Marriott Bonvoy has teamed up with the Football Aid charity to give you a chance to play a full game at some of the most illustrious grounds in the UK, with one special option in Europe.
Football Aid runs regular charity games at famous grounds, with all positions up for grabs. Ex professional players and managers are often involved to play or coach on the day. If you’re in good enough shape, this is a fantastic opportunity.
These are the grounds you can bid your points to play at:
Chelsea – 10th May – minimum bid 50,000 points – more details here
Real Madrid – 27th May – ‘buy it now’ for 50,000 points – more details here
Everton – 16th May – minimum bid 30,000 points – more details here
Leicester City – 23rd May – minimum bid 30,000 points – more details here
Packages let ONE person play, but a second person can come along and join the buffet afterwards. You will also get multiple guest passes to watch the match. You also usually receive a fully personalised official replica kit, get pre- and post-match briefings and a post-match awards presentation and receive a team photo and a DVD of the game.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (September 2022)
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.
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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points indirectly:
- American Express Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (10,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
The conversion rate from American Express to Marriott Bonvoy points is 2:3.
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