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Groupon offering 50% off a Priority Pass lounge card

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If you have been thinking of purchasing a Priority Pass airport lounge access card, Groupon has a deal running.  You will find it here.

It is a little fiddly.  You pay Groupon £7 to £11 for a voucher. 

The voucher entitles you to:

Groupon Priority Pass deal
  • 50% discount on Standard Membership (usually £69, pay £24 per visit)
  • 50% discount on Standard Membership with first visit included (price not known)
  • 20% discount on Standard Plus Membership with ten visits included, £24 thereafter (usually £229)

The discount is clearly not 50% since you are also paying £7 to £11 for the voucher.  You will make a saving, however.

This is one way of keeping hold of a Priority Pass if you are cancelling your American Express Platinum charge card, which comes with two free Priority Pass cards.  None of the paid versions of Prority Pass are actually as good as the Amex version, oddly, which gives unlimited free visits for the cardholder and a guest.

There have, of course, been a lot of issues over the past 12 months with overcrowding of Priority Pass lounges. This has mainly been a UK issue – in fact mainly a London issue – but it does mean that you may need to factor in an additional £6 per person reservation fee to use your pass at Heathrow or Gatwick.

The Groupon link is here.

Comments (50)

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  • Alex M says:

    You forgot to mention LTN in the last sentence, or maybe you don’t count it as London…

  • Jonathan says:

    Minus the cost of reserving a place in some lounges, it would’ve been good if you included an approximate cost you pay for each lounge visit, just a little feedback there Rob…

  • Blenz101 says:

    Same issues apply in Manchester. Full time pull down banner outside the lounge denying access.

    • Mike says:

      and no paid reservations at MAN

    • Sandgrounder says:

      Since the extra lounge for cardholders rather than reservations has been added at T3 has anyone been refused?
      I have never been refused entry at MAN.

      • The Savage Squirrel says:

        … and I’ve never been allowed entry at MAN.

        I do tend to travel through there at busy times, but so (by definition) do most people!!

      • Mark says:

        I have never been refused at MAN and I use this airport a lot. I do however get denied at Liverpool and Gatwick.

      • Alex says:

        The extra lounge was open for about 2 months and then closed for the winter. I generally go to T3 late afternoon and have only once not been able to get in (solo) but you do need to put on a bit of charm most times

        • Blenz101 says:

          There are other terminals at Manchester happy to deny entry beyond T3.

  • Ken says:

    If you have been thinking of purchasing a Priority Pass airport lounge access card……Don’r.

    Absolutely useless.

  • vol says:

    I see the reviews on Groupon reflect various experiences reported online regarding lounge entry denial.

  • Claire says:

    And Glasgow last month too. I did get plaza premium with my Amex platinum on the way up but only by joining a queue. We had quite a bit of time so this was OK but won’t work for many. Lack of being able to use this benefit is a big negative for me.

  • steve says:

    Problems in Bristol too. If you are thinking of buying a Priority Pass, please reconsider.

    • Rob says:

      Bristol is banning walk-ups from May, reservations only. Not sure if all Aspire lounges are doing the same or just Bristol.

  • Ian says:

    I’ve recently noticed TV adverts for On the Beach holidays….a key selling point being free lounge access for all the family. No wonder you can never get into them!

    • ba says:

      Even when you can get in the PP lounges are often so busy that it isn’t worth the hassle.

    • BlueThroughCrimp says:

      Imagine ending up in the lounge with that obnoxious family from the On the Beach advert though.
      Probably best missed.

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