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Cheap Priority Club Points on Sale Today at Noon

by on April 27, 2011 · 10 comments

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Today’s installment of Daily Getaways are several packages of Priority Club points. These points can be redeemed for all Intercontinental/Priority Club (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Indigo, etc) with the lowest Point Breaks hotels going for 5,000 points a night and the nicest Intercontinental properties cost 40,000 points a night.

As with the other auctions, these are being marketed as free nights, but what you are actually buying is blocks of points. Per the redemption T&C:

“Within 10 business days of purchase, you’ll have 10,000 Priority Club® points deposited into the Priority Club account that you provide at time of purchase, to use however you choose.

Once you have received the points, you can use them towards a free night by calling the Priority Club Service Center within the U.S. and Canada at 1-877-860-1373 or by reserving online at www.priorityclub.com.”

Options:
10,000 points for $67 .67 cents a point or $60.30 if you pay with any Amex card, .6 cents a point.
40,000 points for $267, .67 cents a point or $240.30 if you pay with any Amex card, .6 cents a point.

$240.30 for an award night at high-end properties like Intercontinental Time Square, London Park Lane or Bora Bora is a darn good deal. Another thing to take into consideration is that Priority Club calculates elite status by points earned, so purchasing  60,000 points will get you Platinum Status, which isn’t as valuable as the top tier of other chains, but still gets you room upgrades, late check-out and overall better customer service.

If you want in on these packages, you should have your browser ready at noon EST sharp, because they can sell out quickly.

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  • Tyler

    Great offer when combined with other — I combined this with 2 of the Priority Club Visa sign ups @80k points each no annual fee first year. Those gave me 160k points + picked up another 40k here for 200k total. When I will be in London this summer, the Park Lane is 368 GBP per night or roughly $600. My 5 night stay should have cost me over $3k but is actually costing me less than $240 I paid for the 40k points kicker. Obviously some tax and incidentals but still an amazing deal, I love points!

  • michael

    I bought 65,000 points as I had 5000 points in my account and now can stay at the same place as you, Tyler, the Park Lane, once I get 10K more points or just pay $60.

    Any know the benefits of being Priority Club Platinum Elite? Is there lounge access? Does other hotel programs match them?

  • The Points Guy

    Well played- using points for London stays is almost always a great redemption value. I hate what the GBP does to my bank account!

  • larry

    Brian, this is great! Wife and I love to go to NYC around Christmas, mostly to see the Rockettes Christmas show. Last time, for cost reasons, we stayed in Newark for ~$130 night. Bought 5 of the 25k promo so now we can stay at either ICH for 3 nights or Candlewood for 15k/night. We end up paying $90 for a $350 room. Looked at other locations for our travels but high dollar cities really pay off with this. Also, to conserve points, at Candlewood it was 15k/night or 5k plus $60, which is what we paid for the promo ($30 per 5000 points) It seems reasonable to use this option and conserve your points oor am I missing something? PS Applied for AMEX Platinum on Mondat, hope I get the 50k miles.

  • Tyler

    Larry – I do the points + cash options as well but generally just to stretch my stays out. I generally try not to stockpile points as I like to have just enough for emergencies and I tend to accumulate as I go. I have had instances of points being devalued or expiring in the past and it just makes sense for me to keep burning them as i get them, though it is hard to watch a 6 figure account balance dwindle down. Thanks to sites like this, there are always new bonus offers out there that you can jump on.

  • Michael

    Is the May 2nd deal for Hilton a value or not?

  • PowerJoe

    “$240.30 for a free night at highend properties like Intercontinental Time Square, London Park Lane or Bora Bora is a darn good deal.”

    Excuse my ignorance please. You pay $240.30 and it is considered a “free” night?

  • The Points Guy

    @Powerjoe- you are right- I should have used the term award instead of free. I’ll update.

  • James

    @ larry

    I just booked 6 nights at the Staybridge Suites in Times Square for 10K points/night + $60/cash/night, so $360 plus 60K points.

    All-if you ever need additional Priority Club Points cheaply and you didn’t get in on the above auction, you can buy them for $60/10K points. Just book a room using points + cash, and then cancel the reservation. The points that you bought for $60/10K will automatically be deposited back into your Priority Club account.

    For instance, if you need 50,000 more points, book any Candlewood Suites for 5 nights which is normally 15K/night with the 5K points/night plus $60. You’ll pay $300 and 25K points for the booking, but after you cancel the reservation, you’ll get an immediate deposit of the 25K points that you put in from your original account balance plus the 50K points that you bought for $300, so you get 75K points added back into your account, so voila, 50K points for $300, anytime, or 10K points for $60, anytime. I called CSR and confirmed.

  • Jtberg1969

    Can you attain platinum status this way? If you say get 60K points credited, is this considered earning and therefore gives you platinum status?

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