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Groupon offering 50% off a Priority Pass lounge card

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If you have been thinking of purchasing a Priority Pass airport lounge access card, Groupon has a long-running deal.  You will find it here.

It is a little fiddly.  You pay Groupon £6 for a voucher.  The voucher entitles you to:

  • 50% discount on Standard Membership (usually £69, pay £20 per visit)
  • 50% discount on Standard Membership with first visit included (price not shown)
  • 25% discount on Standard Plus Membership with ten visits included, £20 thereafter (usually £189)

The discount is clearly not 50% since you are also paying £6 for the voucher.  You will make a saving, however.  This is one way of keeping hold of a Priority Pass if you are cancelling your American Express Platinum charge card, which comes with two free Priority Pass cards.  None of the paid versions of Prority Pass are actually as good as the Amex version, oddly, which gives unlimited free visits for the cardholder and a guest.

The Groupon link is here.

Groupon Priority Pass deal

Getting airport lounge access via a UK credit card

As a reminder, here are the three options to get FREE airport lounge access via a credit or charge card:

The Platinum Card from American Express

Two free Priority Pass cards (one for you, one for your supplementary Platinum cardholder, each admitting two – so a family of four gets in free) giving access to every lounge in the Priority Pass network – search it here.  You also get access to Plaza Premium, Delta and Eurostar lounges.  Our American Express Platinum review is here.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

You get a Lounge Club card loaded with two free visits to any Lounge Club network lounge – see the list here.  The list is slightly shorter than the Priority Pass list, but not by much.  Additional visits are charged at £20 per person.  You get two more free visits for every year you keep the card.  No annual fee in Year 1.  Full details are in our American Express Preferred Rewards Gold review here.

HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard

You get a free LoungeKey card allowing you access to any property in the LoungeKey network.  Guests are charged at £20 although regular travellers will find it cheaper to pay £60 for a supplementary credit card (adults only, of course).  The card has an annual fee of £195 and there are strict financial requirements to become a HSBC Premier customer.  Full details are in my HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard review.

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