11 Responses

  1. Gary
    Gary at |

    “you can get a 60-day trial of Level 2 status (more points earned per night) and 250 bonus points for signing up and the blogger gets 250 points”

    Unfortunately the bonus points come after your first completed stay, not just for signing up unfortunately.

  2. Chris
    Chris at |

    Is this doable if you tend to book with corporate rates.

    I usually book directly on SPG.com, but do it with my corporate rate code.

  3. Tom
    Tom at |

    I book directly with the hotel typically because I like hotel points and credit toward elite status. I also think that there is bias against folks who book with OTA… rooms overlooking the trash-bin etc. Otherwise I go with something like priceline bidding.
    I *think* I get the idea here… but it sounds a little too complicated for me. I can imagine that it would be a nightmare if things don’t post correctly and you’d probably be out of luck. I’d be mighty unhappy then

  4. abcx
    abcx at |

    Seth, can you compare this to CB sites?

  5. Steven
    Steven at |

    I’m checking my current reservations to see if there are any I can switch over to being made via Points Hound and get both the airline miles and the hotel points. So far I’m finding a lot of my regular hotels where there are points earning rates available, which is good. However, so far none of the rates Points Hound is offering are as good as my existing reservations, which are often booked on my corporate discount code, or a code from the client. Oh well. It’s definitely a nice development and something I’ll continue to check as I book new trips.

  6. Explore
    Explore at |

    I would always need to compare the PointsHound rate against government, AAA, AARP, IBM/MVP, and points redemption rates and for that I’d need to go to the hotel site in addition to PointsHound. At the c. $100 rates I tend to book I might receive 500 UA MP miles through PH, which I figure is worth $7.50 to $10.

    Are PH’s cancellation policies the same as the hotel’s?

  7. Jman
    Jman at |

    Hi Seth

    It appears that stays booked through PH will be valid for promos. Is this correct ?
    Currently doing Platinum Challenge with Marriott. Also am enrolled in the 2stays/free night promo. Are bookings through PointsHound going to work for that ? Can’t afford to miss something here.

    Thanks