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News: the day HfP nearly caused a divorce, £100 Mr Porter cashback from Amex

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News in brief:

The day HfP nearly caused its first divorce

Back in 2016, Head for Points had a day when it picked up a lot of traffic from Mumsnet.

This is not a normal source of new readers.  I clicked through to the linked page and found this in the forum:

“Looking for a missing pair of trousers in DH’s [Dear Husbands] wardrobe this morning, I came across a policy doc and “thank you for buying tesco pet insurance” letter.  Says it’s for “Smiles”, doesn’t specify the type of animal, dated January this year, £80ish for the year.

We do not have a pet.

I will, of course, ask him when he gets home, but any ideas WTF might be going on v welcome…”

This was followed by a great discussion. For some reason the thread was deleted from Mumsnet and so I have never mentioned it on here again, despite the entertainment value. However, over in our forums, in a discussion over the current Nectar pet insurance deal, DevonDiamond managed to find an archived version.

Click here to read the Mumsnet thread.

The answer is almost certainly in this 2016 HfP article.

There was potentially a clue for the wife in the name of the cat, Smiles.

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Comments (27)

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  • Jonathan says:

    The ‘Smiles’ thing is brilliant. Just what I needed to remind me how daft some people are. Instead of asking someone a simple question log onto an internet forum and ask a bunch of keyboard warriors, leaving your family business for the world to see!

  • Jeff77 says:

    The mumsnet lot are utter loons

  • Patrick says:

    By the way, is shopperpoints gone for good? Can’t seem to find new articles for almost 2 years now

    • Rob says:

      Unless an opportunity to monetise it turns up, yes. Frankly, given about half the content was Tesco bonus point deals, it lost its raison d’etre when they ended.

      Without commission paying deals we can’t make it pay. Even with HfP’s 20 million page views per year, you will struggle to make much above average income from a website if your income is Google Ads. SP only got a fraction of that.

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