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Bit of a niche post here but FYI: if you have a points reservation & don’t confirm the certificates immediately & the hotel changes categories, your reservation will incorrectly update to the new rate

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Booked a room in Jan at 35k/night for June. Hotel changed categories in March and would be 50k/night at new rate. Had to call and talk for 30min to get it changed back. Also they just gave me the points difference instead of correcting the reservation so possibly a way to cheat the system and get more points.

How does one get a “certificate”?

The “certificate” is the exchange of points for the reservation to be confirmed. You don’t get anything physical and it can be refunded, but it means your booking is official

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