There are number of InterContinental hotels in Europe that are offering 5000 bonus Priority Club points per stays when you book IKP50 rate plan. I have written about similar offers for European InterContinental hotels previously as well. These bonus points are currently availability until April 8, 2013, and you can access this offer here.
Normally, when you book one of these bonus point rates, you are not getting the points for free but rather paying a premium over the cheapest rate. Paying the bonus point rate makes “financial” sense when there are no discounted rates available as this rate plan is typically tied to the best flexible rate.
Also, you should book this rate plan for longer than one night stays. You are paying an inflated rate but you can only get the bonus points once. If you are planning to spend more than one and prefer getting the bonus points package, book it for one night and other nights using discounted rate or best flexible rate.
Now, these bonus points rates make more sense as they still continue to count towards the Priority Club Gold and Platinum qualification requirements (all InterContinental Ambassador members are automatically Gold and Royal Ambassador members Platinum).
The following hotels in Europe are participating for this offer:
InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam
Here’s rate examples from InterContinental Bucharest
The 5000 bonus points rate is 10 euros higher than the best flexible rate and close to 48 euros higher than the advance saver rate.
These bonus points packages can make sense IF someone else is paying for your accommodation. Also, these bonus points packages still continue to count towards the Priority Club Gold and Platinum qualifications.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
5,000 Bonus point offer (“Offer”). Offer valid for Qualifying Stays between 1 January 2013 – 8 April 2013 (“Promotional Period”) at 22 participating InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts in Europe (see above list). In order to participate in the Offer, participants must be a Priority Club® Rewards (“PCR”). To sign up for free visit: https://secure.priorityclub.com/rewards/us/en/join/register. 5,000 bonus points will be awarded for each Qualifying Stay during the Promotional Period. A Qualifying Stay is defined as one night or consecutive nights at the same hotel, regardless of frequency of check-in/check-out and has to be booked on the 5,000 Bonus Points Rate Category. It may take up to 4 weeks from the date of stay for bonus points to be added to the PCR member’s account. PCR members will receive only points under the Offer; no air-miles will be awarded. No bonus points will be awarded for stays prior to the date of registration for the Offer. Offer is subject to availability at participating hotels. Offer valid on new bookings only, not applicable to groups and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or special promotions. Only one PCR member per room will be awarded the applicable points. The rates shown above may vary by date of booking. Offer is only available at participating hotels and is subject to standard Priority Club® Rewards terms and conditions. Standard hotel booking terms and restrictions apply. IHG may vary these promotion terms and conditions at any time. Such variations will not affect any confirmed bookings. This promotion is sponsored by InterContinental Hotels Group Services Company, Broadwater Park, Denham, Buckinghamshire, UB9 5HR, United Kingdom.