Priority Club Credit Cards

Last updated: August 10th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Priority Club offers credit cards a limited number of countries in the world, each with it’s own sign up bonus and earning structure, more details follow below. But of course the USA gets the best deal!


  • Joining Points: 10,000
  • Points earned at IHG properties: Double points over normal spend
  • Points earned elsewhere: <unknown>
  • Affiliated to: VISA
  • Bank: Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (Citi Group)
  • Link: Sign up
  • Comments: 0

United Kingdom (UK)

  • Joining Points: 25,000
  • Points earned at IHG properties: 2 Points per £
  • Points earned elsewhere: 1 Point per £
  • Affiliated to: VISA
  • Bank: Barclaycard (Barclays)
  • Link: Sign up
  • Comments: Various different sign up bonuses have been offered – this is the best one I could find!

United States (USA)

  • Joining Points: 30,000
  • Points earned at IHG properties: 3 Points per £
  • Points earned elsewhere: 1 Point per
  • Additional Bonus: 10,000 Points when you spend US$15,000
  • Additional Bonus: Instant Gold Status
  • Additional Bonus: Free airline companion ticket
  • Affiliated to: VISA
  • Bank: FirstUSA (JP Morgan Chase)
  • Link: Sign up
  • Comments: Companion ticket appears to be next to worthless – but 3 points per dollar spent at IHG hotels makes for an attractive bonus!

Rest of the World

If you have an American Express card you can convert your Membership Rewards points to Priority Club Points at varying rates.

  1. September 2nd, 2009 at 06:55 | #1

    If I use the a priority club card to pay for a room at a holiday inn do I get 10 points per dollar for the night and 3 points per dollar for using the card? For example an $80.00 room would be 800 points. At 3 points per dollar that would be 240 points. So if I used a priority club credit card would I get only the 240 points or the 240 points plus the 800.

  2. admin
    September 2nd, 2009 at 09:50 | #2

    Bob, you would get a total of 1040 points. Note, the credit points are awarded via your credit card statement and won’t appear on your folio.

    Additionally credit card points are not subject to bonuses you may have signed up to.

  3. a.a.k
    November 9th, 2009 at 06:59 | #3

    Hi My Dear

    I am now a resident in the Middle East
    I am now a resident in the Middle East
    What a way to get Priority Club Credit Cards?
    For the members Resident in the UK
    Can they use in their purchasesIn the Middle East, for example?
    Thank You Very Much

  4. Brian
    December 29th, 2009 at 11:48 | #4

    Can you register for the visa, get the points, then cancel it after say a year, then register for the card again?

  5. TsarTsar
    March 3rd, 2010 at 02:35 | #5

    Brian. I can only speak for the UK issued cards. I have some friends who works @ Barclaycard in the department that issues the Priority Club Visa. They informed me that you need to re-apply 13 weeks after recieving confirmation that your previous card was cancelled. Hope that this was of some help.

  6. derren lampitt
    May 4th, 2011 at 11:38 | #6

    hi, i just tried activating my new priority club visa card which i applied for using the link on here for 25000 bonus points, now there saying they carnt offer me that amount but only 10000 as they dont and never have offered 25000 bonus points, i explained the link but still no go< what if anything can i do to get them to cough up my points???????

  7. May 17th, 2011 at 12:34 | #7

    I have had a PC visa card for over 10 years. I have recently noticed that I’m no longer getting any promo/bonus points for using my card to pay for Holiday Inn stays — since about July last year.

    Any info on this.

  8. Mark
    February 22nd, 2012 at 13:53 | #8

    My wife (who is a very occasional PC Points collector) has just had an email offering 40,000 – yes 40k – PCP’s to sign up for the PC Black Visa card. They must think she would forget to cancel it before the £99 annual fee kicks in! I don’t think it is a universal offer though.

  9. Amos
    March 30th, 2012 at 11:04 | #9

    In the US the priority club CC is good for getting the signup bonus (I signed up for 2 cards
    in 2006, got 60k and stayed 6 nights in colorado and arizona. at that time, most hotels were 10k per night). However, getting one point per dollar is a horrible deal, on par with .6% cashback. The HH cards offer 3 hilton points per dollar, which is a much better deal.

  10. Modasser
    January 29th, 2013 at 09:57 | #10

    Hi I had upgraded last year to the black card from my basic card provided by visa and the fee was waivered.
    I had nearly collected enough points to the £10k mark to obtain a free night voucher.
    My first year was to expire 17/02/13 but I down graded early not realising I would losse my points towards a free night.

    i contacted barclays whom advised not possible to upgrade status to resume points.

    Can I apply again for the black status and avoid the annual fee or am i likely to be charged straight away as i have recently down graded a week ago????

  11. Fido
    February 6th, 2013 at 02:29 | #11

    About this time last year Priority Club Visa (UK) had an offer of 40k points when you signed up for a Black Card at a £99 fee (although some targeted recipients could have the fee waived). Is there sch an offer somewhere in the pipeline again?

  12. Gareth Court
    April 22nd, 2013 at 05:54 | #12

    Is anyone else experiencing dealys in getting their normal monthly spends points through. I’ve had none credited in 2 months!!!

  13. June 22nd, 2013 at 09:02 | #13

    @Gareth Court
    Yes I have had no points for April or May, I called the card provider and they said there is a technical issue. Suggest you call the site as it seems they are running a spreadsheet (guess they dont know who has not had the points credit and who has?)

  14. September 30th, 2013 at 13:18 | #14

    Found this link for 40000 PC points. From experience, screen shot or print it out as PC Visa will not automaticvally give the points and you just get the bog standard 20000!

    Good luck

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