Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

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  • in reply to: Double tier points not showing in account
    RonnieB

    just checked my account today showing 2 x 140 TP , total of 280 TP and now Bronze status, but this does not add up as should have received double TP for CW and hotel package for 5 days. Is there something missing here ?

    Yes what’s missing is details of your trip !!

    in reply to: Amex – £50 off £200 – until Dec 2022
    RonnieB

    I’m still waiting on the £50 credit from the last such promo back in April !!

    in reply to: New £300 Platinum dining credit July 2022
    RonnieB

    Tried a remote purchase of a gift card for US restuarant but didn’t work as zip code needs to match with card, and site would only allow numeric (US zip) postal code.

    in reply to: Ambassador free night
    RonnieB

    In my account it says:

    Ambassador Complimentary Weekend Night
    Valid until 31/03/2023

    Do I need to book or have stayed by end of March? Thank you.

    Just for clarification – I thought you had to BOOK by the expiry date. Is it STAY by the expiry date or not??

    in reply to: Inverness Marriott Courtyard
    RonnieB

    Try google maps and streetview

    in reply to: New £300 Platinum dining credit July 2022
    RonnieB

    Can anyone tell me how long it takes for the dining credit to appear on your statement?
    I used the credit a week ago, and received a confirmation email from Amex but the full amount still appears on my statement and no credit given.
    Amex now, of course, requiring payment.

    Well of course they are looking for payment, what would you expect? T&Cs are pretty clear it could take up to 150 days

    “Statement credits are not redeemable for cash and will usually appear on your statement within 30
    days from the date of your eligible transaction, but it can take up to 150 days.”

    in reply to: Nectar auto convert competition
    RonnieB

    Anyone received their prizes yet?

    Yes, didn’t you read page 1?

    in reply to: Bonus £ counter
    RonnieB

    I have the same issue, but I think the counter only updates at the statement date, unlike the AMEX ones that update continuously. Is that correct?

    Otherwise mine is stuck too !!

    in reply to: Northern Hiltons recommended?
    RonnieB

    DT Westerwood near Cumbernauld is in a nice setting with Spa and golf course. Only accessible by car

    in reply to: Nectar auto convert competition
    RonnieB

    Same email here, sadly only 2500 avios though.

    Yeh I won 2500 as well

    in reply to: How many points per £1 with Hilton?
    RonnieB

    FWIW I recently spent £2400 (charged in Euros equiv) and got around 103k Hilton Honour points in the triple points bonus. Hilton Gold

    That’s a pretty good lump of points!

    Am I right in thinking it’s the hotel that allocates the points or is it done automatically by the system?

    in reply to: How many points per £1 with Hilton?
    RonnieB

    They’ve always been 10 per USD not GBP on the rate with taxes deducted.

    Try this – https://realworldmachine.com/travel/hotel/hilton-honors-points-calculator/

    Thanks but this is a couple of years out of date, doesn’t have current promotion

    in reply to: New £300 Platinum dining credit July 2022
    RonnieB

    Hawksmoor and Gordon Ramsay sell gift cards online. Would these transactions qualify ? Or does anyone know if they are sold in the restaurant on site ?

    In a similar vein, if you can’t get abroad before end of year could you buy a gift card for a foreign restaurant online and allow a friend to use it abroad?

    in reply to: Nectar auto convert competition
    RonnieB

    I met the criteria too and haven’t heard anything either. Not convinced the draw has taken place if no-one on here hasn’t won anything.

    I was able to auto-convert 400 every week, and no results of the draw here – I smell a rat!

    RonnieB

    Got a 35k retention offer recently but it was obvious with travel resuming that they are being a little more difficult with retention bonuses. To be expected at some point I suppose.

    RonnieB

    I am clearly not very good at this. I have been contemplating cancelling my gold card for some time due to getting the Barclays Avios card as my second fee paying card. Had my BA gold for 3 years. Hit the yearly bonus each year. Was offered 10k, which I thought was disappointing, they said it was the best they could do. Told them to cancel which the proceeded with, at the last second, I reverted my decision and took the 10k.

    You’re in the wrong forum, this is for Platinum. 10k is all you can expect on other cards.

    RonnieB

    As far as the breakfast thing is concerned – I’ve had a few US hotels still give me free breakfast rather than the F&B credit so I guess it depends on venue. That’s a much better arrangement in my view

    RonnieB

    Well you can blame the Tories for that last bit, they have systematically dismantled the UK economy in the last 6 years. The market doesn’t lie, unlike most of them!

    Always love the misplaced political jibe. What about the €uro – now at a 20 year low vs the dollar?

    Nice observation but the pound is at a 40 year low !

    RonnieB

    Can confirm that it’s 30/36USD per one night stay either on checking or checkout day. You can generally use it for any F&B – dinner, drinks, beers or even food in the shop.

    Yep, same experience here. Really flexible. Just depressing how tax & tips erode it though (not to mention the forex rate…..).

    Well you can blame the Tories for that last bit, they have systematically dismantled the UK economy in the last 6 years. The market doesn’t lie, unlike most of them!

    in reply to: Nectar auto convert competition
    RonnieB

    I was more interested in when the July draw takes place – and how to remove my existing autoconvert, is that easy enough to do?

    RonnieB

    As it happens I turned up 5 hours before and no issue dropping checked bags. Regardless of status or class of travel.

    in reply to: IHG amenities when booking with points
    RonnieB

    Had a stay at Crowne Plaza Lake Buena Vista in Orlando last week and received the free breakfast as a Diamond amenity choice, it was excellent as US buffet breakfasts go.

    in reply to: USA accepted tests
    RonnieB

    Rather than start a new thread, as this is still about tests for US flights, can I ask a supplemental question.

    I’ve read from more than one source that there seems to be an issue with Qured getting tests sent out promptly/within the 5 days they say it normally would be.
    Any recent first hand experience on the matter would be appreciated.

    Got my Qured pack within a couple of days. Ordered well in advance

    in reply to: Cancelling avios flight
    RonnieB

    Thanks everyone

    Super response, and I’ll probably just have to go down day before, it makes little difference to me other than the extra night and extra parking arrangements at ABZ which is a hassle. ABZ to Bristol so no other airline to be routed on.

    Just so ridiculous to try and blame it on their customers and Covid and claim it’s outwith their control.

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