Old Jul 3, 18, 1:28 am
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skywardhunter
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Originally Posted by Woodbinerich View Post
I can see some logic here and it's not a bad idea in any case.

TBH - IT wise, I can't see how the avios earned in this promotion can be ringfenced - either all the avios in the account are free to use (with consequences if you transfer), or held in the account as suggested until after December 1.

I'm not sure there would have been all this discussion around negative balances if they were intending this, but of course it could be done if they are now working out the IT now they realise the monster they've created!
Pretty easy to ringfence them, but it can't be implemented over night if they didn't already have a mechanism for it (I'd be surprised if they don't). I develop software for lottery sites and we have dozens of ringfenced balances which are combined to the total, but certain balances are excluded from certain things (e.g. promo credits can't be withdrawn or are limited to certain games)
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