National Trust annual membership for family via NT NewZealand: £23 (normaly £98 via  NT England)
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National Trust annual membership for family via NT NewZealand: £23 (normaly £98 via NT England)

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Found 17th Apr 2014
Please bear with me on this deal, I was researching and it sounds too good to be true, so happy to hear what others say about it.

Basically, National Trust (England) is hideously expensive, but they have reciprocal arrangements with others, including Scotland. So England memebershp covers Scotland, and vice versa. So, if you get membership in any reciprocal organisation - then fair game? See nationaltrust.org.uk/ove…ns/

Prices for annual family membership (annual price, excluding any offers):-
England: £98 join.nationaltrust.org.uk/joi…art
Scotland: £67 nts.org.uk/Mem…ly/
Jersey: £56 nationaltrust.je/reg…on/
Gurnsey: £30 nationaltrust.gg/mem…ip/ - but may need a gurnsey address
Cayman islands: £26 ($45) nationaltrust.org.ky/ind…hip
New Zealand: £23 (NZ$45) openspace.org.nz/Sit…spx

So - what is stopping you paying £23 instead of £98?

I've not tried this myself, just putting it out there as a way of doing it?

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Original Poster

Links in link format!

See http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/overseas-visitors/overseas-organisations/

Prices for annual family membership (annual price, excluding any offers):-
England: £98 join.nationaltrust.org.uk/joi…art
Scotland: £67 https//ww…ly/

Jersey: £56 nationaltrust.je/reg…on/
Gurnsey: £30 nationaltrust.gg/mem…hip/ - but may need a gurnsey address
Cayman islands: £26 ($45) nationaltrust.org.ky/ind…hip
New Zealand: £23 (NZ$45) openspace.org.nz/Sit…spx

I think a few years ago wasnt there a similar deal but with a card from barbados

How do you get the membership card shipped to the UK?

This is also good for English Heritage sites as well - just don't forget to use an Aussie type accent when you check in.

If you want individual membership, at a quick glance from the links given, you can join the Zimbabwe organisation for $15USD - i.e. £10 or so!

Original Poster

geek1981

How do you get the membership card shipped to the UK?


Give UK address perhaps?

Being honest, no idea. Put this out as, at least the Scotland one works; maybe Jersey; but no reason why NZ one won't?

geek1981

How do you get the membership card shipped to the UK?



In an envelope with your address on it ?

Financial membership types (prices in NZ$ and include GST)
•Individual $30
•Family $45
•Life $550
•Corporate - business $75
•Corporate - non profit organisation $50

Financial members must currently reside in New Zealand and have a New Zealand postal address.

Original Poster

rpope

Financial membership types (prices in NZ$ and include GST) •Individual $ … Financial membership types (prices in NZ$ and include GST) •Individual $30•Family $45•Life $550•Corporate - business $75•Corporate - non profit organisation $50Financial members must currently reside in New Zealand and have a New Zealand postal address.



Killjoy

So, Scotand or Jersey it is then

rpope

In an envelope with your address on it ?:p



"Financial members must currently reside in New Zealand and have a New Zealand postal address. "

Can you still get an envelope and post it to me?

geek1981

How do you get the membership card shipped to the UK?



We have been UK members for some years - the original application was accepted and card shipped to our UK address together with an extra postage charge.

We have renewed this year with no problems.

After being confused about "Financial Menbers", I looked into the link and saw that I was commenting about a totally different gang!

My gang is called the New Zealand Historic Places Trust and is primarily concerned with buildings - the link sends you to an outfit which is more about the preservation of open spaces.

Similar reciprical arragements, mines slightly more expensive but UK applications accepted.

I shall leave it up to your middle class conscientiousness as to whether this is a 'deal'.
Edited by: "pstuart" 17th Apr 2014

I believe you can do a similar thing with Youth Hostels.
e.g. yha.org.uk family membership is £25/30
syha.org.uk family membership is £14 or £26 for 2 years.

so if I could get the card send from New Zealand I could use it for free entry in the UK? very tempting to find someone in nz

This is less than 100% honest. UK Members
would end up subsidising so called New Zealand
members. It may give some sense of satisfaction
to do this but it leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
It is wrong. Cold

gluke21

This is less than 100% honest. UK Members would end up subsidising so … This is less than 100% honest. UK Members would end up subsidising so called New Zealandmembers. It may give some sense of satisfactionto do this but it leaves a bad taste in the mouth.It is wrong. Cold



Crossed my mind too. I'm all for getting one over on banks and corporates, but not the NT.
Not voting either way.

Hot for the Scottish option, I don't understand why they charge more for England if you can use it all over. Just a big con.

Well go halfway. Get an NZ membership but buy some very, very overpriced food in one of the NT cafes. £6.50 for a baked potato anyone? Might be wrong on the exact price but in that ballpark.

Hey come on the National Trust is a charity and do a flippin amazing job plus when you compare the price to taking the kids for one day at ratty Alton towers compared to a year of amazing places to explore - it's a no brainer x

Zardoz

Well go halfway. Get an NZ membership but buy some very, very overpriced … Well go halfway. Get an NZ membership but buy some very, very overpriced food in one of the NT cafes. £6.50 for a baked potato anyone? Might be wrong on the exact price but in that ballpark.



To be honest i don't find it too much of a hardship having tea and very nice cake, walking around the properties gives me an appetite!!

Ahhh.....the Starbucks/Amazon/Google approach. Let's avoid paying that nasty charitable organisation the English National Trust any money, shall we?

We'll use all their facilities, exploit them as far as we can, and then not pay them any money so that other people can pay all the building upkeep and running costs for us through their genuine memberships. They'll have to pay more because we pay less - but hell, who cares?

It's legal, isn't it (until NT England block it)? So if it's legal it must be OK. Mustn't it?

That's one way of seeing it, newbold. another is that currently the national trust get £0 from me as I don't visit trust properties, if I get this I'll doubtless spend money in gift shops and associated cafes, substantially increasing my contribution.

singlehappymum

Hey come on the National Trust is a charity and do a flippin amazing job … Hey come on the National Trust is a charity and do a flippin amazing job plus when you compare the price to taking the kids for one day at ratty Alton towers compared to a year of amazing places to explore - it's a no brainer x



I agree totally. I have used my National Trust card for the last 10 summer holidays, travelling the length and breadth of the country from Sissinghurst, Penrhyn Castle to Lizard's Point. Apart from the petrol cost and a near accident along a very narrow lane, I have no complaint and I feel like I am talking to myself as I am also a happy single mum! Now that my son is old enough to chauffeur me, I am even happier!

Its the same thing with the art fund first year its about £42 for a first year with direct debit option if you renew then its £57

We live in a National Trust black hole, nearest is 30-45mins away & £25 for our family to get in, total rip off. Last time we joined we had a quidco offer making it £53 or so with c/bk. So that's my max budget target

thecleric

We live in a National Trust black hole, nearest is 30-45mins away & £25 … We live in a National Trust black hole, nearest is 30-45mins away & £25 for our family to get in, total rip off. Last time we joined we had a quidco offer making it £53 or so with c/bk. So that's my max budget target



noone's forcing you to sign up and go to these places.

You can get a Scottish nt membership for £2.50 in clubcard points ATM if you look at their website - clubcard boost

Does anyone know why this has been expired?

No reason to expire, unless its something really fresh.

We have the card for this year and have used it frequently, with an accent of course.

"Tokens cannot be used to purchase annual membership for the National Trust for Scotland"

Tokens?

pstuart

No reason to expire, unless its something really fresh.We have the card … No reason to expire, unless its something really fresh.We have the card for this year and have used it frequently, with an accent of course.



I noticed it says something about being a landowner on the website, did they just send it to you no probs then?

We are members of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust which has a reciprocal arrangement with our National Trust and English Heritage etc.

I have no idea about tokens or land owners - we did a straight join up with our address in the UK.

Please make sure that you are going to the correct website.
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