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The PointsBreak list is being updated, but bookings should open for these hotels later today, based on a post on the Priority Club community board!
This list seems better than previous lists and I found one Holiday Inn Express may fit in with our plans!
There are quite a few hotels in Europe (Spain, Russia, Romania, etc.) which are available for 5,000 points. The InterContinental in Athens and Bucharest and in Central America could also be worth it to some.
And it never hurts to see if there are hotels in US cities which you plan on visiting!
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 Chase Ink Plus
- 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
And tomorrow (Friday, June 28, 2013), you can buy Priority Club points from the Daily Getaways at 0.63 to 0.67 cents per point, so 5,000 points costs ~$34
Usually, transferring points from Chase Ultimate Rewards to Priority Club is not the best value, but it certainly could make sense for hotels on the PointsBreak list. If you’re not averse to using the cash and points trick, you can use the cash and points trick to buy Priority Club points and then get a statement reimbursement of 1 cent per Ultimate Rewards points. This is a better value than redeeming Ultimate Rewards points directly for Priority Club points.
5,000 points or $35 for a hotel night is a terrific deal!
Don’t count on all the hotels on the PointsBreak list being available through August 31 2013, because hotels may sell out and can be removed from the list at any time.
It doesn’t hurt to make a booking using points, because you can usually cancel them without a penalty (but read the cancellation policy before booking).