The existing point break list has been extended by two weeks. Now valid for stays until May 15th 2011.
I expect this to be last of the Point Breaks, as mentioned previously Priority Club are bringing out a new “Last Minute Reward Nights” starting in May. Although not explicitly mentioned in the press release I expect that this will replace Point Breaks – I’d be delighted to be wrong!
(What are Point Breaks anyway?)
What: Discover America are offering 10,000 Priority Club Points for US$67. Up to 5 deals per person.
When: 27th April 2011
How: See more…
Notes: The only reason you might do this deal is that the points may well count towards status. If you already have Platinum status then the best way to acquire points to to book and cancel “Cash and Points” reward nights – see how – this will give you 10,000 points for US$60.
What: Earn double Priority Club Rewards points during summer.
“From May 16 through August 15, 2011, earn Double Points or Double Miles on every qualifying stay, starting on your 2nd stay. Stay at Staybridge Suites® or Candlewood Suites® and you’ll start earning double on your 1st qualifying stay.“
* You only earn double points on your second stay at most hotels
* There is no need to sign up to this offer until 16th May, in the past Priority Club have released a series of offers in which you can only sign up to one. It’s worth waiting a couple of weeks to see if anything better comes out!
Brands: All brands – InterContinental,Crowne Plaza, Indigo, Holiday Inn and Express by Holiday Inn hotels, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites
When: 16th May to 15th August 2011
How: Register now…
(For all points offers see All Current Points Offers )
What: Try your luck with these – no guarantees that any additional points will come your way though!
– 5000 Points Platinum Bonus (Bonus points or miles and Platinum Elite membership will be awarded after the 50th qualifying night between now and November 30, 2011)
– Double Miles for Virgin Flying Club Miles (Virgin Airlines are now a Priority Club partner, receive double miles for stays when you select miles as your earning option and VS as your airline partner – valid to 31 May 2011)
And you’ll also be entered into a draw to win an amazing 200,000 Flying Club miles. That’s more than enough miles for you to take a friend, and both fly Upper Class to New York!
What: As first reported back in October last year, The Venetian and The Palazzo have now joined the IHG as the first “InterContinental Alliance Resorts”. They have launched a welcome offer as follows. (Always worth checking this against the standard rate – especially if you’re not going to use all the benefits below).
“Receive 6,000 bonus points, plus base points, when you book the 6,000 Bonus Points Package Rate at The Venetian or The Palazzo for a stay of three or more nights. Plus, book your stay by June 30, 2011 to enjoy indulgent extras available only to our most valued guests, including:
* 20% off Breakfast or Brunch provided by Morels
* $30 off a bill of $60 or more provided by Zine
* $35 off 50-min Massage or Facial provided by Canyon Ranch SpaClub
* Complimentary line pass and admission provided by LAVO Nightclub
* 2-for-1 well drinks provided by Salute Lounge”
Where: Las Vegas, USA
When: Book by 30th June 2011
How: Book now…
(For all rate offers see All Current Rate Offers )
Ric Garrido writes on his blog Loyalty Traveler about the changes to the Priority Club Programme. The hype seems to be bigger than the changes planned. The Good news is that their is no points devaluation.
New additions to the programme include:
“Last Minute Reward Nights” will allow Priority Club members globally to redeem Reward Nights at a 50% discount off the regular point price, for selected properties. Members will receive an e-mail on Monday providing a list of hotels where this offer will be available the following weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Initially, this program will be offered on the first full weekend of every month, starting with May 6, 7 and 8, 2011.
“Lucky Points” Sweepstakes: This feature will give members based in the US, Canada, and UK the chance to turn their extra points into great rewards. Members will be able to redeem a very small quantity of Priority Club points (e.g., 100 or 200 points per entry) in exchange for a chance to win the prize or prizes that are most appealing to them. Typically, members will have 6-8 different prize draws to select from, ranging from terrific hotel packages (e.g. 4 nights at the InterContinental Times Square- New York) to popular merchandise (e.g., iPads), and even 1 million Priority Club points! Priority Club Rewards will be the only travel loyalty program to offer members this chance to turn a single stay into a huge prize! The program will roll out in China and Japan beginning fall 2011.
To read Ric’s full analysis visit his blog.