Daily Archives: Mar 11, 2013

Priority Club Purchased Points No Longer Elite Qualifying


Priority Club changed what points are elite qualifying starting on January 1, 2013. You can read my piece about this change here. Previously, almost all points deposited to your Priority Club account were elite qualifying ones.


I wrote a piece back in January that points purchased via Buy Priority Club Points that is handled by this party Points.com are elite qualifying and they most definitely were at the time. They are no longer. You can see from the screenshot above that the purchased points didn’t change the number of elite qualifying points earned in 2013.

Starwood Hotel Special In Europe, Middle East & Africa At Up To 50% Off


Starwood has made a special limited time discount offer of up to 50% off at ITB trade fair in Berlin. This offer is valid for bookings made until March 17 and for stays until June 30th, 2013. You can access Starwood’s website for this special offer here.


This rate plan returns very competitive prices. It is not prepaid and fully cancelable until the day of arrival. Note that you can see the list of participating countries above that are all in Europe, Africa & Middle East.

Buy Starpoints At Up To 25% Discount


Starwood has a promotion for buying or gifting Starpoints at up to 25% discount of the usual price. The purchase price of a Starpoint under this offer is 2.6 cents each at the highest discount. The offer is valid for purchases between March 11 and April 30, 2013, and you can access it here.


Any one account cannot receive more than 20K Starpoints in a calendar year, whether they are gifted or purchased by the account holder.

Priority Club 10K Bonus Points Offer For Stays Of Three Nights Or Longer At Holiday Inn Club Vacations Resorts

Priority Club has a new 10K bonus points offer for stays of three nights or longer at Holiday Inn Club Vacations locations. This offer is valid for stays between March 1 and May 31, 2013, that are booked by May 27. You can access Priority Club web page for this offer here.


There are only TEN Holiday Inn Club Vacations locations and all are located in the United States. You can find the list below and access the website for this Holiday Inn brand here.

Book Suite Escape Rate At Venetian Or Palazzo And Get 4000 Bonus Priority Club Points

Priority Club has a bonus offer for booking a minimum of two nights stay at Venetian or Palazzo, both part of InterContinental Alliance Resorts, using Suite escape rate by May 5, 2013. You can access Priority Club’s web page for this promotion here.


The rate code for this offer is ISSEP. There seems to be a one night deposit requirement for this rate, but it is cancelable up to 3 days before arrival. Check the rate rules!

US Airways Status Match: Dividend Miles Silver, Gold or Platinum Trial Preferred


US Airways doesn’t do straight status matches like i.e. Delta and United, but they are offering something similar for a price and you don’t need to have status with any airlines to get started with. You can access this offer on US Airways web site here.


You need to decide at what level you would like to start your Trial Preferred. Silver costs $200, Gold $400, and Platinum $600. You will get the status for 90 days during which you need to complete:

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