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Changes to PRIORITY CLUB T&C 10 points/$ @ IC hotels starting Feb 15th

Changes to PRIORITY CLUB T&C 10 points/$ @ IC hotels starting Feb 15th

Old Jan 14, 12, 11:31 am
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Originally Posted by CokeandTaco
Basic sample IC stay in an eligible location.....(one night at $100+)
Current rules:
RA- 2K+1K+1K=4K (plus 1.3K for AMB Accelerator)
AMB/Plat- 2K+1K=3K (plus 1.3K for AMB Accelerator)
AMB/Gold- 2K+200=2.2K (plus 1.3K for AMB Accelerator)
Kettle/Club- 2K= 2K
New rules:
RA- 1K+500+1K=2.5K (plus 1.3K for AMB Accelerator)
AMB/Plat- 1K+500=1.5K (plus 1.3K for AMB Accelerator)
AMB/Gold- 1K+100=1.1K (plus 1.3K for AMB Accelerator)
Kettle/Club- 1K= 1K

Result.....net decrease in points earned

Sample IC stay in an eligible location.....(2 nights at $100+/night)
Current rules:
RA- 2K+1K+1K=4K (plus 1.3K for AMB Accelerator)
AMB/Plat- 2K+1K=3K (plus 1.3K for AMB Accelerator)
AMB/Gold- 2K+200=2.2K (plus 1.3K for AMB Accelerator)
Kettle/Club- 2K= 2K
New rules:
RA- 2K+1K+1K=4K (plus 1.3K for AMB Accelerator)
AMB/Plat- 2K+1K=3K (plus 1.3K for AMB Accelerator)
AMB/Gold- 2K+200=2.2K (plus 1.3K for AMB Accelerator)
Kettle/Club- 2K= 2K

Result.....net break even in points earned

Sample IC stay in an eligible location.....(3 nights at $100+/night)
Current rules:
RA- 2K+1K+1K=4K (plus 1.3K for AMB Accelerator)
AMB/Plat- 2K+1K=3K (plus 1.3K for AMB Accelerator)
AMB/Gold- 2K+200=2.2K (plus 1.3K for AMB Accelerator)
Kettle/Club- 2K= 2K
New rules:
RA- 3K+1.5K+1K=5.5K (plus 1.3K for AMB Accelerator)
AMB/Plat- 3K+1.5K=4.5K (plus 1.3K for AMB Accelerator)
AMB/Gold- 3K+300=3.3K (plus 1.3K for AMB Accelerator)
Kettle/Club- 3K= 3K

Result.....net increase in points earned

Does this look correct based on the current information we have?
Sound logic to me. A rare loyalty program change that will benefit me as I rarely stay a single night and don't feel like hotel hopping.
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Old Jan 14, 12, 2:32 pm
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A few questions for RA's.....
Is the RA bonus posted as a flat 1K bonus per stay, or is it posted as a 50% bonus of base points earned?
I have looked through the T&C's and see no mention of the RA bonus, is it an undisclosed benefit?
TIA
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Old Jan 14, 12, 5:12 pm
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Originally Posted by htb
Does this mean that between now and Feb 15 it will be random whether you get 2000 points or US$x10 points? I'm sure that will piss off some people, while others will be delighted...

HTB.
Likely same until change time.

Originally Posted by CokeandTaco
A few questions for RA's.....
Is the RA bonus posted as a flat 1K bonus per stay, or is it posted as a 50% bonus of base points earned?
I have looked through the T&C's and see no mention of the RA bonus, is it an undisclosed benefit?
TIA
Great questions, I'd love to know too.
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Old Jan 15, 12, 11:53 am
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+1 to everyone else who applauds the change but is disappointed that it applies only to the Americas "for the time being."
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Old Jan 16, 12, 12:43 am
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Originally Posted by PriorityClubRewards
Hello Everyone,
I wanted to confirm that Priority Club will be rolling out a new points-earning structure for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts starting February 15th.

Stay tuned well be sending out more information about the changes in the coming weeks, but one thing to note is that you will start to experience the new earning structure over the next 30 days as were building out the program. These updates will be applicable to InterContinental Hotels & Resorts property in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean for the time being.

Carolyn
Hi Carolyn, can you please clarify if incidentals on AWARD stays at the IC Sao Paulo will earn points? For example charging meals to the room?
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Old Jan 16, 12, 9:25 am
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Damn!

Read thread title - Excellent!
Read thread - Not applicable to Europe/Asia - *$#+!
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Old Jan 16, 12, 9:48 am
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A Welcome Change for me

I am glad that PCR is making the change because of a recent experience I had.

I've stayed twice at the IC Milwaukee and gotten 2,000 points for each stay (one night), very nice. In December I stayed 6 nights for work at the IC San Francisco. I was expecting to get 12,000 points (plus platinum bonus) and was dismayed to only get 2,000 points. I thought there was some error and checked the T&C but sure enough at IC's only 2k per stay.

What it comes down to is there is zero incentive for anyone using PC to stay more than one night at an IC:
$1,200 + 6 nights = 2,000 points
$95 + 1 night = 2,000 points

Had I known, I could have stayed at a HIE for more points and free breakfast (and free parking):
HIE + $1,200 + 6 nights = 12,000 pts (+6k bonus) = 18,000 pts
IC + $1200 + 6 nights = 2,000 pts (+1k bonus) = 3,000 pts

Kudos to PCR for making the change. I'll be a little lighter in points for my one night stays, but at least I'll feel like I didn't get ripped off for my multiple night stays. Now if only they could make it retro active so I could get those points for my December stay
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Old Jan 16, 12, 7:09 pm
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so my visa card will get me 10 points/$ spent on stays?
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Old Jan 17, 12, 2:21 pm
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Originally Posted by factory81
so my visa card will get me 10 points/$ spent on stays?
Huh??? What does your Visa card have to do with any of this???

If you mean a PC Visa, it earns what it earns (on hotel stays) independent of what point-earning rate you earn on the hotel side. It earns its normal rate at the card end once per statement, while your hotel points are earned on each hotel folio close.

Your Visa card has always gotten per-dollar points on stays, even at ICs, even as ICs were only earning a flat 2000 points per stay on the hotel folio side.

Just as your Visa card has always gotten per-dollar points on stays, even when you collect miles (instead of points) on stays.
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Old Jan 17, 12, 11:34 pm
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Question starting Feb 15th?? I guess they are doing it NOW.

Starting Feb 15th? But I already got 7,631 pts (not standard 4,000 pts) from a two night stay on 10 January at one of the ICs in the States. Am I the lucky guy?
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Old Jan 18, 12, 2:08 am
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Originally Posted by GordonGordon
Starting Feb 15th? But I already got 7,631 pts (not standard 4,000 pts) from a two night stay on 10 January at one of the ICs in the States. Am I the lucky guy?
It appears you are. Congrats, but don't share this info too loudly in case it's a glitch.
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Old Jan 18, 12, 2:37 am
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Originally Posted by mnredfox
don't share this info too loudly in case it's a glitch.
It's not a glitch. IHG has publicly stated that these changes will be implemented gradually.
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Old Jan 18, 12, 7:46 am
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Stated in this very thread in fact:
Originally Posted by PriorityClubRewards
... one thing to note is that you will start to experience the new earning structure over the next 30 days as were building out the program.
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Old Jan 19, 12, 1:14 am
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I just got this for an IC NY TS stay...

Qualifying Stay 2869 pts.
Platinum Bonus 1434 pts.
Royal Ambassador Bonus 1000 pts.
Total: 5303 pts.
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Old Jan 19, 12, 1:25 am
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Originally Posted by stimpy
I just got this for an IC NY TS stay...
Was it eligible for the Ambassador Accelerator points?
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