Earn double Club Eurostar points on Eurostar trains to the Netherlands

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The good news for anyone travelling between London and Amsterdam or Rotterdam is that DIRECT Eurostar return trains are about to start running.

Eurostar has been running from London TO Amsterdam and Rotterdam for a while now.

However, due to on-going work constructing immigration facilities, you could not travel TO London directly.  Passengers from Amsterdam needed to get off the train in Brussels, clear passport control and get back onto a different train to complete their trip.  Passengers from Rotterdam had to take a Thalys train to Brussels and change.

This nonsense is about to end!

From 30th April, trains will run directly from Amsterdam to St Pancras.  From 18th May, you will also be able to travel directly from Rotterdam to St Pancras.

If you book a ticket THIS WEEK (the final date to book is 25th February) for travel to Amsterdam between 30th April and 30th June, or Rotterdam between 18th May and 30th June, you will receive double Club Eurostar points.

I value a Club Eurostar point at 10p-12.5p as this article explains.   With this offer, you will be earning 2 points per £1 spent which means a rebate of 20p-25p per £1.

You can also transfer Eurostar points to the Accor Live Limitless hotel loyalty scheme at 1:3 (minimum transfer of 500 Eurostar points).  As Accor points transfer 1:1 to Avios in Iberia Plus, you could earn 6 Avios per £1 spent on Eurostar via this offer.  We explained how the Accor / Eurostar partnership works in this article.

How to earn Club Eurostar points via UK credit cards

As a reminder, Club Eurostar does not have its own UK credit card.  However, you can earn Club Eurostar points by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards.  These are:

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold – 10,000 Membership Rewards points sign-up bonus

The Platinum Card from American Express – 30,000 Membership Rewards points sign-up bonus

American Express Rewards credit card – 5,000 Membership Rewards points sign-up bonus

Membership Rewards points convert at 15:1 into Club Eurostar points.  The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, so you earn the equivalent of 1 Club Eurostar point for every £15 you spend.

American Express Platinum also comes with a great Eurostar benefit – lounge access!  You can enter any Eurostar lounge, irrespective of your ticket type, simply by showing The Platinum Card at the desk.  No guests are allowed but you can get entry for your partner by issuing them with a FREE supplementary Amex Platinum card on your account.

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Comments

  1. OT: looks like there is a competition to win 10,000 bonus points/miles on Rocketmiles social media pages.

  2. Any news on the Barclays AVIOS tie up as yet? Seems like some new opportunities may be opening up.

  3. OT — is either of the T5 Galleries lounges better than the other? I’ll have a couple of hours to spend there on Wednesday afternoon.

  4. You write: :To be fair to BA, this is a better solution than flying a totally empty plane between, say, Gatwick and Heathrow at 4.30am just to fill the 4.45am landing slot.

    Why? How many people are going to fly from Athens to London leaving at 2.40am to land exactly at 4.45am, killing a whole night? It will have to one hell of a great deal. The world is not wholly made up of people who so highly value 160 tier points!

    • “The world is not wholly made up of people who so highly value 160 tier points!”
      True, but that’s only because they are already BA gold for life 😂

      • Shoestring says:

        this could turn out to be a £160 return flight (with the 3000 Avios taken into account)

        4x £160 = £640 for Silver

      • TP are horrible things, they’ve been spoiling my lounge experience for years.

    • A lot of people do the same or similar departure/arrival for ME to London flights and it’s ok

    • It’s not that terrible a flight if you live in Greece and want to travel to London. A quick nap on the plane, Breakfast in Central London and drop your bags off at your hotel, so some sightseeing/attend meetings then check into the hotel in the afternoon.

      There’s an Aegean flight that lands in Athens at 4am which I’d rather take than an early morning flight or an afternoon flight that would require an extra night in a hotel

  5. OT – just tried to book an open jaw reward flight over the phone using a 241 voucher in my wifes account. The agent was adamant that I must use her BA card to pay the taxes, which I did not have as I am currently overseas. I also do not think we have it any more as the card was cancelled. She stated this was for security reasons and they needed to match the card to the voucher. Never come across this before, has anyone else?

    Fortunately they have held the seats for 24 hours while I get the correct card. I am hoping when I ring a different agent tomorrow with a card in my wifes name, which will be a BA sup on my account rather than the card that earned the voucher, they will accept it.

    • First we have heard it I think but we are all (half) expecting it might come along in light of recent amex changes. I suspect and hope everything will be fine. You could call USA number if you don’t want to wait until morning.

    • I have heard this before, very occasionally. I doubt that the call centre can tell one Amex from another, frankly. Amex also doesn’t do name verification so you can give any old Amex card number and it will clear as long as the billing address is fine.

      It certainly makes no difference for online redemptions.

      • TGLoyalty says:

        Always say it’s in the name of the voucher holder. It will go through regardless.

        • Thank you – I will see tomorrow when I manage to get my wifes card details!

          • All worked fine and they did not even ask the name on the card. Should have just given them my card last night!

  6. Jan de Walden says:

    There is nothing on the Club Eurostar Club site about double Club Eurostar points for travel to Amsterdam between 30th April and 30th June, or Rotterdam between 18th May and 30th June,

  7. I still think you undervalue Hilton points – I value them at 0.4p, same as IHG, and have found it pretty easy to get better value than that 🙂 Esp with the weak GBP they can be really handy on international stays.

  8. @Rob do you have a reference for the double Eurostar points offer? Can’t find anything online or in my email.

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