National Trust Life Membership - any deals?

Looking at taking this out, but flexible on when we do it...

Does anyone know if NT ever run promotions on life membership? Can’t find anything online but thought it was worth checking.

Thanks!

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  • AprilLady
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    I've been trying to find out the same. So far haven't found anything, and I've been keeping my eyes peeled for about 6 months. Let me know if you ever come across a deal - but I'm not holding out much hope!
  • Undervalued
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    I've not looked for a while but their normal life membership terms have got far less attractive in recent years.

    For example life membership, which has leapt in price, no longer allows free admission for a guest.

    Obviously if you expect to be fit healthy and live to a ripe old age, spending your dotage visiting innumerable NT properties it is still a bargain. Otherwise, except as an act of charity it seems to me to need very careful thought.....
  • LittleVoice
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    Looking at taking this out, but flexible on when we do it...

    Does anyone know if NT ever run promotions on life membership? Can’t find anything online but thought it was worth checking.

    Thanks!

    I've been a life member since around 1975.
    I do not recall ever seeing a reduced price promotion.
    The only offer I'm aware of is that you would have your visit price refunded if you joined at the end of a visit.
    Join now and you save any future increase in the life membership charge.
  • Undervalued
    Undervalued Posts: 8,844 Forumite
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    I've been a life member since around 1975.
    I do not recall ever seeing a reduced price promotion.
    The only offer I'm aware of is that you would have your visit price refunded if you joined at the end of a visit.
    Join now and you save any future increase in the life membership charge.

    It would be interesting to know how the price then relates to the price now (in real terms).

    Also what added benefits you got then with life membership that are not offered to those signing up today?
  • LittleVoice
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    edited 27 January 2020 at 5:28PM
    It would be interesting to know how the price then relates to the price now (in real terms).

    Also what added benefits you got then with life membership that are not offered to those signing up today?

    I think I paid less than £100. It was a good investment.

    I found "100 pounds in 1976 are equivalent to 646.23 pounds in 2020".

    I also suppose that if you are approaching 60, it may be worth waiting till you can get the Senior life membership rate.
  • Undervalued
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    I think I paid less than £100. It was a good investment.

    I found "100 pounds in 1976 are equivalent to 646.23 pounds in 2020".

    I also suppose that if you are approaching 60, it may be worth waiting till you can get the Senior life membership rate.

    Which seems about right as I can remember the salary I got in 1976 for various reasons!
  • AprilLady
    AprilLady Posts: 932 Forumite
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    I've not looked for a while but their normal life membership terms have got far less attractive in recent years.

    For example life membership, which has leapt in price, no longer allows free admission for a guest.


    I've just had a look on their join page, and it still says "Includes free admission for one accompanying guest."
  • Undervalued
    Undervalued Posts: 8,844 Forumite
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    AprilLady wrote: »
    I've just had a look on their join page, and it still says "Includes free admission for one accompanying guest."

    Interesting, thanks.

    I quite frequently go as a long term life member's guest. They seemed totally convinced that entitlement had been removed for new life members. So, either they are wrong or the rules have changed back again?
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