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.
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (May 2021)
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 comes with two free Priority Pass cards, one for you and one for a supplementary cardholder. Each card admits two so a family of four gets in free. You get access to all 1,300 lounges in the Priority Pass network – search it here.
Additional lounge visits are charged at £20. You get two more free visits for every year you keep the card.
There is no annual fee for Amex Gold in Year 1 and a 20,000 points sign-up bonus. Full details are in our American Express Preferred Rewards Gold review here.
HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard gets you get a free LoungeKey card, allowing you access to the LoungeKey network. Guests are charged at £20 although it may be cheaper to pay £60 for a supplementary credit card for your partner.
The card has a 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.
PS. You can find all of HfP’s UK airport lounge reviews – and we’ve been to most of them – indexed here.