April 3 at 1pm ET, 10am PT Choice Privileges points go on sale in U.S. Travel Association’s Daily Getaways for as low as $160 for 40,000 points.
Today is Day 9 of 25 days for Daily Getaways travel offers. Five of the offers from the first eight days did not sell out yet and can still be purchased.
Obviously, there are not too many hotel loyalty program members finding value for 10,000 Best Western Rewards points at $55 or 15,000 IHG Rewards Club points at $90.
Points in both of those programs are good buys for many hotel properties in my opinion. I’d buy these points if I had spare change sitting around, but like many of you, I don’t.
I have been waiting for Choice Privileges points to go on sale April 3 as that is where I plan to blow my travel budget.
Hyatt Gold Passport points are a great buy April 10, but difficult to get with plenty of competition for very few sets of hotel points.
The last day of Daily Getaways is one of the best values, perhaps the best deal in this year’s edition of Daily Getaways when $1,000 Expedia travel card will be on sale for $650. This is likely to be another hard item to buy with only 50 cards available, but the $650 price tag will weed out lots of competition.
Two nights at The Thief Oslo, Ascend Collection cost 40,000 Choice Privileges points.
Loyalty Traveler – The Thief Oslo by design
I blew 216,000 points with 13 nights at Nordic Choice Hotels in Norway September 2014. That is around $900 in points if you buy during tomorrow’s sale. I need to replenish my account before I head back to Scandinavia in July 2015.
Loyalty Traveler articles below are about Nordic Choice Hotels I visited and stayed in Norway using Choice Privileges points. Norway was the most expensive country in the world last September when the 13 hotel nights I booked had published rates around $5,000. Norway’s currency has declined 25% against the US Dollar in the past six months with the drop in oil prices. Norway is a major oil producing country. Two weeks in the same Nordic Choice Hotels in July 2015 might only be $4,000. The points price for reward nights has not changed.
I will try to buy Choice Privileges points tomorrow.
Clarion Collection Havnekontoret Bergen, TripAdvisor #1 hotel – Part One (Sep 16)
Clarion Collection Havnekontoret Bergen – Part Two (Sep 16)
Bergen Line to Oslo, 500 km by train (and bus) – Part One (Sep 18)
Hotel Review The Thief Oslo Room 603 (Sep 23)
The Thief Oslo by design (Sep 24)