10,000 points for $67

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  1. MrAOK
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    Amex has launched it's new dailygetaways.com deal with a one time offer for Intercontinental 10,000 points for $67; 25,000 for $167; 40,000 points for $267

    Amex cards get 10% off

    It goes on sale at noon

    dailygetaways.com
     
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    dont exactly know how valuable this is - would appreciate views from IHG members. All the other getaways for the next week are quite meh.
     
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    This is a good deal for points, but not anything spectacular. At a purchase rate of about .6 cents per point (with the 10% discount), it is the same price you can buy points for using the "book and cancel a Cash and Points stay" trick.

    The nice thing about this deal is that the points will count towards elite qualification, while Cash and Points purchases do not. However, with the Priority Club Visa providing automatic Platinum status now, I'm not sure how much value it will add to have these points count for elite. I would assume that many people who concentrate on the Priority Club program would have their co-branded card and therefore already have Platinum status.

    For a point of reference, Priority Club is running a significant bonus promotion now that will allow you to buy 60,000 points for $460. Even with the bonus, that still works out to .77 cents per point.
     
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    note:
    WATCH FOR PRESALES Be among the first to learn how to get Early Access to some of the amazing offers below. Click on one of the brands offering a presale and like their page on Facebook. On the morning of the sale, a code will be posted on their wall that can give you access to the presale from Noon to 1 PM ET.

    per: https://dailygetaways.ustravel.org/Calendar.aspx?week=1
     
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    Not worth the trouble, IMHO.
     
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    Goes on sale at noon 4/9 though, not today. :)

    And this could be worth it if they didn't change the setup from last year and the points count towards status. Depending on where you are with stays/points this year, you could earn Gold by buying a single 10k "point pack" for $67, or one of the 25k point packs.

    Same thing if you're Gold and just shy of Platinum, which requires 50+ stays but only 60k points.

    That can be useful if you have no stays (or few) this year so far but a bunch coming up, so you can level up now and enjoy the perks on the upcoming stays.
     
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    Such as? :p
     
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    :)

    Tongue in cheek and all, but if you're Club (or even Gold) and level up to Platinum with one of these purchases, any stays coming up earn 50% bonus points rather than 0-10%.

    And in spite of running the risk of not getting any extra goodies when you book with cash and points or straight up rewards for IC hotels is a pretty good redemption for the points... maybe not so much in NY or DC where you're looking at $300-400 a night, but never forget the $800-900 a night rooms in French Polynesia.
     
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    I'd definitely buy the points if I had a specific redemption in mind were I'd be getting a high value with points. Football weekends in Columbus when the Holiday Inn Express costs $209 + tax or 15,000 points comes to mind or big city Intercontinentals where the room rates are $400+
     
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    The point is not the value, but that there are easier ways to buy the PC points without the hassle.
     

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