Sep292010

Choice Privileges European members 5,000 points per two stays

Earn 5,000 Choice Privileges bonus points for every two hotel stays worldwide at any Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, Ascend Collection with arrival date August 26 through November 3, 2010.

*Registration is limited to Choice Privileges members who maintain an address in Europe.

5,000 Choice Privileges bonus points for two stays

August 26 – November 3, 2010

Eligible Hotel Brands worldwide

  • Comfort Inn
  • Comfort Suites
  • Quality
  • Sleep Inn
  • Clarion
  • Cambria Suites
  • Ascend Collection

Promotion registration is restricted to European residents.

*Residents of North America have a promotion for 8,000 points every two stays Aug 26 – Nov 3, 2010)

Who is the Madman across the Water?

While it may appear Europeans are getting a lesser deal than Americans, there also appears to be a difference in the way the points are added to the account with these two promotions.

European version of Choice Privileges promotion states 5,000 bonus points after two stays.

(Points are earned in dollars even for European members.)

Two stays for $200 total earns 2,000 base points + 5,000 bonus points for 7,000 points.

Europe Promotion: $100 per stay x 2 stays = $200 (Points are earned in dollar equivalents even for European members according to the website.)

  • 2,000 base points
  • 5,000 bonus points (promotion for two stays)
  • 7,000 points total points for two stays as Europe member

The Americas version for 8,000 points is actually the difference between base points earned from two actual stays and 8,000 points.

U.S.A. Promotion: $100 per stay x 2 stays = $200

  • 2,000 base points
  • 6,000 bonus points  [8,000 points – base points earned] = promotion bonus points.
  • 8,000 total points for two stays as U.S. member

 

But watch what happens if you have two stays of 3 nights at US$90 or equivalent per night

Europe Promotion: $130 per night x 3 nights x 2 stays = $780

  • 7,800 base points
  • 5,000 bonus points (promotion for two stays)
  • 12,800 points total points for two stays as Europe member

 

USA Promotion: $130 per night x 3 nights x 2 stays = $780

  • 7,800 base points
  • 200 bonus points   [8,000 points – base points earned] = promotion bonus points.
  • 8,000 points total points for two stays as U.S. member

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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