Choice Privileges points can be converted into United Mileage Plus miles with a 100% bonus through June 6, 2011. During this promotion bonus period 2,500 Choice points = 1,000 UA miles. The normal conversion rate is 5,000 points = 1,000 miles for Choice Privileges airline partners.
Combine this offer with the current Choice Privileges for 8,000 points after two stays and you have the opportunity to earn 3,200 UA miles for two low-cost one-night hotel stays. The normal definition of a hotel stay does not apply for this offer and you will need two consecutive nights for an eligible stay when booking at Choice Hotel budget brands Econolodge and Rodeway Inn or extended stay brands Suburban and MainStay Suites.
Loyalty Traveler Analysis
Fresno, my favorite new drinking town and hotel one-night stand city, has two Choice hotels with rates averaging around $75 per night this weekend.
I can earn 8,000 Choice Privileges points for about $150 before tax. Whether they post in time for June 6 transfers to United Airlines is another question, but assuming they post quickly I can convert 8,000 Choice Points to 3,200 United Airlines Mileage plus miles. 3,200 miles and 2 hotel nights for $150 (+tax) is a pretty good travel deal.
In theory, squeeze out 8 hotel stays in the next week and the points post quickly, this 8,000 points bonus can be earned four times for a general Choice Privileges member for a potential 12,800 United Mileage Plus miles.
This deal is not good enough to buy hotel nights just for the miles, but the offer is a good rebate on hotel nights you might need over the next week or two. And it only takes two nights as two separate stays to earn 8,000 Choice points for 3,200 United miles. Transfers of Choice points to UA miles through June 6 qualify for 100% bonus miles.