10 Ways to Maximize your Priority Club Points Earning

Last updated: July 1st, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

1. Make sure you are staying on a qualifying rate

  • Not all rates qualify, check the small print

2. When you Eat/drink in the hotel make sure it goes on the room bill, all expenditure earns points

  • Even on non-qualifying rate stays
  • Except at InterContiental hotels and resorts
  • Tip: If out with work, make sure the restaurant bill goes on your room for the whole group – you’ll get the points and the cash comes back on expenses

3. Sign up for the Quarterly Bonus

  • Stay x nights earn y points/miles

4. Sign up for any other bonuses going

  • You can earn points on multiple promotions at the same time

5. Look for rates which include extra points

  • But if the extra points are per stay, book the first night on the package rate, and make a separate booking for the rest of the nights on a cheap rate – reception can make sure you don’t need to move room/check-in and out.

6. If staying at an InterContiental hotel, consider moving Hotel after each night

  • You only earn points per stay NOT per night!
  • This also applies if you are earning a bonus based based on number of stays
  • Unfortunately, making separate bookings back-to-back in the same hotel only qualifies for one stay

7. Chase up when the stay posts as non-qualifying

  • But not by e-mail, always by phone. They always try and fob you off via e-mail

8. If travelling with a partner consider opening two accounts

  • Once you have exhausted all bonuses on your account for that period  use your partners account so that they can get the bonuses

9. Pay by Priority Club credit card

  • The Priorty Club credit card awards extra points when you settle your bill with it

10. When booking a stay, always check for Points Breaks

  • I know this is not a points earning opportunity but…
  • Points breaks can make your points go up to 8 times further
  1. kee
    September 8th, 2010 at 06:37 | #1

    I don”t understand ” Points breaks can make your points go up to 8 times further ”

    Pls advice

  2. Jim
    September 20th, 2010 at 18:31 | #2

    An IC on PB costs only 5000 a night, which is 1/8 of what it normally costs, 40,000.

  3. Liz
    October 19th, 2010 at 20:24 | #3

    When researching PB hotels in Minneapolis, MN, I cam across the HI Express in Eagan for a PB rate of 0(zero) points+$30 under the ‘Points+cash’ heading….does this mean what it appears? Can one really book a room not using any points and only $30/night or is this an error?

  4. Plizatnum
    November 2nd, 2010 at 23:50 | #4

    @Liz
    This is an error and if you check the site again – you’ll see that all Point Break hotels have been removed until further notice (or, until Nov 18th)

  5. Michael
    December 17th, 2010 at 11:54 | #5

    Stay vs nights. If you are a card holder, gold/platinum most front desk personnel will let you on a FRI/SAT stay or SAT/SUN stay or really whatever two nights, check out after the first night and recheck in that same room, that way your getting two stays out of ONE. All it is will be about a 2 min inconveience at the front desk for your time.

    I have done this quite often and haven’t had a problem.

  6. Michael
    December 17th, 2010 at 11:59 | #6

    Oh and I reached Platimun at the end of 2010, so I have the entire 2011 to enjoy those benefits. Like is suggested, sign up for all the current promos, you are eligible for, the extra points do add up at the end of the year.

    On my previous comment, checking out after that first night and rechecking back in makes you eligible for the current Sweet Delimina deal after only one stay. DO REMEMBER TO BOOK your stay (2 nights) as seperate nights also

  7. Mark
    November 2nd, 2011 at 15:26 | #7

    Hi –
    Just a thought… If I have a meal (or drinks) at any IC group hotels, but I am NOT actually staying there, is it possible to collect PC points for the spend? Or are they ONLY for residents?
    Regards, Mark

  8. Bruce
    November 29th, 2011 at 14:17 | #8

    @Mark
    Unfortunately, no. You can only get in-house points if you are a guest (either paying or reward night) and charge it to your room. We’ve been on reward nights at Crown Plaza and Holiday Inn and received the standard ten points per $1 (with additional 50% Platinum bonus) for our drinks in the lounge, even though our room charge was $0. The in-house charges are separate line items on bill at checkout. I would assume same at Staybridge and Candlewood (five points per $1) for mini-mart purchases.

  9. Steve
    February 10th, 2012 at 12:46 | #9

    Hi,

    Thanks for this great information. I will be joining club rewards before my stay in Paris France at a Holiday Inn. I will be there for 30 days at the same hotel back to back nights. Does this program give me reward points for each night? Does it work in Europe? I can not move hotels with it being a business trip.

  1. November 10th, 2010 at 05:40 | #1