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Win $100 of free UK airport lounge access with LoungeBuddy

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Today and tomorrow, I am giving two Head for Points readers $100 of free UK airport lounge access with LoungeBuddy.  This will be enough to get 2-3 people into a lounge at one of the 19 participating UK airports – or one person into a lounge 2-3 times.

You need to have an iOS or Android phone to enter.  You can enter whatever country you are in – this competition has no restrictions.

About LoungeBuddy

I wrote about LoungeBuddy on Friday.  It is a FREE app which is available for both iOS and Android phones.

It is the most comprehensive guide available to airport lounges, covering over 500 airports.  It lists every lounge along with user ratings, reviews, photographs and access requirements.  If you tell LoungeBuddy what airline status cards you hold or details of your flights, it will tell you all of the lounges you can use.

Last week LoungeBuddy launched a new feature for their iOS app – selling day passes to 20 pay-as-you-go airport lounges in the UK.

When you look at LoungeBuddy listings for a particular airport on an iPhone, lounges where you can use the app to purchase a day pass are highlighted with a large ‘Buy’ button. You can then use a pre-stored credit card number to buy an entrance pass for yourself and any number of guests. You simply show your LoungeBuddy confirmation code at the lounge entrance and you will be allowed in.


Where can I spend my $100 LoungeBuddy credit if I win?

Here are the 20 UK airport lounges which allow you to buy a day pass via the LoungeBuddy app:

  • Aberdeen – Servisair
  • Belfast City – Aspire
  • Bristol – Aspire
  • Birmingham – Aspire
  • East Midlands – Servisair
  • Edinburgh – Aspire
  • Humberside – Servisair
  • Inverness – Servisair
  • Gatwick North – Aspire
  • Gatwick South – Aspire
  • Heathrow T1 – Servisair
  • Heathrow T2 – Plaza Premium (photo below)
  • Heathrow T2 Arrivals – Plaza Premium
  • Heathrow T3 – Servisair
  • Liverpool – Aspire
  • Luton – Aspire
  • Manchester T1 – Aspire
  • Manchester T2 – Servisair
  • Newcastle – Aspire and AspirePlus

Plaza Premium Heathrow 2

How to win $100 of LoungeBuddy credit

LoungeBuddy has generously given me 2 x $100 LoungeBuddy credits to give away.

Depending on which lounge you visit, $100 will allow 2-3 people to enter a lounge – either yourself 2-3 times or a group of 2-3 people as a one-off visit.

Your credit will be valid for 12 months.

Entering if you have an iPhone or iPad:

This is what you need to do:

Step 1:  Download the LoungeBuddy app for your iPhone or iPad

Step 2:  Register and, under the Payment tab under Settings, enter the coupon code ‘headforpoints’.  This will give you $10 of free credit towards your first lounge visit, valid for six months.

Step 3: Make sure you add an email address to your profile, otherwise we can’t contact you if you win!

You must do this before midnight UK time tomorrow, Tuesday 23rd December.

Entering if you have an Android phone:

If you have an Android phone – which cannot currently be used to purchase lounge access, although all of the other LoungeBuddy features work – you can still enter and pass the credit on to a friend or family member with an iOS device.

Download the LoungeBuddy app and then register your email address at this page to be entered into the draw.  If you win, LoungeBuddy will email you a code for $100 of free credit which you can pass on to someone else.  Again, you must do this before midnight UK time on Tuesday 23rd.

Picking our winners

On Wednesday, LoungeBuddy will randomly select two people who have signed up using the ‘headforpoints’ code or submitted their email via the link above.  Both will receive a $100 code to add to a LoungeBuddy account.

If you have already signed up to LoungeBuddy following my article on Friday, don’t worry – you will automatically be included in the draw.

There are NO geographical restrictions on this competition except where it is prohibited by law.  However, you can only currently buy day passes for the 20 UK airport lounges listed above and a very small number in the US.  There is little point in entering unless you will be flying through any of the participating airports next year – the credit will be valid for 12 months.

Good luck!  I will publish the names of the winners after Christmas.

Getting airport lounge access for free from a credit card

How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (February 2024)

Here are the four options to get FREE airport lounge access via a UK credit card.

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with two free Priority Pass cards, one for you and one for a supplementary cardholder. Each card admits two so a family of four gets in free. You get access to all 1,300 lounges in the Priority Pass network – search it here.

You also get access to Eurostar, Lufthansa and Delta Air Lines lounges.  Our American Express Platinum review is here. You can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

If you have a small business, consider American Express Business Platinum instead.

American Express Business Platinum

Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 9th April) and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold is FREE for the first year. It comes with a Priority Pass card loaded with four free visits to any Priority Pass lounge – see the list here.

Additional lounge visits are charged at £24.  You get four more free visits for every year you keep the card.  

There is no annual fee for Amex Gold in Year 1 and you get a 20,000 points sign-up bonus.  Full details are in our American Express Preferred Rewards Gold review here.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard gets you get a free Priority Pass card, allowing you access to the Priority Pass network.  Guests are charged at £24 although it may be cheaper to pay £60 for a supplementary credit card for your partner.

The card has a fee of £195 and there are strict financial requirements to become a HSBC Premier customer.  Full details are in my HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard review.

HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard

A huge bonus, but only available to HSBC Premier clients Read our full review

PS. You can find all of HfP’s UK airport lounge reviews – and we’ve been to most of them – indexed here.

Comments (34)

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  • AndyGWP says:

    Feedback for Loungebuddy 🙂

    App keeps crashing for me when I click on the bottom left icon (not sure what it does as the app crashes – seems like some sort of ‘list’ function)

    Also the code when entered stated “invalid”, yet i went out of the payment section and back in again and it had redeemed as I had $10 credit there

    IOS 7.0.4

    • LoungeBuddy says:

      Hi AndyGWP,

      Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate your help, and we’ll investigate further to see what may be causing these issues to occur.

      FYI: The bottom left list icon is meant to take you to notifications.

  • Andy says:

    This is just too clunky for me, I won’t be bothering. All the issues mentioned just should not happen. Not being able to confirm email, not being able to purchase entry while you are adtually in terminal where the lounge is, ios having different listings than android.
    I have deleted it

    • David says:

      Did anyone receive an email that offered a credit of between $10-$50 using the code ‘happyholidays’ ?

      I tried it but it kept coming up invalid code?

      • Rob says:

        I got that too! No idea what was going on there!

      • LoungeBuddy Support says:

        Hi David, The “happyholidays” promo is not combinable with other promotions. If you already used the headforpoints promotion, it will show as invalid as you already have promo credit in your account.

    • LoungeBuddy Support says:

      Hi Andy, we apologize for the frustration you have experienced while using LoungeBuddy. Our Android version differs from iOS in that you are unable to purchase lounge access with the Android version at this time. All pricing and lounge information is identical in both versions, however.

      As our App is geared towards purchasing lounge access in real time, we restricted the ability to purchase within one hour of use and while at the airport. If you were unable to make the purchase while you were physically in the airport, it was likely due to having location services turned off. In the same way it is necessary to have location services turned on to book an Uber, we require this as well.

      We greatly appreciate all of your wonderful feedback and are working hard to push out a new version in just a few weeks that makes it easier to complete a transaction and provides for a more stable and fluid experience. We’d like to make it up to you if you’d like to give us another shot, send us a note at

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  • Matthew says:

    What a lovely surprise on Christmas Day to find out I won! Thank you very much to Loungebuddy & Raffles 🙂

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