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24th November 2022 at 14:16 in reply to: The Tesco Clubcard Pay+ prepaid debit card threadIbblybibbly
I make regular HMRC payments with Pay+ and points always credit. Now have enough for a virgin cruise if they bring the deal back next year !17th November 2022 at 09:32 in reply to: The British Airways Prepaid Mastercard threadIbblybibbly
I’ve received 1,500 Avios on Monday, but not the 2nd 1,500. Anyone else in this situation? And has anyone managed to get BA to manually award the additional 1,500?
I’m in this situation too, haven’t gotten round to contacting BA yet
thanks glad to know that I’m not alone. I can’t say I’m overly motivated to call BA for 1,500 Avios. Not worth the time and effort
Me too. Has anyone missing the extra 1,500 seen them appear since posting ?1st November 2022 at 19:18 in reply to: BA pre-warning not to use the Dubai loungeIbblybibbly
I’ve also had this text despite being Gold, so I will turn up and hope for the best as the Marhaba Lounge is the opposite of premium. I’m there in 2 weeks so will be interesting to hopefully hear some feedback from some Guinea pigs before then.3rd October 2022 at 08:21 in reply to: Avios bookings can now be cancelled online, BUT ….Ibblybibbly
I cancelled 2 x 2 legs about 2 weeks and was told I lose the £50 per ticket. I got routed to an Indian call centre which clearly didn’t help. Another call beckons.11th August 2022 at 12:36 in reply to: Curve cash advance feesIbblybibbly
Sorry if this has been asked somewhere else……but does anyone know, if I overpay a mortgage with Curve with Barclaycard as the underlying card – will I be charged a fee by Barclays and/or Curve ? Thanks.27th July 2022 at 15:45 in reply to: Curve experiences – Is there any pattern?Ibblybibbly
I have metal linked to Avios B’card and spend £10k pcm to HMRC plus maybe £2k foreign spend pcm. Got card when it first came out and have never had any issues.
Hope that helps.5th July 2022 at 11:59 in reply to: Row 1 after Gold expiryIbblybibbly
Thanks, good to know.29th March 2022 at 08:41 in reply to: Barclays Statement – Possible to download transactions in Excel/CSV?Ibblybibbly
Log on to your account via the web, not the app. Click on Transactions (top right), then click on arrow next to Save As and BINGO.25th February 2022 at 18:18 in reply to: Montego BayIbblybibbly
LOL 😂2nd February 2022 at 15:14 in reply to: The HSBC Premier Mastercards threadIbblybibbly
Does anybody know if HSBC still give points for HMRC payments if they are fronted by Curve ? I have just upgraded to Metal but someone has suggested it’s pointless as HSBC won’t give points.2nd February 2022 at 14:53 in reply to: Curve Fronted limitIbblybibbly
The 0.1% must be new as I have always paid with Tesco Debit card before and have never been charged a fee.
That’s a worrying comment about HSBC Premier Credit Card as that’s the only reason I am paying for curve metal.
So, as a newbie, if CC companies won’t give avios/points etc if using curve (with said cc card as underlying payment) – what is the advantage of curve fronted transactions other than not having the money come out of your bank account there and then ?2nd February 2022 at 13:30 in reply to: Curve Fronted limitIbblybibbly
Apologies if this has already been covered.
I have just converted to CURVE metal, with a view to paying £10k pcm to HMRC. Have just made first payment and HMRC charges a 0.1% fee with the CURVE card (underlying card is HSBC Premier Card / 0.5 avios per £). Whilst not massive, it will add up to £120 p/a on top of the £150 p/a fee for the card. So, each avios is only costing me .45p, which is still good, but more than I thought.
So my question is….is this correct that HMRC charge this fee as I haven’t seen it mentioned before ?12th January 2022 at 10:23 in reply to: Best London-Dubai flight time for managing sleep on a short 4 day trip?Ibblybibbly
Definitely the night flight – save on the cost of 1 night in the hotel and catch up on any sleep on a lounger by the pool !11th January 2022 at 10:07 in reply to: ‘All Inclusive’ advice – any good experiences?Ibblybibbly
I have found that most european AI’s are below par, although IKOS is very good.
The Palm Tree Court in Dubai is excellent and I would highly recommend.11th January 2022 at 10:02 in reply to: Alternatives to Uber, Addison Lee or Bolt in London?Ibblybibbly
I use Ola most of the time, it’s the same as Uber but normally a bit cheaper. Also great from Heathrow.
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Have a great weekend.3rd January 2022 at 17:13 in reply to: BA Verifly app – is it rubbish?Ibblybibbly
Don’t believe everything you read. I’ve used it (with my wife) about 7/8 times and it’s been a piece of cake and saved loads of hassle at the airport. So far, when I’ve used it, I’ve never been asked for any documentation whatsoever. Even my Business Partner and his wife used it and he’s a complete technofobe.20th December 2021 at 09:34 in reply to: Which test company provided a certificate for uploading a photo of test?Ibblybibbly
Chronomics was a piece of cake.17th December 2021 at 09:49 in reply to: How can I earn miles or points paying HMRC?Ibblybibbly
Tesco Clubcard Pay+ works, good for virgin but no avios unfortunately.17th December 2021 at 09:46 in reply to: The Tesco Clubcard Pay+ prepaid debit card threadIbblybibbly
I paid have paid my tax bills with it (previously had Tesco Bank Debit Card) and points have been credited. Just a shame we can no longer convert to avios.
13th December 2021 at 16:55 in reply to: Can I use a PCR test for another journey than the one booked for?Ibblybibbly
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I have no doubt the code will work, I know people who’ve done this, it’s been fine, and also used the same code multiple times. Obviously the latter is illegal but I don’t believe GOV have any way of checking, it’s a question of conscience. Whether your kit provider will honour it and accept the test into the lab is another matter, you definitely can with RANDOX.13th December 2021 at 12:55 in reply to: The BA Holidays ‘Double Tier Points’ promotion threadIbblybibbly
Yes, as long as it is for at least 5 nights. Might have to include a Saturday as well.13th December 2021 at 12:54 in reply to: UK Passenger Locator Form won’t accept test booking referenceIbblybibbly
Many people wrongly try and enter the code from the sample tube. The correct reference will be on the email confirmation you got when you ordered the test.13th December 2021 at 10:18 in reply to: Do Halo Verify bookings at Sofitel T5 generate a Passenger Locator Form code?Ibblybibbly
Correct. I was concerned as my flight arrived at 8.45 pm so I rang HALO and they confirmed you just show booking ref. to reception and they will sort you out. Worked far easier than I imagined.13th December 2021 at 10:16 in reply to: Best parts of LondonIbblybibbly
I imagine that majority of the membership are ardent AVIOS collectors, which basically means they are most likely to fly from Heathrow (or City), which means they are most likely to live in, or near (as I do) to London. So good idea IMHO.13th December 2021 at 09:26 in reply to: The BA Holidays ‘Double Tier Points’ promotion threadIbblybibbly
I flew back from DXB a month ago, my bonus TP for the outbound was credited fairly quickly, but the ones for the inbound are yet to show. A friend who flew at a similar time has yet to receive any bonus TP.
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