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See England v Japan rugby in VIP style with Marriott Rewards points – ends Friday

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Apologies for the short notice on this but hopefully someone can still take advantage.

Marriott Rewards is offering VIP packages to the England v Japan game on Saturday 17th November at Twickenham.

The auction closes at 5pm on Friday and has been neglected to date.

There are three packages on offer.

Package 1 and Package 2 are the same (click here):

  • Tickets to watch the England vs. Japan game from a Hospitality Pitch View Suite (November 17, 2018)
  • Access to a private balcony to view the match
  • Three-course meal prior to kick-off
  • Beverage package including beer, wine and soft drinks until one hour after the final whistle
  • Match day souvenir tickets, match day programs and accreditations
  • Experience is for two people

Current bids as at 3pm Thursday are 55,000 points and 57,000 points, which I would value at around £275.  Given the price of hospitality it is a bargain.

The third package includes a room (click here):

  • Tickets to watch the England vs. Japan game from a Hospitality Pitch View Suite (November 17, 2018)
  • Access to a private balcony to view the match
  • Three-course meal prior to kick-off
  • Beverage package including beer, wine and soft drinks until one hour after the final whistle
  • Match day souvenir tickets, match day programs and accreditations
  • Single-night stay in a Pitch View Suite at the London Marriott Hotel Twickenham (Check-in November 17, 2018 – Check-out November 18, 2018)
  • Experience is for two people

There is only a single bid on this so far, at the minimum price of 75,000 points.  Someone could get a very good deal here.


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How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (September 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 usually 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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Marriott Bonvoy American Express

20,000 points sign-up bonus and 15 elite night credits Read our full review

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.

Until 2nd November 2021, The Platinum Card comes with a sign-up bonus of 60,000 Amex points. This converts into 90,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.

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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 (16)

  • barry cutters says:

    Would love to do this but i already have tickets to the match .

  • AndyGWP says:

    If you’re really lucky they will dispatch the tickets to you a day or two prior to the game. I would advise not bidding for this if you’re planning to make a long weekend of it based on the farce that the NFL tickets for Sunday is turning into 🙁

  • Shoestring says:

    Saw Wales vs Japan a few years ago, turned out a near 80 pointer, nearly all one way.

    Bit of a beer event if you ask me.

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