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(SOLD OUT) Get your Head for Points 10th Birthday Party tickets at noon TODAY

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Now that we have teased you about our upcoming 10th Birthday Party, we thought it was time to give you some concrete details. Tickets will go on sale at noon today.

This is our first reader party in over two years – and our third summer party.

EDIT: Due to the combined tube and rail strikes announced for 21st June, the party has now been rearranged for Wednesday 6th July. All ticket holders have been contacted.

EDIT: We sold this out in 10 minutes. Apologies to those who missed out. It took 3 days to sell out our last pre-pandemic party and, given ‘work from home’ etc, we had no idea how quickly this one would go. We look forward to seeing those who got lucky on the 21st.

Renaissance St Pancras exterior

We will be returning to the Renaissance St Pancras hotel, where we had a very successful Summer party in 2019. This is a beautifully restored property – although you may be most familiar with it from its appearance in the ‘Wannabe’ music video by the Spice Girls ….

Renaissance St Pancras spice girls stairs

We are taking over Hansom Hall, a large room at the rear of the lobby:

Renaissance St Pancras Hansom Hall

…. and connecting to a private outdoor space which, weather permitting, we will also be able to enjoy:

Renaissance St Pancras Hansom Hall garden outdoors

The venue has a capacity for 500. We are hoping this means that everyone who wants to come will be able to.  It will be the UK’s biggest frequent flyer event this year.

Enjoy canapes and cupcakes courtesy of Barclaycard

This year, Barclaycard has stepped up to sponsor the event.

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.

As well as canapes and cupcakes, your first beer, wine or non-alcoholic drink will be free. Further drinks will be available from cash bars.

You can win a generous prize, courtesy of Malaysia Airlines and our other partners

We will be holding our popular raffle again. Everyone who attends receives a raffle ticket.

Malaysia Airlines has kindly agreed to donate the headline prize:

  • 2 Business Class flights to Kotu Kinabulu in Malaysian Borneo, via Kuala Lumpur, plus a 2 day package in a premium chalet at the Sutera Mantanani Resort on Mantanani Besar island provided by the Sabah Tourism Board

The winner will be able to arrange their flights to build in time in Kuala Lumpur and possibly even Langkawi, as well a couple of days in Borneo.

Further prizes will be finalised over the coming weeks. As well as the holiday in Malaysia, we expect that you will have the chance to win five to ten high value prizes, including a number of luxury hotel stays provided by our hotel partner Marriott Bonvoy.

How can I get a party ticket?

We hope that you can come along to meet Rob, Sinead and myself and to talk miles, points, credit cards and travel with other readers. Bring a friend or come by yourself – you won’t struggle to find someone to share your stories with.

There will be lots of employees from Barclaycard, Malaysia Airlines and our other travel and credit card partners in the room. We get industry members to wear special name badges to identify themselves, so it is easy to stop them for a chat.

The party will run from 6pm to 9pm on Tuesday 21st June at the Renaissance St Pancras.  We have added an extra hour this year to give you more time to chat and to encourage people not to arrive all at once!  The raffle will be drawn by 8pm at the latest so you don’t need to commit to staying until the end – although hopefully you will.

The bar will remain open for a while after 9pm for anyone who wants to stay longer.  The Renaissance also operates The Booking Office 1869 bar which is open until late.

As usual, to ensure that people who ask for tickets turn up there is a nominal charge. (The cost to stage the event is over £20,000 so it genuinely is a nominal charge.)

Tickets are £10 including VAT and will go on sale TODAY, MONDAY, at noon.  They are limited to four per person.

Click here from noon to head to the Eventbrite page to purchase your tickets.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 21st. 

Comments (156)

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  • Gordon says:

    Hope it all goes well guys, The venue does look good, As a fairly new member to HFP I have not had the pleasure of attending one of these functions but I will endeavour to do so in the future.
    I’ll miss this one as I am in Indonesia for 3 weeks….

    • polly says:

      Gordon, are you going to Bali? Love to hear how it is now? Booked for Nov.

      • Gordon says:

        Hi Polly, Yes we are 😊 we are flying to Singapore for 6 nights staying at Hyatt Andaz then to Bali for 2 weeks. Staying at Grand Hyatt, Nusa Dua 8 nights and Alila Ubud 5 nights.All booked through Emyr inc 3rd night free at all hotels.We are driving the Route 66 west coast in November when your in Bali. I will update you upon my return on the comments. I’ve emailed the Alila re our stay and they respond without fail I am impressed.We fly on 7th June….

        • Michael C says:

          A (gifted!) night in the Grand Hyatt, Nusa Dua in 1991 was my first-ever 5* stay! Still go back there, despite the competition. Have a great trip!

        • Polly says:

          Thanks that’s a great trip, look forward to hearing about it. Enjoy

  • dst87 says:

    Based on many comments from HfP readers, I feel for the poor Barclaycard employee who draws the short straw to represent the company at the event.

    • Rob says:

      The top man is coming.

    • Andrew says:

      Player 3’s card still hasn’t arrived after being approved in mid-April despite a replacement being sent. No Apple Pay support. Voucher value trashed from the get-go by requiring the max-Avios option.

      Sounds like this product has crashed and burned, what a disaster!

  • MD says:

    Really enjoyed the last HfP party there, it’s a lovely venue. Sadly I’ll be in France at the time so will miss this one. Good luck to everyone in the raffle.

  • Entitled says:

    Are Barclays handling the tickets? I’m concerned that they may not turn up.

  • Mikeact says:

    It will be a great night out…only sorry I shall be away and will miss saying ‘Hi’ to the many I know and have met previously.

    • polly says:

      Sadly, away in France, so hope we catch up next party. Am sure it will be great fun for those who manage to get tkts…
      @Lev441 thank you, as you got my tkt one year for me as l was driving on the M25 to LGW at noon exactly! Bad timing. Desperate times…

  • chelseafifi says:

    Hope everyone gets a ticket, I’m unable to go, it’s my Birthday and I’ll be in Ikos Dassia (currently sitting on beach in Domes of Corfu)

    • Gordon says:

      The Ikos properties look impressive. I believe they have been voted one of the best all inclusive properties in Europe if not the best…. (There were posts regarding the Ikos properties in previous articles). I am pondering which one to stay at next year. Like the complementary mini for a day. All be it restricted to one day per stay.Have fun.

      • chelseafifi says:

        Thank you Gordon, it’s my first time to any Ikos, previous last 2 years were cancelled, so looking forward to finally seeing what it’s like.

  • Danyal says:

    Any way to buy raffle tickets without attending?

    • Danyal says:

      Maybe a silly question as I can see raffle ticket linked to tickets

    • Rhys says:

      Nope, it’s in person only 🙂

      • memesweeper says:


        and if you are selling more tickets on the day could you cap the number (either overall, or per head)? If I’m to buy more to keep my chances at 1/500 I’d like to know how many 😊

  • Mark says:

    Shame we’re away on 21st June. Have a great time those of you who do!

    Is Raffles drawing the raffle? 😉

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