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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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  • Nigel Hamilton says:

    Am on the waitlist having missed the deadline- are any tickets likely to go back on sale? Just need one!

  • Tracy says:

    😂 would have paid with Avios Barclaycard but …….ApplePay

  • Mirp says:

    Wow. I put on alarm and got tickets. Can’t believe it sold out so quick.

  • Flying Misfit says:

    Hopefully additional raffle tickets are offered for the prizes and ideally also to those who cannot attend because tickets went fast. Not sure what the composition of hfp readers that managed to snap up tickets is these days given the times have moved on since the last one, but at previous events when the masses head for the exit doors after the last prize is announced, sort of gives an indication as to why most are interested in snapping up an event ticket

  • RussellH says:

    Got waitlisted, but only for one tix – could not get the second one I had originally requested.

    Then the payment button refused to activate. started again with a different browser, same problem.

    Even though not booking as a business, I found that I had to enter a name for my “business”. WtF?
    Finally got just the one tix.

    • Rhys says:

      Odd, but glad you got one in the end!

    • Blair Waldorf Salad says:

      WtF Ltd would have sufficed…

    • WaynedP says:

      +1, but had to check my spam/quarantine folder to locate the “claim your ticket” email.

      Have just added Mrs dP’s details to the waiting list, so might get lucky and get her in too. Was surprised she agreed to accompany me when I checked with her this morning, as she’s all too happy to leave travel details to me, and wouldn’t know an Airbus from a Boeing.

      “Double our chances for a raffle prize” must have swung it.

      Struggled to find Head for Points on my Eventbrite phone app without Rob’s link, but on the plus side, have discovered that Mrs dP can always attend a Life Drawing Session in a nearby pub if she can’t get a ticket to join me while I nibble canapes, sip drinks and engage in travel-related conversation with the rest of you.

      • Doommonger says:

        With a name like Mrs DP, I will give my ticket away and join her in the drawing class!!


        • WaynedP says:

          I suspect there’s a double entendre in there somewhere that would have to be explained to me. And judging by the absence of any “claim your ticket” email from Eventbrite in her inbox or spam folder, she may have to sharpen her drawing pencils after all 🙂

      • Reney says:

        In the last 2 parties I have been there were +1s who seems to have no idea about the point games (on indeed what the party was about) so I think your wife will not be the minority.

        I seem to recall you actually have to pay for the raffle tickets, so you don’t need an extra person to double your chances, just put more money down.

        • Rob says:

          We did that once, it is not general policy (and it raised £4k for charity so we’re not apologising!) We are still looking at ways of incorporating a charity element into this event.

  • Flightsy says:

    Argh I missed the tickets going on sale due to a stupid work meeting, and now they’ve all sold out. Boohoo! 🙁

  • Flightsy says:

    On the subject of Barclaycard Avios – has anyone else not received their Apple codes? Currently on the phone to Barclaycard chasing them up now and no one seems to know how to solve since it’s a new card…

  • Sammyj says:

    Can’t believe we managed to get 2 tickets, looking forward to it. Booked the train already!

    I’m just waiting on radiotherapy appts for my dad – if they did conflict and we can’t make it to London that day (unlikely, but everything I plan these days turns to mush) can I release them back somehow or give them away?

    • Rhys says:

      Yes, we always have people trading tickets 🙂

      • yorkieflyer says:

        which is why it should have been 2 per person max?

      • Sammyj says:

        Fab, thanks. Fingers crossed we won’t have to cancel. Reckon you guys need as many of us from ‘the regions’ as possible to balance things out a bit!!

    • Rob says:

      Don’t worry, we will sort you out.

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