One day left to book Priority Club award stays at old rates!

Back in January Priority Club made a pretty radical change to their award chart, whereby they switched from pricing based on the brand of hotel you’re staying at, to category based award pricing, where hotels are assigned a category between one and nine. As usual they didn’t give much advance notice of the change, though they did offer a two month grace period after the change where you can still book under the the old rates.

The change was made on January 18, so you have until March 18, 2013 (tomorrow) to still take advantage of the old rates. The issue is that they don’t publish the old rates anywhere, and you can only take advantage of them by phone. Fortunately LoyaltyLobby has a list with all the old rates, so in many cases you could save a lot of points by locking in your reservation today or tomorrow. To make a booking under the old rates simply call Priority Club Rewards at 888-211-9874, and mention you want to book under the old rates.

Comments

  1. I think I have seen this mentioned, but am not sure. If you book under the old rates, they give you extra points on the phone, and then book it at the new rates (but effectively for you it’s at the old rates). What happens if you cancel afterwards? Will you get to keep those extra points?

  2. I’m a second Joe, haha. Does that mean that the current internet rates are the new rates? i.e., if the current internet rate is the same as on Loyalty Lobby’s list, do I not need to book today because it’s the same?

  3. @ Joe — You can keep the points in practice, at least last time. The current internet rates reflect the new pricing. If the pricing online and in that document are the same, there’s no need to contact them.

  4. I was told the fraud team would be in contact if I didn’t book or cancelled…a little extreme!

  5. So here is my question – and if you can help by clarifying, great!
    I see that IC Malta is booking at 45K a night online right now. The ‘old’ rate appears to be 30K a night. So, I should call ICH and ask to book award nights at the 30K rate and they will honor that, yes?
    And, on the off chance that I should change to the Radisson property (I just can’t make up my mind) – then it would behoove me to be proactive and let them know I actually booked at the ‘old’ rate. It may all depend on whether or not I get the Club Carlson Visa and get the fourth night ‘free’.
    I certainly don’t need their fraud department on my back!

  6. @ Susan — That’s correct, just call them and request the pre-January 18 rate. You could also proactively call them and let them know you booked under old rate if you later need to cancel.

  7. The IC in Malta has a really good club lounge you can usually get access to the Radission is about a 5-10 minute walk away. The IC has always been a bargain at 30k but not worth 45k as nightly rates are very low.

  8. @Susan the IC in Malta has a really good club lounge you can usually get access to the Radission is about a 5-10 minute walk away. The IC has always been a bargain at 30k but not worth 45k as nightly rates are very low.

  9. @Mrs KPT – in your opinion, which is the nicer property? The IC or the Radisson. That has been my major dilemma in booking this stay – which one of those two hotels to use.
    I am a Platinum Ambassador with IC and a Gold with Radisson. I have debated whether to get the Carlson CC for the free award night with two award nights. But you think with Platinum Ambassador, we would be given access to the IC Club?

  10. I went to book the Holiday Inn Whister to take advantage of this rate and was pleasantly surprised to see that this hotel actually went from 25,000 points to 20,000 points. That’s a pretty good deal fot a hotel that can be $250/night.

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