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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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  • Third Passport says:

    See you there!

  • Sam Wardill says:

    Sold out in 4 mins? What happened to “We are hoping this means that everyone who wants to come will be able to”

    • Rhys says:

      There should be more back on sale now

      • Sam Wardill says:

        Thanks. I’ve got 2 now. Not been to one of these before but I think I’ve been a subscriber for almost 10 years and I’ve written one article that Rob published on the site 🙂

    • Rob says:

      Took 3 days to sell out the Jan 2020 party ….

  • yorkieflyer says:

    Booked! Perhaps in future 2 tickets per booking max would be better if there are already disappointees?

  • RobH not Rob says:

    We’re in x 3

    . . . . See you down the front 😉

  • Si says:

    Tickets still available on my phone

  • AirMax says:

    Can anyone improve on £513 to stay there overnight?

    • lumma says:

      Kings Cross Inn Hotel, £142

    • Blair Waldorf Salad says:

      Indeed; I’ve gone with points. Marriott cash prices across London are astonishing. £400ish for their clutch of hotels at the Excel.

      • AL says:

        Long been the case that Marriott prices are sky high in Zone 1, right? IHG and Hilton usually beat them by ~£100+.

  • Nick Burch says:

    Did we break Eventbite?

    I refreshed the page at 12:00:02, picked 2 tickets, filled in all my details, then had 5 minutes of an Amex SafeKey popup just showing a spinner, then a grey screen….

    • Michael C says:

      Maybe should’ve used Barclaycard?! ;o)

    • Rhys says:

      Weird, haven’t heard of that one before!

      • Nick Burch says:

        Refreshed the page eventually, no tickets showing in my account. Checked Amex, no pending charge from Eventbrite. Guess that means the internet gremlins stole my ticket and I can’t come 🙁

      • Nick Burch says:

        Is there a chance that a few of us without tickets would be allowed in after the food+drinks+raffle? Based on past parties, there’s normally still people around to chat to for quite some time!

        • Rob says:

          No-one will be on the door at 8.30 I’m sure …..

        • Polly says:

          Yes, the best time is after most leave. A nice calm chatting time follows!

  • blue_wolf says:

    3 tickets booked 💯

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