Daily Getaways Day 1: Priority Club Reward Points

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As I mentioned last week, Daily Getaways kicks off today with purchasing Priority Club points for pretty cheap. As a quick recap, Daily Getaways is a 5 week promotion with a new travel deal being offered for purchase each day (weekends excluded). Some deals could last a few days, but others might sell out within seconds as there are limited amounts for purchase.

Today’s offer is purchasing priority club reward points at a heavy discount. There are four offers available, and you can purchase up to five per offer (per Priority Club account). Additionally, if you use your Amex card you will get an additional 10% off the cost. Last year, many reported being able to use Amex gift cards as well to receive this 10% off discount.

The sale starts at 1pm EST, however, for this offer you can try to jump on the pre-sale event an hour early. This can be obtained by grabbing a code that will be posted on their Facebook page. If you plan on purchasing this offer, ensure you are a Priority Club member first. You will have to enter your account number during the purchase. You can create an account here if you need to.

What are the costs and availability?

  • 10,000 Priority Club® points (650 available/130 available during pre-sale)
    • $67, or $60.30 with Amex
    • This means you are purchasing points at 6.7 cents/point (or 6.03 cents/point with Amex card)
  • 25,000 Priority Club® points (120 available/25 available during pre-sale)
    • $167, or $150.30 with Amex
    • This means you are purchasing points at 6.68 cents/point (or 6.012 cents/point with Amex card)
  • 25,000 Priority Club® points (420 available/120 available during pre-sale)
    • $167, or $150.30 with Amex
    • This means you are purchasing points at 6.68 cents/point (or 6.012 cents/point with Amex card)
  • 40,000 Priority Club® points (300 available/75 available during pre-sale)
    • $267, or $240.30 with Amex
    • This means you are purchasing points at 6.675 cents/point (or 6 cents/point with Amex card)

So is this a good deal?

Although the offers differ in price ever so slightly, you are essentially buying Priority Club points at 6 cents per point – which is an amazing opportunity! While there is a loophole out there to purchase Priority Club points at the same price any day of the week, this offer is legit. You can read more about this loophole in the “Priority Club” section of this post here.

Another potential perk to buying these points is that these points might count towards status. While I am not 100% sure, last year, I received curtsey points from a hotel stay due to a huge issue with the hotel. When these points posted to my account I immediately received Gold status as it put me over the 20,000 points needed to obtain Gold status. Anyone have experience with purchasing points counting?!

So what do these points get you?

You can see the entire Rewards chart here. The number of points needed is determined by the hotel brand and the level within the brand. Essentially a stay at each brand will cost the following when purchasing these points through this offer:

  • Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express: $60, $90, $120, or $150
  • Candlewood Suites: $90 or $120
  • Staybridge Suites: $120 or $150
  • CrownePlaza or Hotel Indigo: $150 or $210
  • Holiday Inn Club Vacations: $165
  • InterContinental: $180, $240, or $300

For example, the two InterContinental Bora Bora hotels are at the highest InterContinental level thus will cost you $300/night That is an amazing offer for a hotel room that would have originally cost $800/night at the more expensive property.

Will I be jumping on this deal?

Right now I have no need for a Priority Club hotel, so chances are I will not be jumping on this offer. This might be a last minute game time decision. My concern is that since I do not have any plans of staying one of these hotels this year, hotel chains decrease their points value and I’d hate to purchase these points and then see them devalued. However, the good thing is that Priority Club just changed their rewards chart a few months ago, so the chances of them changing it again next year (and even the year after) is slim. If you have high hopes to use these points, then I’d highly recommend this opportunity! If you are quick on the computer and these do not sell out with 30 seconds, you can purchase up to 500,000 points.

Goodluck! Will you be taking part in this offer?

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