**AMAZING** National Trust AND English Heritage Membership £45 for a FAMILY!! @ Heritage New Zealand
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**AMAZING** National Trust AND English Heritage Membership £45 for a FAMILY!! @ Heritage New Zealand

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Found 13th Mar 2016
That's right!!SAVE £150 PER YEAR!!!!

£45 (95 New Zealand Dollars) for a family of 4 to join the 'New Zealand National Trust'. UK Residents can also join. I did last week and all went through fine.

It of course gets you access to NZ sites, but also FREE access to UK National Trust and English Heritage Sites.

Separately NT charge £111/y and EH £88/y for a family. SAVING £150/year!!!!

You can also joint as an individual and as a couple.

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I've had NT membership for the last couple of years but stopped it this year as it was just getting expensive and not used enough to warrant the high cost. So without membership I wouldn't visit at all. With this I'll visit, spend money on the car park, food, drink, buying things at the gift shop, buying plants etc and will (as I usually did in the past) make a donation on my way out. Buying this means that I'll be contributing to the upkeep more than I would if this wasn't available as I simply wouldn't have visited otherwise!

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antonywhite37

Cold, not a deal and basically exploiting the heritage we have in this … Cold, not a deal and basically exploiting the heritage we have in this country. Not a penny of this money goes to maintaining the properties and whilst it will get you admission to the properties it was never intended to be abused by people living hear



For families that cannot afford £110 per year it gives all a chance to appreciate our history

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nathankw

Really - have we sunk to this: actively exploiting a loophole in order to … Really - have we sunk to this: actively exploiting a loophole in order to swindle 2 charities out of money.Taking advantage of glitches from big profit making companies is one thing but doing it to charities is just low.Plus they'll likely be forced to close the loop hole by getting rid of the reciprical arrangements so genuine members (both here and in NZ) will lose out.



Doing some research can sometimes help -

"For the year ended 28 February 2015, the trust's total income was £494 million, up from £460 million in 2013–14. The largest sources of income were membership subscriptions (£161 million), direct property income (£145.1 million) and legacies (£50.5 million). In addition, the trust receives money from its commercial arm, National Trust Enterprises Ltd, which undertakes profit-making activities such as running gift shops and restaurants at NT properties. The organisation has cash and financial investments of £1.127 billion"

I'm sure a few £80's won't dent that £1.1 Billion much. Worth doing some research sometimes. Morrisons Supermarket has half this.
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does this really work?

"Members can visit most properties operated by the following overseas heritage organisations free of charge* upon presentation of their NZHPT/Heritage New Zealand membership card. In some cases, a reduced-price admission applies, and some properties may be excluded from the visiting agreement."

http://www.heritage.org.nz/~/link.aspx?_id=A79E087FB9A44AA0A2566D2E70CC58CC&_z=z

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donslibi

"Members can visit most properties operated by the following overseas … "Members can visit most properties operated by the following overseas heritage organisations free of charge* upon presentation of their NZHPT/Heritage New Zealand membership card. In some cases, a reduced-price admission applies, and some properties may be excluded from the visiting agreement."http://www.heritage.org.nz/~/link.aspx?_id=A79E087FB9A44AA0A2566D2E70CC58CC&_z=z



Admission to both National Trust AND English Heritage is FREE - though you do have to pay for car parking.

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donslibi

"Members can visit most properties operated by the following overseas … "Members can visit most properties operated by the following overseas heritage organisations free of charge* upon presentation of their NZHPT/Heritage New Zealand membership card. In some cases, a reduced-price admission applies, and some properties may be excluded from the visiting agreement."http://www.heritage.org.nz/~/link.aspx?_id=A79E087FB9A44AA0A2566D2E70CC58CC&_z=z



Admission to both National Trust AND English Heritage is FREE - though you do have to pay for car parking.

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Went today and worked lovely. One lady even said, "welcome to England". Lol

Wow!! Any issues when it comes to the payment address not being in NZ?

Can't find the option for a couple, apart from a life membership; I wonder when you buy a family membership if you HAVE to bring kids in order to be eligible for entry to the NT property?

Great value. Obviously none of the money goes to preserve any UK heritage. I've had one for a couple of years now, and used it quite a few times without any problems at all. Now and then I'll get a comment along the lines of "Oh, I haven't seen one of these before" or "You're a long way from home".

Crapweasel

Wow!! Any issues when it comes to the payment address not being in … Wow!! Any issues when it comes to the payment address not being in NZ?Can't find the option for a couple, apart from a life membership; I wonder when you buy a family membership if you HAVE to bring kids in order to be eligible for entry to the NT property?



No issues regarding overseas postage at all. You don't have to take the kids either!
Edited by: "waynehayes" 13th Mar 2016

It does work as I have one (been on here before). You have to pay car park fees though, and often the staff don't recognise the card so there is a delay getting in.

Now that's what I call a deal!

wow! thanks op

Cold because it's not supporting the propertys

Cold, not a deal and basically exploiting the heritage we have in this country. Not a penny of this money goes to maintaining the properties and whilst it will get you admission to the properties it was never intended to be abused by people living hear

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antonywhite37

Cold, not a deal and basically exploiting the heritage we have in this … Cold, not a deal and basically exploiting the heritage we have in this country. Not a penny of this money goes to maintaining the properties and whilst it will get you admission to the properties it was never intended to be abused by people living hear



For families that cannot afford £110 per year it gives all a chance to appreciate our history

Agree with the above couple of comments - the more that take 'advantage' of this, the more potential financial harm you'll do to the properties that really need the cash.

I'm all for taking advantage of 'dodgy deals' against bigger companies that can soak up loss leaders but I'm not sure that attempting to dodge round a Trust such as this is overly ethical.

I've had NT membership for the last couple of years but stopped it this year as it was just getting expensive and not used enough to warrant the high cost. So without membership I wouldn't visit at all. With this I'll visit, spend money on the car park, food, drink, buying things at the gift shop, buying plants etc and will (as I usually did in the past) make a donation on my way out. Buying this means that I'll be contributing to the upkeep more than I would if this wasn't available as I simply wouldn't have visited otherwise!

Nice.

Doods1875

Agree with the above couple of comments - the more that take 'advantage' … Agree with the above couple of comments - the more that take 'advantage' of this, the more potential financial harm you'll do to the properties that really need the cash.I'm all for taking advantage of 'dodgy deals' against bigger companies that can soak up loss leaders but I'm not sure that attempting to dodge round a Trust such as this is overly ethical.


I get what you are saying but we wouldn't go unless the price was cheaper ... We do however always eat in the restaurant and buy stuff in the shops So I don't think the trust loses out from us ... As I say we wouldn't have gone this last year unless we had the nz membership

Not again. This is just legalised fraud aimed at cheating British heritage charities out of much-needed funds. A bit like stealing from a charity shop.

Legal it may be (until NT and EH change the rules - which they're actively considering because of all the abuse) but you have to have the morals of an alleycat to pull this cheap stunt.

With luck the rule change will go through in time for the coming season and the cheating fraudsters will lose out.

Do they post a membership card?

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schlurrp

Do they post a membership card?



Yes

Excellent deal, just joined. Cheers op

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Newbold

Not again. This is just legalised fraud aimed at cheating British … Not again. This is just legalised fraud aimed at cheating British heritage charities out of much-needed funds. A bit like stealing from a charity shop.Legal it may be (until NT and EH change the rules - which they're actively considering because of all the abuse) but you have to have the morals of an alleycat to pull this cheap stunt.With luck the rule change will go through in time for the coming season and the cheating fraudsters will lose out.



The NZ Trust accept applicants from all around the world - you do not have to be a NZ Resident. Their T&C's do not say UK residents cannot apply, nor do the National Trust say UK residents cannot use foreign memberships. Unlike pretending to be students to get an NUS Card, there is no pretending here.

I just joined the NT today at UK rate:(

Does this work, will bear in mind for future?

Just renewed my National Trust Membership which I only pay for in order to use their car parks for Mountain Biking. Win Win - I get to park in locations I want to go riding, the NT gets my money in order to help support them in their endeavours to maintain the countryside and historic buildings.

**AMAZING**

*votes cold*

Maybe just me?

Melbury

I just joined the NT today at UK rate:(


If they've changed the rules in 12 months so it doesn't then renew when they have a special offer on - they tend to do 25% off in the Autumn (no EH admission though)

Banned

Newbold

Not again. This is just legalised fraud aimed at cheating British … Not again. This is just legalised fraud aimed at cheating British heritage charities out of much-needed funds. A bit like stealing from a charity shop.Legal it may be (until NT and EH change the rules - which they're actively considering because of all the abuse) but you have to have the morals of an alleycat to pull this cheap stunt.With luck the rule change will go through in time for the coming season and the cheating fraudsters will lose out.



You weren't one of the cry babies complaining about people obtaining an NUS card too are you?

Really - have we sunk to this: actively exploiting a loophole in order to swindle 2 charities out of money.
Taking advantage of glitches from big profit making companies is one thing but doing it to charities is just low.

Plus they'll likely be forced to close the loop hole by getting rid of the reciprical arrangements so genuine members (both here and in NZ) will lose out.

I joined this last year (Heritage NZ) and it does work at NT and EH properties, however I had to endure loads of (friendly) questions each time about how long I was visiting the UK, and stuff. Not that they were being funny about the card, just curious, and it does get awkward.

Anyway, we have rejoined the NT this year, as they now allow you to pay by monthly direct debit, which does help spread the cost rather than paying the £110 in one lump.

Also, if you find you aren't using it, you could cancel, return the card(s) and you haven't wasted a years fee.



Edited by: "johnson293" 13th Mar 2016

I was under the impression that they are changing the rules so ID is required along with the Non UK cards.

Thanks

Do you have to put on a Kiwi accent and get the kids well versed too to make this work?

samspud

For families that cannot afford £110 per year it gives all a chance to … For families that cannot afford £110 per year it gives all a chance to appreciate our history


I am with you on this one. Our children then don't have to wonder why they cannot go inside but can wonder what life was like then.

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benjammin316

**AMAZING***votes cold*Maybe just me?


Yep, just you

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nathankw

Really - have we sunk to this: actively exploiting a loophole in order to … Really - have we sunk to this: actively exploiting a loophole in order to swindle 2 charities out of money.Taking advantage of glitches from big profit making companies is one thing but doing it to charities is just low.Plus they'll likely be forced to close the loop hole by getting rid of the reciprical arrangements so genuine members (both here and in NZ) will lose out.



Doing some research can sometimes help -

"For the year ended 28 February 2015, the trust's total income was £494 million, up from £460 million in 2013–14. The largest sources of income were membership subscriptions (£161 million), direct property income (£145.1 million) and legacies (£50.5 million). In addition, the trust receives money from its commercial arm, National Trust Enterprises Ltd, which undertakes profit-making activities such as running gift shops and restaurants at NT properties. The organisation has cash and financial investments of £1.127 billion"

I'm sure a few £80's won't dent that £1.1 Billion much. Worth doing some research sometimes. Morrisons Supermarket has half this.

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To all those crying over the National Trust being a 'poor charity' you may want to do some research. See above. My conscience is clear. You complainers are all quick to mug a few quid out of far less cash rich companies. Hopefully now less well off family's can also enjoy our history.

All the ethical do-gooders on here, and I bet most shop at Zero tax Amazon who are destroying the high street or buy clothes made in sweat shops

I've had this membership for 5 years now simply because I can't afford the NT prices. I visit properties spending money in the cafes, shop, ticketed events so they still make money from me that they wouldn't otherwise receive.

Brought I know it's naughty, but then if they didn't charge so much to visit these places in the first place, more people would get to enjoy our heritage
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