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Bits: See England v Ireland with Marriott, £150 Claridges credit, the High Life Shop sale!

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News in brief:

See England v Ireland with Marriott Bonvoy

Marriott Bonvoy is offering tickets to the England v Ireland Six Nations rugby match on 23rd February.

There are two options.  The first offers:

You and a guest can attend the at the Six Nations Championship, and watch the England vs Ireland rugby match from a private balcony at Twickenham Stadium. Your match-time beverage package includes beer, wine and soft drinks until one hour after the final whistle. Before the match starts, go to a meet and greet and have a three-course lunch with English rugby legend Chris Robshaw, and take full advantage of your match day accreditations to experience that day’s programs.

There are four packages, each with two tickets.  They have seen little interest so far, with pricing running from 50,000 points (starting bid) to 64,500 points.  Given that I value a Marriott Bonvoy point at 0.5p, this is excellent value.

You can bid here.

The second package is the same but includes a night AFTER the game in the Twickenham Marriott hotel.  There is only bid so far at 75,000 Bonvoy points, which is the minimum bid allowed.  You can bid here.

Free tickets England v Ireland

£150 credit for Claridges, The Berkeley or The Connaught

This offer has appeared on a number of American Express cards, although it is less interesting than I thought.

There are two versions.  One offers £75 off a £300 spend at Claridges, The Berkeley or The Connaught.  The second offers £150 off.

£150 off a £300 spend at three top London hotels sounds fantastic.  However:

You will struggle to find any room for under £600 at Claridges or The Connaught, or for under £475 at The Berkeley.  This means that, realistically, you won’t save more than 25% – 33%.

You can’t use the credit as a non-resident, eg for the restaurants.  It is only valid when settling a room bill.

To maximise the deal, you should book via Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts (for The Platinum Card holders) or, for everyone else, our hotel partner Emyr Thomas, details here.

At The Berkeley, bookings via Emyr come with:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Seasonal welcome amenity
  • Full English breakfast for up to two in-room guests per bedroom
  • £75.00 Hotel credit to be utilized during stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

….. so, with £150 American Express cashback on top, if you were targeted for that version, it looks a little better.  You have until 31st March to do the qualifying spend.

£150 Claridges discount

Join in with the High Life Shop sale …..

I never knew that the British Airways High Life Shop has a sale, but it does!

The deals are here.  They are, ahem, a bit eclectic.  Like this thing:

High Life Shop sale

Some, like the Bentley Momentum EDT, can only be bought for collection on an upcoming flight.  Other items, such as the Dermineck rejuvenation device pictured above, can be posted to you.

I would give the Links of London items a miss, however.  The company has just dropped into administration and the Kings Road shop is currently doing 80% off everything ….

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  1. Benilyn says:

    OT: Looking to book car for 2 nights in AUH, really after cheap as possible. Any codes people can share? Many thanks.

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