One Mile at a Time points out something that I had been meaning to write about a good while back but somehow didn’t… that the extreme value of Priority Club PointBreaks awards make purchasing points from Priority Club worthwhile.
When you find an expensive hotel such as a top-flight Intercontinental being offered at 5,000 points a night, it may make sense to buy those 5000 points for $50. That’s a better deal in most cases than you’ll ever see on Priceline.
They’re offering 10% bonus on points purchased through April 14th, and that can be a reasonable offer to use in topping off an account anyway. But in general I wouldn’t purchase points now just in hopes of using them later for a PointsBreak hotel — since other uses of Priority Club points won’t generally bring back more than 4/5ths of a cent in value.
Still, a worthwhile strategy to occasionally check what’s being offered with PointsBreak and then figure out whether you want to buy the points in order to buy the discounted award room.
Not a silver bullet by any stretch, but one more for the arsenal.