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This was originaly posted by mumofsix in middle of another thread (so credit there if you feel it is due)

IF YOU JOIN THE NEW ZELAND NATIONAL TRUST ON LINE IT COSTS JUST UNDER £19 FOR THE FAMILY AND YOU GET THE SAME AS THE BRITISH ONE..
FREE ENTRY AND PARKING..

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/218345/free-national-trust-membership

From NT NZ website:

Members can visit properties operated by the following overseas heritage organisations free of charge upon presentation of their Historic Places Trust membership card. Surcharges may apply occasionally for special exhibitions.

* National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland
* National Trust of Scotland
* National Trust of Jersey
* National Trust of Australia and the list goes on.

I've just done it so don't yet know if it will work! Another crazy HotUKdeals adventure.
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#1
If you don't want to risk this, you can join directly with our National Trust for £41.50 which is for 2 adults and (I think) 3 children. The full price is £82 for a year, but if you go through quidco you get £20 and they also then offer 12 months for the price of 9 for £61.50 making it £41.50 in total. As a bonus you also get a pair of binoculars that OK, most of us probably don't need but my daughter thinks they're fab.

We joined 2 months ago and have already been to Belton House 4 times (they have the most amazing adventure playground that any kids will love) and it's £20+ for a family of four to get in there normally so we've more than made our money back, and still another 10 months to go. I never in a million years thought that I would join the National Trust, thought it was a really sad thing to do (sorry all you members) but since joining, I'm hooked, it's great going out for the day for free after you've recouped your original cost so is highly recommended!
#2
yeah cool rip of our own countries national heritage group for the benefit of new zealand :roll:
1 Like #3
A deal's a Deal!
#4
bearman3784
yeah cool rip of our own countries national heritage group for the benefit of new zealand :roll:


Harsh! I love it!
1 Like #5
At the national trust prices i just cant afford to go...so national trust got nothing from me.
but now ive got the ticket from new zealand they get money spent in the shops from my 6 kids and ice creams bought...Me happy ,national trust now get some money...
#6
totally with alchemist kevin on this one.
#7
The National Trust is no more "British" than the "Scottish National Trust" is!
#8
Great Idea!!
#9
New Zealand is one of the most egalitarian nations on the planet.

Its better knowing your money is going to somewhere where its likely to benefit people in general rather than fund some old boys network in the UK.
#10
mumofsix
At the national trust prices i just cant afford to go...so national trust got nothing from me.
but now ive got the ticket from new zealand they get money spent in the shops from my 6 kids and ice creams bought...Me happy ,national trust now get some money...


ibiza
New Zealand is one of the most egalitarian nations on the planet.

Its better knowing your money is going to somewhere where its likely to benefit people in general rather than fund some old boys network in the UK.


Well said both of you! :thumbsup:

If the National Trust was bothered they would stop it, in fact you could have joined whilst on holiday in New Zealand. I'm sure they are happy for the extra income from food purchases and other sales as mumofsix pointed out....
#11
Found this on the national trust website.
Your membership will get you FREE admission to properties cared for by the National Trust for Scotland.
We also have agreements with a number of other countries. If you’re visiting any of these places and have a valid membership card, you could visit their National Trust facilities for FREE or at a concessionary rate.
There are 13 countries with similar organisations with whom the National Trust has reciprocal visiting arrangements for its members.

Scotland - [url]www.nts.org.uk[/url]
Australia - [url]www.nationaltrust.org.au[/url]
Bermuda - [url]www.bnt.bm[/url]
The Bahamas - [url]www.bnt.bs[/url]
Barbados - [url]www.ccanet.net[/url]
Canada - [url]www.heritagecanada.org[/url]
Cayman Islands - [url]www.caymannationaltrust.org[/url]
Guernsey - [url]www.nationaltrust-gsy.org.gg[/url]
Isle of Man - [url]www.gov.im/mnh[/url]
Jersey - [url]www.nationaltrustjersey.org.je[/url]
Malta - [url]www.dinlarthelwa.org[/url]
New Zealand - [url]www.openspace.org.nz[/url]
Italy - [url]www.fondoambiente.it[/url]

Great deal!!! Voted hot!!
#12
We joined th Barbados National Trust when we were on honeymoon! (15 years ago!). This was a fraction of the cost of NT here and was a great conversation starter with the staff at all the properties we visited back home. I still have the membership card in the wedding album........ahhhh!:-D
#13
I can't believe there's no extra charge for postage to the UK. It's not as if NZ is just across the Channel or something.
#14
Thanks for the deal. Went for it, as I bought my parents the UK membership. Hopefully we will be able to join them on their trips out now.
#15
Well it's worth a punt, I've just joined and added the $5 5day postage turn around. Off to the South East in two weeks and need to make sure the pack arrives.

Even with the extra postage it works out at £20.66, rates are $2.67 to the £ as of yesterday.
#16
Looks almost too good to be true, very tempted to take a punt.
Does anyone know if it allow you free parking at NT places as well as free entry?
#17
Thanks for this - top deal. Have joined..... Hopefully get this in good time for the 6 weeks holidays! Rep given.
#18
BigAde
Looks almost too good to be true, very tempted to take a punt.
Does anyone know if it allow you free parking at NT places as well as free entry?


probably not, as that arrives in the English NT pack as a separate car park sticker, so no free parking at Studland Bay, for instance!
#19
stpandp
probably not, as that arrives in the English NT pack as a separate car park sticker, so no free parking at Studland Bay, for instance!


Okay, thanks, that limits its usefulness for me.
#20
I'd rather pay the extra (and do) and know that the money is going towards the upkeep of our own national trust sites. Presumably NZ membership is cheaper as they have less sites to maintain...
#21
Good one even without the parking, just signed up. Happy for my cash to help out our cousins down under.
#22
Joined also. Thanks OP.
[helper]#23
Title is misleading - it should be join the Historic Places Trust.

Of course if everyone goes for this there won't be any places in the UK for you to visit.......they will all have closed.

Its not all bad news - there will be many more places for you to visit in NZ.
#24
sonnyledger
Found this on the national trust website.
you could visit their National Trust facilities for FREE or at a concessionary rate.
Great deal!!! Voted hot!!


What is meant by concessionary rate. Is it free entry or not?:?
#25
Great deal, just applied for holiday in York,during August.
Thanks a lot :-D heat added
#26
great deal - off to Barbados next week - so paid the extra $5 in order to get the membership in time - may as well try to use it to get in to some of the properties there - it all seems a bit too good to be true...
#27
Just paid £40 for me and the Mrs, d'oh! Still, if it doesn't have the free parking and you're likely to go on more than 4 or 5 trips a year at £5 parking a pop you might as well buy the UK one...
#28
bearman3784
yeah cool rip of our own countries national heritage group for the benefit of new zealand :roll:


The National Trust for England, Wales and Northern Ireland is a charitable organisation, as is the National Trust for New Zeland. Are you saying that I shouldn't be allowed to decide which charity worldwide I donate MY money to?

I live in Scotland, should I only be allowed to support the National Trust for Scotland, or can I make a donation to whatever Trust I wish?

Maybe if the National Trust for England, Wales and Northern Ireland spent it's money more wisely they wouldn't have to charge such high rates for membership. I'm sure while the NT for NZ doesn't have as many properties to keep, they also don't have as many paying members as NT for EW&NI
#29
Well said BillyHey.
I thought this was a website for HOT DEALS not to moralise and criticise? People post in good faith to try to save people money is that not the general idea?
1 Like #30
So would a deal for cheap products that were made in a sweat shop by exploited workers, by the same logic be acceptable? Who cares about social responsibility, lets just save a few quid...

I'm sure this post will be deleted anyway...
1 Like #31
BillyHey
The National Trust for England, Wales and Northern Ireland is a charitable organisation, as is the National Trust for New Zeland. Are you saying that I shouldn't be allowed to decide which charity worldwide I donate MY money to?

I live in Scotland, should I only be allowed to support the National Trust for Scotland, or can I make a donation to whatever Trust I wish?

Maybe if the National Trust for England, Wales and Northern Ireland spent it's money more wisely they wouldn't have to charge such high rates for membership. I'm sure while the NT for NZ doesn't have as many properties to keep, they also don't have as many paying members as NT for EW&NI


do you realise how much it costs to pay for a new roof on a jacobean mansion/tudor house etc? or how much more the membership fee would be if it wasnt for the good will of the volunteers who run these places? more than a measly 40 quid thats for sure. if your going to take advantage of a charity in a different country the least people can do is pay them back by giving them the membership fee which lasts for a whole year anyway. if you never planned to visit any of the national trust sites in new zealand and their membership didnt include entry to british sites would you still buy a membership from them? didnt think so
#32
Annie1508
If you don't want to risk this, you can join directly with our National Trust for £41.50 which is for 2 adults and (I think) 3 children. The full price is £82 for a year, but if you go through quidco you get £20 and they also then offer 12 months for the price of 9 for £61.50 making it £41.50 in total. As a bonus you also get a pair of binoculars that OK, most of us probably don't need but my daughter thinks they're fab.

We joined 2 months ago and have already been to Belton House 4 times (they have the most amazing adventure playground that any kids will love) and it's £20+ for a family of four to get in there normally so we've more than made our money back, and still another 10 months to go. I never in a million years thought that I would join the National Trust, thought it was a really sad thing to do (sorry all you members) but since joining, I'm hooked, it's great going out for the day for free after you've recouped your original cost so is highly recommended!


It's cheaper to do individual members rather than family memberships. That way you can claim back £20 from quidco on each membership you take out.
#33
Tillboy
So would a deal for cheap products that were made in a sweat shop by exploited workers, by the same logic be acceptable? Who cares about social responsibility, lets just save a few quid...

I'm sure this post will be deleted anyway...


Sorry but you can say this about ANY deal on here, why get on your high horse just because its NT?:?
#34
bearman3784
do you realise how much it costs to pay for a new roof on a jacobean mansion/tudor house etc? or how much more the membership fee would be if it wasnt for the good will of the volunteers who run these places? more than a measly 40 quid thats for sure. if your going to take advantage of a charity in a different country the least people can do is pay them back by giving them the membership fee which lasts for a whole year anyway. if you never planned to visit any of the national trust sites in new zealand and their membership didnt include entry to british sites would you still buy a membership from them? didnt think so


Surely they will make more money from the increased number of people visiting the site and paying through the nose for tea and sandwitches!!!

I'm more likely to visit at £19 than £40 or £80 odd. But will spend at least £50 or so when I'm there.
#35
Darkman
Sorry but you can say this about ANY deal on here, why get on your high horse just because its NT?:?


I've made my points I'm not going to argue with you about social responsibility...
#36
So why are you registered and take advantage of the other deals available when most things you buy now are made from the sweat of others for little pay?
Maybe just so you can look down your nose at others and be pious.
Maybe you should set up your own web site called ethicallyhotukdeals.com :roll:
#37
zubamba
So why are you registered and take advantage of the other deals available when most things you buy now are made from the sweat of others for little pay?
Maybe just so you can look down your nose at others and be pious.
Maybe you should set up your own web site called ethicallyhotukdeals.com :roll:


Ok, possibly my example wasn't very good, the point I was trying to make is that yes this deal is cheap, unfortunately it also deprives a UK based charity of revenue. Now there is a flip side that people will spend money whilst there which balances it out a bit, however other's will just use it as cheap car parking without contributing another penny to the National trust.

Just trying to see the bigger picture...
#38
You've stated 'Free Parking' I've looked all over the site, but can't see this, can you point me in the right direction please?
#39
bearman3784
yeah cool rip of our own countries national heritage group for the benefit of new zealand :roll:

If i am not mistaken the National Trust is just one organisation, split into the commonwealth countries, therefore the money goes into one pot and spread out between the different countries. So why pay more for the same thing !!
#40
Sounds really good, but do you think it will work and they will actually send the membership cards out to the UK?

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