Posted by Ric Garrido

Priority Club will add 50% bonus points on purchases made from November 15-22, 2012. This brings the cost of buying points down to $7.67 per 1,000 points when buying 26,000 to 50,000 points.

You may buy up to 50,000 points in a calendar year with Priority Club. This offer makes it possible to buy 75,000 points, if you have not purchased points in 2012.

  • 1,000 to 10,000 points = $13.50 per 1,000 points = $9.00 per 1,000 points with 50% bonus.
  • 11,000 to 25,000 points = $12.50 per 1,000 points = $8.33 per 1,000 points with 50% bonus.
  • 26,000 to 50,000 points = $11.50 per 1,000 points = $7.67 per 1,000 points with 50% bonus.

Earning Platinum elite buying points

Priority Club Rewards Platinum elite status is earned with 60,000 points posted to your account in a calendar year. Buying points with this 50% bonus offer counts for elite credit. Buying points at the slightly lower $7.00 per 1,000 points rate through Points & Cash trick will not earn elite credit. See below for explanation of Points & Cash trick.

Priority Club Platinum members do not get too many benefits, but some room upgrades and 50% elite bonus points on hotel spend are real benefits of Platinum elite. You can also use the Platinum status to status match with some other hotel loyalty programs.

Priority Club Gold elite is earned with 20,000 points in a calendar year. Gold elite status has the benefit of 10% bonus points on hotel spend and little else.

The primary advantage for buying points at $7.67 to $9 per 1,000 points with this offer rather than $7 per 1,000 points with a “Points & Cash purchase and cancellation” is the points purchased through this current 50% bonus offer are points that count for Priority Club Rewards elite credit.

Priority Club Points & Cash Reward trick is cheaper for buying points, but does not earn elite credit.

While almost all points earned through Priority Club count for elite qualification credit, the points purchased through Points & Cash rewards do not count for elite status. Priority Club Points & Cash Reward nights allow a member to pay $70 for 10,000 points toward a reward night stay at time of booking. The points purchased are nonrefundable meaning if you cancel the reward stay you get to keep the 10,000 points you purchased.

Some members use Points & Cash rewards to buy Priority Club points at a discount through booking a Points & Cash stay, buying 10,000 points at a rate of $70 and then cancelling the reward stay and keeping the purchased points.

This limited time points purchase offer with 50% bonus points through November 22 allows a member to purchase the points needed to grow your 2012 balance to 60,000 points and reach Platinum elite in 2012 for 2013 Priority Club Rewards status.

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Even if you currently have earned no Priority Club points in 2012 you can buy 60,000 points and Priority Club Platinum for $460 to maintain that status through 2013.

Priority Club regularly offers PointsBreaks hotel reward nights at 5,000 points per night and Last Minute Reward Nights each month for 50% off the standard reward rate.

Note: While the promotion states it lasts through November 22, there is no time zone listed. Priority Club tends to end some promotions using London time, so this offer may end before midnight on Nov 22 in the USA.

3 Responses

  1. Not worth it unless you are. Just shy or needed ponts or status IMHO

  2. “Some members use Points & Cash rewards to buy Priority Club points at a discount through booking a Points & Cash stay, buying 10,000 points at a rate of $70 and then cancelling the reward stay and keeping the purchased points.”

    Could you explain exactly how this works? Once acquired, can Priority Club points be transferred at a reasonable rate into airline miles like SPG points? Thanks!

  3. @mike S. – book a points & cash award. At the time of booking you can buy 5,000 points for $40 or 10,000 points for $70. Assume it is a Holiday inn for 25,000 points per night.

    You need 15,000 points in your account. You book Points & Cash award for 15,000 points and $70. The $70 buys the 10,000 points needed for a 25,000 points award night.

    You have an award night reservtion confirmed.

    If you cancel that reservation you get the 25,000 points redeposited in your account. The 10,000 points you bought for $70 are nonrefundable.

    Your account balance grows 10,000 points at a cost of $70.

    Priority Club points exchange into miles at rate of 10,000 points = 2,000 miles. They are not a good exchange value at $70 for 2,000 miles.

    Comment by Ric Garrido on November 18th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

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