Guild members are entitled to a range of benefits, special offers and discounts aimed at making life as a motoring journalist easier and more cost effective. For more details and to find out how to apply for benefits see the benefits page in the member's-only section.

Updated October 2016

Cars and motoring

  Benefit 

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AA free membership

Free top-level membership providing Roadside, Relay, Home Start and Stay Mobile cover for you as the driver or passenger in any vehicle.

Full UK members only.

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AlcoSense breath testing kit discount

25% off a breath testing kit (applies to one model per customer). For more information on the product range visit www.alcosense.co.uk.

conti

Continental tyre discounts

Discounts available on tyres – variable depending on vehicle and specification.

fuelcardsvcs Fuel Card Services discount card
Complimentary fuel card offering up to 5p per litre saving on average prices, and up to 10p per litre on motorway prices, plus two weeks free credit and MPG tracking and recording to ensure expenditure is HMRC compliant.
 holden

Holden Vintage and Classic discount

10% off all motoring parts, clothing and accessories

hpi

HPI Auto Data free vehicle check

50% discount on HPI Checks to cover outstanding finance, vehicle damage, security, document and valuation checks.

michelin

Michelin tyre discounts

Discounts on tyres for members' personal vehicles.

tribos

Tribos Protective Coatings discsounts

Automotive Surface Protection Treatment for paint, glass, alloy and interior fabrics at a discounted rate of £150 per treatment (normal RP £399-£499).

 totalmotorassist

Total Motor Assist free membership
Multi-car cover for you and your family providing UK-wide roadside recovery worth £175 after an accident, car repairs without paying insurance excess, like-for-like replacement vehicle, private healthcare if you are injured, specialist legal support and a 24 hour seven day a week helpline. 

Driver training

  Benefit 
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IAM RoadSmart free test

Free IAM Advanced Driving Test. If successful, annual IAM membership will be required.

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Porsche Driving Experience free/discount
Free advance driver training at Porsche Driving Skills Academy, Silverstone for members aged under 30 years. Over 30 years, £100 donation to the Guild Benevolent Fund. 

Electronics

  Benefit 
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Apple discounts

Discounts at employee rates on up to three Macs, three iPhones, three Apple Watches and 10 iPods per calendar year with complimentary shipping on orders over £40. Free engraving on all new iPod and iPad models and Mac customisation.

Car hire

  Benefit 

avis

Avis car rental discounts

Up to 25% discount, depending on availability, off the cost of car rental in the UK and Europe.

Motor museums and venues

  Benefit 
britishmotormuseum

British Motor Museum free admission

Free admission to the museum at Gaydon, Warwickshire 

brooklands

Brooklands Museum free admission

Free entry during public opening hours

goodwood

Goodwood – The Kennels free admission

Free entry to the bar, family-friendly restaurant and a golf club. Not available during the Festival of Speed or Revival meetings. Details on the facilities are available at

www.goodwood.com/estate/the-kennels.

haynes

Haynes International Motor Museum free admission

Free entry to the museum at Sparkford, near Yeovil, Somerset.

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National Motor Museum free admission

Free entry to the museum, Palace House and Abbey ruins.

Travel

  Benefit 

brittany

Brittany Ferries discounts

Discounted crossing fares to France and Spain. No standard concession - each journalist's application (writing on motoring in France and Spain) treated on the media coverage potential.

Routes:

Portsmouth-Caen

Portsmouth-St Malo

Portsmouth-Cherbourg

Portsmouth-Bilbao

Portsmouth-Santander

Poole-Cherbourg

Plymouth-Roscoff

Plymouth-Santander

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DFDS Seaways free crossings and discounts

Two free return crossings per year on the Dover-Calais and Dover-Dunkirk routes to include priority boarding and premium lounge access. In addition there is a 50% discount on the Newcastle-Amsterdam route subject to availability. Members are asked to give at least 48 hours notification of a booking.

meteor 

Meteor airport parking discounts

15% off valet parking services operated by Meteor at Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham and Manchester airports.

purpleparking 

Purple Parking airport parking discounts

15% off parking at all 27 UK airports where Purple Parking operate. At Heathrow, there is a 50% discount off Purple Longstay irrespective of how long you stay.

regus 

Regus Business Lounges free membership
Free 12 month preferred membership with up to 10 visits per year to any one of over 1,500 Regus Business Lounges in 100 countries and 600 cities world-wide. Benefits include 10% discount on meeting room, day office, co-work office and video conference bookings. On-site administrative support, two complimentary business lounge passes, business class wi-fi and complimentary refreshments.

stena 

Stena Line ferry discounts

50% off Irish sea routes and the North Sea Harwich-Hook of Holland route. Crossings subject to availability. 

Insurance and professional services

  Benefit 

footmanjames

Footman James insurance discounts

Tailored policies at special rates on Classic Car, Classic Motorcycle and Kit Car insurance as well as Modern Cars, Modern Motorcycles, House and Contents insurance. More details on all policies at www.footmanjames.co.uk

hagerty

Hagerty insurance discounts

Up to 15% discount on annual premiums for classic and collectors' car insurance, with UK and EU breakdown cover included.

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GOMW free legal advice

Download the Guild legal advice packs. Advice on individual issues is available via the Legal Helpline Administrator, which may include the services of the Guild's own solicitor at no cost to the member. 

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Imaging Insurance discounts

Up to 12.5% off writers' indemnity insurance, covering negligence, libel and slander, unintentional infringement of copyright, joint venture liability and unintended breach of confidentiality. Journalists policy for writers and photographers based at home, including compensation for loss or damage to buildings and equipment. Liability insurance covering attendance at public events.

trp

The Right Mortgage and Protection health, life and illness cover

Preferential rates and offers on private health insurance, life and critical illness cover, income protection, whole of life cover and mortgages.

 twd

TWD Accountants discounts

Discounted first year price on the provision of accounting services, such as annual accounts and tax returns, small business advice and the offer to deal direct with HM Revenue & Customs. Discounted fee £180 fixed until 2019 (normal rate £299 including VAT) which can be paid in interest-free intalments.

towergate

Towergate Camerasure insurance discounts

40% off insurance rates for professional photographers, videographers and cameramen.

Publications

  Benefit 
dieselcar

Diesel Car subscription discounts

£18 for six issues or £30 for 12 issues to any UK address. Includes ECO CAR supplement.

motorsport 

Motor Sport discounts

20% off all items in the Motor Sport shop, except the photo store. 

veloce

Veloce book discounts

50% off books bought directly from Veloce online or by phone. This discount cannot be used in association with any other offers, limited editions, special bindings and non-Veloce products.