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Can you transfer Club Eurostar points to someone else?

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In response to a reader email, I wanted to look today at whether you can transfer Club Eurostar points to a friend or family member.

A bit of background ….

Club Eurostar replaced Eurostar Frequent Traveller and Eurostar Plus Points almost exactly four years ago.

We don’t give it much coverage on Head for Points, mainly because it doesn’t run many promotions and we are generally news-driven.  It remains a good scheme, however, and I will occasionally make Membership Rewards transfers from American Express in order to redeem for a ticket.

Remember that, historically,, free tickets with Club Eurostar were genuinely free – there were no taxes or charges.  There are plans to introduce a £16 each way redemption fee but it has been delayed due to coronavirus.

This HfP article looks at what Club Eurostar points are worth.

Can you transfer Club Eurostar points to someone else?

How do you earn Club Eurostar points?

Club Eurostar is fully revenue based for earning, but not for redeeming.

For every £1 spent you earn 1 point.  Tickets priced in € are converted to £.  This is, in all cases, more generous than the previous Eurostar Frequent Traveller earning chart, especially for people on cheaper tickets.

To find out more about how to spend Club Eurostar points, whether on free tickets or by upgrading an existing ticket, read our full review of Club Eurostar here.

Can you transfer Club Eurostar points to someone else?

Can you transfer Club Eurostar points to someone else?

Yes you can.

Whilst Club Eurostar does not have family accounts, it has something even more flexible – points pooling.  You can transfer points to anyone you want, although transfers inwards do not count towards status.

One reason to do this would be if your Club Eurostar points are approaching expiry.  In normal times, you need to earn points every 24 months to protect your balance.

Here are the rules:

  • You can share a maximum of 3,000 points in one go
  • You can share a maximum of 6,000 points in each calendar year
  • You can share a maximum of 3,000 points with one member in each calendar year
  • You can share points with a maximum of four people in each calendar year
  • You can receive a maximum of 3,000 points in each calendar year
  • Points have to be shared in multiples of 100

To transfer your points, simple log in at the Eurostar website and look for ‘points pooling’ in the Club Eurostar section.

You can confirm the details above in clause 8.2 of the Club Eurostar terms and conditions here.


How to get Club Eurostar points and lounge access from UK credit cards

How to get Club Eurostar points and lounge access from UK credit cards (October 2022)

Club Eurostar does not have a UK credit card.  However, you can earn Club Eurostar points by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards

Cards earning Membership Rewards points include:

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

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

American Express Platinum comes with a great Eurostar benefit – Eurostar 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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  • Paul T says:

    And having done it fairly recently – I’d add that the points transfer is immediate.

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