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For those of you who were quick enough to get a ticket for the Head for Points 10th Birthday Party next Wednesday, sponsored by Barclaycard, we look forward to seeing you at the Renaissance St Pancras hotel.

Thank you for your support – we were genuinely unsure what the demand for tickets was going to be like, post-covid.  As it happens, all 500 tickets sold out in seven minutes!

When you arrive you will be given a raffle ticket.  We have arranged some very decent prizes which we will draw at around 8pm.  Note that you must still be in the room at 8pm or you will forfeit your prize.

Renaissance St Pancras exterior

Attendees will receive an email on Monday with final details about the event.

We like to keep the raffle shorter for our summer parties but I hope you agree that we’ve got some good stuff thanks to our industry partners. Here’s what you can win.

Win a Business Class holiday in Malaysia

Malaysia Airlines is kindly providing the headline prize:

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

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

The Malaysia Airlines team will be at the party and will be happy to chat about their services. Remember that, as a oneworld alliance partner, you can earn and spend Avios on Malaysia Airlines, as well as earning British Airways Executive Club tier points on cash tickets. British Airways no longer flies to Kuala Lumpur so Malaysia Airlines is now your obvious route to Malaysia.

Malaysia Airines business class

Win three luxury European breaks with Marriott Bonvoy

Meanwhile, Marriott Bonvoy – which has been a great help in securing the party venue for us – is very kindly supplying three impressive European city break hotel stays:

  • A two night stay for two people in an Atelier Suite at Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan including breakfast, one epicurean experience for two people in the Terrazza Restaurant and one treatment for two in the Private Shiseido SPA suite, courtesy of Marriott Bonvoy
Atelier Suite Excelsior Gallia hotel
The Atelier Suite at the Excelsior Hotel Gallia
  • A two night stay for two people in a Deluxe room at Augustine, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Prague including breakfast in the Augustine Restaurant, two 60-minute Augustine Time treatments at the Augustine Spa, courtesy of Marriott Bonvoy
Augustine hotel prague
The Refectory Bar at the Augustine
  • A two night stay for two people in a Studio Suite at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa, including breakfast in Cucina, an a la carte Course dinner for two at Sagra Rooftop Restaurant, two 60 minute body treatments at the JW Venice Spa with Bakel products  and Chick-nick for two in the Olive Grove Park, courtesy of Marriot Bonvoy
JW Marriott Venice

Other prizes include:

  • 1 ‘Be My Guest’ voucher which you can use at any Hilton Honors hotel worldwide! You don’t need reward availabilty – you simply book a standard cash room and hand over your certificate at check-in. No blackout dates, no restrictions. If you want to head to the Waldorf Astoria Maldives for one free night, you can!
  • 100,000 IHG One Rewards points – which should get you at least £400 of free hotel rooms
  • 10,000 Accor Live Limitless points – these are worth €200 off any Accor hotel cash booking, you can transfer them into Avios or you can redeem them for tickets to a Limitless Experiences event
  • 10,000 Avios from Alan Boswell Insurance Brokers
  • 1 Japanese alcohol hamper kindly provided by ANA, All Nippon Airways

Barclaycard will also be giving away some generous prizes in a special interactive quiz.

Thanks again to Barclaycard for their sponsorship of the Head for Points 10th Birthday Party and for covering canapés and cupcakes for all guests! We also want to thank Malaysia Airlines, Marriott Bonvoy, Hilton Honors, IHG One Rewards, Accor Live Limitless, Alan Boswell Insurance Brokers and ANA for supporting the raffle.

See you on Wednesday!

Comments (54)

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  • Tim says:

    Talk about rubbing the salt in, unfortunately I like many other didn’t get a ticket. Maybe one of the prizes could be raffled to the folks who applied or on the waiting list?

  • Jill Kinkell says:

    Having been offered a ticket ,( yippee!) decided to take a couple of days in London for party and family and an exhibition visit. I even booked a flight! ( it won’t be wasted!) My well planned days for everything fell apart with the rail strikes. The alternative date didn’t suit either of us. So near, but…..

    • Rhys says:

      Yes, RMT announcing the strikes 3 days after tickets went on sale wasn’t great timing on their part!

  • pauldb says:

    If I can’t now make the rearranged date, can the ticket be given to someone else so you’re not down on numbers? Any takers?

    • Flightsy says:

      Can I have it? I have a friend who would love to come and was gutted to miss out on the event. She was very jealous that I got a ticket (which to be fair was a waitlist reallocation).

    • Simon says:

      Hi Pauldb, after missing out on tickets twice, I’m interested (and on the waiting list) if you can’t make it. Guess we should form an orderly queue. Good luck with the raffle to everyone attending!

      • pauldb says:

        I don’t think I can return I through Eventbrite so I’m happy to pass it to the first hand raised if HfP will facilitate that?

    • Garry says:

      Would love to attend if ticket is available

  • Nick says:

    To raise further revenue for good causes you could ‘ raffle’ the tickets to attend, tickets for said raffle £10 each

    • Rob says:

      You get into tricky legal rules on raffles if you don’t fully control who buys them, for eg we’d need to ban anyone in Northern Ireland for a start. That’s before we start on ensuring that no-one outside the UK gets involved. It would be too messy.

      • Jonathan says:

        Why are NI residents exempt from being allowed to enter into such things like this that may come around ?

        I can understand that it it has to be UK residents only

        • Rob says:

          Ask their Government …. on the odd occasion you can find it functioning 🙂

      • Michael says:

        I’m aware NI laws are different. I was always curious though how the likes of ITV could run their draws for eg The Masked Singer across all of UK.


        “Similarly, tickets in a Great Britain society’s lottery may not be lawfully sold in Northern Ireland by a person in Northern Ireland. The law in Great Britain and Northern Ireland does not prevent the sale of a GB society’s lottery tickets by post or telephone directly to a person in Northern Ireland or the sale of a Northern Ireland society’s lottery tickets by post or telephone directly to a person in Great Britain. Similarly the sale of tickets in foreign lotteries in Northern Ireland, although lawful in their country of origin, is prohibited.”

        So just do it by phone or post…… no mention of the internet in the 1985 legislation…..

  • will says:

    If anyone cant make it closer to the time, I’d love to go but couldn’t make the first date hence not on waiting list but can travel at relatively short notice.

  • Ad says:

    Hi, if anyone has a spare ticket I am able to attend at short notice, please message me. Thanks.

  • Angie G says:

    Very late notice but if anyone still wants a ticket, let me know.

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