deathrider wrote:I thought about this too but when I talked to Prestige concierge they told me if I find a better hotel deal online then I can call them and ask for that rate. I looked and the offer they gave me was what I found online, it saved me 175$,
you do need to stay for at least 4 nights though.
sometimes you can get a better overall deal just doing an all inclusive package if your traveling for pleasure, I might go this route on my next trip
That's one of the reasons why I like just straight cash-back deals.
I remember trying some of the loyalty programs years back and it always seemed like a stupid game. When I'd want to use the points there always seemed to be a reason I couldn't use them. The other side, as stated above, is that when you could use the points it really didn't have the value you'd hope as you could probably get a better deal elsewhere.
The loyalty programs always seemed to be a kind of one-way street. I suppose, if you kept up with the game, you could make it work for you. What kind of reward is that for your loyalty, though?
Where I live we have Kroger grocery stores. They have their own loyalty card. The way they play it is say, for example, a bottle of wine is $10 at a competing store, they'll have that same bottle of wine with two prices: $21.98 or $9.98 with the loyalty card. You may save 2Â¢ on it or it may cost you 2Â¢ more but there is no real reward for using it other than the hassle of having to use it to get the same price at their main competitor down the street or, if you forget, paying a ridiculous price on the shelf for the same item.
It just pisses me off that they even want me to deal with it. I shop at their competitor just to avoid the nonsense.