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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


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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.

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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)

  • Geoff says:

    on topic, we did the Quali package last year and as f1 fans, it was great. Good views, posh picnic lunch supplied by the same caterer as the Mercedes team, free merch, and the host was an ex Marussia team guy, so lots of insider info

    Highly recommended day out (as is the McLaren factory tour that comes up every now and then. Done that as well. Thanks Marriott SPG!)

  • V says:

    @EwanG – I started a formal complaint and asked the agent to escalate on both the issue of the reduced limit without warning and more importantly taking £99 off me in March and then making the card essentially redundant in June!

    • Paul says:

      As I stated before they can reduce your limit with out notice which is fully in compliance with the FCA as a responsible lender.

      They may a gesture of goodwill refund you the anuL fee if you close the card I guess.

      Even if you went to FOS they won’t do anything as I said before they can reduce your limit as part of there t&c’s.

  • Roger* says:

    OT but Marriott. Rob mentioned the Marriott Mastercard double points promotion, ending about now IIRC. I’ve just received my snailmail statement and see that I have been awarded 2,891 points this month on spend of £877.91, made up as follows:
    – Earned this month: 891
    – Bonus points: 2,000
    (these would be the annual 2k for holding the card)

    No sign of the 2x bonus on spend. Has anybody received this bonus, or is it credited in arrears? Thanks.

    • Rob says:

      We never saw the small print of this. There was some thought that it might just be on hotel spend (the T&Cs link on the site never worked).

      • Roger* says:

        Thanks, Rob. I did wonder whether the 2x offer was a precursor to a relaunched Marriott MasterCard, i.e. would it make the card potentially more valuable.

  • Robert J says:

    Sorry for another OT Question but can anyone see their progress against Current IHG Accelerate Targets? Normally you get a tracker towards completing them and they pay out the bonus as soon as you hit it.

    At the moment I have hit 1 of my targets (Stay in 2 brands) and should be 66% of the way to another (and 20% towards a third) yet so far have had no points and it isn’t showing where I am up to.

    Just wondering if it was just me (As I had the same issue as Rob in not getting my targets when it first launched) or if IHG are having issues.

    • Lady London says:

      Are you sure you signed up?

      • Andy says:

        Presumably so, otherwise how would that know what their targets are?

        • Lady London says:

          I could imagine myself looking at the targets then forgetting to sign up…..

      • Robert J says:

        Yep, Definitely signed up, I can see the targets but unstead of the wheel showing progress I just have the targets as if I have had no stays. I tweeted IHG who said that my stays were recorded so I guess it is just that they are having trouble updating the gauge.

        • Robert J says:

          Obviously meant instead, not “unstead”

        • Memesweeper says:

          Mine also not progressing — no idea why

        • RogerC says:

          *One* of my targets has a correct percentage, but nothing at all on another which should be at 50%.

  • Grant says:

    OT – A few queries regarding Marriott Reward Bookings

    1. Is it possible to combine reward night certificates with points in one booking, e.g. two reward night certificates, plus two lots of points for a five night stay (with the five for four offer)?

    2. If the above is possible, would a friendly CS agent pull certs from one Bonvoy account and points from another?

    3. This particular hotel has double double rooms which would accommodate my wife and I and both small children (4 and 2). I can book these if I only select 2 occupants but not if I select 4. Would I need to contact the hotel after booking to add the children to the booking?

    4. FInally, I only have Gold status so no breakfast included. Are there examples where hotels will negotiate a cash upgrade on a reward stay to include breakfast, that isn’t just the full cost of breakfast each day? This particular example is likely ~ £30 per head for breakfast, so would add a not insignicant cost to a ‘free’ stay.

    Thanks

    • Rob says:

      1. No
      2. So, no (but you can transfer points for free from one person to another, up to 100k per year)
      3. If the room description does not say ‘Max occupancy 4’ then it may not be allowed irrespective of the bedding (although sometimes hotels make a mistake in their IT and won’t allow online bookings for rooms even when you are at the ‘Max occupancy’ threshold)
      4. Unlikely, unless the hotel has an Executive Lounge – they are likely to do a deal on that for a reward night

      Remember that a lot of Marriott properties allows co-pays with cash for bigger or executive rooms. The JW Marriott in Venice, for eg, where we have been a few times, is 45,000 points per night IIRC but for 45,000 + Euro 200 you can book a Junior Suite which sleeps four.

      • Grant says:

        Thanks Rob. As a follow up then in relation to 1 and 2, presumably there is nothing to stop us from making one booking using the certs (from my wife’s account) for the first two nights and a second booking using the points (from my account) for another two nights. Miss out on the five for four though

  • Fola says:

    OT- Anyone, successfully appeal IHG Premium credit application rejection.

    • AB says:

      I’ve not appealed, but I was rejected which seemed very odd, considering the last time I was rejected for a credit card I was 21 and had no history.

      Glad to know it’s not just me.

    • Tom1 says:

      What stage did you get rejected?
      Did you get past the eligibility checker and then get rejected on your application?
      Or did the eligibility checker stop you from applying?

      • JPa says:

        I am the same got past the eligibility check, then declined at the end.

      • Fola Akingboye says:

        I got past the eligibility check, the application was referred and I waited for the decision; called them to check the status, they said it is still being looked at and finally they sent a rejection letter. They claimed I might not have met their internal criteria.

  • Shoestring says:

    O/T log in to Ebay, go to your Home page and likely as not you can activate a Nectar promotion. Get 50 extra Nectar points on your next 10 purchases £5+ – plus get 250 bonus Nectar points if you make 10 purchases £5+ by June 26th.

    I got it as above but there are some variants. Points value is chickenfeed but you might as well activate it and get extra Nectar points.

    • Shoestring says:

      There’s also a targeted spend £5, get back £5 – my wife & my son both have it, you need to opt in. So it would combine with the Nectar points promo if you use this free £5 back promo over at Ebay. Where to find it? Log in, go to home page, scroll through the homepage offers banner at the top.

      • Shoestring says:

        Some people are getting spend £10, get back £10.

      • Rob says:

        I got this, which was a surprise because I never knew it existed! However, bought something which had to go back and when I went back to reorder a smaller size the offer was there.

  • Michael says:

    25 points for watching the new Virgin Trains TV Advert on my nectar app.

    • Rob says:

      I have that too, it seems. No logging in required luckily, just click through. The ad is actually quite clever.

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