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See The BRIT Awards by spending your IHG Rewards Club points

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The BRIT Awards is the annual celebration of British music, or at least the more popular end of it.  IHG Rewards Club, in conjunction with event sponsor Mastercard, is offering two fantastic VIP packages via the IHG Access auction platform.

First up is a very decent package:

 2 X Level 1 tickets to The BRIT Awards 2020 on 18th February
 2 x Tickets to The Official BRITs After Show Party
 1 night stay at the InterContinental London – The O2
 Food allowance at the InterContinental London – The O2
 Travel allowance

There is also a second package which adds:

1 x Capture the moment Experience: You and your guest can capture the stars’ arrival to the BRITs on camera and on the red carpet.

You must have a Mastercard to enter, but any Mastercard will do – it doesn’t need to be the IHG Rewards Club one.

The first package is here (current bid 78000 points) and the second package is here (current bid 101,000 points).

If you don’t have enough points for this, there is also a package up for grabs on Facebook – see here.

PS.  The IHG Access page is also offering concert tickets, mainly at ‘buy it now’ prices, at The SSE Arena for Lewis Capaldi, Jonas Brothers and Tadeschi Trucks Brands.

IHG One Rewards update – July 2024:

Get bonus points: IHG One Rewards is not currently running a global promotion.

New to IHG One Rewards?  Read our overview of IHG One Rewards here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on ‘What are IHG One Rewards points worth?’ is here.

Buy points: If you need additional IHG One Rewards points, you can buy them here.

Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from IHG and the other major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

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  • Anna says:

    OT – just looking speculatively on the “I don’t know…” feature of RFF, I noticed there are 2 CW seats outbound to Mauritius next New Year’s Eve if anyone wants to pounce!

  • Stella64 says:

    I have not been on the site for a while… I got an Amex Plat for a US trip with hotels in November. Trying to figure out whether to keep it or not. I have another US trip in Feb (no hotels) and July. Airports being used by July are LHR, STN, YYZ, ATL and JAX. If I do chance which card is best to switch to?

  • sloth says:

    O/T – Relais & Châteaux loyalty scheme – anyone have any experience with 3rd party bookings being recognised with status? specifically using Amex Travel…:) thanks

  • Howard says:

    Sorry off topic but looking for City break to a Milan in June. Any recommendations on decent hotel in good location. Looking at 4 star hotels.


    • Roberto says:

      We stayed here
      Good hotel – great location

      • David D says:

        I’ll always recommend the Melia Milano, and especially the Level rooms with access to the lounge. Also, Ranch Roberta across the road from it is an excellent family pizzeria and seafood restaurant which is very reasonably priced too. The hotel is a short walk away from the Metro line into the city centre as well or to the San Siro.

    • Jill (Kinkell) says:

      We stayed Starhotels Echo near the main station. Easy metro link . Great rooms and breakfasts. It was a few years ago an£ booked through

  • Kevin says:

    OT – if I book a hotel through Amex travel for someone else, will they have any issues at check in if I am not travelling? Trying to take advantage of the cash back deal.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      should be able to put their name down as the guest, some hotels can be funny about checking the card that booked the stay but it’s a very small %.

      • John says:

        If you prepay at Amex Travel the hotel won’t see the card you paid with – they will see a card number that belongs to Amex Travel

    • Craig says:

      I have done exactly this, used their name and email address and no issues.

  • Andy says:

    Talking of Hilton

    Stayed at Doubletree Harrogate last week. Service was abysmal.

    Waited 40 mins to check in at 4pm.
    Phone calls to housekeeping and reception went unanswered.
    Requests for extra shower gel and bottles of water (Should have this as Hilton members) were ignored and needed chasing up.
    Dirty sheets and laundry left outside in corridors.
    No fridge in rooms despite this being advertised.
    Digital key didn’t work for my room.

    Really really understaffed. The breakfast was very good, however.

  • Harry T says:

    Has anyone flown JAL in J between Beijing and Tokyo or Tokyo and Hong Kong? Trying to figure out if it’s worth the extra Avios. Premium economy also available on the HND to HKG leg.

    In other news, I’ve managed to bag two seats in Cathay F from HKG to PEK – will get to experience the Wing and the Pier with my partner!

    • Gavin says:

      Between Tokyo and HK I’d say it’s worth it. I flew Premium Economy on JAL but would have paid the extra Avios for business class if it had been available (something like 5000 extra points). I think the taxes remained the same. If you don’t have status it’s even more worth it as you’ll get lounge access.

      • Harry T says:

        Thanks, Gavin. We don’t have status so that’s a good point. The taxes are really cheap and don’t change between PE and J, as you say.

      • Yan says:

        JAL PE does come with lounge access (designated in outstations, e.g. QF lounge at HKG), so essentially just a non-flat seat and better food.

    • Russ says:

      Business class. As the late great Oscar Wilde once said ‘Give me the luxuries, anyone can have the necessaries’ .

    • Nick_C says:

      Flew HKG to NRT in J on JAL last month. Superb. Well worth the Avios. The meal was the best I have ever had on an aircraft. Looked almost too beautiful to eat! Angle flat seating with a massage function. Seating is forward facing 2-2-2. Easy to talk to your companion during the flight.

      We also flew JAL economy from HND to ITM. Only a 50 minute flight but IFE, free headphones, free WiFi, and a free soft drink. Great airline.

      • Harry T says:

        Thanks, Nick.
        I’ve booked HND to HKG in JAL J and I’m looking forward to it. Have also booked JAL J for PEK to HND. I reckon this is far more fun than burning Avios on BA.

        • Harry T says:

          Looks fantastic, thank you.
          I’d probably survive in economy but cash fares seem expensive and this is an opportunity to use Avios for something really special!

  • Princess says:

    OT: last week I was in a BA long haul flight that was delayed 3 hours because we had to stop to disembark a passenger that was unwell.
    Am I write thinking that there isn’t any compensation in this case?

    • Shoestring says:


      • Russ says:

        Surely it depends what caused the passenger to be unwell i.e. self inflicted alcohol intoxication?

        • Shoestring says:

          but then somehow you’d be talking about Princess chasing the passenger for compo?

          from the airline’s point of view (and in the EC/261 context), it (passenger illness causing delay to disembark them) is extraordinary circumstances outside BA’s control

        • John says:

          Don’t you mean BA-inflicted alcohol intoxication? As in if BA could be proved to have supplied a drunk passenger with excessive alcohol then the situation could potentially be argued to be within BA’s control

          • Shoestring says:

            even then, you’d have a devil of a job getting BA to admit they did it – and I sympathise with them, a passenger can get on already very drunk from the lounge but act quiet and normal, order another – on long haul – (say) 8 drinks/ doubles and still act quiet and normal until the alcohol makes them keel over

        • Princess says:

          Ahahah!!! Not sure what happened, she definitely wasn’t drunk… doctor and paramedics cone on board when we landed. She didn’t look great but she walked out by herself!
          Anyway I thought that probably would have been no under BA control rule!

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