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Old Apr 3, 09, 5:51 pm
Join Date: Aug 2005
Programs: HH Diamond, WN CP & A-List P
Posts: 194
Originally Posted by soitgoes View Post
They did this thing in such a backwards manner. What they should have done is converted the Australasia CP points into new CP points at some conversion rate other than 1:1. Instead, they are converting them 1:1 but adjusting the Australia/New Zealand point rates.

The point levels have become bizarre and extremely high in some cases. There is little correlation between property quality or cost and point level. When luxury properties go for 40,000 points and a Quality Inn goes for 75,000 points one has to go "huh?".

Sorry, Choice, but you're pushing me away.

I'll stick to HHonors, Priority Club, and, to a small extent now, SPG.
I must agree that this makes no sense whatsoever for properties abroad.

That said, with Choice's seemingly never ending promo's, I find it difficult to justify NOT staying with them. I've got about 150k points expiring at the end of the year - I'm almost hoping that I don't need them for a family excursion so I can cash them in for gift certs. It's not a fantastic conversion rate (64k = $200) BUT it is a great opportunity to get some value out of expiring points.
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