Choice Privileges has a major drop for hotel reward nights at only 8,000 points in cities across Europe from London to Paris to Cannes, Berlin to Munich, Venice to Rome, Dublin to Prague.
Nordic countries with the Nordic Choice program like Denmark, Norway and Sweden are not participating in these Choice Privileges discount seasonal rates.
Choice Privileges hotels at 8,000 points per night were widely available in rate checks I performed for stays of 1 to 4 nights in all the cities listed above and more.
Reward Rate Check: London – November 25-27, 2013
Central and Metropolitan London has 19 hotels in Quality Inn, Comfort and Clarion brands, all at 8,000 points per reward night, except Clarion Collection Hotel Richmond Gate at 20,000 points.
16 of 19 hotels available for a reward night at 8,000 points per night on a 2-night stay Nov 25-27, 2013.
Reward Rate Check: Paris November 21-25, 2013
Central and metropolitan Paris have 42 Choice Hotels and 18 of these have Paris city addresses.
All 42 hotels are currently 8,000 point reward nights.
The four night reward check for Nov 21-25 shows 9 of 18 Paris hotels currently available with 32,000 points paying for a 4-night hotel stay.
Change the dates to the Friday to Sunday weekend of October 25-27 and 40 of 42 hotels are available in the Paris metropolitan area for 8,000 points per night.
There was open availability at nearly all hotels in quick searches of Venice, Rome, Cannes, Prague, Berlin, Munich, Dublin and more.
Need Points Fast?
You can also buy points at $11 per 1,000 points, up to 20,000 points per person per calendar year. This means a couple can normally buy 40,000 points for $440. Choice Privileges is giving 10% bonus points for purchases through September 23 meaning $220 buys 22,000 points.
I was one of the buyers during the June 27, 2013 Daily Getaways purchasing 152,000 Choice Privileges points ($580).
Looks like that summer gamble paid off.
Ric Garrido, writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler, shares news and views on hotels, hotel loyalty programs and vacation destinations for frequent guests. Check out my page of collated current hotel promotions.