Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Annotating Priority Club Points

Recently, I found myself overlooked one hotel chain points : Priority Club. From hotel quality standpoint, if I compare Holiday Inn and Residence Inn, I prefer latter, the Marriott group. However, from flexibility and point requirement and promotion award night standpoint, the former is superior.

1.      PointBreaker (only cost you 5000 points)

PC regularly has some hotels around the world on promotion, they called it PointBreaker. It means instead of paying 10,000 points to book those reward nights, it costs you 5,000 points, a 50% saving.
For the full list, you can go to here. The hotel list changed quite often based on availability. Therefore, when arranging your travel and planning your reward nights, take a look at the list and book it before the deal is gone. A few weeks ago, I used 5000 points to book Portland, OR Holiday Inn and the hotel is removed from the list as of today.
I also found out there are some 5,000 points hotels in China for Crown Plaza will cost you around $200 per night list price. J

2.      Getting 80,000 points

Now the question is to get the points from? Please have a complete read of this forum thread. As of yesterday, reader confirmed the 80k offer is still valid. We don’t know how long the offer will still be avail, however, if you do need the card, go for it.

The official offer is only 60,000 points and you can apply from here and list below the benefits.

3.      Extra 1500 free points

Do you want an instant 1500 PC points posted to your account? Go here, it took me 5 minutes.

4.      Transfer points

You can also use UR points (Chase) to transfer to PC points with an 1:1 rate, however, I value PC points 0.7 cents/point and UR 1.5 cents. It’s not a good idea of points transfer. However, if you have 4000 points and expect a 5000 reward night, 1000 points transfer makes perfect sense.

For more detail, Million Miles Secret has an in-depth post, including the cash/points option, please refer to here

Disclaimer: all the links are not referal links in this post. I am not a big fan to get a few $ of referal links, I blog for fun. :-)

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