Sunday, March 27, 2011

2nd Quarter Offer: HHonors sez go elsewhere!

    Okay, HHonors didn't say go elsewhere, but they might as well have. They just released their Second Quarter promotion, and they are offering 1,000 bonus points per night. What a snoozer!
    The First Quarter offer, which required longer stays, had its critics, but it did offer the chance to rack up some points. For example, Jinny had a three-night stay in New Orleans and earned 15,000 bonus points. With the 2nd Quarter offer, the same stay would earn only 3,000 bonus points. So with this new offer, a really active customer might earn enough bonus points for about half a hotel room. Bleah!
    Let's hope Marriott has a better 2nd Quarter offer. If that fails, there's always the Holiday Inn Priority Club, which has the most generous free hotel room program of all. But let's face it, there are some Holiday Inns out there that aren't very nice, and they certainly don't treat their elite customers as well as Hilton, Marriott or Hyatt. I help Jinny book her hotels when she's on the road, and the first time I book her in a dumpy Holiday Inn when there's a shiny Hilton next door there will be trouble on the home front, regardless of the number of hotel points she receives!
    Marriot, we know you can do better than this. Show Hilton who's boss! Please?
    You can following the weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth over on Q2 Promotion Speculation. The sad news comes on about page 8 of the thread.

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