Macdonald Hotels closes “The Club” loyalty scheme – what happens to your points?

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Macdonald Hotels has closed “The Club”.

I wouldn’t want to suggest that the Macdonald Hotels loyalty scheme, The Club, had failed to make an impact, but it appears that it closed on 5th December without anyone noticing.

As per this FAQ page of the Macdonald Hotels website, any existing The Club points you have need to be redeemed by 31st March.  It is also not possible to book reward nights for dates after 31st March.

Bath Spa Hotel

Macdonald Hotels has launched a new scheme called ‘Instant Rewards’.  This is not points driven, but instead offers special incentives to people who book properties such as The Bath Spa Hotel, pictured above, direct via the Macdonald website.

I once had my shoes stolen at The Bath Spa Hotel when I put them out for a shoeshine, but that is a story for another day.

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

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  1. in my experience instant acceptance is more likely if you apply during office hours rather than of of evening.

    • agree with this

      • Have either of you made enough applications to get a meaningful result?

        • between my girlfriend and myself we probably have around 20 applications under our belt over the last 4/5 years…also family members seem to have the same result, ie apply on an evening or the weekend and get the wait message, apply in the weekday day and approved straight away. TBH it makes no difference to me either way as long as it goes through eventually (and so far it always has) but certainly shows its not as automated a process as people seem to think

  2. BA 100 article that a few will appreciate and identify with….

  3. Can some kindly soul remind me if you still receive Marriott elite benefits if you book a Marriott hotel through the amex travel portal? Cheers.

  4. OT – I have had my £150 refunded from curve. Not sure if they initiated it or it was a result of my Amex chargeback..

  5. Another OT, I’ve just bought a business class ticket on BA and it’s asking me for £26 to choose a seat? Is that correct, BA charges for premium seat selection or is it a IT blimp?

  6. OT: Has anyone been to Plaza Premium T4 Arrivals recently? Wondered if they fixed their kitchen issues since Nov/Dec because they weren’t serving any hot food then. Wondering whether to go there or T2. Thanks

    • Whizz68 says:

      I did find the service at Plaza premium T4 to be excellent. However, I’m not sure if the the kitchen issues have been fixed.

      • Oh yes the service is second to none there and the menu is great if the kitchen is working. I think it must count as one of the best arrival lounges on Priority Pass.

  7. Shoestring says:

    Promised I would get back on the Phenergan sleeping pills for long haul flight sleep comfort (somebody said give them a go), I got them online a few days ago, basically a few ‘pharmacy questions online (a couple seconds) then over the counter’, no prescription needed google phenergan online pharmacy – arrived fine & a legit operation.

    25g rather than 10g must be the way to go unless you are very slight. They are very effective, got drowsy & off to sleep straight away. Cat yowling to be let out in the night plus taking a leak woke me up twice in the night but I was straight back to sleep afterwards with a drowsy/ heavy head. I got the full 8 hrs sleep in and could have gone on another hour. No hungover after effects for me.

    So definitely worth thinking about if you struggle to sleep on long haul. Excellent resource for big insomniacs like me, surprised they are not prescription drugs actually.

    • Doubt I’ll be needing any of those. Fell asleep on a plane with seat in upright position whilst it was still parked at the gate af SFO, next thing I knew they were asking me if I wanted breakfast … way to fly 🙂

  8. OT – Curve….

    Has anyone’s pending Amex Curve topups that dropped off been put through again yet? It’s 11 days since my topup now and still nothing.

  9. Wisdani says:

    OT: Can you apply for an ‘additional card’ for yourself for BAPP like the Platinum?

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