Choice Privileges offers a $50 restaurant gift card for a stay of 3 consecutive nights or more at a Choice Hotel in one of six cities by March 15, 2012. You must book your hotel stay between January 26 and February 16 to be eligible for this offer.
There are around 200 participating Choice brand hotels in these six metropolitan areas and the promotion fine print states hotels within 50 miles of the city center participate in the promotion:
Restaurant Gift Card is valid for:
- Red Lobster
- Olive Garden
- Longhorn Steakhouse
- Bahama Breeze
- The Capital Grille
- Seasons 52
You must return this rebate form to earn your gift card.
Loyalty Traveler Analysis
The rebate form process is tedious and I don’t like promotions requiring mail-in rebates, but this $50 gift card offer is a great offer for someone already needing a 3-night hotel stay in one of these locations.
The restaurant gift card offer looks to be stackable with Choice Privileges main promotion for double points or points & miles for stays through February 29. You must register for the promotion to earn double points.
The restaurant gift card requires a 3-night stay and miles are per stay, so the higher value is likely to be earning double points.
This is a good deal for someone on a 3-night stay around one of these cities.
Assume $70 per night rate at a Comfort Inn on a 3-night stay.
$210 x 20 points/$1 (2x points promo) = 4,200 points + $50 restaurant gift certificate.
Choice Privileges has over 1,500 hotels where reward nights are 6,000 or 8,000 points. Choice Privileges points are valued at $8/1,000 points by NerdWallet.com based on the rate points are earned compared to redemption cost of Choice Hotels using Choice Privileges points in several cities. 4,200 points is about $32 rebate value.
$210 for 3 nights at a Comfort Inn earns a rebate around $82 or about 40% with 4,200 points and the $50 restaurant card.
This is a solid 3-star promotion offer from Choice Privileges in my calculations.