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SAVE THE DATE: the Head for Points 10th Birthday Party!

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We are delighted to tell you that Head for Points turns 10 this month!

Rob started Head for Points as a hobby way back in 2012 after his career in the City. Since then it has grown into a ‘proper’ business – we should hit 25 million page views this year – thanks to your loyalty, support and interest.

None of our success would have been possible without you, our readers, and we want to invite you to celebrate this huge milestone with us!

Head for Points summer party bar

We will be throwing one of our famous reader parties on Tuesday 21st June. We hope you can make it.

Save the date: Tuesday 21st June

The party will take place at the Renaissance St Pancras hotel from 6pm to roughly 9pm and there will be 500 tickets available.

The Renaissance St Pancras balcony

Tickets will be £10 and your first drink, food (canapes and cupcakes) and a potentially very valuable raffle ticket are all included. There will be a cash bar for additional drinks.

As anyone who attended our 2019 Summer Party will attest, the Renaissance is a great venue for a summer celebration. There is a balcony area if the weather is fine and a beautiful indoor space if it’s not.

We will be releasing tickets in the next week. Keep an eye on the site or your emails for full details of when the tickets go on sale.

This party has become a reality because of the support of our sponsor Barclaycard. As you have probably heard by now, Barclaycard launched two new Avios-earning credit cards this Spring. They will be providing cupcakes and canapés for everyone on the night – you won’t go hungry – so a big thank you to all the team over at Barclaycard.

We will also hold our customary raffle on the night, with a VERY impressive top prize. Details will be revealed when tickets go on sale!

Information on how you can get a ticket will be published very soon, and we still have lots more details to reveal, but please mark Tuesday 21st June in your diary now. See you there!

Comments (91)

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  • TGLoyalty says:

    Finally one I should be able to make

    Fingers crossed I can actually get a ticket 🙂

  • meta says:

    Is it only 10 years? Feels like it’s been longer.
    Congrats team! I look forward to checking in every morning for years to come.

    I sadly can’t make it as I’m in Iceland for summer solstice. Hope you all have a blast.

  • Charles Martel says:

    Fingers crossed I can get a ticket, do people reveal their pseudonyms in person?

    • Froggee says:

      Sorry – people use pseudonyms here?

    • Rob says:

      We have historically offered name badges to guests but purely as a way of breaking the ice. Up to you if you take one or indeed what name you put on it.

      • EwanG says:

        I wonder if anyone would own up to being “Paul the destroyer?” 😂

    • Gary says:

      Congratulations on the milestone HfP. Been a fan for some years and hope to make my first HfP event. Exactly my thought re etiquette linking person in front to the poster! What to/not to do?

  • Rich says:

    ‘As you have probably heard by now…Barclaycard have launched….’ – no, I’ve been on a trip to Mars for a few months, literally the only place news of the launch had not yet got to. 🤣

  • BJ says:

    Are the HFP Private Dinners set for a return too?

    • Rhys says:

      Nothing in the pipeline yet but I hope so!

      • Rob says:

        The one we did pre-covid was a trial, which was due to lose a lot of money until Reward Flight Finder jumped in as a sponsor at the last minute. The only way it works, financially, is to find a sponsor looking for some small scale market research. This would allow us to run a 3-course dinner with wine etc for, say, £50 at a top London restaurant with the sponsor covering the (substantial) extra cost, with say 6 people per table inc one from the sponsor.

        Few people actually understand the cost of private dining. Canapes for St Pancras are £4 each, for example – if you eat 10 during the party, that’s a £40 bill we’ll get (which luckily Barclaycard will pay). Obviously the £4 includes waiter costs etc.

      • Cat says:

        Me too – that was fun!

        BJ – are you able to make the party?

        • Polly says:

          Not many make it down from EDI l think, thus the call for a north of England Scotland one. Great to see some of them sometime in the future.

  • flyforfun says:

    OMG! 10 Years! I can’t believe it! It really doesn’t feel that long, but then I’ve been on Flyertalk for 22 years and it doesn’t feel that long their either!

    Thanks to Rob and team for highlighting (and sourcing!) some fantastic deals over this time.

    Here’s to the next 10!

    • Rob says:

      Yes, it’s scary. I think my Flyertalk registration date is 2004.

  • e14 says:

    If I bring my Barclaycard rejection letter do I get free entry ?

    • Rob says:

      No, but you can personally ask the head of Barclaycard UK to reconsider (or, in your case, for a job 🙂 )

      • The Original Nick. says:

        I’ve now uploaded all documents to Barclaycard 4 times and still I get we can’t use the income documents I’ve uploaded so it looks like my account will be cancelled next week.

  • Alan says:

    Wow, a whole decade now – congratulations!

    Sadly no chance of making it down to London for a weeknight but enjoy!

    6HF (for those that remember the old competition entries 😜)

    • Polly says:

      Alan, l remember you almost made it one year or was that the amex xmas drinks doo. You had to meet a friend instead! One day?

      • Alan says:

        @Polly I think that was Amex drinks. Hopefully we can sort an Edinburgh one sometime 😝

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