A short while ago, Kim, Lucas and I checked into the Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown- Ashley River.
Upon pulling up, the hotel seemed nice enough as did the lobby. There were a couple of people online waiting to check-in before it was our turn.
The overly-friendly rep went over all of the formalities and thanked me for being an IHG Platinum member. You’re welcome, thanks for the credit card offering a free night each year just for paying the $49 annual fee!
After being handed my room key and parking lot tag, I was asked a fun question.
For being a loyal, Platinum member, he wanted to know if I wanted 500 points or two bottles of water?
(FYI- I booked the room with my Chase IHG Annual Free Night benefit. The annual fee costs $49, making the cost of the room $49…)
Tough call! I love points but I was pretty thirsty.
What to do, what to do…
Before thinking much further I said I’ll take the points! I mean, 500 points is 1/10th of a Points Break night, right?
What would you choose? Points of water?
If you’ve been offered points or a perk at IHG (or other hotels) in the past, what did you choose?