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Tickets for the ATP tennis tournament at the O2 Arena in London next month have appeared on the Marriott Bonvoy site.

This is the traditional ‘end of season’ event where the top ranked players play for the notional title of ‘annual champion’.  London has lost the rights to hold this tournament from 2021 – it will be moving to Turin – so this is one of your last chances to see it.

There were 89 packages left as of last night.  Running from 10th to 17th November, you can pick from:

  • day or evening packages
  • ‘buy it now’ or auction packages
  • ticket only or ‘ticket and hotel’ packages

All tickets are for the Marriott Moments suite which we have reviewed various times in the past, eg here.  It is fully catered with a hot buffet and an open bar.  It is on Level 3 so you are quite high up – you can see the suites in the picture below.

Packages start from 75,000 points for two tickets.  I value a Marriott Bonvoy point at 0.5p when used for a hotel room, so you are giving up £375+ of free nights by redeeming for this.  I personally think this is a little high but let’s see how they go.

It is worth noting that Emirates Skywards will also be offering tickets to this tournament in return for miles, although the packages are not up yet.  Last year it was 7,500 miles for a standard ticket and 25,000 miles for a VIP hospitality ticket.

The Marriott Moments packages can be found here.


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How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards (January 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 comes with 20,000 points for signing up, 2 points for every £1 you spend and 15 elite night credits per year. You can apply here.

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Marriott Bonvoy American Express

20,000 points sign-up bonus and 15 elite night credits 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 Elite 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 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 (137)

  • Zara says:

    Hi- does anyone know if Wotton House hotel would be classified as an intercontinental? When I use the ihg filter as IC it comes up in the list of UK IC hotels but it isn’t actually branded as such. Trying to meet and accelerate target which will otherwise not be possible! Many thanks

    • TGLoyalty says:

      thought it was staying independent and therefore for accelerate targets it would count as its own brand, i know the other principal hotels do.

      • Zara says:

        Thanks and do you think I’ll have any chance at disputing it if it doesn’t trigger based on the fact it comes through under an IC filter?

  • Lady London says:

    IIRC that deal on HEX was previously available to plain Golds as well.

    Kind of reinforces the change over the years – GGL are the new true ‘Gold’.

    • Doug M says:

      I thought that was simply about the staff being unaware of the GGL and just accepting gold cards.

      • Rob says:

        Correct

        • The Original David says:

          I believe it’s still available to Star Alliance Golds, if that’s what you’re thinking of.

          • Lady London says:

            You might be right @The Original David. Would be about the time I was thinking of that I would have been both OneWorld and Star Alliance Gold.

      • Lady London says:

        Nope. I used it with just Gold after seeing on the internet.

        There’ve been various things for plain Gold over the years.

  • Craig says:

    I do believe it’s LPGS time! 😁

  • Shoestring says:

    Boeing’s board of directors and top staff were due to meet in Texas yesterday and today after a 2016 exchange was released which suggested the company had known about problems with the flight control system years before it became implicated in two fatal crashes.

    In the messages, which were between two lead technical pilots on the Boeing 737 Max Programme, one complained the system was “running rampant” and difficult to control.

  • JD says:

    OT: Apologies if this has been mentioned before. Does anyone know if the new BA Accelerating Business card will ever be referable from another Amex? TIA

    • Rob says:

      I’d never say never, but if they were planning it I don’t see why it wouldn’t have been possible from Day 1.

  • BlueHorizonuk says:

    OT – Amex small shop emails going out. Spend £10 and get £5 back but Max cash back is £50 so only on first 10 transactions.

    • Freddy says:

      Better than the last shop small which was 1 time use only

      • The Streets says:

        that wasn’t the traditional shop small just a cheeky fiver from AMEX

    • BJ says:

      Oh @Liz…look what you’ve done 🙂

    • LewisB says:

      “Once per participating location, up to £50 back on your Card.”

      • Shoestring says:

        looks like they found a reasonable compromise on the ‘gaming it’ aspect

        10x per card is fair enough

        the bigger problem is finding anywhere to use SS down in Cornwall 🙂

      • Matty says:

        £50 per card or account?

        Still no £200 / £50 off travel offers. From memory, there was one around August of last year and another at the beginning of the year. At least that’s when I redeemed. Things are getting a little tight with Amex.

        • Harry T says:

          Yeah, I thought offers might improve to enhance customer retention. I’m not even getting the targeted promotions on my Platinum or BAPP for bonus MR/Avios for spending a certain amount.

          • BJ says:

            I think that in some ways they have. I have about 50 offers on two of my four cards while in the past I used to have around 30 at most. That most of the 50 are useless obesity-indusing incentives is another matter.

          • Harry T says:

            Mots of my offers are either for designer clothes, jewellery or restaurants/pubs in London. Clearly, if the offers are targeted, they don’t know me very well!

        • Gin and Tonic Please says:

          £50 per card, according to the small print on the email

    • Grimz says:

      Is that the max including supplementary cards?

    • Secret Squirrel says:

      Does this offer work in any local shop accepting Amex like the P.O?

      • Shoestring says:

        no

        they have to sign up to SS

        obvs examples: most supermarkets take Amex but are not in SS

        • Shoestring says:

          I have a different strategy with my local butchers this year, having been turned away by both on a split over several cards LY

          it wasn’t not trusting your dodgy customer (they knew me to pay properly from previous years SS) but both said Amex charges too much & didn’t want to pay multiple times for effectively 1 transaction

          no point telling them their profit on £10 of sausages justified it

          no point telling them better 1p of profit than no profit

          no point telling them why do you take Amex on £10 transaction from other customers but not from me (split several ways)

          anyway so this year I go in & buy £10 of (say) steaks, pay and put it in the car

          go back & buy £10 of sausages, pay & put it in the car

          etc etc

          • Harry T says:

            Thanks, I’ll borrow this strategy. There should be plenty of Shop Small destinations within easy walking distance of my flat.

          • Been Magic says:

            Please video it as it would be an excellent viral video of making the most of it!

          • Grimz says:

            Do they not sell £10 gift cards?

  • LewisB says:

    OT: Looks like small shop is limited to only £50 this year.

  • Jason says:

    OT Flybe just cancelled my outbound flight on jan 17th..and rebooked me after my return.what options do I have ? Can I ask them to put me on any reasonable alternative ? I assume do compensation?
    Cheers
    Jason

    • Shoestring says:

      no compo if you get more than 2 weeks’ notice

      your best option is to research a better alternative (on OneWorld would be easiest) – then ring them to get it booked instead – if you simply give them an acceptable / available flight possibility, they generally can be helpful

      • Shoestring says:

        sorry missed Flybe but advice still stands only not on OneWorld!

        just look for *any* alternatives and talk it through with them

        • Shoestring says:

          if they say they won’t book you on a competitor, throw the CAA’s rulings at them – CAA made it absolutely clear that competitor flights must be offered if the original airline could not find a reasonable alternative

          then there’s always Section 75

          • Shoestring says:

            eg 27 August, 2019
            Commenting, Richard Stephenson, Director at the UK Civil Aviation Authority, said:

            “We have been in contact with the airline to determine what has happened and are seeking an explanation to confirm how it complied with its re-routing obligations to consumers.

            “Passengers who have seen their flights cancelled should be offered the choice of reimbursement for cancelled flights, alternate travel arrangements under comparable conditions at the earliest opportunity which includes flights on other airlines, or a new flight at a later date at the passenger’s convenience.
            https://www.caa.co.uk/News/UK-Civil-Aviation-Authority-statement-on-British-Airways-flight-cancellations/

          • Aston100 says:

            FlyBe are horrible.
            Had to argue with them for ages when they refused to refund me for a flight that THEY cancelled.
            They argued that there was an alternative flight available earlier in the day (which was not suitable to my needs) hence refunds were not necessary.

            I hope they change their wild west mentality under Virgin.

          • jason says:

            Brilliant thank you