Doubt that title is in any way coherent, but then again, it’s not really meant to be. I’ve been taking full advantage of Priority Club’s “Sweet Dilemma” promotion, whereby you earn one free night at any Priority Club hotel outside of the Asia Pacific region after every two stays. Since Hyatt doesn’t have a particularly compelling fourth quarter promotion, it seems like a no brainer. Five free nights at InterContinental hotels in Europe in the new year sounds like a good deal to me! Some of you might even recall that I made a local “mattress run” a couple of weeks ago just to take advantage of the promotion.
Well, the one downside of this promotion is that your free nights are capped at five, and instead of earning base points you earn the free nights. In other words, if you make 20 stays, you would earn five free nights for the first 10 stays, and would earn squat for the next 10 stays. So while it is a very generous promotion, it doesn’t exactly encourage incremental business beyond the 10 stays.
I thought I had it planned out perfectly, but apparently I don’t. I’ll need to stay at LAX on Saturday night and with my bookings as of now, I’m already at 10 stays. My plan, if going over the 10 stays, was to just stay at Hyatt hotels, as I usually do. However, they don’t have a practical LAX option for a quick overnight. Priority Club of course has lots of reasonably priced options, though I can’t bring myself to book a revenue rate without earning points.
Does this mean I…. P-P-P-P-Priceline?