Two weeks ago, I told you that VIP tickets for the ATP tennis tournament at the O2 Arena in London next month had 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.
When I wrote my earlier article, packages started at 75,000 points for two tickets. As I value a Marriott Bonvoy point at 0.5p when used for a hotel room, you were giving up £375+ of free nights by redeeming for this. I said that “I personally think this is a little high” and it seems Marriott agreed.
The ‘buy it now’ VIP packages now start at 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points for two tickets.
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 above.
At 50,000 points, I think this becomes more interesting. You’re still trading off £250 of free hotel room, but you will be seeing the top tennis players in the world.
The remaining Marriott Moments packages can be found here.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards (July 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.
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.
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).
(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.)