Same promotion, different pitch from Choice Privileges. Basically Choice Privileges runs the same promotion over and over for 8,000 points, yet sometimes the offer is disguised as a $50 gift card. No disguises this time around.
Choice Privileges gives 8,000 points after two qualifying stays. This offer does not give 8,000 bonus points, but instead gives bonus points after two stays to reach a total of 8,000 points.
Promotion registration is required for US and Canada residents. Residents of Europe, Mexico, Caribbean and Central America are eligible for this offer with no promotion registration required.
What actually happens is after two eligible paid stays the Choice Privileges member receives bonus points added to base points earned for the two paid stays to reach 8,000 total points. Generally there is a minimum bonus of 5,000 points for members who earn more than 3,000 base points from the two paid hotel stays ($300 to $600 in spend.)
Assume two stays at $75 per night room rate in Quality Inn and Comfort Inn. $150 hotel spend earns 1,500 points. Bonus will be 6,500 points to reach 8,000 total points after two stays.
These Choice Hotels brands earn 10 points per $1:
- Comfort Inn
- Comfort Suites
- Sleep Inn
- Cambria Suites
- Ascend Hotel Collection hotels
Qualifying stays must be a minimum of two consecutive nights at:
- Econo Lodge
- Rodeway Inn
- Suburban Extended Stay Hotel
- MainStay Suites hotels
These four economy segment brands earn only 5 base points per $1.
All Choice Hotels properties globally are participating (except Nordic Choice countries which have their own separate loyalty program).
Stays at all hotels included in the Choice Privileges program will count towards the promotion, as long as a qualifying trip is booked at ChoiceHotels.com, your mobile device or 800.4CHOICE.
Seasonal Reward Night Levels
Choice Privileges changes reward night levels seasonally. One of the best values in the Choice Privileges program are dozens of international hotels that seasonally drop to 8,000 points. There are typically about 1,500 out of 6,000 hotels worldwide at the 6,000 or 8,000 points level during any season.
Related Loyalty Traveler post: Choice Hotels Reward Nights Analysis Paris, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo (August 20, 2013).
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