Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

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  • in reply to: Chat thread – Friday 3rd February
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    Anyone having trouble booking Avios flights tonight with Barclays upgrade voucher? Thanks

    Sorry I mean the companion voucher that is ready to use has same number as the one on my summer booking. Thing is it’s easy to lose track of 2-4-1 vouchers if you have more than one. I could ‘accidentally’ use it 😉

    Thank you for replying. Yes I’m not sure what to do!

    Yes the companion ticket number is the same as the one on the current summer booking. 🤷🏻‍♀️ surely it should not be in my account!

    Good evening. Would be grateful if anyone has been able to successfully redeem a reissued ( duplicate ) 2-4-1 voucher that was already ‘used’? I had an old-style 2-4-1 used for summer 2023 flights which I changed just the date by a week, over two months ago. The rebooked flight ( extra Avios taken and payment too ) has been ticketed and email confirming the flights received. However, the companion ticket is still showing in my account as ready to use.
    I remember the agent, taking a long time, working out what extra payment there would be, and Avios because of the recent changes in reward flights redemptions.

    It seems to allow me to make another 2-4-1 booking…. I’m tempted to use it. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    in reply to: BA points promo – Reward Gateway
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    I used to be able to purchase discount shopping vouchers for various stores using Xexec app is not letting me now. Any ideas? Thank you.

    in reply to: Non UK Debit card help when using in UK online
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    Only UK debit cards are accepted to pay off UK credit cards, except for Creation which takes anything. Also some HK card issuers block these transactions.

    Which HK bank is it?

    It’s ZA bank

    Thanks for your replies.

    in reply to: Non UK Debit card help when using in UK online
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    Thanks so much for your reply. Yes it has a Visa logo on it.

    I can add it to my Apple wallet but sadly unable to use online.

    I was hoping to use it to pay off AMEX / other card bills.

    in reply to: How fast does BA Amex 241 return to account?
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    In all of the instances where I have cancelled a reward booking by phone the voucher has returned to my account immediately.

    in reply to: HSBC Global Money Account
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    Good morning. Was thinking of opening a global money Uk account. Can my relative living abroad transfer funds / pay in cash into my account? Or is it only money from your own account able to fund it? Thanks so much in advance.

    I’ve recently made a hotel booking and I’m sure I read the t’s and c’a of the credit is that it is not returned to you should you cancel. Funny enough the £200 credit appeared on my account before the actual charge was still pending.

    in reply to: Silver BAEC benefits help
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    Thank you all so much for your helpful replies. Only became silver today!

    Hi sm, Your LeaveHomeSafe app must have a blue code in order to enter government buildings, including the HKID new card replacement centres. So this will depend on what the rules are at that time when your arrival Amber code becomes Blue.

    Thanks so much for that 👍

    Evening. Not sure anyone can help but planning a short trip to Hong Kong to sort out replacing HKID card with new smart card version before deadline.
    Would it be permitted to attend the government buildings to do this shortly after arrival to HK from Uk ( during the first three days after arrival )? 🤷🏻‍♀️
    It seems as though it’s just restaurants etc.. that is specified that you can’t sit down and eat whilst your QR code is still amber.
    Also any experience of any traveller unfortunate to have a positive PCR test in HK? Thanks in advance.

    in reply to: New £300 Platinum dining credit July 2022
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    Do you get a ‘You have just used your offer’ type email with the dining credit, like you usually get with other offers??

    And as far as I can see, it is off the whole bill – ie no differentiation between food and drink, or service charge etc?

    I never got any emails but the credits all came no problem. Recently used the uk one and dining abroad one. No differentiation of service charge etc… Both credited 2-4 days. 👏🏽

    in reply to: £1 reward flight cancellation fees
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    Yes, you just lose the £1, and get all the Avios back.

    Is that even if you cancel on line or only by phone please? Thank you

    in reply to: Food on BA11 to SIN
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    Just returned from Singapore. Only one flight outbound arriving at SIN around 7pm. They served a full dinner after take off ( although it took a long time with all the separate courses ) and a light snack before arrival ( I had cottage pie ).

    On the way back they were super efficient with full dinner service after take off and a full breakfast before landing 5am.

    in reply to: New £300 Platinum dining credit July 2022
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    Do we now know the list of participating restaurants for the £20 off £120 offer? Wasn’t working last I checked.

    I got a list from AMEX Chat the other day. If you search the forums there’s a specific thread about this offer and it’s in there

    Thanks, anyone else interested it’s on this page:
    https://www.headforpoints.com/forums/topic/amex-offers-latest/page/15/

    Thanks this is really useful. Any reports of problems crediting when you buy a gift card in the restaurant itself? I assume it goes through a ‘normal’ till? There is a branch near my office which is on both offers so am tempted to go get a £150 card.

    I can confirm gift cards do trigger cashback if purchased at the participating restaurant.

    in reply to: New £300 Platinum dining credit July 2022
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    How long is it taking for people to see the dining credit applied to the bill?

    I was in the Ivy Cambridge last weekend (lovely room, great service, good food), received the email about the £20 Ivy offer almost immediately but have seen no sign of either credit on my account.

    Many thanks!

    Went to ivy in Leeds on Sunday 23/10. £150 credit appeared on account dated 24/10 👍 ( sadly didn’t have £20 cashback on this account )

    in reply to: New £300 Platinum dining credit July 2022
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    Good morning. Was at ivy last night and used plat card to pay. I received a ‘you used your The Ivy collection offer’ ( £20 cashback when spending £120 ). Should I have also received a ‘ you used your dining credit’ email too? This ivy was definitely on both lists as participating.Thank you very much.

    in reply to: Club suite on 77W ( 777-300ER ) seat help please
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    Ah thank you. For some reason I thought there was a galley / toilets just before the last section of club suites.

    in reply to: Platinum 60,000 points sign-up bonus eligibility
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    My husband has the blue ba card and the old blue ( clear ) card which is a cashback card and he got plat bonus if that helps.

    in reply to: Amex / PayPal cashback offer
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    I had to return something I brought, how long does it take amex to crawl back the offer? And how is it labelled as a transaction pls?

    Had a refund, had hoped that Amex wouldn’t claw it back but did so after a week.

    Can the offer then be used again?

    My cashback was clawed back but the live chat agent said the offer was still visible on my account ( not on my offers that I could actually see ) and they said to do another £70 transaction and it would credit…… let’s see….

    Just to let you know the £15 cashback was awarded same day as the new transaction! Wow can’t believed it worked like they said it would

    in reply to: Amex / PayPal cashback offer
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    Just to feedback to you I had Paypal credit clawed back. Live chat on Amex said they could see the offer still on my card even though I couldn’t on my offers page. I made another eligible Paypal purchase and the £15 credit appeared dated same day as my £70 transaction for PayPal gift card posted. 😱

    in reply to: New £300 Platinum dining credit July 2022
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    Good morning. Planning to go to the ivy asia in Leeds which will be newly opened. It isn’t on the dining list yet but wanted to check if the billing would go through as ‘the ivy’ anyway since the regular Ivy in Leeds is on that list. Many thanks.

    I visited the new Ivy Asia in Cardiff last month (also next door to the OG Ivy) – came through in the app/statement as ‘The Ivy Asia’

    I went to that one on opening day and they didn’t accept Amex at the time – which I found rather odd! Regardless of the AmEx credit, I’d been planning to go there for quite some time.

    Brilliant so buying a ivy gift card in person seems to trigger the dining credit- I suppose amex can’t see what you’re paying for 👏🏽

    in reply to: New £300 Platinum dining credit July 2022
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    Good morning. Planning to go to the ivy asia in Leeds which will be newly opened. It isn’t on the dining list yet but wanted to check if the billing would go through as ‘the ivy’ anyway since the regular Ivy in Leeds is on that list. Many thanks.

    I visited the new Ivy Asia in Cardiff last month (also next door to the OG Ivy) – came through in the app/statement as ‘The Ivy Asia’

    Thanks. So did this visit to ivy asia trigger the dining credit even though ivy asia Cardiff isn’t on the list?

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