Priority Club PointBreaks: $35 Hotel Rooms This Spring

There are several posts on yesterday’s new PointBreaks list. Even if you’ve read those, read this.

Best Practices for Maximizing the PointBreaks List for $35 a Night Hotels

There are several posts on yesterday's new PointBreaks list. Even if you've read those, read this.

Priority Club Big Award Chart Devaluation

According to this thread on FlyerTalk, the Priority Club hotel group will be changing their award chart to mirror other hotel loyalty programs. Read on to see why this change isn't good news for frequent guests.

What does the new chart look like?

I have attached a screen shot of the new award chart below.

Priority Club has decided to split their hotels into nine categories. In comparison, Hyatt has six hotel categories. Starwood and Hilton have seven.

PointBreak List Announced & Discount Delta Club Passes

Priority Club PointBreaks List Announced

According to this thread on FlyerTalk, Priority Club has announced their new PointBreaks list of hotels that can be booked through January 31st. This is huge news because PointBreaks hotels can be booked for $35: How to Book Any PointBreaks Hotel for $35/night.

PointBreaks hotels can be booked for 5,000 points, which can represent a huge savings. Some Intercontinental properties normally cost 50,000 points per night, so 5,000 is a 90% discount.

Save 5,000 Ultimate Rewards Right Now

Priority Club is running a promotion during which they are giving a 50% bonus on purchased points (AKA a 33% reduction in the price of points.) Right now you can buy 4,000 Priority Club points for the normal price of $54 and receive 2,000 points free for a total of 6,000 points.

This sale is noteworthy for planning purposes. Priority Club interests me for exactly one reason. Every two months they release a PointBreaks list of hotels that are available for 5,000 points per night.

$35 Hotel Rooms for October 16 – December 10

Whenever Priority Club announces its new list of PointBreaks hotels, the miles’ world pays attention. The hotels on the list that may ordinarily cost hundreds of dollars a night go for 5,000 Priority Club points for a limited time. The new list is valid for stays from October 16 - December 10.

As loyal readers know, I’m not big on hotel rewards programs; I usually get a better deal pricelining as I explained here.

The Newest Group of $35/night Hotels for Point Tricksters

Every three months, Priority Club releases its list of PointBreaks hotels. That's huge news because you can stay at any hotel--any Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites--on the list for $35 a night between now and October 15, if the hotel has award availability.

Priority Club releases a PointBreaks hotels list every quarter as a loss leader.

Review: Krakow, Poland Hotel Guide

Recently I spent three nights in Krakow, Poland at two hotels. I'll be reviewing four hotels in Krakow, based on my stays and their location relative to where you want to spend time in the city.

Before I get to that, let me say that I highly recommend a trip to Krakow. First of all, it's in Poland which I found to be inexpensive, full of delicious food, and brimming with attractive people who spoke some English.

Of course, the English is not as strong as in western or northern Europe.