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Get ATP tennis tickets for London’s O2 with your Marriott Bonvoy points

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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.

American Express Marriott Bonvoy credit card

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.

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 (137)

  • James S says:

    OT – does anyone know which financial institutions generate Clubcard points when making transactions with the Tesco debit card?

  • Wes says:

    Wow Shop Small at 10 tx per card?
    Last year I did about 1500 across 4 cards.

    • Shoestring says:

      that’s why they kicked out the Mongolian warlord, isn’t it?

      he no longer posts on Amex stuff, it not of personal relevance any more

    • xcalx says:

      Wow £15000 minimum spend, that’s some going. My personal best came in the £5 for £5 era, not sure how many but had 37 pages of both purchases and returns.

    • BJ says:

      Apologies to @Liz, now we know! More seriously, I’m not really sure we can say people gamed the deal. The rules were always clear and simple, amex clearly knew what could and did happen but they did not apply the brakes until now. Fair game to those who made the most out of it, zbd ut remaibs a good deal.

      • Liz says:

        @BJ We only did 3 shops where we asked them to split the bill for whisky. The rest of our small shop spend were £10+ transactions for stuff we normally buy like wine, cheese, beer, stamps, greeting cards, butchers, supermarket food etc. We make a game of it because we have the time to go to different places over the 2 week period and spend in the shops relevant to us which are on the map. I don’t see anything wrong with that. That’s the whole point of supporting the small independent shops. We will have 7 cards this year to play with but we wont ask to split bills this year.

        • BJ says:

          ISTR you getting £100s in value though which is impressive. I must make an effort myself this year I think, usually I’ve been out the country or too lazy given I don’t enjoy shopping much.

    • LewisB says:

      How does one do 1500 transactions over a short two – three week period? Were all of those purchases ones you would had made anyway?

      • Shoestring says:

        not that difficult if you have 8 cards or so- I did something like 750 transactions a few years ago, it was a lot of going round small supermarkets buying stamps and beer

      • PaulC says:

        Multiple cards and splitting the bill.

    • Grimz says:

      £50 on one card account including my 4 supplementary cards?

  • Toppcat says:

    Hi – entirely OT as bits…

    Thinking about getting the IHG MC – if anyone can answer the following it would really help with my decision-making, please:
    – is Creation customer service still as bad as ever?
    – how do they treat curve payments to Brighton?
    – how do they treat payments to Revolut/Starling etc?

    Thank you!

    • Grant says:

      – in my limited experience, yes
      – no cash fees but with a hard £700 per week limit. You might find splitting £700 three times over the course of the week works fine.
      – as above but its a cumulative pot with payments to Brighton, not separate £700 pots for each.

  • Aston100 says:

    Given some of the recent comments about Amex IT not being the smartest when it comes to people signing up again for bonuses, I wonder where I stand.
    If I refer my wife for an SPG Amex, wonder what is the chance of a signup bonus, despite holding other cards (BA PP and Preferred Gold).
    We’ve never had an SPG card before so I’m wondering if that will slip under the radar.

    • BJ says:

      Who knows, it seems reasonable to assume that there must be an underlying reason why some get it and others don’t but I don’t think anybody has figured it out yet so it’s a gamble.

  • Anna says:

    OT, SPG. Considering cancelling it when I’ve hit the £15k spend to get gold status. Does it really take 16 weeks for the gold status to show on your Bonvoy account? If so, what happens if you cancel the Amex after you hit the spend but before the status is confirmed, do you still get it?

    • BJ says:

      Don’t see much value in gold status that is worth spending for. I cannot recall if Marriott status is a perk of amex platinum. If it is then being referred for green, spending in hope of a bonus and then upgrading to platinum and spending £4k for 20k MR points would seem a better option.

      • Anna says:

        Yes Marriott gold is a Platinum perk but I thought the upgrade bonus had stopped working? I’m on the 24 month BAPP/Plat hiatus (Amex IT may or may not be reliable!) so putting spend through SPG at the moment but once I’ve enough points to cover my booking at the Langley, which will more or less coincide with the £15k spend, I may cancel and go back to spending on the OH’s BAPP as we are going to need avios for ongoing travel plans.

        • BJ says:

          In that case it seems like the best strategy. Enjoy the Langley, seems like an HFP retreat at the moment 🙂

    • Paul74 says:

      I’d agree with BJ, Marriott Gold probably isn’t worth going out of the way for. I’d rate it below both Hilton and Radisson Golds, comparing it to the other large scheme ones I get on Amex Platinum. I’d also rate it below IHG Platinum and even Le Club Accor Silver. It might just be that I haven’t had much luck with the scheme though!

      • Anna says:

        I wasn’t asking about the value of gold, just the time it takes to hit the account and can you close the card in the meantime?!

    • Been Magic says:

      I used to just spend 25k and get the free night voucher, the gold is pretty worthless now its been devalued right before i booked a stay as well!

  • Marcw says:

    It seems Monese notified the winners already. 😁

  • Zara says:

    I’m sorry if this has been asked before but does anybody know if cancelling an RFS booking (still to be made) would result in a fee of the taxes paid or £1? I know this has been talked about previously but I couldn’t find the thread. I’m thinking of paying one of the higher amounts and reduce the Avios usage but wanted to know the above first. Thanks so much.

    • Harry T says:

      I last cancelled some last week and I paid 50p to cancel a one way RFS. I had paid 40.50£ in taxes when booking. Refunded my Avios and 40£.

      You should be able to check how much you will be refunded on the screen before you click confirm to cancel.

      • Zara says:

        Thank you. I don’t have the booking made yet so wasn’t sure. I just wanted to check it would be possible at the £1 rate and from what you have said, it most likely will be.

  • Andrew says:

    Hey… Did anyone win 1m Avios in the Monese competition?

    • Shoestring says:

      are you looking for £500 winners over the summer?

      yes indeedy, I won then I told my wife how to win so she won, too

      I told you lot as well but as I imagined, nobody would actually give it a try lol