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  • NorthernLass 7,490 posts

    Oh yes, you get a box with a hard boiled egg, croissant, OJ and yoghurt (remember to remove the yoghurt and OJ before you get anywhere near MAN security!!)

    I have recently defected to the HI because 28k points versus 40k points! Bit longer walk but I can use the exercise.

    *Though I was once pulled out due to hard boiled eggs, I kid you not 🤦‍♀️

    davefl 1,231 posts

    Oh yes, you get a box with a hard boiled egg, croissant, OJ and yoghurt (remember to remove the yoghurt and OJ before you get anywhere near MAN security!!)

    I have recently defected to the HI because 28k points versus 40k points! Bit longer walk but I can use the exercise.

    *Though I was once pulled out due to hard boiled eggs, I kid you not 🤦‍♀️

    As you should, both marmite and peanut butter are ‘liquids’, so eggs would qualify too… unless they’re smeared on bread so that you cant inject them with liquid explosive.

    Roll on 2025 when we can be rid of this crap in the UK at least… well if government promises are to be believed.

    … There goes your regularly scheduled flying pig…

    NorthernLass 7,490 posts

    They were hard-boiled! Completely different consistency to a spread. We had grapes as well, which are more squishy on the inside, but not a security threat, apparently.

    And, are you kidding? MAN will find some excuse to keep making travel as difficult as possible.

    JDB 4,336 posts

    Don’t you think a hard boiled egg is a sufficiently unusual item in luggage to merit further investigation? In theory, if it were just ignored someone could put who knows what into an egg shaped container. As part of security staff ongoing training and monitoring, dummy banned items and strange items are put through to make sure they identify them or carry out a secondary check to ensure they are OK.

    RonnieB 289 posts

    If offer is on payment at checkout then advance payment won’t be honoured. I fell foul of this last time.

    NorthernLass 7,490 posts

    I’ve done this numerous times and it’s always posted.

    Vit 157 posts

    I’ve done this numerous times and it’s always posted.

    Does this trigger hotels outside the UK as well? We are thinking of planning a long weekend trip spring next year 2024 but not sure if the advance payment will trigger.

    NorthernLass 7,490 posts

    It did for us this summer at the Hilton Vienna Plaza, so it should theoretically apply to any hotel on the list.

    ukdoctor 20 posts

    Have a night stay at MAN next week but had booked a non cancellable rate at the HI. I have been avoiding the Hilton at MAN for a few years after a disaster of a stay in 2019 or so..Loads of cleaning issues including a very thick layer of dust on the sofa bed / stains in toilet etc .. Did a formal complaint but never got any response ..

    I’ve heard that hilton has improved now . Have to second stay on the 11th ..Might cancel the HI and book at the hilton ..

    NorthernLass 7,490 posts

    Hilton prices are still high compared to the HI. I need a stay and park package in December and have provisionally booked Hilton but if an IHG offer pops up in the meantime, I will change it. It’s a bit of a last minute trip so separate parking at T3 was no cheaper.

    ukdoctor 20 posts

    Hilton prices are still high compared to the HI. I need a stay and park package in December and have provisionally booked Hilton but if an IHG offer pops up in the meantime, I will change it. It’s a bit of a last minute trip so separate parking at T3 was no cheaper.

    If its the new HI then the parking space at the hotel parking is not guaranteed..I was there in July and noticed a very distressed customer having a long discussion with the front desk. I don’t know if things have changed now.

    davefl 1,231 posts

    Hilton prices are still high compared to the HI. I need a stay and park package in December and have provisionally booked Hilton but if an IHG offer pops up in the meantime, I will change it. It’s a bit of a last minute trip so separate parking at T3 was no cheaper.

    There’s an IHG sale on at the moment via this link https://www.ihg.com/content/gb/en/deals/hotel-offers/autumn

    ukdoctor 20 posts

    Hilton prices are still high compared to the HI. I need a stay and park package in December and have provisionally booked Hilton but if an IHG offer pops up in the meantime, I will change it. It’s a bit of a last minute trip so separate parking at T3 was no cheaper.

    There’s an IHG sale on at the moment via this link https://www.ihg.com/content/gb/en/deals/hotel-offers/autumn

    IHG also has discounts via the blue light card ( nhs/ emergency services/ army etc ).Unlike the Hilton offers which are not very consistent the IHG offers work most of the time .

    RonnieB 289 posts

    I take it spend in the hotel restaurant or bar will count towards triggering the offer so long as it is still billed to Hilton?

    Michael C 673 posts

    I take it spend in the hotel restaurant or bar will count towards triggering the offer so long as it is still billed to Hilton?

    Yes – I’m going to need a couple of cocktails in Bournemouth to do so!

    krautboy 52 posts

    I qualified for the offer on my rewards card and got 9000 MR points.

    We also have it available on our BAPP and thinking of the following stays. £50 when spending £200 or more by the 22nd December.

    Work: DoubleTree by Hilton Hannover Schweizerhof: 08-09 November for £140. Will pay at Hotel.

    Leisure: Hilton Helsinki Strand 28-29 December 2023 for £123. I will pay this online on booking.

    Do you think this would still qualify for the bonus when paying for the hotel in Helsinki in advance?

    Thanks

    degsy 147 posts

    I qualified for the offer on my rewards card and got 9000 MR points.

    We also have it available on our BAPP and thinking of the following stays. £50 when spending £200 or more by the 22nd December.

    Work: DoubleTree by Hilton Hannover Schweizerhof: 08-09 November for £140. Will pay at Hotel.

    Leisure: Hilton Helsinki Strand 28-29 December 2023 for £123. I will pay this online on booking.

    Do you think this would still qualify for the bonus when paying for the hotel in Helsinki in advance?

    Thanks

    Double check that both hotels are included first. Assuming they are, I think cumulative spend does count so in theory this ought to work, although I’ve found Hilton don’t always take the payment up front on prepaid bookings. In which case you could call the hotel and ask them to take payment in advance.

    NorthernLass 7,490 posts

    Cumulative spend has always worked previously. I’ve used the offers a few times to book a few nights in cheapish airport hotels (which are often great value outside London and Manchester!) and the cash back has always posted once the £200 threshold has been hit.

    xefo 47 posts

    Does the FX fee charged by Amex count towards the spend?

    NICK N 25 posts

    Trying to make use of the £200 £50 cashback. Does anyone know if the Hilton restaurants in hotel spend come up as Hilton spending? Especially the Hilton Doubletree west end Thanks in advance

    dundj 83 posts

    Does the FX fee charged by Amex count towards the spend?

    Nope

    Yuff 43 posts

    I’d forgotten about this offer…

    Need a couple of rooms at Christmas

    MattB 261 posts

    Looking for a stay in early Jan (using an advance rate obviously), can get 2 nights at either the Bath Hampton for £208 or the doubletree for £214, so would be a good use of the offer.

    Anyone got experience of either of these? Based on reviews the DT seems a bit dated, so leaning towards the Hampton especially as it’s a bit closer to the station.

    xefo 47 posts

    How quickly did the credit/bonus points post for people after the stay? It’s been a week and so far nada.

    E 95 posts

    Hadn’t posted for me after 2 weeks. Contacted Amex who said the hotel had processed payment with 3C which was a payment facilitator (not one I’d had issues with before at this hotel) so no cashback due. Currently escalated with Amex as I couldn’t know it was a payment facilitator when just passed the card machine.

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