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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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  • RCHammer says:

    I have also encountered “no walk ups for Priority Pass” notices at LBA on a couple of occasions and AMS. No space / too busy has been the response when I’ve asked regardless

  • Alan says:

    I certainly wouldn’t pay for a PP card given how often access is denied for cardholders!

  • Auryn says:

    An expired credit card is more useful than a Priority Pass card. Don’t bother, you won’t get into any lounges.

  • T says:

    Surely getting refused at 50% discount is a good deal! Thank god for airlines who are still including lounge as part of their J or F offering! Was in Terminal 2E at CDG yesterday and 2 lovely ladies were wheeling a champagne trolley around the lounge, offering champagne and marzipan pastries! Simple idea, great effect, like a little touch of luxury! Very impressed with the lounge and AF long haul offering.

  • Kareem says:

    I’ll stick to Lounge Pass via Monzo. Each visit is now £20.

  • Stuart says:

    Newcastle is the same, no access for walk ups on the passes.

  • The Original Nick. says:

    With all the different travel agents offering VIP travel experiences nowadays many third party lounges are getting filled and as a result PP is becoming useless. I hope Amex realise this and change the Amex Platinum benefit PP for something else soon.

    • SamG says:

      Indeed – OnTheBeach has a big campaign offering it FOC at the moment etc

      • Harrier25 says:

        🎵 It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

      • Gordon says:

        Yes, And the tv advert does not look very appealing, It would put me off even contemplating one of these lounges, Airport lounges used to be a nice addition to a premium flight booking or with status back in the day, But sadly it has become a victim of its own success, I would never have thought you would be turned away from a lounge you were entitled entry to.
        If I did not have status I would be happy to use the Crown Rivers at Heathrow T5 for example, Just find a table order food and drink from your device and your all set, No being turned away either, Also the prices are reasonable for an airport without all the issues that seem to come with priority pass, I am concerned what the future holds re lounge access with the Uk population projected to increase to 69.2 Million by 2030, And more people flying than ever before. It’s not going to get any better.

  • Colin_Thames says:

    Why get a PP now when Dragonpass is more reliable, allows booking and is accepted in more lounges? This offer suggests PP might be losing customers or that they’re flooding the market with more customers to be turned away at lounges.

    • Gordon says:

      Dragon pass also has a £5 reservation fee option “To avoid disappointment during busy Travel periods” So you could be turned away if a lounge is busy, This was mentioned on hfp in October. I have Barclays premier banking and dragon pass is a good option for anyone without status plus the free access on your account anniversary.

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