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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.

Win Elton John VIP tickets for the O2

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.

Marriott Bonvoy O2 suite

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 Old Trafford suite

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:

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.

Win Elton John VIP tickets with Marriott Bonvoy

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

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 (43)

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  • babyg says:

    HFP should team up with Marriott to get some free F1 weekends:-), as these are getting mostly out of reach for normal folk, Miami F1 for example is currently going for 2million points for the race weekend paddock club and stay , these used to go for sub 50 – 100k “back in the day” for a day in the paddock club.

  • N says:

    Question to the Marriott bods – is the box being used for Andy C on 7/4? Will tickets be released?

    • Rob says:

      Given where they are in the cycle (ie releasing May now) it is unlikely. Roxy Music never appeared either. Probably used for internal Marriott purposes.

    • ankomonkey says:

      Andy C is more of a legend that Elton John. Surely it would be a better experience from the floor though than from a suite?

      • Kev M says:

        Reckon Rob is more of a Harry Shotta man than Andy C, personally.

        Just my opinion.

      • BJ says:

        Who’s Andy C?

      • N says:

        Once you’ve been to enough dnb raves for a lifetime, kicking back with a some food and an open bar and soaking up Andy’s vibes sounds absolutely ideal.

        Also apparently the suite wristband is a defacto “go anywhere” pass for all the GA areas at the O2…

    • N says:

      Would be intruiged by the crossover between Marriott ‘s target market and the Andy C crowd…

  • Ian says:

    Gleam still not accepting Email addresses!!!

    • Ian says:

      @rob No comment on this?
      Is this an issue with Gleam or the way that you have configured the competition?
      Does the email address need to match my email address used for Bonvoy? If so I am unable to enter due to this restriction.

      • Rob says:

        Nothing to do with us! I agree it doesn’t work but I don’t understand why, since in theory any old suffix could be used (it’s not as if they are only accepting Yahoo, Gmail, iCloud etc). All very strange. Doesn’t need to match your Bonvoy account.

        • Ian says:

          I have emailed Gleam Tech Support and they have resolved the issue. Seems like they were not allowing
          Have to say their support was super quick.
          Entered now 😁

  • Will says:

    Just to wet appetites for the competition
    (Hope I’m not breaking rules by linking YouTube, it is worth it!)

  • Hardpack says:

    I remember paying a fortune for his farewell concert tour 10 years ago… I have a case? 😂

  • r* says:

    I find Marriott moments (and the hilton equiv) increasingly becoming a waste of time because anything thats even slightly interesting or unique will be an auction and end up at hundreds of thousands of points, so why even bother looking?

    • Rob says:

      Not true. I think I paid 25k for 2 x VIP tickets to the Hurlingham tennis last year. Obviously it all depends on what you consider ‘interesting’ of course.

      There aren’t that many people in the UK (as opposed to the US) who have ludicrously huge points balances. The people who get the F1 Monaco grand prix yacht trip are small business owners who put £250k per month through a corporate Amex and convert the points.

    • babyg says:

      agreed about auctions (especially if blogged about) ….. if you can sniper a “buy now” there is still some value there…. but yeah Marriott/Hilton auction value disappearing fast, as well as SME owners probably a few people with curve+ns&i points to burn 🙂

  • Zed says:

    Agree, the Marriott auctions go for silly points, an example or two of a bargain doesn’t reflect the norm, it’s the exception. UK credit card offers are pitiful compared to US, there are also less offers through the year, I see a number of US amex offers which offer discounted conversion to travel partners for example, which I have yet to see for the UK customers. Anything taking place in the US and the F1 we are priced out, though there may be the odd thing in Europe. Buy It Now options need to come back, but it’s all about the businesses and I can’t compete with them.

  • Karl says:

    The Marriott box at the Staples Center is one of the best bargains in LA. Points cost was on par with a cheap seat at the basketball/hockey with really nice complimentary food amd drink included. Bear in mind that a beer costs about £15 here so you can get really great value from this redemption.

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