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British and Monaco Grand Prix tickets available NOW via Marriott Moments

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If you are sitting on some Marriott Rewards or Starwood Preferred Guest points, this is a unique chance to see the British or Monaco Grand Prix for a very affordable (points) price.

These packages appeared on Marriott Moments on Monday.  They will NOT last long now that I have posted this – I am talking hours rather than days.

You can choose from:

Monaco:

2 Grandstand tickets, with lunch, for qualifying day on Saturday 26th May @ 30,000 Marriott points (10,000 SPG points)

or

2 Grandstand tickets, with lunch, for race day on Sunday 27th May @ 60,000 Marriott points (20,000 SPG points)

Silverstone:

2 Grandstand tickets, with lunch and transportation, for qualifying day on Saturday 7th July @ 30,000 Marriott points (10,000 SPG points)

or

2 Grandstand tickets, with lunch and transportation, for race day on Sunday 8th July @ 60,000 Marriott points (20,000 SPG points)

For Monaco, if you are British Airways Gold, remember that – as it is more than 30 days away – you can ring up BA and force them to open up Avios seats to Nice for you (at double price) under the Gold Priority Reward scheme.  That won’t help you find a cheap hotel room of course …..!

There are also auction packages with VIP hospitality for both races.  For Monaco, the auctions don’t close until 30th April, however, which means you couldn’t use a Gold Priority Reward and would be stung for flight and hotel costs.  I would also expect these packages to go for disproportionately high sums.

For Monaco, you can redeem the practice day tickets here and the race day tickets here.

For Silverstone, you can redeem the practice day tickets here and the race day tickets here.


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How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards (June 2021)

There are various ways of earning Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

The official Marriott Bonvoy American Express card comes with 20,000 points for signing up, 2 points for every £1 you spend and 15 elite night credits per year. You can apply here.

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You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points by converting American Express Membership Rewards points at the rate of 2:3.

Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Marriott Bonvoy Gold status for as long as they hold the card?  It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Radisson Rewards Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

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You can also earn American Express Membership Rewards points with American Express Gold (20,000 bonus points), the American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus points) and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus points) and Business Platinum (40,000 bonus points).

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Marriott Bonvoy points

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Comments (45)

  • Michael says:

    Does anyone know if I can bid e.g. for tickets for a football game and give them to a friend or if they are name bound with the Marriott Auctions?

  • Ray says:

    Just picked up the Silverstone tickets from Marriott, also managed to visit McLaren with my son last November with Hilton, and just returned from Sydney in business class on a 2-4-1 BA flight.
    Rob: many thanks for the heads up on this and all the advice over last few years. Couldn’t pick up all all these things without your advice and early alerts.

  • Ludo says:

    I did snap the Monaco Grand Prix tickets and used the BA Gold Priority reward to release 2 seats for 36k Avios + 70GBP instead of 2,6k return in Economy! Very happy with this 🙂

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