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Forum: MilesBuzz
Jan 18, 19, 5:33 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 16,696
Posted By ffhound

Another pudding-like opportunity

Here in Australia we just had an opportunity with Flybuys where you could get 1000 Flybuys points (worth $5 off your Coles Supermarket shop) for various Gillette razor and blade purchases. It was a...
Apr 21, 18, 9:22 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 9,134
Posted By ffhound

Thanks But as I only have 1,000 miles it is...

Thanks

But as I only have 1,000 miles it is not really worth the effort.

cheers Peter
Apr 20, 18, 7:08 am
Replies: 55
Views: 9,134
Posted By ffhound

looks dodgy

I have been getting emails telling me to make a claim. It has my name and Topbonus number etc.

However when I went to fill in the claim form I have to provide my bank details.

Looks very dodgy...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Dec 30, 17, 6:34 pm
Replies: 619
Views: 139,898
Posted By ffhound

That's about $8.50 Australian which is reasonable.

That's about $8.50 Australian which is reasonable.
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jul 8, 17, 4:00 am
Replies: 619
Views: 139,898
Posted By ffhound

Hello again. Time to reopen this old thread...

Hello again.

Time to reopen this old thread and talk about my favourite new addition to the McDonalds menu here in Australia. It seems we have become a little bit fancy.

The new addition is...
Jun 18, 17, 12:42 am
Replies: 38
Views: 18,736
Posted By ffhound

Do the Star Wars or Pokémon planes ever come to...

Do the Star Wars or Pokémon planes ever come to Australia?
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jun 17, 17, 9:53 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 7,555
Posted By ffhound

Here in Australia we have a wide range of things...

Here in Australia we have a wide range of things we can redeem points for - flights, accommodation, car hire, "experiences", travel goods - I can even get supermarket gift cards.

A lot of...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jun 16, 17, 10:27 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 7,555
Posted By ffhound

Thanks for the replies Indeed I live in...

Thanks for the replies

Indeed I live in Melbourne Australia and no, we don't have Amtrak in Australia.

There are many train journeys around the world that people aspire to take, in particular...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jun 12, 17, 6:56 am
Replies: 14
Views: 7,555
Posted By ffhound

At this link it says ...

At this link it says

http://www.freefrequentflyermiles.com/index.htm

"United usually offers free train travel on SNCF French Rail, France's high speed rail service, when you fly to France on...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jun 12, 17, 12:05 am
Replies: 14
Views: 7,555
Posted By ffhound

Miles/points to Train Travel

Hi all

Many travellers like the experience of train travel but not the sometimes exhorbitant cost.

This has me wondering - which airline programs allow you to redeem miles or points for train...
Dec 17, 16, 9:19 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 1,047
Posted By ffhound

Help re Hotel bookings

Hi all

I have a question about redeeming points for hotel bookings.

There is the option for points + pay. Do I get frequent flyer points if I partially pay in cash for a hotel room?

Can I...
Dec 13, 16, 1:50 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,220
Posted By ffhound

Thanks One if the difficulties we gave here in...

Thanks
One if the difficulties we gave here in Australia is that there are not so many hotel branded credit cards that one can get bonuses for. I wish thete was a credit card that would give me...
Dec 13, 16, 6:15 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,220
Posted By ffhound

Best accommodation hack?

Hi all

Over the years I have learned that the best hack for accruing points for flights is to apply for credit cards and accrue the sign on bonuses.

However last year I flew around the world...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,803
Posted By ffhound

Thanks

Thanks for the link.

I just did my first survey so I'm good for another year. Shame that the 2nd and later surveys don't give as many points.

cheers Peter
Replies: 9
Views: 1,803
Posted By ffhound

Help with points retention

Hi all

Last January I took advantage of an IHG deal and purchased 100,000 points to be used at some future date in a pointsbreaks promotion.

I have had no other activity in my account and I...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jan 27, 16, 5:55 am
Replies: 4
Views: 3,959
Posted By ffhound

Using airline miles for hotel nights

Hi all

I returned from a round the world trip using 140,000 Qantas points last year. These were accrued by signing up for a number of credit cards. One learning from my trip was that my major...
Jan 26, 15, 2:49 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,550
Posted By ffhound

Does that mean then that one could buy 3 tickets...

Does that mean then that one could buy 3 tickets as follows for a trip to London ex Mel?


MEL-MNL = surcharge
MNL-LHR-MNL = no surcharge
MNL-MEL = no surcharge

???

That would seems to...
Jan 26, 15, 4:14 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,550
Posted By ffhound

Manila abolishes Fuel surcharges

Hi everyone

The Phillipines Government has just outlawed fuel surcharges on flights to/from the Phillipines.
...
Replies: 13
Views: 6,410
Posted By ffhound

Last time I looked you could get a very cheap red...

Last time I looked you could get a very cheap red seat if you had a backpacker card ie a YHA card. If this is still the case its worth it to become a YHA member so you can get the discount.

cheers...
Nov 3, 14, 7:15 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 2,200
Posted By ffhound

Booking engine question

Hi

I have a couple of questions re finding ultra cheap air fares

1, Is there a booking engine that will search right across an extended period (eg 4 months) and find the lowest far on a given...
Sep 30, 14, 4:26 am
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By ffhound

Help with Qantas taxes

Hi all

I am trying to estimate taxes and other charges for a "free" ticket using the Qantas booking engine. I log in as a frequent flyer and go to the booking engine and it says that my taxes will...
Sep 16, 14, 6:07 am
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By ffhound

Talking Help with claiming ff points

HI all

Its been a while since I last posted - in fact

Welcome, ffhound.
You last visited: May 29, 07 at 9:26 am

7 years! :)

Anyway I have a question. My in-laws have just returned to...
May 29, 07, 3:26 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,028
Posted By ffhound

Degen DE-1103/Kaito KA-1103

Hi

I have just purchased, and can recommend, the Degen DE-1103. This is also sold as the Kaito KA-1103.

It is a chinese receiver and whilst the controls are a little unusual the radio performs...
Forum: S.P.A.M.
Mar 17, 06, 9:52 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 724
Posted By ffhound

Talking Les échantillons gratuit (Free French samples)

Hi all

I have noticed a few free sample threads here and thought that I would contribute something along the same line but a little more chic.

The words for 'free sample' in French are...
Forum: S.P.A.M.
Mar 17, 06, 9:15 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 7,132
Posted By ffhound

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

http://www.krispykreme.com

or

http://www.krispykreme.com.au

Sign up to Friends of Krispy Kreme (free to join) and get a voucher valid for 1 dozen free donuts on your birthday.
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