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The HfP chat thread – Wednesday 2nd June

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Comments (337)

  • Alekun says:

    Has anybody in their travels in morrisons remember seeing Morrisons selling IKEA giftcards?
    Looking to buy a new wardrobe and wont be going to my local morrisons until Saturday. bought a load of morrison’s gift card when the 10% was ongoing.

    • 747_Brat says:

      Personally, I have never seen Ikea gift cards in the 3 Morrisons I have visited. But YMMV.

      • Blenz101 says:

        Same. Gift cards tend to be offered where the store has a high margin.

        IKEAs shtick is that every cost is engineered out and you are buying at the best price direct.

        • Rui N. says:

          Ikea offers gift cards through employers’ perks at least, so they have enough margin for that at least.

          • Toaster says:

            5% discount through my employee discounts and 4% cashback via CSSC.

  • thomas says:

    Nectar Connect – Anyone have more news on this and what it actually is ? Appeared on the app but does not really say what it entails.

  • bill says:

    Guardian political correspondent tweets: I’m told ministers will tomorrow discuss whether to put Portugal back on the amber list Grimacing face

    No denials from the government.

    @breeallegretti

    • Harry T says:

      Maybe they should put Bolton on the red list, as it’s got about eight times the infection rate of Portugal 😂

      • meta says:

        A journalist who writes an article and doesn’t check that Maldives and Seychelles are already on the red list… UK media have long time ago lost any credibility on political reporting…

      • Lord Doncaster says:

        I concur. It’s a dump anyway.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      There was supposed to be a watch list so that there were no surprises …

  • PaulC says:

    It’s been along time since I booked or stayed in any hotel. I just wanted to check there is no harm in making two separate bookings at the same hotel for the same person with Hilton? It works out cheaper booking 2x 2nights making 4 nights in a row. Obviously need to check out and check back in on the change over day but in reality usually when you speak to reception and let them know you end up staying in the same room and no physical need to check out and in again.

    • Memesweeper says:

      I do this all the time (just for better flexibility). Never had an issue at any establishment.

    • planeconcorde says:

      I haven’t had a problem doing this with Hilton.

    • Lord Doncaster says:

      Perfectly fine 😁

      • AnotherUser says:

        I’ve had minor annoyances (keycard needing resetting ( but nothing worse than that)

        • Algor says:

          Every decent Hilton will encode keys manually for the whole stay regardless how many reservations are booked for your stay.

  • Anuj says:

    Does anyone have a PFP Energy referral link? I appreciate it’s a bit late now so will post this again tomorrow just incase.

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