Marriott Bonvoy launches its annual British Grand Prix auctions
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Marriott Moments, the ‘experiences’ platform for Marriott Bonvoy, has a partnership with the Mercedes – AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 team. This means that exciting redemption opportunities are available for all F1 events.
The packages for the 2023 British Grand Prix are now available – click here for the Marriott Moments home page.
To be honest, these tend to go for silly numbers of points so don’t set your heart on winning any of them. Savvy redeemers look abroad to the packages offered for some of the more obscure European races where bargains can be had.
Here are the headlines for the packages that Marriott Bonvoy is offering via this link (filter venue by ‘Silverstone’):
- Support the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team on Qualifying Day at Silverstone
- Ultra-Exclusive, Behind-the-Scenes Experience with the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team on Practice + Two-Night Hotel Stay
- Enjoy VIP Treatment on Practice Day with the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team + Two-Night Hotel Stay
- Ultra-Exclusive, Behind-the-Scenes Experience with the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team on Qualifying + Two-Night Hotel Stay
- Enjoy VIP Treatment on Qualifying Day with the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team + Two-Night Hotel Stay
- Ultra-Exclusive, Behind-the-Scenes Experience with the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team on Race + Two-Night Hotel Stay
- Enjoy VIP Treatment on Race Day with the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team + Two-Night Hotel Stay
There is one package which is ‘buy it now’:
- Support the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team on Practice Day at Silverstone
This looks interesting. For a paltry 15,000 Marriott Bonvoy points (which I’d value at £75) you get:
- Grandstand tickets for Practice Day at Silverstone on Friday 7 July 2023 including:
- Marriott Bonvoy Gift Pack
- One dedicated group host for the duration of the day
- Round-trip transportation between the JW Marriott Grosvenor House hotel in London and circuit
- Access for two people (must be 12 years or older to attend)
The inclusion of free transport to/from Central London is a great perk here. There are, as of last night, four of these packages available at 15,000 points per package.
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:
- 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.)