Indeed Walt, if you check the logs of some of the more prominent activators, you will see bonus summits activated in December, and then again in the following January. Including when John G4YSS activated Nine Standards Rigg NP-018 on New Year’s Eve, and then again just after midnight on New Year’s Day! Rick M0RCP and Tom M3OOL did something similar on Scafell Pike LD-001 last year.
More normally, you do tend to see activators packing any local 500m+ summits in that they haven’t done yet in the year, in December, then a return sometime in January. The closest pair I ever did (from memory) was Gyrn Moelfre NW-049 on 30th December 2003 and 1st January 2004.
Jimmy and I are considering a return to the popular pair of Foel Fenlli NW-051 and Moel Famau NW-044 over the festive season. We already did these this year, on 4th Backpackers Contest day 19th July, gaining 4 points. However, should we return before the end of December, we won’t get those 4 points of course, but we would pick up 6 points in winter bonuses. And then we could do them again in January for a further 10 points as Jimmy piles them on towards his MG!
Compliments of the season,