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Interesting Priority Club promo for, ahem, ‘new’ members

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Priority Club, the Holiday Inn / HI Express / Crowne Plaza etc, loyalty scheme has launched this UK promotion for new members.

Join up, and you get a £25 John Lewis voucher (also spendable in Waitrose) on your 2nd stay.  Both stays must be between 7th January and 30th April, and can be in any group property worldwide.

If your first stay is at a Staybridge Suites or a Candlewood Suites, you get the voucher immediately without needing a second stay.

There is also a double points or double miles option, but I would take the vouchers.

Priority Club Gold card

Now, most Head for Points readers will already be a Priority Club member.  However, you could open an account in your partners name in order to pick up the £25.  Then book your rooms under both names, adding yourself as “Additional Guest” and you check in, it is not a problem.

(If you decided to open a second account for yourself, be VERY careful.  Use a different address and pay for your stay using a credit card you haven’t used for a Priority Club stay before.  They WILL close BOTH accounts down if they realise you have a duplicate.  It has happened to me!)

Of course, if you open a new account it will not have status.  You would therefore be giving up any Gold or Platinum benefits (assuming you have status) on these two stays – although you’re probably not missing much, knowing Priority Club.

IHG Rewards Club update – November 2020:

Get bonus points: IHG’s current promotion is ‘2x’, which runs until 15th December 2020. You can learn more in our article here. You can register here using promo code 44480.

New to IHG Rewards Club?  Read our two-part overview of IHG Rewards Club here and here and our article on expiry rules here.

Buy points: If you need additional IHG Rewards Club points, you can buy them here.

Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from IHG and the other major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Comments (3)

  • jms says:

    Sorry if a bit OT, but older posts are closed for comments.

    Do you how soon after upgrading PCR visa to black one can one expect to see their status changed to Platinum?

    It’s been about 3 weeks and I have received the actual card – they should’ve just branded that one with Platinum (saving space in the wallett).