This Wednesday, April 27, at 12PM eastern, Discover America will be selling 650 packages of 10,000 Priority Club points for $67 each. If you pay with an American Express card you get a 10% discount, bringing the cost down to $60.30 per package. Each Priority Club member is limited to five packages.
Now, there’s always the “backdoor” way of buying Priority Club points at the same rate through booking cash and points reservations and then canceling them, though these points actually count towards elite status, unlike the other method.
60,000 points gets you Priority Club Platinum status. Admittedly Platinum status with Priority Club isn’t worth the world, though it’s worth something…
While I won’t be taking advantage of this, I’m sure it makes sense for some. The highest end InterContinental hotels go for 40,000 Priority Club points per night, so that would cost about $240 through this promotion. That’s a great deal, though the fact that InterContinental still doesn’t honor elite benefits on award stays takes some value out of award redemptions for me.