Where do the offers appear? Is it in the MMB section?

      • Laura says:

        I looked in my original booking confirmation and then clicked on “request custom upgrade.”

        I looked before and the price has come down quite a bit, it wasn’t really worth it before, although I can’t remember how much it was.

  • Mike1 says:

    What card behind Curve allows me to pay off Virgin?

  • Wally1976 says:

    Regarding the Amex offer of points for adding a first supplementary card to Marriott, ARCC and Harrods cards – has anyone had any luck cancelling a supplementary card and then adding it back a few days later??

  • Jonathan says:

    Typically how long do Amex referral points take to post, being the person who referred a new person?

  • KBuffett says:

    Is there anyway to preload UberEats to take advantage of the AmEx offer before it expires?

    • Kevin C says:

      I made the classic tip mistake and got a twenty pence rebate on Uber Eats with my offer. That’s the problem with not using cash any more.

  • Steve says:

    Unexpectedly Bendy and Hong Kong just worked with AJBell.

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