Priority Club Summer Promotion 1000 Bonus Points Per Night

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Priority Club has launched their summer promotion first exclusively on Facebook. Officially the promotion starts on June 1st, but you can get in now, if you like Priority Club first and then fill out the form on Priority Club’s Facebook page.

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The promotion is very simple. You will earn 1000 bonus Priority Club points per night until September 3rd, 2012. The maximum number of points that you can earn is capped at 20000. There is also the airline option, but I would not recommend choosing it. Once you register on Priority Club’s Facebook application, you should then receive a separate email confirmation in two business days.

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Please note that you can combine this offer with numerous other Priority Club promotions like these six, current stay bonuses & some bonuses for InterContinental stays.

Here are the Terms and conditions of this offer:

Must be a Priority Club® Rewards Facebook “Fan,” a Priority Club® Rewards member, and must register member number in advance to participate in this promotion.

1,000 bonus points, 200 bonus miles, or 25 AIR MILES®† reward miles with participating airline partners will be awarded on every qualifying night at InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Express by Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® hotels worldwide between May 14, 2012 and September 3, 2012. Maximum bonus award is 20,000 bonus points, 4,000 bonus miles, or 500 bonus AIR MILES®+ reward miles. Most business and leisure rates are qualifying.

You must be a miles collector with a preferred alliance to collect airline miles. See below for participating airlines. Frequency/partner credits may be issued in currencies other than miles. All airline program terms and conditions apply. For details on airline miles earning structure, click here. For details on points earning structure, click here. Only one room per member per night at participating hotels will be awarded the applicable bonus. No retroactive bonus points or miles will be awarded for nights prior to registration. Subject to standard Priority Club Rewards Membership Terms and Conditions.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, associated with, endorsed or administered by Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to InterContinental Hotels Group and not to Facebook.

Participating Airlines

Americas Airlines

United Airlines

American Airlines

Alaska Airlines

US Airways

Delta Airlines

Aeromexico

Lanchile

Varig Brasil

Continental Airlines

Air Canada

AIR MILES Reward Program

Asia Pacific Airlines

Air China

Asia Miles

China Airlines

China Eastern

China Southern

Eva Air
Air New Zealand* (5 Air New Zealand Airpoints up to 100 Airpoints)
All Nippon Airways

Japan Airlines

Jet Airways

Korean Airways

Malaysia Airlines

Qantas Airways Limited

Singapore Airlines

Thai Airways International

Virgin Blue Velocity

Asiana Airlines

Europe, Middle East and Africa Airlines

Etihad Airways

Emirates

Gulf Air

Jet Airways

Saudi Arabian Airlines

South African Airways

Air Berlin

Air France/KLM

British Airways

Virgin Atlantic

Priority Club Summer Promotion + 2 Weeks Early for Facebook Fans

Priority Club is launching their summer promotion starting on June 1st, 2012 for 1000 extra Priority Club points for each qualifying night until September 3rd, 2012. The maximum number of points you can earn is capped at 20K. The link for registering this promotion is www.priorityclub.com/bonus20000. (It is activated on June 1st, 2012)

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There is a twist to this promotion as well. You will earn extra 250 Priority Club points per stay up to five stays, if you book online at any of the IHG family of websites.

If you like Priority Club on Facebook, you can register for this promotion two weeks early and start earning bonus points on May 14th, 2012.

Note that you can combine this promotion with number of other promotions that the Priority Club is having i.e. these six, current stay bonuses & some bonuses for InterContinental stays.

Priority Club Las Vegas Award Flash Sale – 50% Discount at Venetian & Palazzo

InterContinental just tweeted about their Las Vegas award flash sale. You can get both Venetian and Palazzo at 50% discount of the usual number of Priority Club points required. The number of points required during this sale is 25K PC per night.

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The link that was on the twee didn’t originally work, but after sometime the special page for this promotion was up as well.

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The discounted point rates do show up on the search as well.

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Personally, I wouldn’t use 25K Priority Club points for a hotel costing $150 considering all the points that I would earn from that rate as well. (See here how many points I have earned on average on my paid PC stays this year. ) This offer might work better, if you choose more expensive weekend nights.

InterContinental Royal Ambassador Status

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InterContinental Royal Ambassador status is the highest “publicly” available status that one can have with the InterContinental hotels. Thing to note is that this only applies to InterContinental hotels and not to other hotels of the InterContinental Hotels Group like Holiday Inn or Crowne Plaza.

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Royal Ambassadors do get the Priority Club Platinum status and benefits that go with it apply to other hotels of the IHG.

How to get Royal Ambassador Status?

There are two ways. You need to join the Priority Club first and then buy the Ambassador membership that costs $200 or 32K Priority Club points. I wrote a piece last yet, if it is worth buying it.

Then you need to stay from 50 to 70 nights during your Ambassador year (this is NOT a calendar year) and to stay at least three different InterContinental hotels, to be upgraded to a Royal Ambassador status. InterContinental doesn’t publish the exact requirements of this status, but normally 50 nights is the minimum required. It is unclear, however, how many of those 50 to 70 nights are required to be at the InterContinental hotels, but my hunch is that more than half.

Other way to become a Royal Ambassador is to get a referral certificate from a Royal Ambassador member. When you qualify for the status, you will receive a package that contains a referral certificate. These can be often found on eBay for around $500.

Remember that you need to become an Ambassador first before your account can be upgraded to a Royal Ambassador.

Benefits of the Royal Ambassador Status

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Once you have got the number of required nights in or have bought the certificate from eBay, the fun part is about to start. You can then enjoy the perks that come with the RA. I have listed the main benefits that I have taken advantage off. There are others as well.

1. 8AM check in & 4PM check out

Both of these are guaranteed and not up to “availability”, although some properties might say so on their welcome letters

2. Complimentary minibar beverages

Note that the SNACKS are not included by default. Some properties do give out the entire contents of the minibar, but officially the guaranteed benefits are the drinks only including beer/wine/alcohol.

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3. Executive room or suite upgrade

There seems to be lot of confusion, when it comes to the room upgrade benefits for Royal Ambassadors. Regular Ambassadors are guaranteed one category upgrade from the booked category. Royal Ambassadors are entitled to an executive room or a suite. If you book a suite, the property is NOT required to upgrade you further.

Many of the properties have implemented a policy to upgrade RA’s two categories from the room/suite category they book. You do need, however, to confirm this with the property in question beforehand.

4. Free internet access

Royal Ambassadors get a complimentary internet access at all InterContinental properties. This doesn’t apply for regular Ambassador Members.

5. Ambassador Accelerator & Royal Ambassador Bonus

You will receive 20K Priority Club bonus points for every 20 nights spent at InterContinental hotels. You will receive an additional 1000 Priority Club bonus points for every InterContinental hotel stay.

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6. Free Weekend Night Voucher & 5000 Priority Club Bonus Points

These are the same that come with the Ambassador package as well. You will get a free weekend night voucher that you can use in conjunction with a paid stay. You basically need to pay the best flexible rate for the first night and the second night is free. Sometimes it is cheaper to book two nights using discounted rates, however.

The letter includes a code that you can use to deposit 5000 Priority Club points to your account.

Royal Ambassador Package

I took couple of photos of the package that I received. It comes with the membership card, luggage tag, booklet, referral certificate, free weekend night voucher and a letter.

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IHG had supposedly sent this package already at the end of last year, but it never arrived. I had to make couple of phone calls and the replacement one came in couple of weeks.

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Timing of Renewal

If you are planning to requalify for the status, it is important to get your hotel nights count. InterContinental starts looking at your previous 12 months activity 3 months before your Royal Ambassador status is about to expire. Not sure if they do this monthly until the expiry. Sometimes it makes sense to give them a call and ask them to review your account for RA renewal. They might tell you that you need more nights or they can just extend it. You never know.

Benefits consistency

Overall, I have been very satisfied with the benefits received as a Royal Ambassador. Most of the hotels do go above and beyond what is required by the program.

You have to bear in mind that neither breakfast nor club access is a benefit of the Royal Ambassador status. Quite a few hotels, however, let you choose between a suite upgrade and a club room.

Special Conditions for Award Nights

All the other hotel chains, that I am a member of and have redeemed free nights, don’t distinguish between a paid night or an award when it comes to benefits. The situation with the InterContinental is different, however.

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Quite a few InterContinental hotels do honor all or some of the excluded RA benefits on award stays. You need to clear this with the hotel. I have found out that often if you contact the property beforehand the answer might be different when you actually check in.

Point Earnings

Royal Ambassadors earn a fixed number of Priority Club points per stay (2000), Platinum bonus (1000) and the RA bonus (1000). IHG recently changed the number of points earned to based on the dollar spend on the America.

You need to sign up for all the other bonuses that IHG continuously offers and you will then earn much more. I compile a list of all active Priority Club promotions every month and publish it here.

I recently wrote a piece how many points I have been earning on average when all the promotions are factored if. You can read more about it here.

Conclusion

The InterContinental Royal Ambassador status is great, if the number of properties and where they are located fits your travel plans. This is also the only top tier status that you can buy, although not officially. In general I have been very satisfied with the treatment I have been received from InterContinental hotels as a Royal Ambassador.

The basic point earnings doesn’t look too great, but you need to factor in all the various promotions that IHG/Priority Club is constantly running. Also, there are Point Breaks hotels every few months, when you can redeem 5K PC points for a night at number of hotels.

May Hotel Promotions Update: Accor Hotels, Best Western, Carlson Hotels, Choice Hotels, Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Starwood & Wyndham

Both Hyatt and Starwood had their new promotions starting at the beginning of May. Carlson Hotels, Marriott, and Ritz-Carlton don’t currently have promotions going on. I will continue to patronize Hilton and InterContinental Hotels Group due to their current promos and will probably max out the Hyatt’s airline related promotions as well. Personally I am very underwhelmed about the SPG’s summer promotion of 2012.

Accorhotels – Le Club

Accorhotels is offering triple points for weekend stays until June 10th, but these need to be booked by May 10th, 2012. Also there is an offer for 500 Le Club Accorhotels points for playing a game on their Facebook page (no Facebook account needed).

Le Club Accorhotels 500 Points for Free & Triple Points For Stays Including Weekend Night

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There is another offer for 1000 Delta SkyMiles or Air Canada Aeroplan miles for a stay by May 31st, 2012. You can earn this only once.

Le Club Accorhotels Offer of 1000 Bonus Delta SkyMiles or Air Canada Aeroplan Miles

Best Western Rewards

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Best Western’s promotion for a $50 travel card started on April 15th and ends on June 3rd. You can also earn Air Canada AeroPlan bonus miles + bonus points for booking online and paying using Best Western MasterCard.

Best Western Rewards Spring Bonus Offer JUMP12 – $50 Travel Card for 3 Stays + Bonus Points & Miles

Carlson Hotels – Club Carlson

No promotions as of now.

You can get a Gold status with Club Carlson by being a Rezidor shareholder.

Club Carlson Gold Status for Rezidor Shareholders

Choice Hotels – Choice Privileges

You will earn 8000 Choice Privilege points for every two stays. Note that in lower quality Choice brand a stay is defined as two or more nights for this promotion. This promotion that started on March 8th runs until May 8th.

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Choice Hotels Promotion – Stay Two Separate Times & Earn One Free Night

Hilton HHonors

Hilton’s second quarter promotion is for double points or miles. You need to choose one or the other, and you cannot change your selection.

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Hilton HHnors 2nd Quarter 2012 Double Your Honors Promotion – Double Points or Miles

You should sign up for the two promos below. Even if you are Diamond with Hilton, you can still get 40K HH for four Hilton stays.

Register Your Visa and Get 1000 Hilton HHonors Points + 4000 Bonus for Spending $100

Instant Hilton HHonors Gold Status for Visa Infinite Card Holders + 40K HHonors Points After Four Stays (For All?

Hyatt Gold Passport

Hyatt has teamed up with number of airlines; Air China, Air France-KLM, ANA, American Airlines, British Airways, China Eastern, Delta Air Lines, Etihad, Lufthansa, Qatar, Southwest, and United to offer up to five times the miles or points.

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Hyatt Gold Passport Summer 2012 Promotion for up to Five Times the Miles

InterContinental Hotels Group – Priority Club

As always, Priority Club has number of promotions that you should sign for.

This time Priority Club has two parallel promotions. One is based on nights and the other is based on stays. You can earn 5000, 10000, or 15000 depending how many nights/stays you have during the promotional period until June 30th, and to which promotion you sign up for.

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Currently there are six different one time Priority Club bonus points offer that you should sign up for.

Six Priority Club Promotions to Sign Up For (UPDATE)

Then IHG has teamed up with Visa to offer you 1000 Priority Club bonus points for registering your Visa card + an additional 5000 points for using the same card to pay for a stay by July 31st, 2012.

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Priority Club Rewards On the Go – 1000 Bonus Points for Signing up + 5000 Bonus Points After a Stay

You can earn 2000 Priority Club bonus points for just signing up for three different Priority Club programs (no purchase required).

Priority Club Shopping Bonus – Receive 1000 Priority Club Points for Signup Up & Registering Your Credit Card + 500 Points Dining Bonus + 500 Points Sailing Bonus

Priority Club is offering 5K/10K/15K bonus points for 3/5/6 nights at InterContinental hotels in the Americas and the Caribbean by the June 30th, 2012.

InterContinental Offer for 5K/10K/15K Bonus Priority Club Points for 3/5/6 Nights

Marriott Rewards

Marriott’s nest promotion starts on June 1st, 2012 and has the usual number of different variations.

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Marriott Summer Promotion of Free Night Certificates or Bonus Marriott Rewards Points

Starwood Preferred Guest

Starwood just launched their much anticipated SPG Nice Choice promotion that hasn’t gone down too well. You can read about the initial leak, my ability to confirm that the leaked information was real, and the strategy that you should take. Essentially, this is a double or triple Starpoints promotion that is very weak compared to free night promotions that SPG was running during 2010 and 2011.

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SPG Nice Choice Promotion Finally Launched

Starwood seems to be promoting their Sheraton brand hard these days. There are three different promotions for Sheraton stays going on.

There is a promotion of 1000 extra Starpoints for booking a Club accommodation at Sheraton hotels and paying using an American Express card.

1000 Bonus Starpoints for Sheraton Club Floor Bookings

Some renovated Sheraton hotels are also offering 1000 bonus Starpoints.

1000 Bonus Starpoints for Staying at a Newly Renovated Sheraton Hotels

You can get 1000 Delta SkyMiles or US Airways Dividend Miles for booking a special (expensive) rate plan.

1000 Bonus Delta SkyMiles or US Airways Dividend Miles for Sheraton Club Bookings

Wyndham Rewards

Wyndham has two promotions. One is for North America (US, Canada, and Mexico) and the other one is for rest of the world. In my opinion the rest of the world is better.

Wyndham Rewards Spring 2012 Promotion – Stay 2 Get 2 – Double Points or Miles + Up To 4 Movie Tickets

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Wyndham Rewards Spring 2012 Promotion (non-North America) 10000 Bonus Points Every Two Stays – Max 30000 Bonus Points

InterContinental Offer for 5K/10K/15K Bonus Priority Club Points for 3/5/6 Nights

Priority Club is offering three different promotions for stays at the InterContinental Hotels and Resorts in the Americas and the Caribbean. These offers are valid until June 30th, 2012. Please note that only stays at the InterContinental branded hotels count, and you can only sign up for one of these offers.

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As always with Priority Club promotions, there is no guarantee that you will be eligible for the bonus points or that you can sign up, unless you were targeted these offers in the first place.

I was unable to sign up my account, must have been a conflict with some other promotion that I had signed up for, but I was able to sign up another account. If you are going to have stays at InterContinental hotels in the areas where this promotion applies, it never hurts to sign up and be positively surprised, if the points post.

You can register for one of these promotions at priorityclub.com/register by inputting your Priority Club account number and the promotion code.

5000 Points for 3 Nights – Promotion 8990

Priority Club® Rewards invites you to take part in one of our best offers yet. Simply register and stay 3 nights at any InterContinental hotel or resort in the U.S. Canada, Mexico, Latin America or the Caribbean between 1 May and 31 July 2012, and earn 5,000 bonus points.

10000 Points for 5 Nights – Promotion 8991

Priority Club® Rewards invites you to take part in one of our best offers yet. Simply register and stay 5 nights at any InterContinental hotel or resort in the U.S. Canada, Mexico, Latin America or the Caribbean between 1 May and 31 July 2012, and earn 10,000 bonus points.

15000 Points for 6 Nights – Promotion 8992

Priority Club® Rewards invites you to take part in one of our best offers yet. Simply register and stay 6 nights at any InterContinental hotel or resort in the U.S. Canada, Mexico, Latin America or the Caribbean between 1 May and 31 July 2012, and earn 15,000 bonus points.

Priority Club Last Minute Reward Nights Out For May

Priority Club just released a list of last minute rewards nights for this coming weekend. You need to book them on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday nights.

These last minute rewards nights are offered at 50% discount of the usual number of points needed. This time they have 86 hotels on the list of which eight are InterContinental hotels.

I am actually really surprised to see InterContinental Moorea and Tel Aviv on the list, but then who can make their way to French Polynesia to take advantage of this offer? The InterContinental Tel Aviv tends to be rather expensive so this is very good use of Priority Club points.

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Six Priority Club Promotions to Sign Up For (UPDATE)

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This is a monthly update of Priority Club one time promotions that are valid. These are all combinable with other promotions as long as they are not conflicting. If the code doesn’t work for you, you have signed up for the same or variant of the same promotion previously.

These six promotions should work for all. The Elite member next stay bonus probably requires a Gold or higher status with Priority Club, however. Remember to sign up for the other on going Priority Club bonus points offers that you can find here.

You can register for these promotions at priorityclub.com/register

Anniversary Bonus Offer – 6102

This is most lucrative of the offers. You will get additional 1000 Priority Club points per stay for 90 days after your sign up.  Just enroll just before your first stay to maximize the earnings.

Elite Member Next Stay Bonus – 5221

This works for sure if you are a Platinum member, but could work for Gold’s as well. Doesn’t hurt to sign up, right? You will get 3000 bonus Priority Club points for your next stay. You will need to have the stay within 90 days after signing up. You can only earn this once.

Welcome Back Bonus – 2120

You will get 1500 Priority Club bonus points for one stay after signing up. You need do stay within 90 days.

New Member Bonus – 3107

This is a new member bonus, but works for existing members as well. You will get onetime 1500 Priority Club bonus points after signing up. You need do stay within 90 days after registration.

Next Stay Bonus – 5109

This should be open for elite and non-elite members. You will get onetime bonus of 1500Priority club points after a paid stay. The stay must be within 90 days after registration.

Weekend Stay Bonus – 3136

This should be open for all. You will get 5000 Priority Club bonus points for a two night weekend stay. Weekend is typically defined Friday/Saturday/Sunday nights. The stay must occur before the end of 2012. Please note that I have had two weekend stays at InterContinental hotels after registering for this promo, but I have not received these bonus points. They might post later.

Priority Club Rewards On the Go – 1000 Bonus Points for Signing up + 5000 Bonus Points After a Stay

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Priority Club is offering 1000 bonus points for registering an eligible Visa card to their On the Go-program by May 31st, 2012. Visa and Hilton have a similar program going on too. You need to give consent to IHG to send you tailored offers by SMS (max 3 per week) based on the transaction history with the registered Visa card.

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Then, if you complete a stay at any IHG group of hotel by July 31, and pay using the Visa card that you have registered to this program, you will receive additional 5000 bonus Priority Club points.

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I think that this is a good offer especially if you have a paid InterContinental Hotels Group stay coming up before end of July. You can combine this promotion with other current Priority Club bonus point opportunities that I always write about

Here are the Terms and conditions of this offer:

Priority Club Shopping Bonus – Receive 1000 Priority Club Points for Signup Up & Registering Your Credit Card + 500 Points Dining Bonus + 500 Points Sailing Bonus

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Now you can get 2000 Priority Club points for signing up three different Priority Club programs online. You don’t need to spend a penny to get these points. All you need to do is to sign up for these offers, and register your credit or debit card with shopping and dining programs

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Priority Club Shopping is offering 500 Priority Club points just for creating an online profile, and an additional 500 points for registering a credit or debit card with the program.

Also, Priority Club is offering additional 500 Priority Club points for singing up Priority Club Dining program. You will also receive 1000 bonus points for spending $30 or more on a single receipt at a participating restaurant within 45 days of registration.

Priority Club Cruises is offering 500 bonus points for signing up for receiving offers from number of top cruise lines.

Here are the terms and conditions of these offers:

Members will receive 500 points for opting in to receive special offer emails through Priority Club® Shopping, Priority Club® Dining and Priority Club® Cruises. Members who perform one or all of the qualifying actions from April 1-May 31, 2012 will be awarded 500 points per program. 500 additional points will be awarded for registering a credit or debit card to earn in-store through Priority Club Shopping. The maximum number of bonus points that can be earned through this promotion is 2,000 per Priority Club account.

Your Priority Club Shopping, Priority Club Dining and Priority Club Cruises account must be set to receive special offer emails at the time of the awarding of Priority Club bonus points in order to receive the bonus points. You must also have at least one active credit or debit card registered to your Priority Club Shopping account at the time of the awarding in order to receive the additional 500 bonus points.

British Airways Offering 25% Conversion Bonus for Transfers from Hotel Programs

British Airways is offering a 25% conversion bonus for transfers from hotel programs to BA’s Avios. This offer is valid from transfer made from 20th of April to June 20th, 2012. You can stack this offer with possible transfer bonuses from hotel programs i.e. 20K SPG transferred to BA would become 25K BA + additional 25% conversion bonus from BA.

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Please note that you need to be logged in to your Executive Club account in order to see the offer details.

This transfer bonus applies for conversions from Hilton, Marriott, InterContinental Hotels Group, Carlson, Starwood, Shangri-La, Hyatt, and Accor programs.

British Airways revamped their program last year. Long haul redemptions became rather expensive using Avios, and you have to bear in mind that BA collects “fake” fuel surcharges on most of its awards. Expect to pay in excess of $1K in YQ’s for C/F redemptions between Europe and the United States or vice versa. B

A’s program does have some bright spots as well. Short haul redemptions in economy are quite good value especially between expensive markets.

Here’s how transferring Starpoints from SPG’s program would work:

InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club Offering $50 Travel MasterCard for Two Night Weekday Stays

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InterContinental Hotels Group has launched a new promotion that is valid from April 16th, 2012 to August 2nd, 2012. You can claim a $50 prepaid MasterCard debit card for a two night weekday stay. The weekday for this promotion purposes are defined as Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. So, in essence you need to check in on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday and stay for two nights. This promotion is capped at four $50 MasterCard debit cards. This offer is somewhat similar to what IHG was running for Black Friday last year.

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This promotion is only valid for residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. This offer is NOT valid for other countries. Your stays, however, can be outside of the United States.

Personally, I am not a huge fan of rebates that require mailing out filled rebate forms and folios. Getting $50 back for a two night weekday stay is a good offer, and I might be tempted to start filling out forms again.

 So, here’s what you need to do:

1. Register for the promotion

2. Book a qualifying stay at any hotel in the IHG Family of Brands between April 16, 2012, and August 2, 2012

3. Download and fill out the rebate form from ihgrebate.com

4. Mail your registration confirmation and completed rebate form along with your hotel bill showing your qualifying stay to:
Dept. 12-82807

   P.O.Box 540027

   El Paso, TX 88554-0027

5. Your $50 Travel Bonus Prepaid MasterCard will arrive within 6–8 weeks

It seems that you can do the filing of the rebate electronically that should make it more likely that the MasterCard debit card will show up one day.

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Here are the Terms and conditions of this offer:

Five Priority Club Points Promotions That You Should Sign Up For

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This is an updated version of the post I made last month about three Priority Club bonus points promotions. There are now two more that are combinable with other offers.

These five promotions should work for all. The Elite member next stay bonus probably requires a Gold or higher status with Priority Club, however. Remember to sign up for the other on going Priority Club bonus points offers that you can find here.

You can register for these promotions at priorityclub.com/register.

Anniversary Bonus Offer – 6102

This is most lucrative of the offers. You will get additional 1000 Priority Club points per stay for 90 days after your sign up.  Just enroll just before your first stay to maximize the earnings.

Elite Member Next Stay Bonus – 5221

This works for sure if you are a Platinum member, but could work for Gold’s as well. Doesn’t hurt to sign up, right? You will get 3000 bonus Priority Club points for your next stay. You will need to have the stay within 90 days after signing up. You can only earn this once.

Welcome Back Bonus – 2120

You will get 1500 Priority Club bonus points for one stay after signing up. You need do stay within 90 days.

New Member Bonus – 3107

This is a new member bonus, but works for existing members as well. You will get onetime 1500 Priority Club bonus points after signing up. You need do stay within 90 days after registration.

Next Stay Bonus – 5109

This should be open for elite and non-elite members. You will get onetime bonus of 1500 Priority club points after a paid stay. The stay must be within 90 days after registration.

InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club Point Earnings When Promotions Are factored In

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The beauty of InterContinental Hotel’s Group Priority Club is the continuous and numerous promotions that they are running year-round. You can count on the fact that the number of points that you earn from various promotions, especially if you are mainly having short stays at the InterContinental hotels, far outweighs the number of basic points earned.

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Here is an example based on my six IHG stays of this year. Two of the stays were at the Crowne Plaza hotels (one night each) and the four at InterContinental’s. Two of my four IC stays were for two nights.

The number of base points earned is 9684 and points from Platinum/Royal Ambassador and other bonuses 40194. I would also need to factor in the prorated Ambassador Accelerator bonus of 20000 points for 15 IC nights. That would be additional 8000 bonus points. So, 9684 base points and 48194 bonus points and average of 7234 points per night. This is rather typical for Priority Club.

Of course the points are then best used for Point Breaks.  If you play the game right, it is basically pay for one & get one for free.

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