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Point Breaks - Regrets and Remembrances

I've been content just using up points for the past couple of years and replenishing them with Accelerate deals now and then, etc. Travelling in the style I want, with the bed type I want and the...
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Also, the Corwne Plaza in Saddle Brook, NewJersey...

Also, the Corwne Plaza in Saddle Brook, NewJersey is down from 25,000 to 10,000 for Point Breaks. Crowne Plaza Syracuse was 30,000 now 15,000. Is anybody feeling the love yet? IHG where the...
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I believe Crown Plaza Syracuse NY will be at...

I believe Crown Plaza Syracuse NY will be at 15,000 points.
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Nothing in Canada on PB.. What's up with that,...

Nothing in Canada on PB.. What's up with that, eh? Surely our Holiday Inns aren't like the general population of the Great White North - too nice to be named on a bad list.
Forum: Hotel Deals
Jul 27, 16, 5:32 pm
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BW brgs work in Canada - my most recent was last...

BW brgs work in Canada - my most recent was last month. Added bonus if you are Canadian is that the $100 gift card comes in US dollars - which gives it a value of $125 to $130 CAD, since the Canadian...
Jun 28, 16, 4:21 pm
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No more free Choice rooms in USA - $50 Vanilla VISA

Choice Hotels appears to have changed its BRG policy, which may be why so many are reporting slow response to submissions.
Henceforth US customers who submit a successful claim will receive the...
May 30, 16, 4:25 pm
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BW not intractable re rate guarantee

An example of having Best Western approve a Low Rate claim after initially approving only with modifications. I have been finding some BWs that do not list Advance Payment or Best Value Rates but I...
Feb 11, 16, 6:32 pm
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This is a minor amusement. Successful BRG at...

This is a minor amusement. Successful BRG at Comfort Inn Peterborough Ontario, Canada (university town near lake country, betwixt and between Ottawa and Toronto) - king suite with spa bath.Approval...
Dec 30, 15, 1:18 pm
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Thanks/Got my 250 pts/apologies for any confusion

The card you see in most every BW hotel promoting this says to go to:

www.bwfeedback.com


I just did that and I see there (well, at the resolved site (http://survey.medallia.com/?bwfeedless))...
Dec 19, 15, 6:34 pm
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No more 250 Pts for Best Western Reviews

Just noticed that the 250 Reward Points for providing a review after a stay at a Best Western has disappeared. I guess the truth about a stay must now go to the Dark Side - or, rather, Tripadvisor. ...
May 9, 15, 6:43 pm
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BRG Choice room type changed in new system (not)

Logged in to newly designed Choice Hotels website and didn't have a problem finding my reservations - I just found that I had reservations about my reservations and what has been done to them!
I...
Apr 26, 15, 2:49 pm
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Best Western Primrose Toronto closes suddenly

Effective May 8, the Best Western Primrose in downtown Toronto will be closed. All reservations have been cancelled and the property has been trying to contact all reservation holders to offer them...
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re: Denied access to book - toronto yorkville

Happened to me at Holiday Inn Yorkville Toronto Ontario Canada (which has a notoriously old booking system that even the manager complains about)

Tried to book and message read:

Internal Server...
Nov 26, 14, 5:33 pm
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Black Friday Sale on some Canuck Choice Hotels 25-50%off

InnVest REIT owns dozens of Choice prooerties in Canada and they are holding a "Black Friday" sale at many of their properties nationwide offering 25% to 50% discounts for stays booked between Dec....
Sep 30, 14, 6:16 pm
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Have to agree with Thunderdeacon in post 399. ...

Have to agree with Thunderdeacon in post 399. "Mike" has always been fair to me - just as recently as today. Toronto has a new Ascend property called the St. James Hotel, which appears quite...
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Air Miles Cancels Pts to IHG Rewards conversion

the Canadian AIr Miles loyalty program has cancelled its offer to convert Air Miles Points to IHG Rewards Pts. (example - 1,900 AIr MIles + 25,000 IHG rewards pts.)
No announcement anywhere from...
Aug 31, 14, 4:33 pm
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Best Use for Air Miles - IHG reward Pts just disappeared

The easiest and best use for Air Miles in recent years - according to moi - has been to redeem Air Miles for IHG Reward points for booking everything from Intercontinental hotels to Holiday Inns....
Aug 27, 14, 11:35 am
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Best Western booking unavailable?

Tried booking several rooms today (1:00 Eastern Time)and got a message saying "hotel searching is temporarily unavailable". This is costing BW $$$
Tried several major North American cities. Same...
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Hey, I was just going to post this. $75 fine for...

Hey, I was just going to post this. $75 fine for francishees who "violate" the BRG terms seems like a slap on the wrist. They probably make it back by charging exorbitant pet fees.
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IHG website down

IHG website and hotel sites down in Ontario Canada (and all over the world?).Wonder if they have been hacked? Can't view reservations on IHG reward site or make bookings. This is costing $$$. Hello...
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Dumbest question asked by a property

[QUOTE=tangey;23286430]slight room description difference.
different cancellation cut-off time.
requiring login to get the rates and/or complete the booking
describing the breakfast as...
May 27, 14, 8:31 am
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New BW website design misleading ?

Does anyone else find the BW website redesign awfully misleading (in North America, at least)? When you go room shopping, alongside the Best Flexible rate something called the "Best Value" rate shows...
May 13, 14, 6:15 pm
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Been at this for some time and I thought I...

Been at this for some time and I thought I understood the rules -- until now. At an Ontario BW Plus, I found a room for 142.95 for two double beds. All rooms at this BW (Orillia) had the same price...
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Yes, if you are convinced your claim should be...

Yes, if you are convinced your claim should be validated, replying to a denied claim can change the outcome. Three days ago, I found a waterfront-view, exec king room at a property in Ontario, Canada...
Feb 11, 14, 4:43 pm
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Compensation for no hot water?

Reminds me of a story a bellman told us about the reason a certain Crowne Plaza in southern Ontario near an airport and a major city installed Keurig coffeemakers in all of the rooms a while ago....
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