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The HfP chat thread – Saturday 4th September

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We are running this daily chat thread on Head for Points during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Comments (456)

  • WaynedP says:

    VS Flying Club points for July VAR+ credit card still not yet posted to VS app or Virgin Red app.

    Last points sweep dates back to end June, so definitely a whole month’s worth of points for qualifying purchases is missing.

    Just me, or anyone else in similar position ?

    • Mel T says:

      My points are there… July and August both present and correct.

    • Degsy says:

      Nothing missing for the last few months although I do remember there was one month earlier this year where the miles took >3 weeks to post. If you’ve not had anything since June though then defo worth calling

    • Memesweeper says:

      All showing in the app here

      Thanks for making me check — turns out I’ve earned a voucher!

  • TGLoyalty says:

    I’m 99.9% sure it’ll post within the month or they’ll give it to you as you paid on the 23rd.

  • Jason says:

    do you need to register for Virgin card cash back offers like amex? i have both supermarket and a Morrison specific ones. thanks

  • AJA says:

    I’ve just discovered that Axa Insurance UK no longer offers travel insurance for new customers! I had it as a saved bookmark as I had an annual policy but cancelled ealy last year when it became clear that travel wasn’t happening for a while.

    The following message pops up:
    “AXA Insurance UK no longer provides travel insurance for new customers.

    Existing customers can still access their account online.”

    I’m guessing that you are still covered until the policy ends and then they won’t renew? Also isn’t Amex’s Platinum Card insurance via Axa? Is that continuing?

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