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The Miles Monster just tweeted me that Priority Club has 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)!
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any hotels which fit in with my travel plans.
The PointsBreak list is in the process of being updated, but bookings should open for these hotels before 5:00 pm EST today, based on a post on the Priority Club community board!
However, you can make bookings NOW, by searching by city and then selecting the hotel in the “Reservations” box on the Priority Club website.
And you can check out the PointsBreak hotels in and outside the US on the Priority Club community board as well!
The Holiday Inn/Express in Krabi & Bangkok (Thailand), Jaipur (India), Sofia (Bulgaria), Istanbul (Turkey), Madrid (Spain), Fairbanks (Alaska) look interesting to me. The InterContinental in Vietnam and in El Salvador 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, so 5,000 points cost $35
- Transferring Ultimate Rewards points from your Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Ink Bold, Chase Ink Plus, or JP Morgan Select.
- 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 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 June 30 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).