Nov192010

Priority Club Points & Cash Rewards are now $40 to buy 5,000 points

IHG Priority Club made a change to their Points & Cash Rewards yesterday with an increase from $30 to $40 to buy 5,000 points. The price for 10,000 points remains unchanged at $60.

Priority Club Points & Cash reward nights allow the member to purchase in advance either 5,000 points or 10,000 points at a discount rate for a reward night booking. Now it is a more expensive rate to buy 5,000 points at $8 per 1,000 points compared to 10,000 points at $6 per 1,000 points for a Priority Club Points & Cash reward night.

The primary negative effect this has is on the 200 or so Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express Hotels that are normally 10,000 points for a free night. These properties only offer $40 + 5,000 points for a Points & Cash reward night, effectively increasing the cost of each reward night by $10.

The choice to buy 10,000 points for $60 is obviously the better deal now and will encourage members to buy more points from Priority Club.

Will the price for 10,000 points go up anytime soon?

Price Increase from $30 to $40 for Priority Club Points & Cash Reward Night

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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