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Priority Club is in the process of changing the number of points needed to redeem for free nights (read: they are increasing the amount of points needed to book many hotels). 40,000 used to be the maximum amount of points needed for an Intercontinental, but as of today many are now at 50,000.

However, it seems that they’ve decreased the number of points needed to book a free night at both of their Bora Bora properties. One of the best properties, Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa now shows only 30,000 points per night for a 2 bedroom suite.

This will probably change, so get in while you can! The room shown in the screenshot in this post was selling for $935, so those 30,000 points are worth roughly 3.1 cents each – not bad since Priority Club points are usually worth less than a cent a piece. You can also get this using cash & points for 20,000 points and $60 a night.

I generally don’t recommend transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Priority Club at the 1:1 ratio, but it could make sense in this situation.

Hat tip TPG reader JP!

Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

With great transfer partners like United and Hyatt, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
16.49% - 23.49% Variable
Annual Fee
Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95
Balance Transfer Fee
5.00%
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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