1. An update: Called IHG customer service center again few minutes ago. Spoke to the same manager. He said that Flyertalk statement is not legitimate. Besides, I already accepted 10,000 points, which meant I agreed to new terms! I offered to give it back, which was a no-go. Obviously, IHG doesn’t have their act together, so proceed with caution and document everything if planning to complete your promotion.
In case you’ve missed it, read my previous post on problems with IHG “Into the nights” promo. I’ve decided to cut my losses for my husband’s offer. I do still plan to complete my in-laws’ promos, since they haven’t changed, but only because we have already paid for some of their stays. Otherwise, I would probably scrap those as well.
IHG to hotel rewards programs = what Citi is to banks. Both can be extremely incompetent. Still, I did get tremendous value out of my IHG points over the years, so have to keep this recent development in perspective.
IHG is working on this issue, and made a statement that they will honor the offer for those who partially completed (or registered for?) the promo. I might call again and see if I can get them to honor the original offer requirements. Stay tuned.
Thanks to Summer from Mommypoints for linking to my post. As soon as track back (going by slow boat) shows up, I’ll approve it!
3. Via The Points Guy, Atlantis resort in Nassau is now bookable with Marriott points. The redemption starts at 35,000 points per night. Personally, I wouldn’t use my points in that particular resort, but it could be of interest to some.
Remember, if you buy Choice points via Daily Getaways next year, you can stay at adjacent property with full access to Atlantis facilities. The cost is 25,000 Choice points, and would run about $100 per night if/when this deal returns.
4. Speaking of Choice points, tomorrow only, get a 50% bonus on purchased points. Could be a good deal if you are heading to Europe or staying in Orlando. Read the full story on The Deal Mommy blog
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