National trust family membership for £71.62 (usual price £98) using code
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National trust family membership for £71.62 (usual price £98) using code

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Found 3rd May 2014
National trust membership for a family is a hefty £98 but enter the code F14001 and pay by direct debit as the price drops to £71.62 giving you "three months free". You also get a free pair of binoculars. I know these deals have been around before, and some people can get in cheaper with a Zimbabwe pass but thought I'd share.

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Also makes young membership only £20.25 for 16-25 year old!

Or join new Zealand version of national Trust for half the price with the same benefits

You can't unless you have a New Zealand address

deano86

You can't unless you have a New Zealand address

Yes you can. Go to the site (link below), you'll see under billing there's an option to choose your country. However, there is an additional $10 charge (approximately £5), for sending your card over seas. Total price for family membership is $79 (inc $10 delivery), which amounts to approximately £41.

I've got a UK NT membership but personally, I think they take your eyes out. The prices are way over the top. I wouldn't join up or visit at all if it wasn't for my wife wanting to.

heritage.org.nz/get…ion




Edited by: "Blasphemous" 5th May 2014

heat the hottie and national trust

Blasphemous

Yes you can. Go the the site (link below), you'll see under billing … Yes you can. Go the the site (link below), you'll see under billing there's an option to choose your country. However, there is an additional $10 charge (approximately £5), for sending your card over seas. Total price for family membership is $79 (inc $10 delivery), which amounts to approximately £41.


Looking through the site, am I correct in thinking that you also get visiting rights to English Heritage?

Rich44

Or join new Zealand version of national Trust for half the price with the … Or join new Zealand version of national Trust for half the price with the same benefits



oooh interesting! Should do a separate deal for it.

Blasphemous - if you think they are taking your eyes out, share a thought for Northern Ireland based users. We get charged the same amount however there are far fewer "attractions" we can visit locally!
Thanks for the heads up on the NZ heritage thing - never occurred to me that an offer like that would exist! (I mean I can understand a UK wide one, but NZ & UK! mental!)
I was seriously tempted to get a lifetime one, however there are only so many times you can visit Pattersons Spade Mill...:p

£1910 lifetime with UK NT, works out £665 for equivalent NZHPT one... interesting (ok so you loose out int he magazines, handbook & pin).....

Edited by: "aLV426" 3rd May 2014

This price is pretty much what it costs any time isn't it? always a 'special offer'.

Yes, everybody join the New Zealand Trust and ruin the
finances of the UK Trust. Not illegal but rather underhand
and nasty. OP says "a hefty £98". Why so? There are
hundreds of NT sites and you would take years to visit them
all. If you really think that the annual cost is "hefty" and you
don't like it then go elsewhere. A family of four could
easily spend that IN A DAY at Blackpool or Alton Towers.
£71 for first years National Trust membership is great. Hot
and thanks for the post.

I read this - nationaltrust.org.uk/art…02/ , I wonder if they will honour the NZHPT card at all the sites I intend to visit - it doesn't make any reference to it on the NT site...

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 Historic Places Trust membership card. In some cases, a reduced-price admission applies, and some properties may be excluded from the visiting agreement. Check the relevant organisation's website for further information regarding admission, opening hours and other details of the places you wish to visit.*Surcharges may apply for parking, use of other amenities, and at times of special exhibitions and events.National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland (excludes Wakehurst Place)



heritage.org.nz/get…its

gluke21 - welcome to HotUkDeals! Underhand & nasty, eh? You could visit all the NT sites in Northern Ireland over a weekend (or in a day if you you just wanted to prove a point), there's at a stretch 23 (Divis & Black mountain are practically the same place and Downhill Estate & Mussenden Temple are a few minutes walk apart in the same "field". They don't mention PortSterwart Strand - which is a beach, you have to pay them to park on the beach, however you can walk on to it for free, the Giant's Causeway used to be free admission & you paid the local council to park, however it has been recently revamped & I don't know the set up now - you should still be able to walk on to it for free...). So for those who are limited in visit access (ie NI based) I think this is a deal (I have been a paying member for 4 years btw)

Somerset has more NT places to visit than all of the NT places in Northern Ireland!
Edited by: "aLV426" 3rd May 2014

Oh look:

Holders of an An Taisce membership card are entitled to concessionary … Holders of an An Taisce membership card are entitled to concessionary access to heritage properties in Ireland (North & South) and around the World.


Sweet - this makes it cheaper @ €600 (£494) for lifetime membership!

ianjw

This price is pretty much what it costs any time isn't it? always a … This price is pretty much what it costs any time isn't it? always a 'special offer'.



Yep never changes always the same price. If you want to keep the money in the uk the NT Scotland allows you to pay by direct debit and is normally cheaper and often has 18 months for the price of 12.

Errrrr when arguing about the number of attractions and value, don't forget that you are not just paying too look at some old building, but contributing to the costs of looking after and maintaining your heritage.

After witnessing the chairman Simon Jenkins on question time say rising rents could be remedied by people all over the country letting out their spare rooms, I'm reluctant to give money to a organization that would have such a stupid tool as their chairman.

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Waldolf - I understand your point - however you need to understand this is HotUKdeals, your logic is irrelevant...;)

aLV426

gluke21 - welcome to HotUkDeals! Underhand & nasty, eh? You could … gluke21 - welcome to HotUkDeals! Underhand & nasty, eh? You could visit all the NT sites in Northern Ireland over a weekend (or in a day if you you just wanted to prove a point), there's at a stretch 23 (Divis & Black mountain are practically the same place and Downhill Estate & Mussenden Temple are a few minutes walk apart in the same "field". They don't mention PortSterwart Strand - which is a beach, you have to pay them to park on the beach, however you can walk on to it for free, the Giant's Causeway used to be free admission & you paid the local council to park, however it has been recently revamped & I don't know the set up now - you should still be able to walk on to it for free...). So for those who are limited in visit access (ie NI based) I think this is a deal (I have been a paying member for 4 years btw)Somerset has more NT places to visit than all of the NT places in Northern Ireland!


As a fellow NI NT member, I have to agree. And as for the new visitors centre up the Causeway, I'd feel ripped off beyond belief for the money it would cost a non-member. Recently I cancelled my membership, after all, there are only so many days you can get the value out of Portstewart strand!

In true HUKD tradition, I'd just like to add:

Cold - Life membership covering two people only cost £50 in 1972, and there was also a free silver medallion to go with it.

All that the National Trust have done round me is turn a beautiful place into a giant car park and charge £3 parking! They are a waste of Time and tell lie's about there organisation.
Once wonderful fields are now tarmac roads and car parks built for old people that gave up walking and have become crippled in old age.

KermitGrenade

After witnessing the chairman Simon Jenkins on question time say rising … After witnessing the chairman Simon Jenkins on question time say rising rents could be remedied by people all over the country letting out their spare rooms, I'm reluctant to give money to a organization that would have such a stupid tool as their chairman.

Not to mention his backing of Zero Hours contracts, of which, as he stated, the NT uses through out it's properties. Not his own of course, I mean we can't have the Chairman on a Zero Hours Contract, he's needed in every day to make all those strategic decisions such as... should we have an Egg Hunt at Easter? http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/smileys/free-rolleye-smileys-323.gif I'm not saying Jenkins isn't doing a decent job or a cost effective one but then I wouldn't know if he's cost effective as I can find no reference to his salary. Strange really, it's a charity, one would assume such information would be made transparent and available. And, I believe I'm entitled to know what he's paid, after all, I pay his salary.

gluke21

Yes, everybody join the New Zealand Trust and ruin the finances of the UK … Yes, everybody join the New Zealand Trust and ruin the finances of the UK Trust.

If 'everybody' purchased a New Zealand National Trust membership, you don't think the UK National Trust might look inward and consider perhaps their pricing is 'ruining' them?
gluke21

Not illegal but rather underhand and nasty.

We're all entitled to our opinion and to air it but I fail to see anything 'underhand' and/or 'nasty' in purchasing a New Zealand National Trust membership and making use of it in this country.
gluke21

OP says "a hefty £98". Why so?

You answered your question in your quote, because the OP said. If the OP said, then the OP said.
gluke21

There are hundreds of NT sites and you would take years to visit them all.

And therefore you'd have to pay for every one of those 'years'.
gluke21

If you really think that the annual cost is "hefty" and you don't like it … If you really think that the annual cost is "hefty" and you don't like it then go elsewhere.

Like say... Blackpool and/or Alton Towers yeah'?
gluke21

A family of four could easily spend that IN A DAY at Blackpool or Alton … A family of four could easily spend that IN A DAY at Blackpool or Alton Towers.

Comparing National Trust with Blackpool and/or Alton Towers...?
gluke21

£71 for first years National Trust membership is great.

In your opinion, and, as I've said, you're fully entitled to that opinion and to air it, just as others are free to air theirs, to disagree with yours.

As I stated earlier, I am a member of National Trust UK. I pay the annual Family Membership fee and I do that because it's something my wife likes to do/visit. One thing I do though is cancel my membership at the end of every year. I then rejoin online. I do this because it is cheaper for me to cancel and rejoin than it is to simply continue my membership. We've been members of the NT for years, yet we're not given the choice to continue our membership at the reduced rate, instead we're required to end our membership and rejoin. I've had phone calls with NT asking about this, they simply say 'we're a charity'. To which I say but surely it costs NT more to end a membership and process a new one than it would to continue a membership (administration costs alone). The answer...? It's not written down for them, it's not on the script, they don't have an answer. So, I'll keep paying my annual fee, I'll keep terminating my membership and then renewing as, unlike the NT, I'm not a charity, I have to work for my money and although I'm willing to pay the joining fee, I'm not willing to pay over that to have a wonder around some old house, in some grounds, eating and drinking mediocre tea and cake. It's just not 'all that'. In fairness, I'm not NT's biggest fan but I know my place, my wife tells me we're going, so we go.
Edited by: "Blasphemous" 4th May 2014

Yea I'm thinking of getting the NZ card. Although you could argue the card is great value for all the sites on offer, the fact is people will only really travel to the ones within an hour or so drive from their home, so in reality you only really get to use it on a few sites. It is starting to annoy me how they now charge parking fee's on top. I was charged £4 to park my car when visiting Hadrian's wall the other week ffs. If they want to rip me off i'll short change them. Fair imo :-)

KermitGrenade

After witnessing the chairman Simon Jenkins on question time say rising … After witnessing the chairman Simon Jenkins on question time say rising rents could be remedied by people all over the country letting out their spare rooms, I'm reluctant to give money to a organization that would have such a stupid tool as their chairman.

gluke21

Yes, everybody join the New Zealand Trust and ruin the finances of the … Yes, everybody join the New Zealand Trust and ruin the finances of the UK Trust.

gluke21

Not illegal but rather underhand and nasty.

gluke21

OP says "a hefty £98". Why so?

gluke21

There are hundreds of NT sites and you would take years to visit them … There are hundreds of NT sites and you would take years to visit them all.

gluke21

If you really think that the annual cost is "hefty" and you don't like … If you really think that the annual cost is "hefty" and you don't like it then go elsewhere.

gluke21

A family of four could easily spend that IN A DAY at Blackpool or Alton … A family of four could easily spend that IN A DAY at Blackpool or Alton Towers.

gluke21

£71 for first years National Trust membership is great.



Well, stop prevaricating. Get to the point.

FWIW it looks like the Ireland equivalemt of the National Trust works out better VFM - it does have reciprocal visitation to NT sites in Northern Ireland so it's a good option for me. I didn't research any further, however it may have reciprocal visitation to the UK NT and therefore would work out cheaper than the NZ one! Good discussions on here!

Worked for me love it! Only paid £20.25 for a young person

"pay by direct debit" is the key phrase here.....

uhm

I am in a quandary. I normally have a family membership (two adults and two children - wife, daughter and son), but my daughter is now five. I presently have membership which is 12 months ending at the end of June so I have no renewed and cancelled my direct debit.

When I go to renew, it will not let me or give me options for two adults and one child, it simply fives me family, joint or individual?

My daughter is five now, as per NT rules, children under five go free, over you have to pay... No options to add her or a child.

Any help appreciated....
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