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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #260 on: September 29, 2014, 11:17:56 AM »
Back on the topic of making a change to the reservation. I have no plans for my next trip to Israel right now, but if I call the hotel directly to change dates, wouldn't that work?

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #261 on: September 29, 2014, 11:18:21 AM »
Huh?
Will be be cheaper and less messy to just buy 5K direct and then do the hack.
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/52646
Traveling today and don't want to risk the rate getting "sold out".
Willing to pay for the convenience. Value lost would be $15 a day, I'm fine with that in this situation.

Do the cancelled reservation points post instantly?

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #262 on: September 29, 2014, 11:27:33 AM »
Traveling today and don't want to risk the rate getting "sold out".
Willing to pay for the convenience. Value lost would be $15 a day, I'm fine with that in this situation.

Do the cancelled reservation points post instantly?
Yes

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #263 on: September 29, 2014, 12:11:01 PM »
As part of the reservation it offers

‎ ‎$ 15.00 USD Add Breakfast (up to 2 guests)
I just called them and was told Its $20 pp

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #264 on: September 29, 2014, 12:11:48 PM »
I just called them and was told Its $20 pp
Not bad.

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #265 on: September 29, 2014, 04:18:51 PM »
Just canceled 2 rooms for 10/30 if anyone is interested

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #266 on: September 29, 2014, 04:50:45 PM »
If anyone is about to cancel 10/10-10/11 and/or 11/28-29 at the CP Jlem, can you please PM me? Thanks
« Last Edit: September 29, 2014, 04:59:48 PM by ReadsTheT&C »

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #267 on: September 30, 2014, 07:07:46 AM »
Just canceled 2 rooms for 10/30 if anyone is interested
Sorry it didn't work out

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #268 on: September 30, 2014, 07:31:54 AM »
Sorry it didn't work out
You couldn't snag them?

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #269 on: September 30, 2014, 07:52:37 AM »
You couldn't snag them?
No, I meant sorry your plans didn't work out :-)

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #270 on: September 30, 2014, 07:58:56 AM »
No, I meant sorry your plans didn't work out :-)
ahh, thx.
We simply pushed it off to the following Thursday.
So 2 rooms 11/6, and 2 rooms in mid-october (booked from different account)

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #271 on: September 30, 2014, 10:21:55 AM »
Does anyone have tomorrow night available for sale? Or any one night stay that may be able to be changed via the hotel directly for tomorrow night?

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #272 on: October 05, 2014, 12:15:07 AM »
Any un one have rooms for sale at the jerusalem crown plaza for mon and tues night ?
be smart and don't mess things up please

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #273 on: October 05, 2014, 06:29:34 AM »
I have tonight through Tuesday (3 nights) asking  $200 for the 3

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #274 on: October 06, 2014, 09:57:08 PM »
If you want Friday and shabbos Oct 24-26 for 100 dollars, pm me

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #275 on: October 06, 2014, 10:38:12 PM »
Here's a little tidbit some of you may be interested in:

When the new PointBreaks was released, I found 2 weeks at the Crown Plaza at the end of November for 5k a night. Having zero IHG points, I tried BOTH transferring from Chase UR and buying from points.com in order to begin the points acquisition trick. Neither method showed up instantly. I called with the intention of having them advance me points or something like that, and was told that it 1) couldn't be done (contrary to others' experience), and 2) wasn't necessary because I could book it at the discounted cash rate and then later change the reservation to points. I voiced my concern that by that time that room rate would undoubtedly be gone and was assured that no matter, since I had it locked down when it was that rate I could later change it, regardless of inventory. I double and triple checked that point.

Well, silly me. When the points cleared, the availability was of course gone. I called and was told as much, repeatedly, my protestations notwithstanding. Even told them I had made a nonrefundable ticket based on the knowledge that this was to be available, and now had no place I could afford to stay. After going around in circles for some time, I was finally referred to a senior case manager. Who was much more understanding. But still unable to do much beyond try to get in touch with the hotel explain the situation to them, and have them release inventory at that rate of their own accord. Obviously not happening in Israel. In fact, they won't even communicate with her.

So at this point she's offering me a)20k IHG points or b)if I book a stay of at least three nights, they'd comp one. I'm leaning toward the points, not least because of the highly unfavorable reviews I've found of the place.

I'm also hoping to dispute the charges related to amassing the miles with amex (about $450 worth), we'll see how that goes.

Anyhow, there's my cautionary tale, don't be dumb like me. And maybe record your phone calls.

Any other ideas of how I might be compensated for their agent's misspeaking? 

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #276 on: October 07, 2014, 09:21:39 PM »
I have Tuesday and Wednesday night, the week fallowing succos.
Platinum account (highest Status for Crowne Plaza).
60$ each or 110$ for both.
 

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #277 on: October 14, 2014, 06:15:07 PM »
I have Tuesday and Wednesday night, the week fallowing succos.
Platinum account (highest Status for Crowne Plaza).
60$ each or 110$ for both.
 
BUMP
55$ for Tuesday night.

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #278 on: October 18, 2014, 10:30:28 PM »
BUMP
55$ for Tuesday night.
Please pm me

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #279 on: October 19, 2014, 03:14:18 PM »
Anyone know if I can easily shorten an existing reservation? I just tried doing it online, but it wouldn't let me (said I don't have enough points to make the reservation ? ).