Priority Club Air Canada Aeroplan Offer – 5000 Bonus Miles for a Stay

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Priority Club has a bonus offer for Aeroplan members that have a stay at any InterContinental Hotels Group property in Canada. You will get 5000 Aeroplan bonus miles for one stay that must occur between June 1st and September 30th, 2012.

To get the bonus miles you need to register for this promotion by using promotional code 7997 at priorityclub.com/register. You need to switch your point earnings for miles for this one stay for the bonus to kick in.

Please note that the communication implied that this offer is valid only for targeted recipients, but that has not typically been the case with Priority Club promotions. When I signed up for this promotion, it didn’t show up on My Promotions at Priority Club’s website. I am going to be in Canada later this summer and will have one stay at IHG property to find out if this works or not.

To earn 5,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles on your next stay between June 1 and September 30, 2012, register for this promotion at priorityclub.com/register and enter promotion code 7997 where prompted.

You must be a Priority Club® Rewards member and must register your Aeroplan Number in advance to participate in this amazing promotion.

Only the recipient of this communication is eligible for this promotional offer. This offer is not transferrable. You must be a Priority Club® Rewards member and must register for this promotion at priorityclub.com/register and enter promo code 7997 where prompted. Earn 5,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles on your next stay at a qualifying rate. Most business and leisure rates qualify. You must be a Priority Club® Rewards member with a preferred alliance to Aeroplan in order to earn miles. Only one room per member per stay will be awarded the applicable bonus miles. No retroactive miles will be awarded for nights prior to registration. Subject to standard Priority Club® Rewards Membership Terms and Conditions. For details on Priority Club® enrolment, miles earning structure and complete Priority Club® Rewards Terms & Conditions visit www.priorityclub.com.

Priority Club Stay Bonuses for 3rd Quarter

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We now have the information and the codes for the 3rd quarter 2012 Priority Club Stay-bonuses. As usually there are three different thresholds for 5000, 10000, or 15000 bonus Priority Club points. These are for stays from July 1st to September 30th, 2012.

You should register for the 3, 7, or 15 nights’ version of this promotion. Note that the bonuses are based on NIGHTS and not on STAYS. You can register at priorityclub.com/register. You can combine this promotion with other numerous promotions that the Priority Club has at the moment.

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4871 = Stay 3 Nights – Get 5K Points

4872 = Stay 4 Nights – Get 5K Points

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4873 = Stay 7 Nights – Get 10K Points

4874 = Stay 8 Nights- Get 10K Points

4875 = Stay 10 Nights – Get 10K Points

4876 = Stay 12 Nights – Get 10K Points

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4877 = Stay 15 Nights – Get 15K Points

4878 = Stay 18 Nights – Get 15K Points

Priority Club Surveys for 2000 Points (or more)

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Priority Club has been running the following surveys already for couple of years. Not sure why I hadn’t done them earlier. These were first noted on FlyerTalk by toflyornottofly back in 2010. They are still working, however.

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These surveys may or may not work for you. I hadn’t done any of them earlier and got 2000 Priority Club points out of them. Sometimes you may get an error message that you have already completed the survey earlier. Just try the next one.

Survey 1: 300 points

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Here’s the link for the main survey. You can also try doing this, this, this, this, and this.

Survey 2. 100 points

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Here’s the link for this survey. You can also try doing this, this, this, this, and this.

Survey 3. 100 points

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Here’s the link for this one. The other links for this survey are here, here, here, here, and here.

Terms and Conditions:
*Must be a Priority Club Rewards member. The number of bonus points, as indicated in the communication, will be deposited into member’s account within 48 hours after the quiz is submitted. Priority Club Rewards members are only eligible to receive the Bonus points once, regardless of the number of times the quiz is taken. Priority Club Rewards members who have chosen miles as their earning preference will be awarded points. Subject to standard Priority Club Rewards Membership terms and conditions and earning structure, which can be obtained by visiting www.priorityclub.com. This exclusive offer is valid for original recipient only.

Earn Up To 20K Priority Club Bonus Points (1K Per Night) + Online Booking Bonus

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This promotion already had an early start for those who liked the Priority Club on their Facebook page. Now, however, the promotion is open for everyone. You can register for promotion at priorityclub.com/register and plugging in an offer code 1340 or by simply clicking this link.

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You can earn 1000 bonus Priority Club points per night for up to 20K bonus points during the promotional period from June 1st to September 3rd, 2012. These points are addition to the points you would otherwise earn and can be combined with all the other Priority Club point promotions as long as they are not “conflicting” ones.

According to the promotion this is open for airline miles collectors as well. The maximum number of bonus miles that you can earn is capped at 4000 miles. I would not, however, collect airline miles instead of Priority Club points unless you need some kind of hit for an airline related bonus like the previous and current Air Canada related ones.

Priority Club is also promoting that you will earn bonus 250 Priority Club points per STAY (not night) if you book your stay at any InterContinental Hotels Group family of websites.

Here are the Terms and conditions of this promotion:

Must be a Priority Club® Rewards member and must register member number in advance to participate in this promotion.

1,000 bonus points or 200 bonus miles with participating airlines and 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 June 1, 2012 and September 3, 2012. Maximum bonus award is 20,000 bonus points or 4,000 bonus 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 toregistration. Subject to standard Priority Club Rewards Membership Terms and Conditions.

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

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

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

There are currently promotions going on with number of chains. My personal choice for the June are the three Club Carlson promotions, Marriott’s promotion of a free night for every two stays capped at three free nights, and the InterContinental Hotels Group due to number of stackable promotions. The very confusing SPG promotions is going on depending what is the earning period that you will choose (no need to choose until the end of this month). Hyatt’s airline related bonuses are very good as well.

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Le Club Accorhotels

There are no current promotion for Accor. Sign up for our email alerts to be notified when they launch a new global promo.

There was a promo for triple points for stays until June 10th that include a weekend night. You had to book these by May 10th, however.

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

The offer for complimentary Le Club Accorhotels Platinum status is still up:

Accor A|Club / Le Club Accorhotels Platinum Status for New Accounts

Best Western Rewards

Best Western Rewards is offering a free night certificate after three stays. This promotion starts on June 17th and ends on August 19th. You can only earn ONE free night certificate.

Best Western Rewards Summer Bonus Offer SUM12 – Free Night Voucher After Three Stays

Carlson Hotels – Club Carlson

Carlson has come up with the most exciting summer promotion this year. You can register for three different promotions and earn enough points for a free night from each one of the. You only need to register and try out their different brands.

You can get 50000 bonus Club Carlson points by registering for their Big Night Giveaway and have a stay at any Radisson or Radisson Blu property worldwide

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Radisson Big Night Giveaway Promotion Is Now Live

Then there is the Country Inns & Suites version of this promotion. You can get 44000 bonus Club Carlson points by registering for their Stay 1 Get 1-promotion and staying a night at any of their Country Inns & Suites.

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Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Stay 1 Get 1 Promotion – 44000 Club Carlson Bonus Points

And Club Carlson’s third promotion is for the Park Inn-brand. You will get 44000 bonus points after registering for their Stay One Get One-promotion and staying at any of the Park Inn locations by July 22nd.

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Club Carlson Park Inn by Radisson Promotion Get 44K Bonus Points for a Stay

If you are new to the Club Carlson, you can read about the various status levels with the program and the status match opportunities:

Club Carlson Red, Silver, Gold, & Concierge Status Levels Explained

Carlson Hotels – Club Carlson Status Match

Choice Hotels – Choice Privileges

Choice is offering 8000 Choice Privileges points for every two stays that you can redeem for $50 gift cards with number of retailers. Note that the definition of a stay is TWO nights at select Choice properties.

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Choice Hotels Summer Promotion – Stay Two Separate Times & Earn $50 Gift Card

Hilton HHonors

Hilton’s second quarter promotion of Double Points or Miles is coming to an end on June 30th.

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

You can also get 2000 bonus Hilton HHonors points for your first Home2 Suites stay.

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Hilton Home2 Suites Bonus Offer – 2000 Hilton HHonors Bonus Points for First Stay

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?

You can read about getting a status match with Hilton HHonors:

Hilton HHonors Gold & Diamond Status Match & Challenge & Fast Track Offer

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

Hyatt also offers status matches/trials. You can read more about them here:

Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond Status Match – Hyatt Diamond Trial Challenge As Of 2012

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.

Priority Club 2nd Quarter Stay/Night Bonuses

You can get 1000 bonus Priority Club points per night (capped at 20K) for stays until September 3rd.

Priority Club Summer Promotion 1000 Bonus Points Per Night

You can get a $75 Vacation Pay MasterCard after a rebate for every weekend stay of 2 nights or longer.

Priority Club Vacation Pay Offer – Stay Two Weekend Nights Get $75 Pre-Paid MasterCard

Then there is a $50 rebate for two nights or longer weeknight stays.

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

There is an offer for a free digital camera for 6 stays in the Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express hotels in the UK.

Priority Club Olympics Offer – Stay 6 Nights at Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express Hotels in the UK Get a Panasonics Limited Edition Digital Camera + Enter to Win Olympics Tickets + 1000 Priority Club Bonus Points Per Stay

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 summer promotion started on June 1st and is valid until August 31st. You need to register by June 30th. There are number of variations of the offer.

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

Marriott also offers status matches or taste of Platinum/Gold. You can read more about the procedures of getting one here:

Marriott Rewards Gold & Platinum Status Match – Taste of Platinum & Gold Challenge

If you haven’t been targeted to any of the promotions or you would like to change to another one, you can follow the instructions to get the promotion fixed for you.

Changing Targeted Marriott Promotions

Ritz-Carlton Rewards

There are no current promotional offers from Ritz-Carlton.

Starwood Preferred Guest

Starwood launched their much anticipated SPG Nice Choice promotion on May 1st that hasn’t gone down too well. You can read about the initial leakmy 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. Note that you need to choose what you would like to earn and when by June 30th, 2012.

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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

Starwood doesn’t offer straight status matches, but they can offer you a challenge:

Starwood Preferred Guest Platinum Status Match – Platinum Challenge

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

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

My Hotel Award Dilemma for Doha Qatar

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I have been to Doha few times in the past when flying on Qatar Airways. The city is an easy stop for a longish transfer of less than 24 hours or for a short stopover. Normally there are only a handful of people at the luggage claim as most of the passengers are on transit. The immigration has always been a breeze. Airport is close to the city center and the taxi fares are cheap

It is not the most exciting city in the Middle East, but there is enough to do for a couple of days.

I have checked out the W, InterContinental (old one), and the Sheraton hotels on my previous trips. There are new hotels popping up almost every few weeks and decided to try something else this time around. The headline prices for hotels in Doha seem to start at $200++.

When there isn’t a stellar promotion around, I tend to check both the paid options and award options for quite a few chains. Preferably, I would have liked to have a stay at any of the three Club Carlson brands that are giving away points enough for a free night (see the promotions here, here, and here). Unfortunately there are no Club Carlson properties in Doha.

So, I decided to check Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott, Starwood, and Wyndham options for Doha and eventually settled for Points & Money option with the Hilton.

Hilton HHonors

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There was four options for Hilton; pay 820 QAR, use 40K HH points, Points & Money option of 20K HH and 254 QAR, or use the last free night certificate from the Hilton’s promo last year.

Hyatt Gold Passport

The Grand Hyatt in Doha is located close to the sports world complex and now burned Villagio mall. The location is horrible if you are planning to do sightseeing in Doha.

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With Hyatt there are basically two options, pay the 1000 QAR or use 15K Hyatt Gold Passport points. There is a nice promotion going on with the Hyatt for the airline points, but not worth paying the premium for this hotel, however.

InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club

There are two InterContinental hotels in Doha. The old one, where I have stayed at previously, and the new one that is located in the city center, and is very close to the nice City Center mall.

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Both were in the 900 QAR range and would require 40K PC for the old and 30K PC for the new one. Hotels had points and money option available as well.

Marriott Rewards

To my surprise Marriott had the greatest number of properties in Doha and they would have been the best deal using points.

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The Renaissance and Courtyard hotels are both collocated at the City Center mall that I was referring earlier. You have direct access, at least from the Courtyard, to the mall itself. The number of points require for the Renaissance is 15K and for the Courtyard 10K. I think that both of these present exceptional point redemption value. Then there is the older Marriott that is located close to the airport. It also requires rather modest number of points (15K) considering the going rates of 950 QAR at this hotel.

There are also two Ritz-Carlton properties that are Tier 1 point wise in the Ritz-Carlton Rewards. I probably wouldn’t use points at these two properties, but could considering using a free night certificate that the Ritz-Carlton was giving on their last promotion.

Starwood Preferred Guest

There are three Starwood properties in Doha, and I have previously stayed at the W hotel right after it opened few years ago and at the Sheraton Doha Resort late last fall. I like the location of both of these hotels. There is a brand new St Regis in Doha as well, but the location of that hotel is disadvantageous.

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The Sheraton Doha Resort (category 6) is absolutely horrible value point wise. It would require 20K SPG and didn’t have any cash & points available.

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The W is category 5 hotel and would have had a price tag of 999 QAR for last night. The number of SPG points required for a free night would have been somewhat reasonable 12K, but the Cash & Points at 4800 points + 90 USD for the night is a great deal for Doha.

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The St Regis had the highest price at 1400 QAR and category 6 award level. Neither 20K SPG or 8K SPG + 150 USD would had represented any value for me.

Wyndham Rewards

I haven’t stayed too much at the Wyndham family for hotels. Last time when I stayed at the Ramada in Colombo, I later found out that I would not earn any points. This was not clearly presented on the website, but was rather hidden in the terms and conditions of the rewards program. You won’t earn any points for stays in Sri Lanka and number of other countries.

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Wyndham family would have had three options in Doha; two Ramada properties and one Wyndham. All these are located in the old city center of the Doha and are quite close to the airport.

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The cheaper Ramada property would have required 15K points and the more expensive 30K points.

Conclusion

It pays to be part of number of frequent guest programs as not all the chains has coverage in all cities or offer reasonable point based pricing.

On this trip I decided to check out the new Hilton in Doha and use Hilton’s Points & Money awards. I am going to be back next week for a night as well and have decided to stay at one of the Marriott Rewards properties as they are offering exceptionally good redemption value for Doha.

Sometimes SPG’s categories seem to be somewhat unreasonable as is the case in Doha. Both the old Sheraton and the brand new St Regis are very expensive to use points. The best Starwood option is the W that is still category 5 hotel.

Priority Club Member Exclusive Offer of up to 40% Discount

InterContinental Hotels Group is having an exclusive sale where Priority Club members can get up to 40% discount at number of hotels in Australasia, India/Middle East/Africa, South East Asia, and Japan/South Korea.

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This pre-sale is open for Priority Club members from May 28th to June 3rd, 2012 for stays between June 1st and September 30th. The discount for non-members after this pre-sale period is 30%.

Note that the terms and conditions of this offer such as minimum stay period, full prepayment or not, and other conditions may vary from region to region. The terms and conditions are not universal.

I have found out that it is always best to see if these sale prices are real. Here’s an example from InterContinental Asiana hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

The sale rate is $153

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The Luxury Weekends rate is $165

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The Best flexible rate is $189

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The sale rate is lower but not by a lot. If your plans are firm, these might be worth checking out. Also, as I noted above, the actual discount and the minimum stay requirements do differ.

Here are the terms and conditions of this sale by regions:

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Australasia

Rates are per room, per night and are subject to availability. Exclusive 10% discount has already been applied to rates. Full prepayment is required at time of booking, can not be amended and is non-refundable. Blackout dates may apply. Rates for the participating hotels are available from 28 May 2012 to 3 June 2012 for stays from 1 June 2012 to 30 September 2012 with a minimum of 2 nights stay, excepting InterContinental Fiji and Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu which requires a minimum of 5 nights stay.

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India, Middle east and Africa

Rates are per room, per night and are subject to availability. Exclusive 10% discount has already been applied to rates.Tax and service charges apply. One night non-refundable, non transferable deposit is required at the time of booking. Cancellation or failing to arrive results in forfeiture of this one night’s deposit.  Rates for the participating hotels are available from 28 May 2012 to 3 June 2012 for stays from 1 June to 30 September 2012. A minimum length of stay is required to qualify for the offer, which varies by country.

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South East Asia

Rates are per room, per night and are subject to availability. Exclusive 10% discount has already been applied to rates. Tax and service charges apply. Full prepayment is required at time of booking and is non-refundable upon cancellation. Rates for the participating hotels are available from 28 May 2012 to 3 June 2012 for stays from 1June to 30 September 2012 with a minimum of 2 nights stay. Advance booking is required and the stay period and lead time available with this discounted rate vary by hote

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Japan and South Korea

Rates are per room, per night and are subject to availability. Exclusive 10% discount has already been applied to rates.Tax and service charges apply. Full prepayment is required at time of booking. No refunds if cancelled or changed. Blackout dates may apply. Rates for the participating InterContinental hotels are available from 28 May 2012 to 3 June 2012 for stays from 4 June 2012 to 30 September 2012. Rates for the participating Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn hotels are available from 28 May 2012 to 3 June 2012 for stays from 1 June 2012 to 30 September 2012. Advance booking is required and the stay period and lead time available with this discounted rate vary by hotel.

Why Hotel Websites (Hilton, Hyatt & InterContinental) Are So Unstable?

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When you are trying to make a booking around noon EST and there is a message about a “scheduled” maintenance, you can be 100% sure that there is nothing “scheduled” about it.

Yesterday, for the first time, all these three websites were down simultaneously when I was trying to make some reservations, check prices, and make sure that points/stays had posted correctly.

Hotels are trying to make their very best to channel as many bookings through their websites as possible. The main reason is that travel agents typically get a 10% commission of the room revenue, and websites like Expedia have much higher margins on their prepaid rooms.

Quite often only the bookings made through hotel chains own channels are eligible for stay/night credits and points, unlike with the airlines, where it doesn’t really matter whether you book on the Expedia’s of the world or the airlines own websites. I have always preferred online booking sites like Expedia over the airlines ones i.e. United.com.

This is the reason why it is imperative that the sites are actually up and running. Quite often I make bookings for the same day arrival, and I really don’t want to deal with the phone reservations. Hyatt has probably lost more than 10 stays from me alone in the past 14 months due to the non-functioning website that has these outages several times throughout the week. Sometimes, I have been able to make a reservation using the mobile site when the main site has been out.

I was somewhat surprised that yesterday

InterContinental Hotels Group was down:

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Hilton was down:

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Hyatt was down:

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Are all these hotel companies buying the infrastructure from the same vendors? Having non-functioning websites at this day and age is totally unacceptable.

New Priority Club Point Breaks List Is Out – Valid Until July 31st, 2012

The new Priority Club Point Breaks list is out, and this time includes quite a few interesting properties like InterContinental Fiji Resort, InterContinental Aphrodite Hills in Cyprus, InterContinental Mauritius, and Indigo Shanghai on the Bund.

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The hotels are bookable until the end of July, 2012. It is likely that the most interesting hotels will drop off the list fairly soon. It already appears that the Indigo on the Bund in Shanghai has withdrawn all the award availability until the end of July. It was available earlier when I went through the list.

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There are hotels like InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, which is on the list and where I have stayed several times this year that I would NOT book using the Point Breaks. InterContinental Kuala Lumpur as well as the InterContinental Bucharest are often very inexpensive by InterContinental standards. I have earned in excess of 7K Priority Club points on average per night this year at IC stay and I will always factor that in when making redemption bookings. Also, these inexpensive IC’s help me to qualify for the Royal Ambassador status.

I have stayed at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & SPA back in February and it was a fantastic hotel. The InterContinental Aphrodite Hills in Cyprus is also very nice, but it is very HOT there during the peak of the summer. I was there few years ago for couple of nights when I was on my way to Beirut. The birthplace of the Aphrodite is close by as well as is the Paphos town. You need a car to get around, however.

From the previous list I booked the InterContinental hotels both Manila and Ho Chi Minch City for total of 12 days. Just finished those stays. Although Royal Ambassador/Ambassador benefits don’t officially apply for award stays, quite a few hotels like these two do extend them. I had just wonderful time at both of them (and what a bargain).

Here’s the full list:

Africa

Middle East

ISRAEL
HOLIDAY INN ASHKELON

JORDAN
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL AMMAN

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL DUBAI – DEIRA

Europe

ANDORRA
HOLIDAY INN ANDORRA

CYPRUS
INTERCONTINENTAL APHRODITE HILLS RESORT HOTEL

DENMARK
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL COPENHAGEN TOWERS

FRANCE
HOLIDAY INN LILLE – OUEST ENGLOS

GERMANY
HOLIDAY INN DÜSSELDORF AIRPORT – RATINGEN

ITALY
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL VERONA – FIERA

LITHUANIA
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL VILNIUS

POLAND
HOLIDAY INN KRAKOW CITY CENTRE

PORTUGAL
HOLIDAY INN PORTO – GAIA

ROMANIA
INTERCONTINENTAL BUCHAREST

RUSSIA
STAYBRIDGE SUITES ST. PETERSBURG

SLOVAKIA
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL BRATISLAVA

SPAIN
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL ESTEPONA – COSTA DEL SOL

TURKEY
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL ANTALYA

UNITED KINGDOM
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS EXETER M5, JCT. 29
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS NEWCASTLE – METRO CENTRE
HOLIDAY INN GLASGOW AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS GLASGOW – CITY CTR RIVERSIDE
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL LONDON – GATWICK AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN OXFORD
HOLIDAY INN PORTSMOUTH
HOLIDAY INN STRATFORD UPON AVON
HOLIDAY INN TAUNTON M5, JCT.25
HOLIDAY INN LANCASTER

Asia

CHINA-PEOPLES REPUBLIC
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL ZHONGSHAN XIAOLAN
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL SHENZHEN LONGGANG CITY CENTRE
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL GUANGZHOU HUADU
HOLIDAY INN HANGZHOU CBD
HOLIDAY INN SHANGHAI SONGJIANG
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SHANGHAI NANHUIZUI
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SHANGDI BEIJING
HOTEL INDIGO SHANGHAI ON THE BUND
INTERCONTINENTAL WUXI
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL HEFEI

INDIA
HOLIDAY INN PUNE HINJEWADI

INDONESIA
HOLIDAY INN RESORT BATAM

MALAYSIA
INTERCONTINENTAL KUALA LUMPUR

TAIWAN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS TAOYUAN

THAILAND
CROWNE PLAZA RESORT PHUKET PANWA BEACH RESORT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BANGKOK SIAM
HOLIDAY INN RESORT REGENT BEACH CHA AM

VIETNAM
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL DANANG

Mexico

CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL MEXICALI-BAJA CALIFORNIA
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL TUXPAN
HOLIDAY INN QUERETARO-CENTRO HISTORICO
HOLIDAY INN MONTERREY-PARQUE FUNDIDORA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES MEXICO CITY AT THE WTC
INTERCONTINENTAL PRESIDENTE PUEBLA

Canada

ALBERTA
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES WEST EDMONTON

BRITISH COLUMBIA
HOLIDAY INN VANCOUVER AIRPORT- RICHMOND

ONTARIO
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES OTTAWA-DOWNTOWN

QUEBEC
HOLIDAY INN SELECT MONTREAL CENTRE VILLE DOWNTOWN

Oceania

AUSTRALIA
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL SURFERS PARADISE

FIJI ISLANDS
INTERCONTINENTAL FIJI GOLF RESORT & SPA

VANUATU
HOLIDAY INN RESORT VANUATU

Central & South America

GEORGIA
HOTEL INDIGO ATLANTA MIDTOWN
HOLIDAY INN ATLANTA-PERIMETER/DUNWOODYIOWA
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES WEST DES MOINES-JORDAN CREEK

ILLINOIS
CANDLEWOOD SUITES CHICAGO/HOFFMAN ESTATES
HOLIDAY INN MOUNT PROSPECT – CHICAGO
STAYBRIDGE SUITES SCHAUMBURG

INDIANA
HOLIDAY INN LOUISVILLE-NORTH (CLARKSVILLE)
HOLIDAY INN TERRE HAUTE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES COLUMBUS EDINBURGHKANSAS
HOLIDAY INN OLATHE MEDICAL CENTER

KENTUCKY
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL LEXINGTON NEAR UK / KEENELAND

LOUISIANA
HOLIDAY INN BATON ROUGE COLLEGE DRIVE I-10
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES BOSSIER CITY – LOUISIANA DOWNS

MASSACHUSETTS
HOTEL INDIGO BOSTON-NEWTON RIVERSIDE

MARYLAND
HOLIDAY INN COLUMBIA

MAINE
HOLIDAY INN PORTLAND-BY THE BAYMICHIGAN
CANDLEWOOD SUITES DETROIT-WARREN

MINNESOTA
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL BLOOMINGTON MSP AIRPORT / MOA

MISSOURI
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL ST. LOUIS AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS ST. LOUIS AIRPORT- RIVERPORT

MISSISSIPPI
HOLIDAY INN MERIDIAN E – I 20/I 59

MONTANA
HOLIDAY INN BOZEMAN

NORTH CAROLINA
HOTEL INDIGO RALEIGH DURHAM AIRPORT AT RTP
STAYBRIDGE SUITES CHARLOTTE-ARROWOOD

NORTH DAKOTA
STAYBRIDGE SUITES MINOT

NEBRASKA
STAYBRIDGE SUITES LINCOLN I-80

NEW HAMPSHIRE
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES NASHUA

NEW JERSEY
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL MONROE SOUTH BRUNSWICK
HOLIDAY INN GW BRIDGE-FORT LEE NYC AREA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS WEST ATLANTIC CITYNEW MEXICO
CANDLEWOOD SUITES ALBUQUERQUE

NEW YORK
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL SYRACUSE
HOLIDAY INN ALBANY, NY – WOLF ROAD
HOTEL INDIGO ALBANY LATHAM

OHIO
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL CLEVELAND SOUTH – INDEPENDENCE
INTERCONTINENTAL CLEVELAND
STAYBRIDGE SUITES TOLEDO – MAUMEE

OKLAHOMA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES LAWTON FORT SILL
STAYBRIDGE SUITES OKLAHOMA CITY-QUAIL SPRINGS

OREGON
HOLIDAY INN PORTLAND-AIRPORT (I-205)
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS ROSEBURG
HOLIDAY INN RESORT THE LODGE AT RUNNING Y RANCH


SOUTH CAROLINA
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL CHARLESTON AIRPORT – CONV CTR
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES COLUMBIA-AIRPORTTENNESSEE
HOLIDAY INN OPRYLAND-ARPT (BRILEY PKWY)
STAYBRIDGE SUITES MEMPHIS-POPLAR AVE EAST
HOLIDAY INN CHATTANOOGA – HAMILTON PLACE

TEXAS
CANDLEWOOD SUITES HOUSTON IAH / BELTWAY 8
CANDLEWOOD SUITES DALLAS PARK CENTRAL
HOLIDAY INN HOUSTON-INTERCONTINENTAL ARPT
HOLIDAY INN CORPUS CHRISTI-EMERALD BEACH
INTERCONTINENTAL HOUSTON NEAR THE GALLERIA
STAYBRIDGE SUITES SAN ANTONIO – STONE OAK


UTAH
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES SALT LAKE CITY-AIRPORT WEST

VIRGINIA

CANDLEWOOD SUITES RICHMOND WEST END SHORT PUMP
HOLIDAY INN VIRGINIA BEACH – NORFOLK

WASHINGTON
HOLIDAY INN DOWNTOWN-EVERETT
STAYBRIDGE SUITES VANCOUVER-PORTLAND METRO

WYOMING
HOLIDAY INN ROCK SPRINGS

ALABAMA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES BIRMINGHAM
HOLIDAY INN MOBILE WEST – I-10

ARKANSAS
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL LITTLE ROCK
HOLIDAY INN LITTLE ROCK-PRESIDENTIAL-DWNTN

ARIZONA
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL PHOENIX-AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES TUCSON AIRPORT-NORTH

CALIFORNIA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES GARDEN GROVE/ANAHEIM AREA
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL LOS ANGELES HARBOR HOTEL
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES BARSTOW
STAYBRIDGE SUITES SAN DIEGO RANCHO BERNARDO AREA

CONNECTICUT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES HARTFORD CONVENTION CTR AREA
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL DANBURY

FLORIDA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES CLEARWATER
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES TAMPA STADIUM AIRPORT AREA
HOTEL INDIGO MIAMI DADELAND
STAYBRIDGE SUITES JACKSONVILLEGEORGIA
HOTEL INDIGO ATLANTA MIDTOWN
HOLIDAY INN ATLANTA-PERIMETER/DUNWOODY

IOWA
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES WEST DES MOINES-JORDAN CREEK

ILLINOIS
CANDLEWOOD SUITES CHICAGO/HOFFMAN ESTATES
HOLIDAY INN MOUNT PROSPECT – CHICAGO
STAYBRIDGE SUITES SCHAUMBURG

INDIANA
HOLIDAY INN LOUISVILLE-NORTH (CLARKSVILLE)
HOLIDAY INN TERRE HAUTE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES COLUMBUS EDINBURGHKANSAS
HOLIDAY INN OLATHE MEDICAL CENTER

KENTUCKY
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL LEXINGTON NEAR UK / KEENELAND

LOUISIANA
HOLIDAY INN BATON ROUGE COLLEGE DRIVE I-10
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES BOSSIER CITY – LOUISIANA DOWNS

MASSACHUSETTS
HOTEL INDIGO BOSTON-NEWTON RIVERSIDE

MARYLAND
HOLIDAY INN COLUMBIA

MAINE
HOLIDAY INN PORTLAND-BY THE BAYMICHIGAN
CANDLEWOOD SUITES DETROIT-WARREN

MINNESOTA
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL BLOOMINGTON MSP AIRPORT / MOA

MISSOURI
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL ST. LOUIS AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS ST. LOUIS AIRPORT- RIVERPORT

MISSISSIPPI
HOLIDAY INN MERIDIAN E – I 20/I 59

MONTANA
HOLIDAY INN BOZEMAN

NORTH CAROLINA
HOTEL INDIGO RALEIGH DURHAM AIRPORT AT RTP
STAYBRIDGE SUITES CHARLOTTE-ARROWOOD

NORTH DAKOTA
STAYBRIDGE SUITES MINOT

NEBRASKA
STAYBRIDGE SUITES LINCOLN I-80

NEW HAMPSHIRE
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES NASHUA

NEW JERSEY
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL MONROE SOUTH BRUNSWICK
HOLIDAY INN GW BRIDGE-FORT LEE NYC AREA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS WEST ATLANTIC CITYNEW MEXICO
CANDLEWOOD SUITES ALBUQUERQUE

NEW YORK
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL SYRACUSE
HOLIDAY INN ALBANY, NY – WOLF ROAD
HOTEL INDIGO ALBANY LATHAM

OHIO
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL CLEVELAND SOUTH – INDEPENDENCE
INTERCONTINENTAL CLEVELAND
STAYBRIDGE SUITES TOLEDO – MAUMEE

OKLAHOMA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES LAWTON FORT SILL
STAYBRIDGE SUITES OKLAHOMA CITY-QUAIL SPRINGS

OREGON
HOLIDAY INN PORTLAND-AIRPORT (I-205)
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS ROSEBURG
HOLIDAY INN RESORT THE LODGE AT RUNNING Y RANCH


SOUTH CAROLINA
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL CHARLESTON AIRPORT – CONV CTR
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES COLUMBIA-AIRPORTTENNESSEE
HOLIDAY INN OPRYLAND-ARPT (BRILEY PKWY)
STAYBRIDGE SUITES MEMPHIS-POPLAR AVE EAST
HOLIDAY INN CHATTANOOGA – HAMILTON PLACE

TEXAS
CANDLEWOOD SUITES HOUSTON IAH / BELTWAY 8
CANDLEWOOD SUITES DALLAS PARK CENTRAL
HOLIDAY INN HOUSTON-INTERCONTINENTAL ARPT
HOLIDAY INN CORPUS CHRISTI-EMERALD BEACH
INTERCONTINENTAL HOUSTON NEAR THE GALLERIA
STAYBRIDGE SUITES SAN ANTONIO – STONE OAK


UTAH
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES SALT LAKE CITY-AIRPORT WEST

VIRGINIA

CANDLEWOOD SUITES RICHMOND WEST END SHORT PUMP
HOLIDAY INN VIRGINIA BEACH – NORFOLK

WASHINGTON
HOLIDAY INN DOWNTOWN-EVERETT
STAYBRIDGE SUITES VANCOUVER-PORTLAND METRO

WYOMING
HOLIDAY INN ROCK SPRINGS

Stealth Price Increase on Priority Club Points + Cash Awards

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Priority Club has just increased the cash amount to purchase the 10K points when doing Points + Cash award redemption from $60 to $70. This was just done overnight without any communication from Priority Club.

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This has been a great feature of the Priority Club. When you do a Points + Cash redemption they essentially sell you the 10K Priority Club points and then withdraw the full amount required for the award from your account. If you later cancel the award reservation, you will get the full value back also, and the points purchase transaction is not reversed.

I wrote a piece about these awards back in February when I used them to book a night at the InterContinental resort in Fiji.

Personally, I don’t like IHG’s sneaky way of doing devaluations. Earlier in the year, they announced that number of properties would change in award categories, but refused to provide a list of properties moving up/down due to “competitive” reason. Hilton, Hyatt, Starwood, Marriott, and Club Carlson all provided info about their properties changing in categories. I went through all the InterContinental hotels and made an Excel sheet public about the new and old categories of all IC hotels.

Priority Club Olympics Offer – Stay 6 Nights at Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express Hotels in the UK Get a Panasonics Limited Edition Digital Camera + Enter to Win Olympics Tickets + 1000 Priority Club Bonus Points Per Stay

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Priority Club has launched an Olympic package offer that is partially targeted at the UK market. There are three different components of this promotion, so I will cover them separately. You can register for the digital camera and bonus points offer at priorityclub.com/register and inputting your account details and the promotion code 4669.

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Complimentary Panasonic DMC-S3WKIT-2012 Digital Camera After Six Nights

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Priority Club has an interesting offer for the UK market. Stay six nights at any Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express hotels in the United Kingdom, and you will receive a limited edition Panasonic DMC-S3WKIT-2012 digital camera that appears to be selling for 80 GBP.

The promotion for the free digital camera is valid from 14th of May to 15th of July 2012. You need to register and complete six nights, can be consecutive or not, at Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels in the UK. It doesn’t appear that this offer would be valid only for the UK members of Priority Club per the terms and conditions.

1000 Bonus Priority Club Points Per Night From June 1st to September 3rd

Please note that this is the summer promotion that Priority Club released information earlier. There is a separate offer for liking Priority Club on Facebook and signing up using the Facebook application that will start this promotion from 15th of May instead of June 1st.  You probably cannot sign up for both.

There is an additional bonus of 250 Priority Club points per stay for up to five stays that are booked at any IHG family of website. The 1000 Priority Club bonus points per night is capped at 20000 Priority Club points.

Win Olympic Game Package

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This offer is from Visa and requires you to be a UK resident and a Visa card holder.

Here are the terms and conditions of the camera and bonus points offers:

Terms & Conditions

Panasonic Camera Promotion
1. The “London 2012 Stay & Get” Promotion (“Promotion”) is available for new and existing Priority Club® Rewards members (“PCR Members”). PCR Members will receive a Reward for their Qualifying Stay (defined below).

2. “Qualifying Stay” means six (6) nights or more spent in a Participating Hotel throughout the Promotional Period. The six (6) nights or more may be consecutive or separate and may be in the same Participating Hotel or a number of Participating Hotels.

3. “Promotional Period” means 00:01 BST on 14th May 2012 until 23:59 BST on 15th July 2012.

4. “Participating Hotels” means all Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels in the UK and Ireland.

5. “Reward” means a limited edition Panasonic Lumix S3WKIT – 2012 compact digital camera and Olympic case. The camera model supplied may be black or white. Should the Olympic model not be available a substitute will be arranged to the nearest specification. The Reward will be sent to PCR Members at the address provided on their PCR Members account between 23rd July 2012 and 31th August 2012. PCR Members are responsible for ensuring the address provided on their PCR Members account is correct. If the Reward is returned as undeliverable, PCR Member forfeits the Reward.

6. The Promotion is only available for PRC Members. Becoming a PCR member is free and can be completed at any hotel in the InterContinental Hotels Group estate of hotels, or by visiting www.ichotelsgroup.com/priorityclubLink will open in new browser window., and following the links and instructions to complete and submit the registration. Applicants must be aged 18 or over at the time of registration and standard terms and conditions apply.

7. Standard booking terms and conditions apply at each Participating Hotel.

8. The Promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions.

9. All components of the Promotion are subject to availability at the Participating Hotels.

10. Bribery and Corruption Participation in the Promotion and the awarding of incentives are void when prohibited by law (including, for the avoidance of doubt, United Kingdom and United States bribery laws which apply internationally) and subject to any applicable government regulations.

11. The Promotion is promoted by InterContinental Hotels Group Services Company, Broadwater Park, Denham, Buckinghamshire, UB9 5HR, England.

1000 Priority Club Rewards Bonus Points Promotion
Must be a Priority Club® Rewards member and must register member number in advance to participate in this promotion.

1,000 bonus points or 200 bonus 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 1 June 2012 and 3 September 2012. Maximum bonus award is 20,000 bonus points or 4,000 bonus 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 the on airline miles earning structure, click here. For details on the 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 ConditionsLink will open in new browser window..

Online Booking Bonus
250 bonus points will be awarded for each qualifying stay, up to 5 qualifying stays, at InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Express by Holiday Inn™, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® hotels worldwide when stay is booked through an IHG brand or mobile site between June 1, 2012 and September 3, 2012. For a complete site list please visit www.priorityclub.com/websitesLink will open in new browser window.. This offer is only valid for the recipient and may not be forwarded. A stay is defined as one night or consecutive nights at the same hotel, regardless of frequency of check-in/out. A stay is qualified when paying qualifying rates, which include most business and leisure rates. Miles earners will be awarded bonus points for their stays. Bonus points will be posted to the member account within 2 to 3 weeks.

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
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 Vacation Pay Offer – Stay Two Weekend Nights Get $75 Pre-Paid MasterCard

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Now, InterContinental Hotels Group is offering a $75 prepaid MasterCard for two night weekend stays (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) worldwide, but the offer is only valid for US residents. There is separate $50 offer for two night weekday stays going on as well.

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You can use this offer 4 times to get up to $300 back. Note that you don’t have to spend the prepaid MasterCard at IHG, but you are free to spend it anywhere where prepaid MasterCard’s are accepted.

Here’s what you need to do:

1. Register for this offer at www.ihg.com/vacationpay

2. Stay two weekend nights at IHG hotels by September 3rd

3. Fill out the rebate form electronically at http://www.ihgrebate.com/promocenter/ihg/

4. Mail the registration form, copy of the folio, and your rebate form to IHG’s rebate center

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Like I have said it before, I am not a huge fan of mailing out rebate forms and then waiting for promised rebate checks/prepaid MasterCards to arrive. The rebate company that processes these is reliable and I haven’t had problems them with some other rebates.

And let’s face it, if there wouldn’t be all these hoops, the offer wouldn’t be this lucrative. IHG and the rebate processer surely know that there will be breakage at every point i.e. people forget to mail in the forms in time or actually use the prepaid MasterCard fully.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer from IHG:

Eligibility: Registration for promotion is required in advance of stay. Registration can be completed at www.ihg.com/vacationpay. Valid email address is required for registration. Must register on or after May 14, 2012 and book and stay at any IHG brand hotel worldwide on or after May 14, 2012 through September 3, 2012. Registration must take place prior to the booking the stay. IHG brands are InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Express by Holiday InnTM, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resorts, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®. Open to residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who have attained the age of majority in the jurisdiction of their residence. A stay is defined as two consecutive weekend nights (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) at the same hotel, regardless of frequency of check-in/out. A stay is qualified when paying qualifying rates, which include most business and leisure rates. Qualifying Room Rates do not include the following reduced room rates: net wholesale individual and group rate, certain package rates, employee discount rate, friends and family rate, crew rate, special discounted contract rates, seasonal worker/crew rate, 50% travel club discount rate, travel industry discount rate, distressed passenger rate, Priority Club Rewards Nights/Airline Hotel Reward rate, Best Price Guarantee Free Reward rate, complimentary hotel stays and any other rates not defined as a Qualifying Room Rate. Also excluded are opaque rates and “name your own price” rates (where hotel name, location and/or rate not visible until after booking is submitted). Guests of an InterContinental Alliance Resort (The Venetian or The Palazzo) must book their qualifying reservation through IHG channels (brand websites, call centers, and GDS) to become eligible, and such guests who book in any other way, including directly with The Venetian or The Palazzo or any other hotel, will be ineligible.

Rebate:

One$75 rebate ($75 Vacation Pay Prepaid MasterCard®) will be awarded on a qualifying minimum two-night weekend stay booked on or after May 14, 2012 at participating InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express® and Express by Holiday Inn™, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resorts, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® hotels for U.S. resident stays worldwide between May 14, 2012 – September 3, 2012. Up to four qualified rebates awarded per household for stays during the promotional period. Limit one (1) rebate per qualifying rebate redemption form per weekend period.

Rebate documents required:

1) Copy of your Registration Confirmation, 2) Hotel folio with reservation number (bill) and 3) Rebate redemption form which can be found at www.ihgrebate.com along with copies of the other required documents as stated above to the address shown on the rebate redemption form. Rebate redemption form must be postmarked no later than October 3, 2012. Any rebate redemption form postmarked after October 3, 2012 will not be honored.

The Vacation Pay Prepaid MasterCard has no cash value and is not redeemable for cash or usable at any ATM. Terms and Conditions apply to the prepaid card and will be received with the prepaid MasterCard card. Subject to applicable law, a monthly maintenance fee of $3 (USD) applies, but is waived for the first six months after the card is issued. The card is issued by MetaBankTM pursuant to license by MasterCard International Incorporated. MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated. Cards can be used wherever Debit MasterCard cards are accepted. InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) reserves the right to substitute a check of equal value in lieu of a prepaid MasterCard card at its discretion.

Offer valid only on purchase of hotel room nights at IHG brand hotels as stated above. Your rebate rights cannot be transferred. Keep copies of all materials submitted: originals will not be returned. Warning: Fraudulent submission could result in federal prosecution under mail fraud statutes (Title 18, USC Sections 1341 & 1342). Your reward will be mailed within 6–8 weeks after receipt of all correct forms. If you have not received your reward within 10 weeks, visit www.ihgrebate.com or call 1-877-829-8587. Reward will be returned to the name and address designated on the required rebate form (U.S. addresses only) and will be fulfilled in U.S. dollars via a prepaid MasterCard card. Claims postmarked after applicable dates, incomplete or illegible submissions, counterfeit copies of forms or receipts, and duplicate submissions will be rejected. IHG is not responsible for loss of rebate forms or rewards due to lost or misdirected mail or for illegible entries. Good for actual purchases by end users only; excludes resellers and distributors of products and their families. Limit one reward per person, receipt, household, family or address per qualifying weekday stay. Maximum four (4) rewards per household during the promotion.

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.

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