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See Wimbledon and Hurlingham tennis by spending your Marriott Bonvoy points

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Marriott Bonvoy has launched its annual Wimbledon Centre Court tennis redemptions.  This year, there is an additional ‘buy it now’ deal available for the pre-Wimbledon exhibition tournament at The Hurlingham Club.

Let’s look at Wimbledon first.

Marriott has teamed up with ex-Wimbledon champion Stan Smith again.  There are 8 pairs of Centre Court tickets up for auction.  The date is Tuesday 9th July, which is the second week and will feature the Ladies Quarter Finals.

Historically these packages have included a group lunch but this does not seem to be the case this year.  You do get a ‘meet and greet’ with Stan during the day, however.  You can bid here, with a minimum bid of 75,000 Bonvoy points required.

If you want to get an idea of value, buying the same tickets via wimbledondebentureholders.com – the main resale website – would cost £2,300 per pair.

Marriott Bonvoy tennis

The second set of packages are for the Aspall Tennis Classic tournament at The Hurlingham Club in Fulham, which is the week before Wimbledon.  This is more of a garden party atmosphere and is recommended if you are less bothered about the tennis and more bothered about having a pleasant day out in the sun.

Marriott has packages for Thursday 27th June.  You get:

  • Canapé reception
  • Two-course gourmet lunch
  • Three exhibition tennis matches
  • Use of a private box
  • Afternoon tea

This is a ‘buy it now’ redemption priced at 45,000 Bonvoy points for two tickets.  You can redeem here.  There were four pairs remaining as of last night.

Alternatively, you can bid (not ‘buy it now’) for the same package on Wednesday 26th June, but this comes with a tennis lesson from one of the ‘legends’ playing in the tournament.  You can bid for this one here.

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points via UK credit cards

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

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, Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade and Melia Rewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Marriott Bonvoy points.  That page is regularly updated with the latest special offers and will still be accurate even if you are reading this article months after publication.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (110)

  • Anna says:

    OT – I had the “spend £500 and get 500 avios” offer x 3 on my BAPP – have received 1000 bonus avios for the £1300 taxes on a recent redemption, so it looks as though you don’t need to split the payments to get the maximum amount of avios from the offer.

    • BJ says:

      Thanks 🙂 If I can get HKG on this I’ll cancel our avios redemptions.

      • Polly says:

        When are you in hkg. We are on same boat. Will cancel. We go end of Jan 20.

        • BJ says:

          Christmas, flying 24/12. I can be flexible with dates though to get this offer. Just a little hesitant about giving up my flexible ticket though as I’ve had to cancel once and change once in the last couple of years.

  • rams1981 says:

    OT Posted in wrong thread before…

    HSBC elite MasterCard – bonus for £12k spend posted on statement with fee for next year.

  • Chris says:

    OT
    Quick question on BA Amex PP 241.

    I have 1 x 241 voucher on my account currently but not hit the spend for the 2nd (almost there).

    If I book for 4 people using one voucher, can I call up and have it repriced to include the 2nd voucher one it is issued?

    If it makes a difference, I will also be calling up to add the return sectors once they are available and could probably do all of the changes at the same time. Hoping it’s as easy as just paying the £35 x 4 pax fees for the changes.

    Any experiences of this? TIA

    • Rob says:

      No. One reader did tell me this week they had done it, but that was literally the first person ever!

  • EvilDoctorK says:

    Perhaps ( probably ) a silly question .. but where are the Avios from the soon to be defunct Lloyds cards going.

    I can still log in to Avios.com using the account details that they used to post to .. I can see there that nothing has posted since October 2018 ( I can see the upgrade voucher which I must remember to use – is the expiry date on that book by , or book and travel by ? )

    The PDF statement on the account I have says go to ba.com/lloyds to see the info about the Avios collected .. but if I go there and login using my normal BA.com details then it just shows my normal BAEC account which has no trace of Avios from Lloyds other than the ones I transferred manually using combine by avios

    It’s not that many at this stage.. and it’s soon going to be irrelevant !

    • Rob says:

      Highly likely that BA opened a new BAEC account for you and they are going there.

      • Donal says:

        Thanks – I’ll contact BA and see if I can retrieve them then – I assume this will be more fruitful than trying to chase via Lloyds !

    • Anna says:

      Expiry date is book by.

  • BJ says:

    OT FlyingBlue: Both my partner and I got an email today offering up to 8000 miles on first hotel booking, Does not appear to be open to all though, so far I cannot find it anyplace else.

  • Shoestring says:

    Tesco clubcard points – could be worth logging into your Tesco a/c and checking coupons. I haven’t had any coupons for years but now have 7 perfectly usable ones – double points x2 and 6×25 or 50 on basic stuff (any breakfast cereal or Health & beauty product or fresh fruit etc). I could actually pop over and get 175 points tomorrow plus double points on the base product, must be worth 200 points = 480 Avios. Expiry 2 May.

    • Shoestring says:

      My wife has got 8 coupons as well, not as easy to use as mine but nearly (eg 50 points on any meat joint or poultry, 25 on any frozen product)

    • Anna says:

      I got an email saying I have got “Clubcard prices” but I can only see these when I get to the checkout? What use is that?!

      • Anna says:

        Also got 6 coupons in my Clubcard account which expire in 2 days, better get an online order in! Thanks, Shoestring.

      • BJ says:

        Article on Martin L. site about that.

        • Shoestring says:

          and can you read this one?
          https://www.ft.com/content/163006d0-5b92-11e9-9dde-7aedca0a081a

          extract However, ahead of the results, The Sunday Times made a less obvious (but apparently accurate) statement: “Tesco is working on a new loyalty scheme in the mould of Amazon Prime, which would give its tens of millions of shoppers greater incentives to sign up to the company’s bank and mobile phone services”. If the supermarket achieved a critical mass from its estimated 17 million Clubcard loyalty scheme members, and fast-growing users of Tesco Pay+ app, that could be a nasty blow for Amazon’s ambitions.

          So, did some of the post-results remarks from boss Dave Lewis sound more Seattle than Cheshunt? He said: “Digital apps for Clubcards . . . activity up 34 per cent . . . Big asset. Much, much more we can do from it”. Later, he promised “You’ll see much more from us in the area of loyalty . . . We think there’s an awful lot more to come.” He even nodded to the “Tesco Prime” reports: “We continue to think of ways of adding value and differentiation for our Clubcard.”

        • BJ says:

          Oh gosh, talk about mega pipe dreams. Have these guys even tried their mobile app? They just shut Direct and Wine, and are about to devalue their current account, and they want to promote deals but they don’t want customers to take advantage of them too much. Doesn’t sound very aspirational to me. Where’s the much heralded Jack?

    • Liz says:

      I got sent the same thing about 3 wks ago. I did 2 large stock up shops and got c1604 CC pts using the Pay+ app plus 5 x 2000 plus 220 CC pts for the spend for the Tesco mobile deal so a bumper quarter this time. Plus we shop and buy fuel at Tesco all the time anyway.

      • BJ says:

        @Liz, we were up past your place at the weekend driving up the coast to Dunnottar Castle. Stopped by a place called the Old Bakery on the main road at St Cyrus. It was an excellent place to spend a lazy lunch hour, good soup, sandwiches, cakes and coffee, and very pleasant staff.

        • Liz says:

          We went to Dunnottar Castle 4 wks ago staying in Stonehaven for the week and exploring the area. Currently on Isle of Mull with the van!

  • Ralph says:

    Lloyds Avios upgrade vouchers not currently redeemable for Zone 3

    This is now working again as of today.