04-23-2013 04:11 PM
Dear Fellow Travellers,
Does anyone else have the Priority Club Visa card here in the UK?
If so, I am sure you will share my frustration in the incredibly poor service they provide in getting the priority club points to our accounts. I have the PC Black Card which comes with a £99 annual fee so am dismayed at the consistently poor service they offer.
When I phoned to complain, they admitted as such, but this is a long standing issue, certianly
Would be interested in other users' experience of PC Visa.
Would be interested in hearing about other users' experiences of this credit card.
04-24-2013 01:32 PM
04-26-2013 08:03 AM - edited 04-26-2013 08:03 AM
My biggest beef with the Black Card in the UK is how much a raw deal we get compared to our cousins accross the pond. In the UK we get:
20,000 points on first spend (Assuming of course you haven't upgraded from the FREE PCR visa!)
1 free night with spend over £10,000 in a year
4x Points per £ on IHG Hotel
2x Points per £ on all other purchases
£99 annual charge
But in the US, the Black Visa cards have
60,000 points after $1000 spend in first 3 months
1 free night
5x Points per $ on IHG hotels
2x Points per $ on Groceries
1x Points per $ for all other purchases
10% Point Rebate
First Year free then $49 annual charge
So, if I spend £1000 every month on IHG hotels, by my calculation the cards would give me (ex rate £:$ =1.61 at the time I forst worked this out.....) :
12(months)*5(times bonus)*1610 (monthly base points) + 60,000 = 156,600
12(months)*4(times bonus)*1000 (monthly base points) + 20,000 = 68,000
That's 88,000 points less - let's say 6 free night's. And that's after I've spent $100 dollars more than the US just to get the card - equivalent to ANOTHER nights stay.....
Bear in mind I have stayed 80 qualifying nights in IHG hotels during 2012, and have redeemed over 200,000 points (which if I was in the US with the Visa rebate would have given me 20,000+ points - an 8th Free night !!), then all in all I can't help feeling that we in the UK are getting the short end of the stick....
04-28-2013 07:34 PM
This is unacceptable