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I am not sure where to post this but the admin needs to post a special blog about this situation. I got 4,000 PC points when I redeemed my coke rewards points back in November. I waited until January 2nd to redeem them so they would count towards platinum in 2013. The points posted but the qualifying points and points to maintain are still unchanged. When I called to inquire the operator said: “BONUS POINTS…POINTS PURCHASED AND BONUS POINTS EARNED THROUGH PRIORITY CLUB PROMOTIONS NO LONGER COUNT TOWARDS PLATINUM STATUS!!!” You read that right. Only points earned from actual stays will now count!!! I told the lady with this change in terms I would have to reconsider where I stay in 2013 and look for a more generous program for hotels but she did not seem to give a flying leap. I have not actually stayed in an IHG hotel this year and earned bonus points to verify bonus points from the hotel but based on what she said and what happened with my vouchers it is unlikely I will even hit Gold Status for next year. What a huge kick in the balls from IHG to us many loyal PC members. Shame on you!!!
I meant to say I doubt I will even hit Gold Status next year. Is there something we can do to petition PC? I bet they did this with all of the generous bonus points floating around out there and from sites like this. The solution is to limit the bonus points…not take them away from counting towards platinum status!
Here is a link to a story with more information: http://loyaltylobby.com/2012/12/02/change-is-coming-to-how-priority-club-points-are-calculated-towards-gold-and-platinum-status/
UGGGH! Really?! That sucks, that is why I went away from Hilton Honors is because of the way they did their points. And honestly more of the Hilton hotels are better than the Holiday Inn ones. Now I might have to switch back. Super lame of Holiday Inn!
Yeah IHC has been making it harder and harder to maximize their points offerings. Check the link to input offer codes, broken for me today
And another ugly change:
are there any bonus points promo for 2013? have not seen any yet.