Posted by Ric Garrido

IHG Priority Club offers members around the globe various targeted promotions. The primary global Priority Club promotion currently is double points or double miles from May 16-August 15, 2011.

The unique aspect of Priority Club is a member like me can register for many other targeted promotions and receive bonus points. The promotion code is all that is needed.

Where do I find these promotion codes?

Two places are great resources for finding Priority Club promotion codes easily.

PriorityClubInsider.com lists the major promotion offers for Priority Club and also includes links to discount hotel rates.

The FlyerTalk IC Master Promo Thread 2011 is an even more comprehensive resource for locating dozens of promotion codes that may or may not apply for your stays. This is a thread with 119 posts in 2011 where people list email offers and registration codes and the FlyerTalk moderator updates a master list every couple of weeks in the first post of the thread.

There are promotions for:

  • the number of hotel stays you have in three months,
  • free InterContinental Ambassador status with 3 InterContinental Hotel stays,
  • 300 bonus points for completing a survey,
  • Asia-Pacific region member sweepstakes for 480,000 Priority Club points,
  • next stay bonuses,
  • online booking bonuses.

My personal experience is most stays with Priority Club hotels earn 5,000 or more points when I would expect to earn only 1,000 to 2,000 points based on hotel rate and a primary global promotion like Double Points. These points add up big time for me, often approaching or even exceeding 50 points/$1, for several of my Priority Club stays each year.

Europe, Middle East and Africa hotel specific bonus points.

 

Asia Pacific Residents (excluding Japan) 480,000 Points Sweepstakes.

  • Enter sweepstakes by registering for double points promotion before August 15, 2011 at this link. One entry into sweepstakes just for registration.
  • Code 8560 – Grand prize of 480,000 points.
  • Sweepstakes Terms.

 

Stay X Nights, Earn Y Bonus Points

Priority Club offers targeted quarterly bonuses for hotel nights. These codes are offers members received as an email promotion. While I personally do not recall ever receiving one of these targeted offers, my experience and anecdotal evidence from many other members indicate Priority Club members can sign up for one of these offers and receive the bonus points.

These stay X nights, Get Y Bonus Points offers only apply to the first offer the member registers among these and other codes.

Valid July 1 to September 30, 2011

Stay 3, Get 5,000 – Code 3567
Stay 4, Get 5,000 – Code 1555
Stay 7, Get 10,000 – Code 8564
Stay 8, Get 10,000 – Code 6565
Stay 10, Get 10,000 – Code 3568
Stay 12, Get 10,000 – Code 1563
Stay 15, Get 15,000 – Code 8565
Stay 18, Get 15,000 – Code 9549

Go for the best offer you think you can reach. I picked a 7 nights offer this past quarter and I am one night short for 10,000 points. I don’t need a hotel night by June 30 and the cost of a hotel night is not worth 10,000 bonus points to me. I should have signed up for Stay 3 nights, get 5,000 points which I completed in May.

Tutorial on Registering for Multiple Priority Club Promotions

Here is a concise description of the registration process in this FlyerTalk post:

Points FAQ
Q: “How do I register for a promo?”
A: All promotions with a promo code can be reached through this link followed by typing in the promo code manually (or cut and pasting in your browser):
priorityclub.com/register

Q: “Can I register for all these promos?”
A: It’s up to each person to see if they are eligible for the various promotions and you should only register if you’re happy that it will not have any effect on your account. Basically if you have any doubts then either ask or don’t register.

Q: “Can I register more than one code?”

A: Yes – except for Stay “X” nights Get “X” Points/Miles

Q: “I’ve successfully registered but nothing is appearing in my offers?”
A-1) It sometimes takes a day or two for the offers to show up under your offers
A-2) Some of them will show up, but others will never show up
A-3) Some will post
A-4) Others will not post

Pool room at InterContinental Chicago

7 Responses

  1. I wouldn’t have made so much publicity about this. Threads on forums are existsing. The more this is propagated, the sooner priorityclub will fix it.

  2. Ditto…

  3. Do you seriously think Priority Club is unaware of the situation with these codes posted on FlyerTalk, MilePoint and PriorityClubInsider for the past several years?

    I’ve been promoting these offers for several years on Loyalty Traveler blog. The point of Loyalty Traveler blog is to let people know where to find the resources to get good hotel deals.

  4. I am sure they are aware of it, but one could argue that the more people use these tricks the more costly it gets for PC and the greater the incentive to plug the hole (if they consider it a hole). On the other hand, it’s always those who already know a trick who then are concerned that too many others may “ruin” it for them. Lock the door once I am in! :-)

  5. Just curious…why even mention the Stay 4 if you have already mentioned the Stay 3 offer, for the same amount of points? Ditto for the Stay 8, etc.

  6. You can also get 50 PC points each day for free via 4square.

  7. […] As always, if you have any tips, please feel free to share them below!Key resources: Ric over at Loyalty Traveler gives a good run through of Priority Club bonuses PriorityClubInsider.com is the go-to source for PC […]

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