Dec092014

Choice Privileges Tap Our App Double Points

Blinked and I almost missed this Choice Privileges Tap Our App Double Points promotion running November 20 through December 17, 2014. Members must register for promotion, download and book a stay using Choice Hotels mobile app with a check-in date by December 17.

Tap Our App double points bonus limited to 30,000 bonus points, which equates to $3,000 in spend at most Choice Hotels brands.

Double points is a good deal at hotel brands earning 10 points per dollar. I use Norway and Sweden as my benchmark for the value of Choice Privileges points where a redemption value of $20 per 1,000 points is common.

Choice Hotels brands earning 10 points per dollar regularly and 20 points/$1 with mobile booking double points through December 17:

 

  1. Comfort Inn & Suites
  2. Quality Inn
  3. Clarion
  4. Ascend Collection (tend to be upscale boutique hotels)
  5. Sleep Inn
  6. Cambria Suites

Extended Stay and Economy Brands normally earn 5 points per dollar in Choice Privileges.

  1. MainStay Suites (extended stay/apartment style lodging)
  2. Suburban (extended stay/apartment style lodging)
  3. EconoLodge
  4. Rodeway Inn

Mobile booking double points promotion stays earn 10 points/$1.

Clarion Collection in Scandinavia are hotels that offer complimentary breakfast, afternoon pancakes and a light evening buffet included with the room rate and on reward stays.

Another good value of Choice Privileges points are the seasonal rates at 8,000 points for a variety of hotels in Europe. Until about a year ago, Paris and London had seasonal rates when many hotels dropped to 8,000 points per night. In 2014, there has been a significant drop off in hotels available at the seasonal rate of 8,000 points compared to the last several years when there were some months when around 30% to maybe 50% of hotels in Europe had low level points seasonal rates. I never did a formal analysis, but the availability of hotel reward nights for 8,000 points was commonplace.

$800 in hotel spend with Choice Hotels can earn 16,000 points with mobile app bookings over the next week. 16,000 points buys a $400 hotel room in Norway. That is the way I view the offer, but I’m too busy with IHG hotel stays for Into the Nights on Kelley’s account and I am looking at a nice oceanfront Best Western hotel in Pismo Beach, California that I can book for $70 and then there is a Hyatt free night to burn. December 2014 is booked up for my travels.

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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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