News: get 33% off Railcards, see Stormzy with your Marriott Bonvoy points
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News in brief:
Get 33% off Railcards
The Trainline is running a generous deal in association with Railcard.
Until 28th February, you can save a third on the purchase of any Railcard.
The only catch is that the offer only applies to Digital Railcards, and you need to make the purchase via The Trainline app. This is not hugely onerous, however.
Veterans and Disabled Persons Railcards are excluded due to issues over checking your credentials.
Full details of how to claim the offer can be found on The Trainline website here.
Details of the different Railcards available can be found on the Railcard website here but to get the 33% discount you need to follow the purchase route outlined on The Trainline site.
See Stormzy with Marriott Bonvoy
We ran an article earlier in the week about new concert tickets being offered for the VIP Marriott Bonvoy Suite at the O2 in London.
A few additional events have just been added. The current list, as of last night, is:
- The Lumineers – 4th March – 75,000 points for two tickets
- Country to Country – 12th and 13th March – 75,000 points for two tickets
- Maluma – 16th March – 60,000 points for two tickets
- Stormzy – 29th March – 75,000 points for two tickets
- Seven Worlds One Planet – 31st March – 45,000 points for two tickets
You can book via the Marriott Moments site here. Our article from earlier in the week tells you more about the suite itself.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (March 2023)
There are various ways of earning Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.
The official Marriott Bonvoy American Express card comes with 20,000 points for signing up, 2 points for every £1 you spend and 15 elite night credits per year.
You can apply here.
Marriott Bonvoy American Express
20,000 bonus points and 15 elite night credits Read our full review
You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points by converting American Express Membership Rewards points at the rate of 2:3.
Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Marriott Bonvoy Gold status for as long as they hold the card? It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Radisson Rewards Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
The Platinum Card from American Express
30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points indirectly:
- American Express Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (10,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
Until 30th March 2023, the sign up bonus on American Express Business Platinum is increased to 120,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. The bonus on American Express Business Gold is increased to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. T&C apply, see the application forms for details.
The conversion rate from American Express to Marriott Bonvoy points is 2:3.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Marriott Bonvoy points.
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