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Old Nov 13, 07, 11:23 am
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50% off Any hotel, Anywhere cards

Hi everyone,

I have not seen this posted yet so here it goes. Just got a postcard today that might be of interest to some:



For a limited time, redeem your points for an Any Hotel, Anywhere reward at 50% off our standard redemption rates.

Card value Points Sale
$100 29,000 14,500
$150 39,000 19,500
$200 49,000 24,500
$250 59,000 29,500

Offer valid from November 15, 2007 to December 15, 2007. Reward card valid for 12 months.

www.priorityclub.com/anyhotel




As it says above, offer starts in a couple of days.
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Old Nov 13, 07, 11:46 am
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Already discussed here http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=756601 although admittedly the thread title is a little vague.

Crazy, crazy - they give us three months of quadruple points and then offer to buy your points off you for almost 1 cent each!

Some people on this board will be having a VERY happy Christmas .....!
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Old Nov 13, 07, 1:21 pm
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at the moment I don't see anything...
But can be bought also in Europe?
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Old Nov 13, 07, 1:53 pm
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$250 = 29,500 points in the sale

So would it sensible to rate a 30k IC redemption as less valuable than $ 250 on the card....??
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Old Nov 13, 07, 2:15 pm
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Originally Posted by AJLondon View Post
$250 = 29,500 points in the sale

So would it sensible to rate a 30k IC redemption as less valuable than $ 250 on the card....??

In Europe (outside UK): 175 card = 59000 points (29500 with offer)
I think it's better an IC or CP reward night...
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Old Nov 13, 07, 2:29 pm
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It's definitely better than I typically value the PC points this time of year - I usually go with about 150 points/ $1 for redemption ($.67 for 100 pts), but the $250 card looks like it's 118 points/ $1 ($.84 for 100 pts.). I don't know if it would be better when the rates go up (i.e. not winter) but I'm pretty happy with this.
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Old Nov 13, 07, 3:41 pm
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Has anyone had experience using these internationally? The FAQ says to tell the clerk the approximent amount in the local currency to put through, any suggestions?
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Old Nov 13, 07, 3:43 pm
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does this work in US?

The link send you page with standard redemption values. Nothing about 50% off deal. Any ideas?
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Old Nov 13, 07, 3:51 pm
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The link send you page with standard redemption values. Nothing about 50% off deal. Any ideas?
It hasn't started yet. November 15-December 15
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Old Nov 13, 07, 6:23 pm
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do you earn points /stays?

If using/redeeming the anywhere any hotel ax card do most hotel chains count the stay as a "paid stay" for miles/stay count, or what ever other perks they are offering?
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Old Nov 13, 07, 9:26 pm
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I have used these for a couple stays - always treated like a paid stay - all perks, points, etc.
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Old Nov 14, 07, 5:49 am
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Originally Posted by gmax58 View Post
... the $250 card looks like it's 118 points/ $1 ($.84 for 100 pts.)
With the quad and Visa promos and plat bonus I've been receiving a total of 5150 PC points per one-night stay at a $70/night HIE, if I redeem for these Amex cards during the promo - and I'm almost certain that I will - in effect I'd be receiving a $43.26 cash rebate for each of those one-night stays. Sweet!
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Old Nov 14, 07, 7:28 am
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PC website already shows half off for the UK cards.
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Old Nov 14, 07, 10:25 am
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Thumbs up It's Working!

"Half off" is now showing for US redemptions, too.
Thanks, OP! I missed the previous thread. I also noted that the larger the dollar amount, the better the rate, even before the 1/2 off sale. WHEE!!

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Old Nov 14, 07, 10:49 am
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Before redeeming for a low value card, think about buying some extra points - it may be worthwhile.

For example ... I have (with a small top-up from my Amex card) 19,000 points in one account. That is worth £75.

For around £98, I can buy 22,000 PC points (20k + the 10% bonus promo which is running for an extra couple of weeks).

That gets me to 41,000 points, which I can redeem for a £200 card. I get £125 extra back in return for spending £98 - so a £27 profit from 10 minutes work.
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