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Crack the Case Promotion continues until the end of May – check your progress

Did you get free nights from the Sweet Dilemma promotion? Book them here. Free nights expire on the 31st May

Priority Club Reward points come to my rescue  – I arrived home at 5pm yesterday to find my bathroom in pieces – the plumber didn’t quite finish the job as promised.  1 hour later I’ve spent in 15,000 reward points and US$60 and I’m checking in to the local Crowne Plaza – had I paid cash it would have cost US$300+ for a walk in. Great to get last minute availability for reward nights.

  1. March 23rd, 2011 at 07:55 | #1

    Cracked the case and received and extra 77,000 points and also spent my sweet dilemma nights at the Intercontinental in Madrid. Got a double upgrade as well. Life is good with Holiday Inn

  2. fanfan
    March 23rd, 2011 at 14:04 | #2

    Will never be able to crack the case since I have to stay in 21 different brands…

  3. Joerg
    March 23rd, 2011 at 15:15 | #3

    … need to stay 70 nights till end of May – no clue how to do that. ;-)

  4. neil
    March 24th, 2011 at 14:42 | #4

    fanfan, 21 different brands ? I thought there were only 5 or 6 in the chain. Are you sure its not nights ?

  5. admin
    March 24th, 2011 at 17:08 | #5
  6. fanfan
    March 25th, 2011 at 02:14 | #6

    Hello Joerg,
    NO I am sure it is “brands”, I have to stay 102 nights…in 21 different hotels and I usually stay in the same ones.

  7. fanfan
    March 25th, 2011 at 02:18 | #7

    One question : should I write to them and ask them about this : 21 brands? For the time being I have stayed in 11 different hotels and they mentioned : 11 under “brands”…
    Thanks for the information.

  8. admin
    March 25th, 2011 at 09:46 | #8

    @fanfan
    I’d avoid writing and call them – it’s the only way…after a long think I’ve now come up with 9 brands!

    InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts
    Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts
    Hotel Indigo
    Holiday Inn®Hotels & Resorts
    Holiday Inn Select
    Holiday Inn SunSpree Resorts
    Holiday Inn Express
    Staybridge Suites
    Candlewood Suites

  9. fanfan
    March 26th, 2011 at 03:38 | #9

    Thanks, I will never be able to spend nights in 21 different places. No more interest in cracking the case.

  10. hnrequipment
    April 27th, 2011 at 19:40 | #10

    @neil
    it’s not brands it’s different hotels. you can stay at 10 Holiday Inn’s that are different locations, but 1 brand and you have ten different ones

  11. Luke
    May 2nd, 2011 at 08:27 | #11

    I have to say that this “crack the code” promotion really chaps my hide. Being an extremely loyal member I was not invited to participate in the promotion, basically rewarding the disloyal (or semi-loyal) members more than those of us who have been Platinum since 2006. I would much rather more opportunities to earn more points than a once a year certificate offering me a 25% discount on any single redemption.

    I hope the folks at PC/IHG sit up and take notice.

    Anyone else in this boat?

    Luke

  12. hnrequipment
    May 9th, 2011 at 11:01 | #12

    did anyone get any credit on a “non qualifing stay” toward the “crack the case” promo?

  13. admin
    May 9th, 2011 at 11:56 | #13

    @hnrequipment
    Yes – although I did have incidental spend

  14. pau;
    May 11th, 2011 at 15:42 | #14

    Can anyone ‘lend’ me 4 nights? I’m going to miss is by 4 but happy to transfer the points you’d normally get!

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