19年9月之後 Prestige 住三送一將無法獲得 SNP,抓緊最後一年!

【2018.11 更新】今天Citi 群發了郵件證實了Prestige 將改進的消息,之前大家也知道明年9月起住三送一福利將被限製到每年(calendar year) 2次,但是經過讀者提醒我才意識到,從19年9月起Prestige Concierge 預定也將一同被取消!今後使用住三送一​​隻能在 ThankYou.com 預定。大家都知道住三送一想要獲得會員福利和 eligile stay/night/points 必須走 Prestige Conicerge(由Aspire Lifestyle公司運營)來預訂,這也是這項福利的一大亮點!如果這個亮點也被取消,住三送一吸引力將下降不少!

為何連Concierge 預定也要砍,很簡單虧錢了唄…當你從Aspire Lifestyle 預定時,他們的客服利用合格的IATA 號碼給你去官網進行預定,不僅你可以享受會員福利獲得SNP(因為是官網合格預定),他們也可以獲得一定數額的commission,但是從現狀看顯然這部分補貼不足以維持住三送一福利,Citi和這家公司應該都在虧錢。但如果是移植到 ThankYou.com (由connexion公司運營),他們能獲得的 commission 就會多很多,並且再限制一下每年使用次數,就不會虧錢了。

更糟糕的是,沒有客服預定之後,協議價、AAA等價格都無法和住三送一一起使用了,包括下面提到的疊加官網 package 也不能疊加。最普通的情況,利用客服預定最少也能享受官網會員優惠價。一般這個價格會比放給各大第三方預定平台的價格低 5%-10%,也就是說明年9月之後不僅無法拿 SNP,折扣回來也拿不到最實惠價格的 25%。

以下是截取自官網的相關信息:

Cardmembers will enjoy a complimentary fourth night with no black-out dates (“Fourth Night”), when booking at least four consecutive nights at any hotel only through Thankyou.com or by phone at 1-800-ThankYou (powered by Connexions) or the Citi Prestige Concierge (the “Citi Prestige Concierge” is Aspire Lifestyles) and subject to additional requirements stated below. Beginning 09/01/19, Citi Prestige Concierge will no longer be available for Fourth Night bookings and bookings must be made either online at ThankYou.com or by phone at 1-800-ThankYou in order to be eligible for the Fourth Night benefit. The amount due to you for the Fourth Night benefit will be based on the average nightly rate of your stay (excluding taxes and fees) . When booked through the Citi Prestige Concierge, you will receive a statement credit for this amount within two billing cycles. When booked through Thankyou.com or 1-800-ThankYou, the complimentary night savings will be provided at the time of bookin g.

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Booking through the Citi Prestige Concierge (only available through 08/31/19).

To receive your complimentary Fourth night, you must: 1) book a minimum of a four-consecutive-night hotel stay through the designated Citi Prestige Concierge and 2) pay for your complete stay with your Citi Prestige Card.

When booking through the Citi Prestige Concierge, you may either pre-pay for your entire stay at the time of booking, when available, or you may pay at hotel checkout. The full cost of your entire stay must be charged to your Citi Prestige Card . After an eligible stay has been charged to your account, you will receive a statement credit for your complimentary night, within two billing cycles.

• If booked through Citi Prestige Concierge, all reservations must be changed or cancelled through the Citi Prestige® Concierge.

• If a reservation is cancelled after an applicable statement credit has been issued, the statement credit relative to the offer will be reversed.

• Citi and Mastercard reserve the right to reverse a statement credit at their discretion, including, and without limitation, due to any refunds, returns, disputes, adjustments or fraudulent card activity.

官網鏈接:

https://information.citi.com/prestige/intro,隱藏在郵件的 summary of changes 裡。

H/T: 讀者 @救世星龍

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