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Question for you lot.
Ok, this isn't a 'look how good I've been' entry. It's actually a serious question.

I'm a member of the Priority Club reward scheme run by Intercontinental Hotels.

They have been doing a donate points to charity thing for a while now.

They have added an option to donate to UNICEF for Tsunami relief, with a pledge to match donations.

I have ended up with a lot more points than I expected from recent stays. Therefore I have put in a 10000 point donation. If they do the same exchange rate as when you get points ( 1000 per $10 ) this equates to a $100 donation.

My question is. Am I too trusting in assuming that they will use the normal exchange rate?

( It appears that there are 4 of their resorts in the affected area and they say they are sending in extra food and other supplies to the 3 that came through it. The fourth was at Phuket and it looks like they are expecting heavy casualities among staff and guests there. )

Current Mood: pensive pensive

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martinoh From: martinoh Date: January 7th, 2005 12:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Intercontinental should be able to advise you of the redemption rate they're using if you call their Priority Club customer service number.

It would be nice to think that they'd be more generous in their charitable conversions than on commercial transactions, but given the real value of their other published points redemption schemes I'd probably expect their donation to be somewhat less than $100 for the 10,000 points. Only way to be sure though would be to ask them.
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