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Priority Club PointBreaks are reduced-level award redemptions at Priority Club hotels (Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, Indigo, Holiday Inn, etc.) that require just 5,000 Priority Club points for a free night and that change every 2 months. 5,000 points is a pretty low redemption level especially for Intercontinental properties, which normally require between 30,000-50,000 points, and Hotel Indigo locations and Crowne Plazas, which require between 25,000-35,000 points.
If you need Priority Club points quickly, they transfer 1:1 from Chase Ultimate Rewards (note: transfers usually take 1-2 business days) if you have the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Ink Bold or Ink Plus cards. Or simply buy them via Priority Club directly for .7 cents a point using the cash & points method described in this post (#7).
The list of PointBreak properties is usually pretty random – both in terms of hotels and locations – but it doesn’t hurt to keep track of which properties are included, because you never know where you might find yourself, and the opportunity to redeem just 5,000 points for a free night instead of say 35,000-50,000 for a Crowne Plaza or Intercontinental is hard to pass up. Remember, though, there are a limited amount of rooms available at these rates at the various hotels, so if you know your travel plans, or even think you might be heading to one (or more) of these places, you should make your PointBreaks reservation sooner rather than later (you can usually cancel for free if your plans change).
As I said, the PointBreaks list changes every 2 months and can be pretty random, and this roundup is no exception, probably because of the busy holiday travel season. I’m kind of disappointed that there’s just a single Intercontinental on the list (in Jakarta) and two Hotel Indigos (one at the Toronto Airport and one in Costa Rica). But hey, if you have plans to be in Fiji, at least there’s a Holiday Inn there that you can take advantage of!
Here’s the full list:
CANDLEWOOD SUITES ENTERPRISE
CANDLEWOOD SUITES JONESBORO
HOLIDAY INN PHOENIX-WEST
CANDLEWOOD SUITES PARACHUTE
CANDLEWOOD SUITES CRAWFORDSVILLE
STAYBRIDGE SUITES WICHITA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS PRINCE FREDERICK
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES PORTALES
CANDLEWOOD SUITES OWASSO
HOLIDAY INN WARREN (KINZUA DAM-ALLEGHENY)
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS ANDERSON-I-85 (EXIT 27-HWY 81)
STAYBRIDGE SUITES KNOXVILLE OAK RIDGE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS RICHMOND AIRPORT
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL MILWAUKEE AIRPORT
Holiday Inn Laval – Montreal
Hotel Indigo Toronto Airport
Central & South America
HOLIDAY INN PORTO ALEGRE
HOTEL INDIGO SAN JOSE FORUM COSTA RICA
HOLIDAY INN GENT – EXPO
HOLIDAY INN PRAGUE AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN TAMPERE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LISBON – OEIRAS
HOLIDAY INN ELCHE
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CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL AL KHOBAR
HOLIDAY INN RESORT DEAD SEA
HOLIDAY INN SUVA