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Points for concerts: see the Rolling Stones with Accor Live Limitless, new Marriott O2 events

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Two new opportunities have opened up to use your hotel points for London concert tickets:

See the Rolling Stones with Accor Live Limitless points

Accor has added VIP tickets to see the Rolling Stones in Hyde Park to its list of ‘experience’ redemptions on its dedicated website.

These events are generally decent value, given that the alternative is 2 Eurocents of free hotel stay per Accor Live Limitless point.

The only package left as of last night was 43,000 Accor points for two VIP tickets for 25th June. This gets you:

  • access to the ALL Suite –  a private, fully catered suite with incredible views of the famous Great Oak Stage
  • dedicated entrance for terrace customers & early entry
  • access to the American Express VIP Summer Garden – an exclusive area offering VIP bars, premium food outlets, additional comfortable seating, separate toilet facilities and cloakroom

You can redeem for tickets here. There is no longer an easy way of filtering for UK events from the home page on desktop so you will need to search by artist name.

Marriott Bonvoy o2 suite

Marriott Bonvoy releases tickets for more concerts at the O2 in London

Marriott has added some new events at the O2 in London to its Marriott Moments ‘experiences’ platform.

The Moments website is here.

Nine new sets of concert tickets are available, all on a ‘buy it now’ basis:

  • Stereophonics on 1st April (60,000 Bonvoy points for two)
  • The Masked Singer Live on 3rd April (60,000 Bonvoy points for two)
  • Bastille on 7th April (60,000 Bonvoy points for two)
  • John Bishop on 8th April (45,000 Bonvoy points for two)
  • Jeff Wayne’s War Of The Worlds on 9th April (45,000 Bonvoy points for two)
  • The War On Drugs on 12th April (75,000 Bonvoy points for two)
  • The Wombats on 15th April (60,000 Bonvoy points for two)
  • Craig David on 17th April (60,000 Bonvoy points for two)
  • Blondie on 26th April (75,000 Bonvoy points for two)

There were originally six pairs of tickets for each concert, although a few pairs have already gone. Stereophonics was down to the last two pairs as of last night.

The Marriott Bonvoy Suite at the O2 is impressive. Assuming the usual pre-covid set-up returns, there is a free hot buffet served before the concert and a free bar all night. I have been multiple times, and here is a review by Anika of how the Marriott Bonvoy suite works.

A picture of the suite is above. The only caveat is that it is a long way from the stage, so if you want to be close to the action – hard at the O2 – it isn’t the place for you. It’s better for casual fans who appreciate the ability to wander in and out of the suite at will during the evening.

If you click here you bring up all of the London events on the Marriott Moments site.

If you are more interested in football, Manchester United hospitality packages are currently available for the Norwich City game on 16th April and the Brentford game on 30th April. These are not ‘buy it now’ packages but are being auctioned.

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (June 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 points sign-up bonus and 15 elite night credits each year 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.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card is doubled to 60,000 Membership Rewards points (worth 90,000 Marriott Bonvoy points) – and you get £200 to spend at Amex Travel too! Apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points AND a £200 Amex Travel voucher until 13th June! Read our full review

You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points indirectly:

and for small business owners:

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

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

Comments (27)

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  • Nick says:

    Interesting to see Bastille still doing well. Some of us will remember the private Hilton Honors concert that they did at the fantastic LSO St. Lukes in London in June 2018. quite a few of the audience were subscribers to HfP.

    • Nick B says:

      My wife and I were there thanks to HfP. It was simply incredible.

  • NigelthePensioner says:

    “Some even bought items and then relisted them when the next ‘£1 listings day’ came along”
    Oh dear!!

    • Jonathans says:

      Didn’t partake in the offer last time but I’m still waiting for a £1 listing offer to come along. They keep sending me 80% off the final value listing fee instead which is less appealing for the Phone I want to sell

      • CarpalTravel says:

        I presume a “£1 listing day” is meant to be a £1 FVF weekend. Whilst they have done one, since they integrated payments 70 or 80% weekends are much more the norm, the last being a week ago. The 80% one works out to be better value than when it was £1 + PayPal fees. I just sold my old iPhone and thought the charges more sensible, about £15. On a normal eBay day, that’d would have been over £70, which is insane.

      • Chrisasaurus says:

        What’s eBay’s take, little over 10-15%?

        So with 80% off that’s around 3% – you’re sitting in a rapidly depreciating phone to save that? You think it won’t lose more than 3% of its value before a promotion comes along?

        • John says:

          It comes along once a month or so. Also if you make a fake ebay using a vpn and bid on your own stuff, then wait for 5 days to report non-payment, they usually give you another 80% off as a “sorry” for a wasted transaction

          • WaynedP says:


            Remind me not to engage with you on any business / commercial dealings.

      • Paul says:

        As others have commented I suggest rethinking this. 80% discount on fees is relatively frequent and quite a good deal – beating the old £1 listing weekends in many cases because it discounts the payment fees too (back when £1 listings were a thing you still paid full fat Paypal fees).

  • Thegasman says:

    Just be aware that for the 50x promo there were quite a few reports of transactions in the last 10 minutes conveniently not processing until 13:01 & points therefore being denied despite chasing.

    My payment was processed at 12:55 but eBay still refused to honour as confirmation e-mail sent at 13:01.

    • Patrick Cold says:

      It would seem prudent to process the transaction earlier then.

    • Paul says:

      Just for some balance my purchase was 12:58, with confirmation sent 13:01 and points went through with no drama. I made £56 profit after reselling 🙂

    • John says:

      I paid £290 for £250 of cash and deposited it in the bank, no need to resell anything. I got £17 back on the portal (it was doing 6% on that day) and however many nectar it was, which I instantly converted to ebay vouchers.

  • CJ says:

    Beware the 1 hour eBay bonus offer. Don’t expect them to honour the offer if you buy something in the last few minutes.

    I made a purchase at 12.57 in the Black Friday offer and I never got the bonus points because they take few minutes to process orders and finalise the card payment in the background, and they record the time of the sale as being when all this behind the scenes processing has completed, not the time when you click the button to confirm the purchase.

    I wasn’t alone, there are plenty of reports online of other people who were caught out by this.

    EBay customer service is atrocious, they can issue a complaints reference number but never provide a response.

    Nectar washed their hands of the whole thing and insisted they can only go on the time that eBay say the purchase was made, which was a few seconds after 1.00 in my case. Some people had more luck and were eventually able to get nectar to credit the missing bonus points as a goodwill gesture.

  • Auryn says:

    Ebay has refused to pay out on the 50x points deal, despite every criteria being met. I have emails from ebay/nectar giving a range of the reasons why they won’t pay out. These are conflicting, and can all be proven wrong. I have called nectar 14 times since November and the issue still isn’t resolved. I have waited 20 day periods for an email response, to be told nothing else will be done. The short answer is that they don’t want to pay out thousands of points.

    • Jpa says:

      I found if I asked for a supervisor on chat I was put though to UK customer services who issued me a £50 voucher on my account in a couple of minutes as they don’t have an easy way to add the nectar points. It is just the off-shore CS who lie and never follow up.

  • Andrew. says:

    Quote:- “you only receive the bonus on the purchase of one ‘Buy It Now’ item.”

    It might be useful but where the seller does the buy one for, buy two for click boxes, each option is processed by Ebay (or at least was at the 50X event) as the sale of a single item.

  • Nathan says:

    I wish I was able to collect loyalty points for Stones concerts hahaha.

  • TimM says:

    Nectar did not include me in the 50x offer but they did in this one. I will be ready!

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