National Trust Membership less than half price from The Bermuda National Trust
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National Trust Membership less than half price from The Bermuda National Trust

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Found 1st Oct 2012
From 1st October, join the Bermuda National Trust which has a reciprocal agreement to allow members free admission to National Trust properties around the globe;

Africa: National Trust of Zimbabwe

Asia: Japan National Trust

Caribbean: Barbados National Trust; BVI National Parks Trust; National Trust for the Cayman Islands; The Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico

Europe: National Trust for England, Wales and Northern Ireland; National Trust for Jersey; National Trust for Scotland; The Manx Museum and National Trust - Isle of Man; the Gelderland Trust for Historic Houses and the Gelderland Trust for National Beauty - Netherlands

Pacific: All Australian State and Territory National Trusts - Australia and Tasmania; National Trust for Fiji; New Zealand Historic Places Trust; Queen Elizabeth II National Trust - New Zealand

This works out to range from $22.50 Individual (£13.94), $37.50 Family (£23.25) which compares to National Trust at;

Individual - £39.75 (saving £25.81)
Family - £70.12 (saving £46.87)
N.B. There is also a compulsory $2 ticketing fee

Exchange rates taken using xe.net/ucc this evening
Excludes any promotions or cash back that National Trust sometimes offer

Some great bargains to be had and hopefully will encourage more people to visit some of the beautiful places the UK has to offer at a slightly cheaper rate.

Membership is valid for 1yr starting on 1st October 2012 and expiring on 30th September 2013.

(There are also similar deals using the National Trust of New Zealand, but having used this one in the past, I know it's reliable)

Enjoy.
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I saw this but am now sceptical after sending an email 3 times, once a week for last 3 weeks and had no reply!
ianshona

I saw this but am now sceptical after sending an email 3 times, once a … I saw this but am now sceptical after sending an email 3 times, once a week for last 3 weeks and had no reply!



It's not a problem. I've done it twice before and you can save a massive amount. Pay with a Credit Card and you'd be covered should anything untoward happen.
Oooh tempted by this. Does the family one allow me to get my mum into places or is it designed for getting younger children into places?
You can get UK family National Trust membership @ £48 just by using Quidco.

Not much saving using the Bermuda cheat membership plus you won't be able to use the free NT car parks.
Edited by: "squillion" 1st Oct 2012
Family is good for 2 Adults & at least 1 child (not tried with 2).
squillion

You can get UK family National Trust membership @ £48 just by using … You can get UK family National Trust membership @ £48 just by using Quidco.Not much saving using the Bermuda cheat membership plus you won't be able to use the free NT car parks.



There's nothing "cheating" about this, although trust someone on this forum to come along and start trolling within minutes. This is a RECIPROCAL agreement. Look it up if you're unsure what the big word means.
Edited by: "LOL_is_stupid" 1st Oct 2012
Ive joined but it does'nt mention anywhere about if you get sent a card or how do you gain discount or free entry?
Of course it's a cheat membership and I am a long standing HDUK member not a troll, careful what you say or I will report rudeness.

It is a cheat because there are poorer parts of the world with similar schemes to the NT where the local version has negotiated reciprocals with our NT on generous terms.

Ie Bermuda members with their 10 or so listed properties can come over to the UK with its extensive range of NT properties and during their holiday enjoy access.

The idea was never for abusive members from the UK to destroy the sense of fair play and quid pro quo by greedily signing up for Bermuda NT membership whilst living in the UK.

You should be ashamed of yourself.

These properties need maintaining.
I did this about 4 years ago when New Zealand did a similar thing

Linky 4 Years Ago

Had no issues last time, a card came through the post within a few weeks and it was accepted at all the places i went. Did get a few questions like "so how long are you over here for ....." but that was about it.

Hot from me
By the same token what happens if you join the National Trust for Scotland and visit English/Welsh/NI properties or vice versa? Is that breaking the spirit of the law too? Or is the argument not so black and white?
Little short of fraud, if the main aim is to use this to visit NT properties in the UK. Technically legal (perhaps) but only for those with the morals of a Tory politician.

But, fortunately, once the UK National Trusts find out about this abuse (which they surely will) they'll end the reciprocal arrangement without proof of residence.

Regardless of whether it's morally right or not it won't get you into all NT properties free of charge. So check to see if your local properties accept it.
Edited by: "davester2k" 1st Oct 2012
squillion

You can get UK family National Trust membership @ £48 just by using … You can get UK family National Trust membership @ £48 just by using Quidco.Not much saving using the Bermuda cheat membership plus you won't be able to use the free NT car parks.

over 50% saving is still a lot, whilst you can question the ethics, it seems legal and this is a deal site, so it is a hot deal in my view
nice
Another offshore charge avoidance scheme - *just* as legal as tax avoidance, *just* as moral, and both have exactly the same effect; deny the rest of us the benefit of your cash.

Perhaps it would be better all round if there was a 1 for 1 reciprocal arrangement - one admission to a UK site for every site in Bermuda you've visited?
Voted cold, nice idea but kind of goes against the point of the National trust. It's a not for profit organisation.
I have been a member for many years but am apalled at the cost of a family memberhip now. The cost is so high that it would prohibit the use for ordinary lower paid families and is now just for the wealthy. The cost for a four people over the age of 18 would be £28 who maybe can't afford an annual membership. I suppose its one way of keeping the 'plebs' out and reserving for those who can afford it.
The New Zealand membership also gives English Heritage entry. Is it the same here?
Obviously not.
bossyboots

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LOL
Can see why people would do this, but cheating the National Trust?? Morally wrong. The reason prices are relatively high is that they would rather only have five people visit at £5 each than ten at £2.50 each due to damage limitation and maintenance of the site or building. The less people the less wear and tear.
Yep - but you have to wait for the 30% off deal on Quidco, which comes up regularly. Ie combine 12 months for tyhe price of 9 from NT with the bigger Quidco offer (only 10% currently)
25% lol
Polar1

The reason prices are relatively high is that they would rather only have … The reason prices are relatively high is that they would rather only have five people visit at £5 each than ten at £2.50 each due to damage limitation and maintenance of the site or building. The less people the less wear and tear.



If that were their thinking, then they would not have a discounted family rate. BTW it's FEWER people not 'less'.
Edited by: "pasheast" 2nd Oct 2012
pasheast

If that were their thinking, then they would not have a discounted family … If that were their thinking, then they would not have a discounted family rate. BTW it's FEWER people not 'less'.



Good luck with the fewer/less campaign, though I doubt you'll get very far! How about the aitch/haitch controversy too? (_;)
Newbold

Good luck with the fewer/less campaign, though I doubt you'll get very … Good luck with the fewer/less campaign, though I doubt you'll get very far! How about the aitch/haitch controversy too? (_;)



My bugbear is "sat", as in, " I was sat in the cinema". Aarrgh! When did this creep in?
Edited by: "williamh1" 2nd Oct 2012
Newbold



Good luck with the fewer/less campaign, though I doubt you'll get very far! How about the aitch/haitch controversy too? (_;)[/quote]

'Haitch' is used by uneducated people.
pasheast

Good luck with the fewer/less campaign, though I doubt you'll get very … Good luck with the fewer/less campaign, though I doubt you'll get very far! How about the aitch/haitch controversy too? (_;)



'Haitch' is used by uneducated people.

Couldn't agree with you more about 'haitch' - the sad thing, though, is that more and more of these uneducated people are being employed by the BBC!
What about the student rate for $5.00 ?
Dont waste your money screwing the National Trust - just pretend your Abu Hamza......he's seems to get everything for nothing.

COLD - support your own country and its heritage.
I posted this last year & it is fine. There is not anything wrong with this, it is not "cheating". It is actually a separate catergory of their membership that they specifically have for their "UK Friends" as it calls us on their website. This does not include English Heritage membership, no, unfortunately; which is why we are thinking of paying the extra this year & going for the New Zealand membership which does include both National Trust & English Heritage entry. Plus we are helping to maintain the heritage & buildings of these other countries & don't get me started on all the problems that I had when I did take out National Trust membership in England!!
How long does it take usually to get the membership card ?
flashjohny

How long does it take usually to get the membership card ?



Less than 2 weeks
I have applied more than 2 weeks ago and nothing so far...
All my emails have gone unanswered as well. Hope I don't have to issue a chargeback ..
flashjohny

I have applied more than 2 weeks ago and nothing so far...All my emails … I have applied more than 2 weeks ago and nothing so far...All my emails have gone unanswered as well. Hope I don't have to issue a chargeback ..



It'll be fine, chill.
Email Tawana Fox - tfox@bnt.bm for an update
Old thread revival !, anyone still doing this ?.
deanos

Old thread revival !, anyone still doing this ?.


No change, still Bermuda and N.Z reciprocal agreements in place
Sorry I meant any problems or feedback joining the Bermuda one, it's cheaper than nz one, cheers
deanos

Sorry I meant any problems or feedback joining the Bermuda one, it's … Sorry I meant any problems or feedback joining the Bermuda one, it's cheaper than nz one, cheers


No problems, still a member. Works perfectly.
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