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Priority Pass has a new promotion, offering up to 40% off membership until 1st December.

If you’ve been thinking of getting a Priority Pass airport lounge card then this Black Friday offer is, experience shows, the best deal they run all year.

Priority Pass discount

A Priority Pass gives you access to 1,300 airport lounges worldwide, including the Heathrow T2 Plaza Premium lounge (review here), recently voted as the ‘World’s Best Independent Airport Lounge’ by Skytrax and another favourite of ours, the Plaza Premium lounge in Heathrow Terminal 4.

There are three different offers across the tiers of membership:

40% off Standard membership (reduced to £41 from £69) – no free visits, you and your guests pay £20 each time

25% off Standard Plus membership (reduced to £141 from £189) – 10 free visits then £20 for every additional visit or for every guest visit

15% off Prestige membership (reduced to £288 from £339) – all your visits are free, your guests pay £20 each time

Priority Pass discount

The Standard Plus membership is the most attractive here. With this Black Friday offer you’d be paying £14.10 per lounge visit, which is appealing. My personal value benchmark is how much a bowl of pasta and a glass of wine would cost in a terminal restaurant versus the lounge access cost – so £14.10 seems pretty reasonable to me.

It is possible that the Prestige card could be a better deal, but you need to do the maths.  You would need to do 18 lounge visits per year before the Prestige card became better value than Standard Plus.

To find out full details of the offer and the benefits you receive from having a Priority Pass, you can see these here.

PS.  Here is the full list of UK airport lounges which accept Priority Pass, along with links to our reviews.  There are another 1,300 lounges outside the UK too!

Getting airport lounge access for free from a credit card

How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (June 2021)

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

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

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

You also get access to Plaza Premium, Delta and Eurostar lounges. The card has a sign-up bonus of 30,000 points.  Our American Express Platinum review is here. You can apply here.

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold is FREE for the first year. It comes with a Priority Pass card loaded with two free visits to any Priority Pass lounge – see the list 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

A huge bonus, but only available to HSBC Premier clients Read our full review

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.

Comments (49)

  • BJ says:

    O/T: Do BP sell gift cards that can be used for fuel and would they trigger the amex offer? Running out of time to use our last two offers.

    • Liz says:

      We never got the BP offer. Been digging out my notes from last years small shop and checking out the map for this year in readiness for our SS expedition. I kept a note of my Nov/Dec Amex offers from last year and we managed to use BP, Wilko, Morrisons, WHSmith, Superdrug,Healthspan, Dominos and Amex Travel. Offers for us are really poor this year. Managed the Morrisons one and the Red Letter Days for a Murder Mystery night and a couple of Prezzo meals. Slim pickings this year – so far anyway….

      • Brighton Belle says:

        I spent 2 months arguing with the Brighton HQ their tracking didn’t work. Eventually they paid out claiming a technical problem. This year, Same shop same tracking failure. Amex need to make this stuff work.

        • Liz says:

          I remember 2 yrs ago I had real trouble getting credits but last year seemed to work like clockwork even though I didn’t get all the emails. Only had to manually claim once when one cafe said they didn’t take Amex after I had put my pin in – they were on the list.

    • Sussex Bantam says:

      I’ve tried to use the BP offer several times on different cards and it hasn’t triggered yet. I will follow up with chat once the offer is over – no doubt to be told to wait 90 days…

      • BJ says:

        Mine have all taken about a week. Didn’t receive any enails and the app status changed to redeemed only after tge credit was received. By contrast PO offer is rapid and notifications/status working as they shoud.

    • Harry T says:

      I think BP garages sell gift cards near me – I reckon the payment should trigger the credit if you pay at one of the fuel stations specified on the list (not all BP stations are eligible). Can’t see how it’s different to me paying at the same terminal for my fuel (I didn’t pay at pump, paid in the station).

      • Andrew says:

        It’s been a while since I dealt with this element of the Merchant side of things, but from memory filling stations have multiple merchant IDs.

        To explain…

        My local BP garage is also a Spar. If I buy something from there, but don’t buy fuel the regular LBG offer kicks in. If I do buy fuel, it doesn’t, I use exactly the same till and card reader no matter the transaction.

  • Shoestring says:

    O/T Tesco coupons are in! £9 off £60 and 2x £6 off £60, nice Amazon discount

    I did wonder if they’d focus marketing on the new subscription Clubcard deal…

    • BJ says:

      My partner got 3x £8 off £40 in the last round while I got 1x £10 and 2x £7 off £70. I also had £6 off £60 from Sainsbury last four weeks but stopped this week. If I get an offer from Tesco today I’ll cancel Sainsbury delivery tomorrow. My local Tesco Extra has refused to accept MOC against branded gift cards last two times I tried. I saw there is 20% off some branded gift cards at Tesco at the moment. All supermarkets will be hiking their prices before Christmas as usual ; looks to me like Sainsbury already has this week, I saw a lot of 5p and 10p increases.

    • Mr(s) Entitled says:

      I never get Tesco coupons other than the usual 15p off [insert usual butter brand here] type of thing. That might be because we do our weekly online shopping and as such they don’t feel the need to incentivise me but just in case this isn’t the reason, am I missing a trick somewhere?

    • Harry T says:

      Just got my first ever MO coupons from Tesco and they are for £2 off £20 spend – not worth bothering with.

      • Shoestring says:

        see my 16:59

      • BJ says:

        And push your average spend at Tesco to £30-£50 at a time. If you spend £70 your MOC will be for spending £70, £100 and it’s £100 etc.

        • Mr(s) Entitled says:

          Courtesy of the big family shop I spend £80-100 per week.

        • Harry T says:

          Thanks Shoestring and BJ. Haven’t been shopping at Tesco much recently – been spending Waitrose MOCs and gift cards.

  • BJ says:

    Yes, it can do. Suggest you go to Philips own website and if they have the model you want there, sign up as a new customer as the discount for a first order is very substantial (I forget how much but when I used it in the past it was a lot).

    • EwanG says:

      Alternatively, if you know anyone with the employee perks benefit (which Andrew often mentions) you can do pretty well. Currently 20% off at Philips plus 15% back in points, and they will work together.

  • BJ says:

    Sometimes just results in a lower rate as opposed to cancellation but it usually states that in tbe terms front and centre too. It would be helpful if they started what these lower rates were.

  • Shoestring says:

    O/T Which? magazine’s Plane awful: The worst airline meals revealed

  • Joe says:

    Definitely worth thinking about Santander Select or HSBC Premier in place of this – much cheaper if you can get past their (admittedly obstructive) requirements

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