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4th Qtr '09 Recap - 109 Points/Dollar Spent

4th Qtr '09 Recap - 109 Points/Dollar Spent

Old Jan 1, 10, 8:14 am
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4th Qtr '09 Recap - 109 Points/Dollar Spent

I was going over my HH account this morning and was surprised at how good a quarter I had. I had 12 stays (6 were mattress runs at low rates due to a slow travel year) and ended up accruing 106,350 points for the quarter. Here's the breakout:

12 stays with a total spend of $975 (excluding taxes)

9,750 pts for 10 base points per dollar
4,875 pts for 5 points/dollar diamond bonus
4,875 pts for 5 points/dollar diamond not double dipping
6,000 pts for 500 points/stay Amex online booking bonus
5,850 pts for 6 points/dollar Amex HH card
75,000 for 25,000 points/4 stays 4th qtr promo
Total points accrued 106,350

106,375 points/975 dollars spent = 109.1 points/dollar spent

Add in another 33,216 points for other Amex HH card purchases and it comes a total of 139,566 points for the quarter! Now I can book an extra GLON award before all the awards change.

It was definitely the highest accrual rate that I have ever had for a quarter.
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Old Jan 1, 10, 8:20 am
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Have you factored in the new reduced buying power of HHonors points due to the upcoming award cost hikes?
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Old Jan 1, 10, 9:43 am
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Originally Posted by starflyer View Post
Have you factored in the new reduced buying power of HHonors points due to the upcoming award cost hikes?
"Add in another 33,216 points for other Amex HH card purchases and it comes a total of 139,566 points for the quarter! Now I can book an extra GLON award before all the awards change"

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Old Jan 1, 10, 12:04 pm
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That is mucho peso. Now make sure you cash in before the next devaluation.
4 stays = 25,0000 is great. That will get you a night in a medium Hilton property. 4 stays with Hyatt during same period = 2 nights at a top shelf property without burning thru points earned. I know it is old news, but high HHonors point counts do not impress.
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Old Jan 1, 10, 6:56 pm
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I agree, I earened about 159K points in Q4 and when I tried to redeem for stay at all inclusive in Jamaica I was told that the benifit was no longer available.

I honestly believe HH is sytematically taking things away and all these points we have (I have 900K) will erode and their accounting adjustments will make the millions.

I'm tored of complaining....it all falls on deaf ears.
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