How to use points to see the England versus Ireland Six Nations rugby match

Jan 6, 2020

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If you’re a keen rugby fan, you can use points to experience the upcoming England versus Ireland Six Nations rugby match on 23 February 2020 — and meet a rugby legend at the same time.

Marriott’s Bonvoy loyalty programme offers a number of unique experiences as part of its Moments platform. You can bid as many Bonvoy points as you wish — or buy outright — for various experiences from concerts, sporting events, award shows and gourmet meals. Many of the experiences are those that money can’t buy.

Moments is currently auctioning two different experiences for the highly anticipated England versus Ireland Six Nations Championship Rugby Match on 23 February 2020 at Twickenham as follows:

  • One package including two tickets to watch the match in a Pitch View Suite, which is an actual hotel room in the stadium with amazing views of the pitch as part of the unique Twickenham Marriott Hotel. You can even sleep there for that evening following the march. Prior to kickoff, you will both enjoy a three-course lunch with rugby legend Chris Robshaw, as well as a beverage package for the duration of the match until one hour after the final whistle. The current bid at the time of writing is 115,000 Bonvoy points.
(Photo courtesy of Marriott)
  • Four packages including two tickets (each) to watch the match from a private balcony with a drinks package until one hour after the final whistle, as well as the three-course lunch with Chris Robshaw prior to the match. These packages do not include the Pitch View Suite. The current bids for these packages range from 80,000 points up to 95,000 points.

TPG U.K. currently values Bonvoy points at 0.7p each, so 115,000 points are worth around £800 — or £400 per person. Given the exclusive nature of the packages, these can be quite a steal. Bidding for both available packages ends on 27 January.

The match is virtually sold out for regular tickets, with only some single seats available for selected rugby members. There are some hospitality packages available from £850+ per person, so if you have Bonvoy points, this could be a great value use of your points.

Related: An introduction to the Marriott Bonvoy hotel loyalty programme

If you don’t have any Bonvoy points but wish to bid on this auction, remember you can transfer Membership Rewards points from American Express to Bonvoy at a rate of 2:3 (so 20,000 Membership Rewards points would become 30,000 Bonvoy points). The official transfer time is five working days, though we  have experienced shorter transfer times than this. Alternatively, you can earn Bonvoy points directly through the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express U.K.

Featured image by Twickenham Stadium.

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