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Priority Club is running a 50% bonus on purchased points through November 22, 2012. This means that essentially you are purchasing each point for as low as .77 cents apiece – which can be a great value if you know how to maximize Priority Club points.

Priority Club “sells” points normally at .8 cents apiece when you do cash & points redemptions (for every $40 in cash outlay, you save 5,000 points) and those points don’t count towards status while the official purchase promotion does. Platinum is earned at 60,000 points and that’ll get you a 50% point bonus on paid stays and some other small perks like room upgrades and guaranteed availability.

This could be a way to get multiple nights at Priority Club hotels (Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Hotel Indigo, etc). Reward nights start at 30,000 points and go up to 50,000. With cash & points, you can save up to 10,000 points per night by spending $80, so award nights start at 20,000 points and $80.

Priority Club Reward Night Chart

Naturally, points are more valuable when you redeem for rooms that cost more money. Priority Club is great too because they have over 4,500 hotels worldwide versus just 1,076 Starwood hotels and 492 Hyatt hotels, for example.

Priority Club also runs PointBreaks hotels frequently that only cost 5,000 points a night. With this promo, that would mean free nights for only $38.50! They usually have some Intercontinentals on the list (and I recently stayed at a PointBreaks Intercontinental in Phnomh Penh). Due to a conference, rooms were going for $200+, so I almost felt criminal getting it for only 5,000 Priority Club points a night!

Overall, Priority Club points aren’t the most valuable hotel currency, but they have some amazing redemptions that might make this promotion worthwhile.

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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