When you InterContinental Ambassador year is coming to an end, you will receive an email from InterContinental offering you three different renewal options. You can access the offers here.
I am using a theoretical value of half a cent per Priority Club point in the following examples.
1. Renew for $150 and receive 10,000 bonus points
This is rather straightforward. You pay $150 for renewing and will receive a code for 10K PC (worth $50). Cost of renewing $100.
2. Renew for $200 and receive 15,000 bonus points plus a 10% points rebate on Reward Nights (max 100K in a calendar year)
This is the most interesting option if you have any redemption nights during the 12 month period. Note that the maximum rebate of 100K applies to a calendar year that is likely different than your Ambassador year.
The 15K that you will get is worth $75. You have a net cost of $125. Let’s say that you redeem 400K Priority Club point during your Ambassador year. You would receive a rebate of 40K Priority Club points back. That would leave a negative price of -$75 if we value Priority Club points at half of a cent.
3. Renew using 24,000 of your Priority Club points and receive 5,000 bonus points
If you don’t want to spend any money renewing your status, this is the way to go. You pay 24K Priority Club points, but you will receive 5K Priority Club code in your Ambassador package. The net cost thus is 19K Priority Club points that we can value at $95.
Bonus points codes
These bonus points codes that come with these packages are just a string of numbers on the welcome letter. You don’t have to deposit them to your account. You can give them to somebody else and they are elite qualifying. 15K Priority Club points is quarter of the Priority Club Platinum status requirement of 60K.
You should go with the choice number 2 if you have any award nights planned during your Ambassador year. You can make a bundle if you are redeeming a lot during your Ambassador year and if it extends over two calendar years. The maximum rebate of 100K points is per calendar year.
Here’s the very short small print about this offer:
*Bonus points are delivered via voucher code in the Ambassador Member kit
**10% points rebate: receive 10% of redeemed points back on all Reward Night redemptions for 12 months. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks after Reward Night stay for rebated points to be deposited into your account. Maximum number of points to be rebated not to exceed 100,000 points in a calendar year. Not applicable on other (non-Reward night ) redemption items.