The JW Marriott in Phuket has a buy two get one free rate that is the best deal for our last minute change.
I forgot my Visa card and it takes a Visa to get the rate. My son in Australia does not carry one and Aaron is in Europe cavorting on his own adventure.
If one of our regulars has a Visa card can make the reservation, and pay for it from back home, I can send the money to a paypal account immediately. I WILL NOT NEED TO EVER KNOW YOUR VISA CARD #
Drop me a line if you can give me a hand and we can work out the logistics.
Thank you , all of you for offering to help. One of my original readers has offered to send me a card, security code and expiration date on a card he is dumping next month. As we are 11 hours different from the east coast of the USA, I will try that one first in the morning. For those of you that volunteered to help ( 7 of you in one hours time) I can’t thank you enough. I may call on you if for some reason this does not work out.
Thank you again, each and every reader that thought about it or responded. I hope some day I can help your travel go easier and cheaper.
IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card
- Annual Fee: $49 fee waived for the first year
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Hotel
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- Earn 5 points for each $1 spent at our hotels
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- $0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $49