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TODAY ONLY: Win No1 Traveller lounge passes, including a free glass of champagne

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Thanks to premium lounge operator No.1 Traveller, I am running a giveaway today which will last for just 18 hours.

Between now and midnight, you can win two Champagne Experience gift vouchers to any No.1 Traveller lounge in their collection as well as a free glass of champagne per person.

You can also skip the queues with complimentary security fast track which is available at all airports apart from Heathrow.

About No.1 Traveller

No.1 Traveller has lounges at Heathrow Terminal 3, Gatwick (both North and South Terminals), Birmingham and Edinburgh.  Note that the Stansted lounge has now closed.

I reviewed both the Gatwick North and Edinburgh No.1 Traveller lounges last year and was very impressed – the Gatwick North lounge is a substantial improvement on the British Airways lounge upstairs.

The winner will be able to take advantage of No.1’s bistro, tended bar, self-service pantry table, free wi-fi and selection of newspapers and magazines.

Here is a quick look at Gatwick South:

No 1 Traveller Gatwick South

and Gatwick North:

No 1 Traveller Gatwick North

and Edinburgh:

No 1 Traveller Edinburgh

They are genuinely impressive facilities and easily the best third party departure lounges in the UK. Even if you already have access to their lounges via Priority Pass or Lounge Club, it is worth entering for the additional champagne vouchers.

The competition will run for just 18 hours and closes at midnight tonight. I will draw a winner tomorrow morning – the winner will receive their Champagne Experience vouchers directly from No 1 Traveller within a couple of weeks.  If you are travelling imminently I will try to get them to you in time.

The competition is only open to UK residents. You must be over 18 years old.

How to enter

I am using the same automated entry software that I used for other recent competitions.

Because of the tight time scale you cannot earn any extra entries by tweeting. It is one entry per person and all you need to do is complete your email address in the form below.

Your details remain private – they will not be shared with No.1 Traveller and will not be used by Head for Points for any other purpose.

The rules

You can see the detailed rules by clicking on ‘Terms and Conditions’ in the entry widget. In summary:

You must be at least 18 years old

You must be a resident of the UK and have a UK postal address. If you are currently outside the UK you will not be able to enter – you will need to email the link to a friend who is in the country!

Entries are limited to one per household

The competition closes at midnight, London time, on Wednesday 25th February

If you cannot see the entry widget below, please click here and you will be directed to a special website to enter.

Good luck. The winner will be notified on Thursday.

Getting airport lounge access for free from a credit card

How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (December 2023)

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 Plaza Premium, Delta Air Lines and Eurostar lounges.  Our American Express Platinum review is here. You can apply here.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) 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

40,000 points bonus 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.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard gets you get a free LoungeKey card, allowing you access to the LoungeKey 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 (32)

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  • Michael K says:

    Probably a silly question, when booking the current £20 offer that includes a glass of champagne, what do you add to your cart when using the AMEX20 code? I see the standard fee goes down from £25 to £20 when the code is added, but there is no mention then of a glass of champagne. If you manually add one as an extra, it is not discounted at all.

    I would also like to know how the fast track works?

    • Rob says:

      I imagine that No 1 tracks people using the code and adds an additional voucher for the champagne to your order. I wouldn’t be too worried about this – I will give you the email of someone at No 1 to chase if they cause problems!

      I assume that showing your No 1 confirmation at security is good enough for fast track. They have offered this benefit for years so it should be a well oiled system.

      • Stuart says:

        You just print the confirmation email from No1 which includes the fast track logo and date then show it to the people on the priority lane. I assume the booking code matches with their system but when I went through they just looked at the No1 email and waved me through, they must see hundreds in a day.

  • RT says:

    I’ve always wondered but with the Amex Plat Priority Pass – how many times can you go in and out of the same lounge on the same day? I presume it’s unlimited right? And there is no “time limit” as to how long you can stay in there?

    • Rob says:

      Depends on the lounge – No.1 Traveller imposes a 3 hour limit. What I don’t know is if Priority Pass will refuse to pay the lounge if you enter twice on the same day – it is very possible this is one of their rules.

      • Stuart says:

        The last time I was in No 1 at Gatwick and the lounge was quite busy they were operating a waiting list for PP holders, they took your mobile number and called you when space became available. If you had a booking you could come in as they were expecting you.

        • RT says:

          Wow really? Didn’t even know you could book!

          • Stuart says:

            Go to their website, then under cardholders at the top you’ll find “Make an advance reservation”. The email they send you will contain the fast track invite so you can use that to get through security too.

            Advance reservations are free if you buy something that would normally be extra (like champagne) or £5 otherwise.

  • Josh says:

    Just a quick question but not related to this article:
    With the new Avios rules coming on 28 April, I was wondering how the 2-4-1 voucher works.
    I am basically thinking to make a CW booking for next year in February but does not hold the voucher yet, should probably have it around June.
    Can I still make my booking for 1 redemption and in June change the dates (or not) + basically add a 2-4-1 if a second seat is available (otherwise I will find a date with 2 seats)?
    I basically want to save some avios by booking before 28 April although i dont own the voucher yet.

    Many thanks.

    • richie says:

      No. you need to make the 2 for 1 booking with the voucher in hand. you cannot add the 2 for 1 voucher to an existing booking. your best option would be to read raffles articles on hitting your sign up bonus quicker. Also you could book a refundable room on for say September and then you will hit the £10,000 quicker you could then get the 2 for 1 voucher quicker. then when you have spent the 10k in June just cancel the hotel and receive a full refund. this should allow you to hopefully book something in April rather then June , when it will undoubtedly cost you more avios points.

    • ldb says:

      No, you have to make the booking for 2 in one go.

      • Blenz101 says:

        I think there is some flexibility on this if you get the right agent.

        Subject to award seats being available you can make changes to booking to turn a single into a return or add a second pax using a 241.

        The latter may well involve a cancel and rebook (I don’t know what the agent actually did) hence why the extra Avios would likely be collected but I’ve certainly been able to do it between LHR and JFK when my partner has been able to join at relatively short notice, would bet the same is possible to BKK etc.

    • Blenz101 says:

      I’m pretty sure if you attempted to turn an existing booking into a 2-4-1 they would want to collect the difference in Avios as part of the process in collecting the taxes etc. for the additional passenger if you did this post devaluation.

      The whole point of giving notice of the change is so you can spend your Avios in advance of the devaluation, this site has plenty of tips on bringing forward credit card spend so you should be able to trigger your 241 if you really want to save the extra Avios.

      Also, don’t forget dates changes and making telephone bookings (for the extra pax) will also attract you additional fees which may give you extra incentive to bring your spend forward by a couple of months.

      If you really wanted to try it you could make the booking by phone and if it your plan is actually acceptable have the agent add this arrangement clearly the booking notes. You will incur an offline fee and risk another agent not willing to honour the arrangement but it would be the only way to test the theory for sure.

  • Andy says:

    Great, thread hijacking, I’ve just read 6 comments that had nothing to do with the article.

  • Graeme says:

    Deepest condolences.

  • User8 says:

    Has the drawing been done yet?

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