Priority Club’s Crack the Case is a fantastic promotion for me. You will have to check your own email offer to decide the promotion value for yourself. There are so many variations to this email offer that I can only explain mine as an example of the Crack the Case promotion released today.
Crack the Case 162,000 Bonus Points Offer for Ric Garrido
I will earn bonus points for completing each of five tasks called “latches”. I need to complete or “open the latch” for only four of the five latches to earn my “Crack the Case” bonus of 91,000 bonus points. The timeframe for accomplishing the tasks of this promotion is through May 31, 2011.
My five latches to open (fulfilling four of these five tasks earns an additional 91,000 bonus points)
- Stay 10 room nights = 5,000 points
- Stay at 2 brands = 2,200 points
- Stay 2 Saturdays = 3,300 points
- Priority Club Select Visa = 60,000 points
- Take a Survey = 500 points
FlyerTalk thread shows wide range of ‘Crack the Case’ offers
This FlyerTalk thread details dozens of individualized offers. Some members have high hurdles and others, like me, have easily manageable, relatively low cost latches to open for a huge overall bonus.
The tasks are similar for the various targeted promotions, however, the quantities needed to fulfill the tasks and the bonus points earned for each task are the main variables differentiating individual offers.
For example, one FlyerTalker stated the survey earns 2,000 points in his case; 68 room nights required to earn 12,800 points; and 38 hotels to earn 21,700 points.
68 room nights and 38 different hotels is quite a higher hurdle than 10 room nights and 2 brands for earning the “Crack the Case” bonus.
Another FlyerTalker states a Crack the Case potential bonus of 467,700 points, but to fulfill the requirements will take either 108 nights or 68 properties by May 31, 2011. Perhaps that is not insurmountable for this particular Priority Club member, but I would be highly unlikely to reach that level of hotel stays – even with half a million points incentive.
It appears that Priority Club members with infrequent stays received the low threshold, high bonus offers. I had a few IHG brand hotel stays last summer and fall, but no IHG hotel stays so far in 2010.
I plan to Crack My Case
My offer will earn 102,000 bonus points without even bothering to take on a Priority Club credit card. If I choose the credit card offer, then I could get 157,000 bonus points after just two hotel nights in two different IHG brands between now and May 31, 2011.
For me, this a 5-key Priority Club promotion offer that will entice me to Crack the Case.
Is “Crack the Case” a good promotion for you?
Check your email to find out the individual latches you need to open in order to crack your case for Priority Club bonus points.