5,000 Priority Club Points ($35) for Select Hotels Through July 31, 2012

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Link:  Priority Club PointsBreak List

Priority Club released their new PointsBreak list for hotels.  Hotels on the PointsBreak list cost only 5,000 points for a night (the regular rate is 10,000 to 50,000 points)!

You can get Priority Club points by:

  • Using Cash & Points to buy points for 0.7 cents per point.
  • Transferring Ultimate Rewards points from your Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Ink Bold or JP Morgan Select.
  • Transferring points from your American Express Membership Rewards account (through June 30, 2012)
  • Applying for the Priority Club credit card for 60,000 to 80,000 points.  It also includes  a free night every year, after your 1st year which makes up for the annual fee.

Usually, transferring points from Chase Ultimate Rewards or Membership Rewards to Priority Club is not the best value, but it certainly could make sense for hotels on the PointsBreak list.

Interesting hotels on the list include:

  • Crowne Plaza, in Belem Brazil and Guatemala
  • Crownse Plaza Dubai
  • Hotel Indigo, Atlanta
  • Hotel Indigo, Boston
  • InterContinental Cairo
  • InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort And Spa
  • InterContinental Houston Galleria
  • InterContinental Kuala Lampur
  • InterContinental Mauritius
  • InterContinental Real Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • InterContinental Buenos Aires Nordelta Tigre, Argentina

There are also quite a few hotel in the US on the list.  If you’ve got the Southwest Companion pass, the PointsBreak list is a great way to cheaply visit a new city in the US.

Don’t count on all the hotels on the PointsBreak list being available until July 31, 2012, because hotels may sell out and be removed from the list at any time.

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27 responses to “5,000 Priority Club Points ($35) for Select Hotels Through July 31, 2012

  1. The Deal Mommy

    Just booked two weekends in VA Beach. Thanks!

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  3. Awwww I was really hoping for anything in Wisconsin!

  4. Whoo hoo! Houston is on here! Totally taking advantage of this, thank you!

  5. Does anyone have an experience with canceling a reward reservation and being charged a processing fee for point redeposit?

    “Priority Club members who cancel their Reward Night reservation will have their points used for that reservation re-deposited into the member’s Priority Club account, and may be subjected to a processing fee. “

    • @Aena – I was thinking of a trip to Houston, but the dates don’t work for us.

      @Matt – You usually can make a points reservation and cancel it for no fee provided you cancel before the cancellation deadline (usually a day before, but sometimes sooner for certain hotels).

  6. How often do they have the Point-Break offer? I am traveling to Europe in August, but many offers expire 7/31/12. Based on your experiences, will there be more great offers after 7/31 when the high season is over?

  7. Thank you SO much, Daraius, for posting this. We booked a trip to Fiji!!!! The flights are free with our American Airlines miles (Air Pacific) and hotel is free with Pointbreaks. For grins, I checked our dates at this resort – $350 PER NIGHT! I need to tell you, though, that I could NOT book this online because I didn’t have enough points (and it put me in an infinite loop of “book now, buy points, book now, buy points”). I hung on the phone with 3 different people for a long time. I finally got to the right person and she confirmed what I saw online – that I had a popup with the option of buying nights at $40 PER NIGHT. She said that should not be coming up – that under pointsbreaks, there should no longer be an option to buy points. But she honored this because she confirmed that it was still being offered. We’re staying at a $350 PER NIGHT resort for $40 per night!!!! Big travel, small money. Yay!! (but it’s a bummer that they are changing the policy about being able to buy points on a pointsbreak reservation)

  8. InterContinental Houston Galleria……If you’re planning on going here, make it fast. As of July 15th, it will no longer be an Intercontinental.

  9. Thanks for the heads up! I saw this in my RSS reader this morning and a couple hours later had a hotel booked in Managua for a flight arriving in the wee hours. Hate to spend money at a great place when I’m going straight to bed and leaving in the morning, so doing it for 5K Priority Points is sweet.

    • @TTN – They have updated lists every few months, but the hotels and locations keep changing.

      @susan – You’re welcome and glad it helped. Thanks for sharing! Note that you can do a cash and points reservation for ANY hotel (it doesn’t have to be on PointsBreak), cancel the reservation, and get the points back in your account, so you’ve effectively bought 5,000 points for $40 or 10,000 points for $70. And then use those points for PointsBreak hotels!

      @Gordon – Thanks for the heads up!

      @Traveler Tim – You’re welcome and glad it helped. I like your blog!

  10. This is great information. My best friend at work was planning to go to Kuala Lumpur and this info would really add to her excitement.

  11. We recently took a bay of fires walking tours but this information you shared will be quite useful for our trip to Boston, so thanks for sharing!

  12. Does anybody know whether or not it’s possible to get free or cheap upgrades from PointsBreak rooms? The Holiday Inn Portland By-The-Bay is only offering 2 Double Bed smoking rooms for 5,000 pts. I’ve already got King bed reservations with free breakfast at a Marriott in Portland for 15,000 pts per night but the location of the HI is much better. I’ve got Priority Club Gold status if that might make a difference on getting a room upgrade.

  13. Can I buy the 5000pts for $30-$40? Or do I have to have 5K pts to do that. I just opened my account – what do you suggest? I want to stay for just one night in one of the pt break hotels.
    I guess I’m asking how you suggest getting the initial pts needed to get started.
    Maybe I need to look into using my Ultimate reward pts or maybe my BA or SW pts would work? Please advise me

  14. Susan how did you do it?

  15. Update: I called the PriorityClub member’s hotline and they were able to book me a Queen bed accessible non-smoking room at the 5,000 pts PointsBreak rate.

    • @Aprilette – Glad you found it useful.

      @Matthew – I’ve not had much luck getting upgrades in the US at Holiday Inn’s with Platinum status, but you should be able to get a queen/king bed instead of the double beds.

      @Cynthie – You need the 1st 5,000 points in your account before you can use cash and points to get more points. You can either buy 5,000 points from Priority Club, or transfer them from your Chase Ultimate Rewards accounts or American Express Membership Rewards account.

  16. Nothing for CO this time 🙁

  17. Aw, well one day when you and Emily do come to Houston, let me know! My husband and I would love a chance to get to meet y’all. 🙂

  18. @Daraius: Thank you for the reminder about making the reservation anywhere, then cancelling for the low dollar point purchase. @Cynthie: I think Daraius answered your question. Thanks so much Daraius!

  19. Does anyone know if this works toward the $75 mastercard rebate?

  20. hi daraius, do you have to book the hotel by july 31 or do you have to make the stay by july 31? thanks!

    • @shelley – The $75 offer is only for eligible paid rates and not award bookings.

      @sash
      – You have to book and stay before July 31. Award bookings can be usually cancelled for no penalty, so I’d book sooner rather than later.

  21. good timing my trip to Portland, OR and I shared some of my thoughts in the below URL.
    http://firstclassforfree.blogspot.com/2012/05/memories-long-weekend-trip-report-and.html

    also, D, the transfer points from UR –>PC, took me only 9 hours, I beat you on this. LOL.

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