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British Grand Prix tickets available NOW to buy with Bonvoy points via Marriott Moments

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If you are sitting on some Marriott Bonvoy points, this is a unique chance to see the British Grand Prix for a very affordable (points) price.

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

For 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points – which I would usually value at £300 based on 0.5p per point – you can get:

  • TWO grandstand tickets for race day on Sunday 14th July at Silverstone
  • Transportation between the Northampton Marriott Hotel and the circuit
  • A lunch pack provided at the track
  • Marriott Bonvoy Gift Pack
  • A dedicated group host for the duration of the day

You can redeem on the Marriott Moments site.  There were originally nine packages but it had dropped to six by last night.

Alternatively, for 30,000 Marriott Bonvoy points – which I would usually value at £150 based on 0.5p per point – you can get:

  • TWO grandstand tickets for qualifying day on Saturday 13th July at Silverstone
  • Transportation between the Northampton Marriott Hotel and the circuit
  • A lunch pack provided at the track
  • Marriott Bonvoy Gift Pack
  • A dedicated group host for the duration of the day

You can redeem here.  There were nine packages available as of last night.

There are also auction packages with VIP hospitality available to bid on:

VIP package including Mercedes team access on practice day, Friday 12th July

VIP package including Mercedes team access on qualifying day, Saturday 13th July

VIP package including Mercedes team access on race day, Sunday 14th July


Mariott Bonvoy American Express credit card

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards (August 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.

Until 31st August 2021, the bonus is doubled to 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.

You can apply here.

American Express Marriott Bonvoy credit card

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

40,000 points sign-up bonus and Gold Elite status 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.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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

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

Comments (121)

  • Si says:

    Always wanted to go to Grand Prix, and now i am!

    3 left

  • Swissytrader says:

    Gone !

  • Lee says:

    Marriott Gold seems rather pointless. Apart from 500 welcome points it gives no real benefit. Shame no breakfast etc.

    I guess I am spoilt with Hilton.

    • Mark2 says:

      We stayed in a Sheraton Suites in Canada in May (as Gold).
      After a bit of banter with the receptionist we got a bigger suite and access to the excellent lounge where the food was surprisingly good.

    • Rob says:

      It was about 18 months wasn’t it? Not bad going.

  • Spurs Debs says:

    O/T as not bits. For those people asking about the Hackett offer my points have posted to BA today.

    • Harry T says:

      Thank you, still waiting on mine. When did you make a purchase?

    • Tom W says:

      I’ve had the main Avios through i.e. the 3,500 but not the 2,500 bonus yet

    • Rob says:

      Thank goodness for that, was expecting another painful chase up campaign where I end up telling the sponsor that they won’t get free PR on HFP if they don’t pull their finger out ….!

  • Anna says:

    OT but Marriott – if you gain gold elite status by spending £15k on the SPG card, does the status continue even if you cancel the card after the first year? And does the status kick in on completing the spend or at the end of the card year? Just considering going via this route for gold status (for what it’s worth!) now that we’re not bothering with Amex Platinum for a couple of years.

    • Splashback says:

      Whilst you have gold, could you complete a platinum challenge? You’d be covered for most of the two years, and at a better level.

    • Rooster says:

      You get to keep the gold status and it applies when you spend 15k, not really worth it if you have other targets to meet, however spend 25k and you get a free night (unto 25k points). Good if you want spa points I guess.

  • V says:

    O/T: The credit limit on my IHG £99 fee-paying Credit Card just dropped overnight from £6500 to £500 without warning or notification! Have held it for over 3 years without any issues and used it very well to earn annual free night and loads of IHG points. Has anyone else experienced a similar issue with them?

    • Luthar says:

      I’d say give them a call. That’s weird though. I also wonder how it works since my balance is almost never below £500! Could they reduce my limit and then start charging me for breaching the limit?

      • V says:

        I also normally have a balance in the mid 2K’s. I just happened to have a low balance this morning having just paid the previous month off otherwise I would have been over the new lower limit without knowing.

    • Rob says:

      I know Creation does this on unused cards – this is because the rules say they need to keep cash reserves equal to a % of your credit limit. Not heard of it happening on a card used on a regular basis.

      • RussellH says:

        I have not used my white IHG for over three months now, as I would rather earn Bonvoy points than IHG (I have enough of those for the moment) and we have not had a UK IHG stay for a few months..
        So most of my spending these days is on my Creation Marriott Mastercard.
        Still have £6 000 credit Limit on IHG, and £5 500 on Marriott

        • RussellH says:

          And now just had an “IMPORTANT” letter from Creation, telling me that as a supp card holder on my partner’s IHG Black a/c, Creation are processing my personal data.. They tell me now, when I have had the card for 7 months!!

    • Andrew says:

      If haven’t already, have a look at your credit report in case there is anything strange going on.

      Then get on the phone to them.

    • Chrisasaurus says:

      Cash like transactions? (Curve, revolut etc?)

      • V says:

        No…just straight purchases. The only “oddity” was a purchase refund last month which took the account into credit for a couple of days.

    • Rooster says:

      Also odd as usually cards give notice about credit limit adjustments, I would ask for a refund based on not being able to do anything with a £500 limit.

      • Paul says:

        They don’t have to give notice of reducing a limit as you could spend up to your original limit then they can’t reduce it.

        They only have to give notice of increasing a limit

        • JPa says:

          OT but IHG black related. Has anyone cancelled the Black card and then successfully reapplied after a period of time? I still hold the white card, but I have had since before I previously had the black one. I tried getting the card again after nearly a year. Passed the eligibility check fine, then declined at the end. Gives no way to resolve apart from checking your credit file (which is perfect). I think previously holding it has caused the issue.

          • V says:

            I just spoke to Creation on the phone. The agent, who was perfectly polite and as competent as Creation customer services can possibly be, advised me that Creation had reviewed ALL customer accounts on 11th June, had reduced credit limits where necessary in order to comply with “responsible lending”, etc and had issued letters advising of this on 11th June. The agent continued to read the bible on checking credit report, etc. I explained to her that I have access, check everything daily and that there are no issues on my report or account. She also confirmed that there were no adverse issues whatsoever on my IHG Credit Card account and therefore she could not advise any further. In view of above, I suggest people log in and check their current limit. Case of cutting back on reward earners who don’t pay any interest on the cards, perhaps?

          • Mark2 says:

            I just checked my card and my wife’s; both still have limit of £7,500.
            Both heavily used for financial transactions and no interest paid.

          • Genghis says:

            Mine and wife’s limits have not changed. Our IHG cards are now our go to cards after going Amex-free.

          • EwanG says:

            @V. If you now have a £500 limit, I would be asking Creation how they expect you to be able to be able to put £10k through on the card each year in order to get the free night, for which you are paying your £99.

            You could propose they adjust the spend threshold pro-rata 😉

  • Anna says:

    I was just about to book The Langley for a weekend in early January as it was showing at 35,000 points per night. When I clicked through to confirm I got an error message and now it’s showing as no availability at all for the coming year 😢. Have they decided that even with the terrible buffet they are going to withdraw further redemptions at this level?!

    • Anna says:

      It’s back! I’ve booked a 2 night stay – just need to earn the rest of the points now. I couldn’t let it slip away at that rate…

      • SimonW says:

        4th Jan? See you there.

        • New Card says:

          See you there too.

          • Anna says:

            It could be the alternative HFP (after) Christmas party! My OH’s surname is Langley so I thought this would be a special treat for him, though he’ll probably pull a face at the 4 hour drive 🤦‍♀️ – but he always enjoys these things once we get there!

          • SimonW says:

            Lucky his surname isnt Travelodge!!

          • Simon says:

            or worse, Mr Britannia

          • Lady London says:

            I’m sure he’s Premier in.

  • Paul Stevens says:

    OT: If I cancel a 2-4-1 BA redemption online from manage my booking, how long until the avios are back on my account?

    • Rob says:

      Log out, log in, should be there.

      • Paul Stevens says:

        Thanks Rob – you were correct – and now I’m flying first to Tokyo!

        • Spurs Debs says:

          I’m flying first to Tokyo as well but I didn’t cancel my booking, when 1st came available I just phoned them up and they changed booking straight away.

          • Paul Stevens says:

            I really just don’t like phoning people. I hate it when I do the open jaw and am left with no choice. I’m 777 out (which I have done before) but never flown F on the 787 back. So really looking forward to it.

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