An exclusive bonus points offer was received by Priority Club Rewards Visa online community members last week. The email states the offer may be shared with friends and family. Anyone involved in social networking on FlyerTalk, Facebook, or Twitter knows some people have thousands of friends.
Priority Club Offer: Triple points for a three night stay at any IHG branded property, except the offer is not valid for stays at InterContinental Hotels brand.
Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, or Hotel Indigo = 30 points/US$1
Candlewood Suites and Staybridge Suites = 15 points /US$1
Loyalty Traveler Key Ranking = 4 Key High value promotion
Triple Points Promotion Codes
Your personal code: 1444
Your personal code: 1447
FlyerTalk has two different links using 1444 or 1447 as the code for this offer, depending on who is “your friend”. Either link works.
Priority Club Insider has 1444 personal code link.
The offer will request where you heard about this promotion. The email states friends should reply “Referred by a friend” using the drop down menu when prompted.
I actually responded truthfully and selected “From a blog”. I do not have a Priority Club Rewards Visa card.
This promotion has high value, but only if you need a 3-night hotel stay during the August 15-September 15 period. Think Labor Day weekend. Otherwise, this is a 3-Key promotion with good value even for the occasional traveler. Priority Club offers free nights at only 5,000 points at select properties during most months of the year. Virtually any 3 night hotel stay in Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express with a base rate of $56 per night will earn at least 5,000 points with the triple points promotion.
There are around 4,000 Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, and Hotel Indigo properties globally for earning the triple points for three night or longer stays over the next month from August 15 to September 15. The exclusion of InterContinental Hotels blocks fewer than 200 hotels from the triple points offer.
Priority Club’s double points promotion was analyzed on Loyalty Traveler last week and starts September 15.
Loyalty Traveler analysis:
August 17-20, 2009
$139.30 Advance Purchase Rate (prepaid, nonrefundable)
1 King Bed with View
$476.70 after tax for 3 nights.
Triple points for this sample stay are only awarded on base points.
$417.90 x 10 points/US$1 = 4,179 points x 3 = 12,537 points.
Basic Priority Club member = 12,537 points
Gold Elite (10% bonus points) = 12,954 points
Platinum elite (50% bonus points) = 14,626 points
Earning points at this level is nearly sufficient for a free hotel night at lower points IHG Hotel brands like Candlewood Suites (15,000 points) or Staybridge Suites (20,000 points) and low level Holiday Inn and HI Express. 25,000 points earns a free night reward with Crowne Plaza or Hotel Indigo, and upper end Holiday Inns and Holiday Inn Express.