Ambassador Renewal Going up to $150 August 2012

Old Jul 29, 12, 6:53 pm
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Thumbs down Ambassador Renewal Going up to $150 August 2012

Heard this from staff at an IC, asking me about when my renewal date is and telling me I should renew if it's coming up soon. Effective Aug 10.

I suggest those who are Amb's do the same.

From what I know it's going up from $100 to $150 annually.
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Old Jul 29, 12, 10:51 pm
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Originally Posted by mnredfox View Post
,,,From what I know it's going up from $100 to $150 annually.
Hmmm... I suppose it will go up from 20K points also.
Oh well.
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Old Jul 29, 12, 11:57 pm
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Given the fact, that Ambassador enrolment went uip from 150 USD to 200 USD in 2010 (see this thread for reference: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/inter...01-2010-a.html) it was just a matter ot time that renewal went up as well.

I had expected it earlier ...
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Old Jul 30, 12, 12:41 am
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so how long before can one pay the renewal fee??
mine expires end oct.
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Old Jul 30, 12, 7:06 am
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Originally Posted by aussielori View Post
so how long before can one pay the renewal fee??
mine expires end oct.
I believe that you can only renew 60 days before expiry.

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Old Jul 30, 12, 7:45 am
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Point code for RA's increased from 5k to 10k.

Not sure if Ambassadors also get this increase.
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Old Jul 31, 12, 5:08 am
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Originally Posted by MXM135 View Post
I believe that you can only renew 60 days before expiry.
Renewals are available much earlier. The date is either about 80-90 days before expiry or 60 days from the enrollment anniversary.
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Old Jul 31, 12, 5:37 am
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Originally Posted by midnight View Post
Point code for RA's increased from 5k to 10k.

Not sure if Ambassadors also get this increase.
Interesting...on my Ambassador account it still says 5K. Am tempted to wait a couple of more days before pulling the trigger...do you get 10K with the 100$ option, or has it gone up to 150?
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Old Aug 2, 12, 9:06 am
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Update on 10K points.

I used my referral cert to upgrade Mrs Midnight's account. Her renewal letter dated July 2012 read:

As part of your InterContinental Ambassador membership we would like to offer you


    However, upon entering the code yesterday only 5,000 were credited.
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    Old Aug 2, 12, 12:00 pm
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    Spoke with Ambassador...rates going up 10 august...Mine expires end october, just under 3 months away and won't let me renew online......
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    Old Aug 2, 12, 12:09 pm
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    oh dear, what about point option? Still 32,000 pts?
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    Old Aug 2, 12, 5:40 pm
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    FWIW, I just renewed for $150 to include 15k points. In my own particular calculus, 5k points = $30 so my net renewal cost was quite reasonable.
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    Old Aug 3, 12, 3:04 am
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    The only hope for a few folks is that some hotels don't get the memo and take some time to charge more (I think you can renew at IC's).
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    Old Aug 4, 12, 3:36 am
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    Originally Posted by drdanielmacdonald View Post
    Spoke with Ambassador...rates going up 10 august...Mine expires end october, just under 3 months away and won't let me renew online......
    So it's official? I really wish they would officially announce that change. I got my renewal notice last week (it expires at the end of September), with no mention of the change in rates. Even when I log into my account now, it shows "your membership will expire in xx days". My question is this: did they say if the $200 (15K points and 10% rebate) option is increasing in price as well, or just the basic renewal?

    Oh... I have another question. I'm assuming the 10% rebate includes Pointbreaks stays? Has anyone who signed up for this option gotten their rebate on a PB stay (or not gotten the rebate on a PB stay)?
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    Old Aug 4, 12, 11:03 am
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    This probably isn't a popular sentiment but IMO IC should make the program more exclusive.. either charge more ($500?) and/or make it based on stays. A "club" any Joe Shmuck with $150 can join frankly is not very special. They can throw in breakfast as enhanced benefit, along with that.
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