Posted September 30th, 2016, 04:05 PM
This has become much to complicated for my simple lifestyle.
They also have the nerve to imply that these changes make it even more rewarding to have their credit card.
Talk about spin !
I agree that they've made their procedures more complicated & they didn't do a good job explaining their new procedure. I only redeem points for chargecard credits so haven't explored if the other redemption options have changed.
It appears that for anyone who has made over $500 in Princess purchases within 180 days before redemption the credit rate is improved from 1% to as much as 2%. They've also added a 5,000 points chargecard credit which previously began at 10,000 points. They've also extended the chargecard credit redemption option to purchases made on other CCL companies & airline purchases at a 1% rate which is also a new benefit.
As I recall previously to get a chargecard credit we needed to have made a recent Princess purchase which is now defined as being made within 180 days.
They tout those changes but not what appears to be a negative change for people like me who no longer use it for all of my purchases...apparently losing points if there's no activity during 7 billing cycles. We now use an airline chargecard which works better for us & will have to use the Princess Visa at least every 7 billing cycles so those points don't expire.
We're all attempting to figure out the changes which could be either good or bad for each of us.