Choice Privileges brings back 8,000 points for two stays for summer 2015 travel May 7 to August 19, 2015. Choice Hotels summer promotion is advertised as earn a $50 gift card. The deal is you earn 8,000 points after two stays and you can redeem 8,000 points for a $50 gift card, which is half price compared to the normal 16,000 points for a $50 gift card. You can choose to keep the points instead.
Choice has over 6,000 hotels as the second largest hotel chain with most properties in the USA in ten hotel brands:
- Ascend Collection,
- Cambria Suites,
- Comfort Inn
- Quality Inn
- Sleep Inn
- MainStay Suites*
* Stays at Econolodge, Rodeway Inn, Suburban extended stay and MainStay Suites require minimum two-night stay to be eligible for bonus. These four brands are economy market segment brands in Choice Hotels.
There are different gift card options for US and Canada residents.
Amazon, Lowe’s, Macy’s, Walmart Dining: Starbucks, Bahama Breeze, Chili’s, LongHorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Seasons 52, Yardhouse Gas: BP, Chevron/Texaco, ExxonMobil, Shell.
$50 Gift card discount for 8,000 points is available through October 31. Gift card price is 16,000 points after that date.
Earn 8,000 points total after two stays
Two one-night stays in Vancouver and Victoria British Columbia earned 8,000 Choice Privileges in my account from last month’s similar promotion. I received an upgrade at both hotels as a Choice Privileges Gold member (10 nights in calendar year).
This offer works differently than most hotel loyalty promotions in that you receive bonus points to reach 8,000 points. You do not receive 8,000 bonus points.
For example, all hotel brands, except for the four extended stay and economy brands asterisked above, earn 10 points per dollar for hotel rate. The Choice budget brands earn 5 points per dollar.
Comfort Inn earns 10 points/$1 and an $80 USD rate earns 800 points. Assume Quality Inn second stay is a $75 rate and earns 750 points.
These two stays earn 1,550 Choice Privileges base points. Your account will be credited with 6,450 bonus points to reach 8,000 points after two stays.
For high spenders, say $230 for a 3-night stay at Quality Inn and $200 for a 2-night stay at Comfort Inn, $430 earns 4,300 points. This Choice Privileges member will receive 5,000 bonus points as the minimum bonus level for 9,300 total points for the two stays.