ENDS MIDNIGHT: See Elton John from Marriott Bonvoy’s VIP suite at The O2 with the HfP team!
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Today we are launching an exclusive Head for Points competition in association with Marriott Bonvoy and its ‘Marriott Bonvoy Moments’ programme of ‘experiences’ redemptions.
Four readers will win a pair of tickets to see Elton John’s ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour from Marriott Bonvoy’s private suite at The O2 in London on Wednesday 12th April.
We are taking over the Marriott Bonvoy VIP suite!
Marriott Bonvoy has, very generously, given Head for Points exclusive use of its VIP suite for the Elton John concert on Wednesday 12th April.
Marriott Bonvoy is also paying for catering and drinks.
Rob, Rhys and Sinead will be there all night, as will a Marriott Bonvoy employee, so there will be plenty of opportunities to socialise and chat about travel, miles and points.
About the event
There’s nothing we can say about Elton John is there? This ‘farewell’ tour is probably your final chance to see this musical legend on stage as he plays the highlights of his – astonishingly – 50 year musical career.
The location is The O2 in North Greenwich, London.
The date is Wednesday 12th April. Doors open at 6pm. All shows at The O2 are obliged to finish by 11pm.
You can also redeem Marriott Bonvoy points for tickets at 4pm today!
Marriott Bonvoy has been offering tickets for other Elton John concerts at The O2 in recent weeks as part of its Marriott Bonvoy Moments experiences programme. They have all been snapped up within an hour of being released.
If you missed out, and don’t want to take your chances of winning in our competition, four pairs of tickets for the final Elton John concert on Tuesday 30th May will be released at 4pm today, Monday 13th.
EDIT: Tickets went in about 30 seconds! We hope you have a great night.
You will be able to buy via this link. The cost is 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points for two tickets for the Marriott Bonvoy VIP suite, with food and drinks included.
The following tickets are also being released at 4pm today:
- Duran Duran on Monday 1st May (six pairs of tickets at 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per pair)
- Måneskin on Monday 8th May (six pairs of tickets at 30,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per pair)
Marriott Bonvoy Moments has other great events throughout the year
Marriott Bonvoy Moments is about a lot more than just the private suite at The O2.
Using Marriott Bonvoy points accumulated from travel and dining, you can gain VIP access to concerts, culinary experiences, premier sporting events and more all over the globe. You can redeem your points for fixed-price experiences or use them to bid on experiences through auctions using the Marriott Bonvoy Moments platform.
Marriott Bonvoy has an exclusive partnership with Manchester United, with a variety of packages available for games at Old Trafford including a VIP box:
Marriott Bonvoy also has a partnership with the Mercedes – AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 team. Events available for Marriott Bonvoy points during the new 2023 season will include:
- A lap around a race circuit in a high-performance Mercedes-AMG car driven by a Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 team driver.
- A sleepover on the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team yacht during the Monaco Grand Prix.
- Behind-the-scenes access to the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team over the race weekend
- An insider tour of the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team factory in Brackley
If you are fan of American Football, Marriott Bonvoy members are able to redeem points for the annual NFL games held in London and Germany.
Here are some Marriott Bonvoy Moments redemptions which are currently being auctioned:
- Advance preview of the BBC Earth Experience + Stay at the London Marriott Hotel Kensington – 25-26 March (bidding ends 17th March)
- Your child can be the mascot before the Manchester United vs Chelsea match at Old Trafford + a one-night hotel stay – 22-23 April (bidding ends 20th March)
- VIP experience for Atlético Madrid vs. Real Betis and a stay at The Westin Palace, Madrid – 1-2 April (bidding ends 18th March)
- Greek Easter experience and wellness weekend + a villa stay at W Costa Navarino in Navarino, Greece – 14-17 April (bidding ends 31st March)
There is a lot of other good stuff throughout the year. Events I have attended personally (paying with my own points!) included VIP packages for the annual pre-Wimbledon tennis tournament at The Hurlingham Club in London, an exclusive Marriott Bonvoy Moments lunch at Clare Smyth’s Michelin-starred ‘Core’ restaurant in Notting Hill and a private Jamie Cullum concert in Dubai.
(Pro tip: Marriott Bonvoy has great Moments packages worldwide. You can get tickets for events at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin for example – these are often cheaper than equivalent concerts in London, and you can use the points saved to redeem for a Marriott Bonvoy hotel and make a short break out of it. Off to the Middle East? See what is on offer at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai.)
To explore Marriott Bonvoy Moments, please visit here. For more information about Marriott Bonvoy or to enroll as a member for free, visit here.
How to win the Elton John VIP tickets
All you need to do is fill in the entry form below.
You must be a Marriott Bonvoy member to enter and you need to add your membership number to your entry. If you are not a member of Marriott Bonvoy, you can join for free here.
Full terms and conditions are in the entry widget, but here is a summary of the key points:
- The competition closes at 11.59pm on Wednesday 15th March
- Entry is restricted to UK residents, and you must be physically present in the UK in order to enter
- Entrants must be a member of Marriott Bonvoy and must provide their membership number on the entry form
- Strictly one entry per person
- There will be four winners, each of whom will win two tickets for the Marriott Bonvoy VIP suite for the Elton John concert at The O2 in London on Wednesday 12th April
- Travel and any accommodation costs are the responsibility of the winner
- The prize is not transferrable to any other person or to any other date
- The winner must be aged 18 or over and their guest must be aged 16 or over
Good luck! The HfP team look forward to meeting the winners on 12th April for what should be an amazing evening.
Entries close at 11.59pm on Wednesday 15th March.
Reading this via mobile? Click the button below to enter.Win two tickets to see Elton John from the Marriott Bonvoy VIP suite!
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (May 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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 30th May, the sign-up bonus on the Marriott Bonvoy American Express card is doubled to 40,000 Bonvoy points – and you get a free night voucher too! Apply here.
Marriott Bonvoy American Express
40,000 bonus points and a free night voucher – only until 30th May! 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:
- 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)
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.)