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One of the best deals in the miles and points world is the Priority Club PointsBreaks deal that offers hotel rooms around the world for just 5,000 Priority Club points per night. Not only are Priority Club points pretty easy to come by via stays at Priority Club hotels (Holiday Inn, Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, etc.), but 5,000 Priority Club points can unofficially be obtained for around $35 (Google purchase Priority Club points for .6 cents – though it is now .7 cents). You can also transfer them 1:1 from the Ultimate Rewards program. In other words, they are pretty easy points to get your hands on.
Roughly once each quarter, Priority Club offers a variety of hotels around the world for just 5,000 points per night. That is significantly lower than the going rate that can be as high as 50,000 points per night. These PointBreaks hotels range from very nice international Intercontinental hotels, to Holiday Inn Express hotels in the middle of a country, in a small town you have never heard of. The “nicer” hotels on the list are often booked up very quickly, so don’t delay if you see a hotel on the list that you want to secure. Double check the cancellation policies of the property you are interested in, but often you can cancel the reservation with no penalty until close to the actual date.
The new list is valid for booking through January 31st (but again most of the properties will be long gone by then).
CANDLEWOOD SUITES ENTERPRISE
CANDLEWOOD SUITES JONESBORO
HOLIDAY INN PHOENIX-WEST
CANDLEWOOD SUITES PARACHUTE
CANDLEWOOD SUITES CRAWFORDSVILLE
STAYBRIDGE SUITES WICHITA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS PRINCE FREDERICK
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES PORTALES
CANDLEWOOD SUITES OWASSO
HOLIDAY INN WARREN (KINZUA DAM-ALLEGHENY)
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS ANDERSON-I-85 (EXIT 27-HWY 81)
STAYBRIDGE SUITES KNOXVILLE OAK RIDGE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS RICHMOND AIRPORT
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL MILWAUKEE AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN LAVAL – MONTREAL
HOTEL INDIGO TORONTO AIRPORT
Central & South America
HOLIDAY INN PORTO ALEGRE
HOTEL INDIGO SAN JOSE FORUM COSTA RICA
HOLIDAY INN GENT – EXPO
HOLIDAY INN PRAGUE AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN TAMPERE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LISBON – OEIRAS
HOLIDAY INN ELCHE
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL AL KHOBAR
HOLIDAY INN RESORT DEAD SEA
HOLIDAY INN SUVA
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL TIANJIN BINHAI
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL XIANGYANG
HOLIDAY INN SHENYANG ZHONGSHAN
HOLIDAY INN HANGZHOU THOUSAND ISLAND LAKE
HOLIDAY INN EAST TAIPEI
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL MANILA GALLERIA
INTERCONTINENTAL JAKARTA MIDPLAZA
This list is not one of the stronger lists. There is only one Intercontinental on the list and only a couple of other properties that jump out at my as looking pretty interesting. I personally wouldn’t mind Fiji or the Dead Sea for 5,000 points per night (both shown below), but also probably won’t make it there by the end of January. I can tell you the Texas cities represented on the list (Beaumont and Mexia) are not tourist destinations by any stretch of the imagination.
However, I am sure some of these cities will work out for some families, so book quickly if you want to take advantage of hotel nights for just 5,000 points per night! Double check the cancellation policies of your selected hotel, but in most cases the reservations will be refundable up to a certain time. Thanks to LAXJunkie415 on Milepoint for the heads up that the list was out!