What: So Hilton have upped the number of points required to book a reward room – no doubt thanks to those lovely people at Blackstone who purchased Hilton for US$27bn at the top of the market – ouch. But good news for Priority Club members…
“We have no plans to change the Priority Club Rewards programme in any way,” says Peter Tippen, IHG’s director of relationship marketing in the EMEA region.
He revealed that almost 40% of all room nights in IHG hotels are now booked by Priority Club members, up from a quarter two years ago and reflecting the increased popularity of ‘free rooms’ in the recession.
Link: Times Online
“We have partnered with InterContinental Hotels & Resorts to bring an exclusive offering to the eBay User community.
You will find over 30 InterContinental Hotels & Resorts who have donated some of their most prestigious Suites to raise money for the youth charity, The Prince’s Trust, the UK charity that gives practical and financial support to the young people who need it most.
Enrich your passion for travel and experience an InterContinental Presidential Suite and contribute to a great cause!”
PS. No idea if Royal Ambassadors get a free mini-bar!
How: Bid now!
About The Prince’s Trust:
- Youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps change young lives in the UK. It gives practical and financial support, developing skills such as confidence and motivation. It works with 14-30 year olds who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law. There are one million young people not in education, employment or training in the UK who need our help. The Prince’s Trust needs 1million a week to continue its vital work.
With the new offers of 2010 – I’ve updated the master list of “All Current Points Offers” – make sure you register now!
Folks, get in there quick – the new points break list has been updated. Now valid for stays until March 30th 2010!
(What are Points Breaks anyway?)
What: Stay the weekend and earn 5000 bonus points!
“Birthdays, family reunions, anniversaries — whatever the occasion, plan to celebrate with us one weekend soon. Enjoy a fun and rewarding weekend at any of our hotels and we’ll treat you to 5,000 bonus points. Simply stay Friday and Saturday, or Saturday and Sunday nights (two consecutive nights total) within 90 days.**“
Brands: All brands – InterContinental,Crowne Plaza, Indigo, 0Holiday Inn and Express by Holiday Inn hotels, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites
When: Valid for 90 days after registration
How: Register now…
(For all points offers see All Current Points Offers )
What: Save the planet by taking e-statements from Priority club. By switching from paper to e-statements you’ll get 250 points.
Now the small print
*Must be a Priority Club® Rewards member to participate in this promotion. By providing your email address, you are agreeing to receive a monthly Priority Club Rewards e-statement. A one-time 250 point bonus will be deposited directly into your member account when your preference has been submitted and the email address provided has been confirmed to be a valid email address. Promotion ends June 30, 2010. Miles earners will earn points. No retroactive points will be awarded if you already receive an e-statement. Subject to standard Priority Club Rewards program terms and conditions and earning structure which can be obtained by visiting priority club.com or by calling your local service center.
Therefore if you already get e-statements do the following (and this is only a theory):
1. Switch back to paper statements
2. Do this by loging into your Priority Club account
3. Navigate to “My Travel Profiles” –> “Communication Preferences”
4. Uncheck “e-statements”
5. Click the link below
The normal quarterly offers have come through, you should receive one offer in your e-mail – if you haven’t signed up yet then have a look below and see if there is a better offer for your travel pattern - please note:
1. You can only sign up for one of these offers (either from this page or via your targeted e-mail from Priority Club)
2. Once you have signed up you can’t change your mind!
Please leave a comment below if you where unable to sign up for a Top Deal but were able to sign up to one of the other offers in this post!
What: “Stay __ nights between Janurary 1st and March 31st, 2010 at any of our premier hotel brands.”
When: Janurary 1st and March 31st – 2010
Brands: All Brands
Top Deals for Points
Top Deal for Miles
- Register: – Stay 7 nights earn 2,500 miles
If those don’t work – try these
These offers may not work for you if you previously signed up for one of the following offers:
What: A great travelzoo deal for the Candlewood Suites in New york City – what a great way to start Priority Club Insider in 2010!
“New York City hotel rates very rarely dip below USD$100 per night, but the Candlewood Suites near Times Square just launched a USD$99 promotion for its studio suites. The rate is valid any night of the week until March and saves 35% on the regular price.
The all-suite budget hotel is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan, a short walk to Broadway theatres, Macy’s Herald Square and Madison Square Garden.
The studio suites feature complimentary wireless Internet access and kitchenettes with a refrigerator, a stovetop and a microwave. The hotel also has a fitness centre, a business centre and on-site laundry facilities.
Parking is only USD$20 more per night. This is a great value considering parking in Manhattan can cost more than USD$40 per night
Where: New York, NY, USA
- Book by 15h Janurary 2009
- Stay by 31st March 2009
How: Book now…
Notes: No availabiltiy on the 13th-14th February 2010
(For all rate offers see All Current Rate Offers )