May252017

Choice Privileges Points Plus Cash bookings temporarily unavailable. Buy points 30% discount alternative.

Choice Privileges Points Plus Cash reward nights have been unavailable system-wide this past week. Yesterday I posted an article about the absence of PPC functionality for Choice Hotels website bookings.

I surmised it was likely a temporary glitch blocking Points Plus Cash reward bookings and not an elimination of this reward option. for Choice Privileges members.

Choice Hotels responded to my query on Twitter with this reply:

Due to technical issues, we have temporarily suspended the Points Plus Cash functionality on our website. We’re working to get this resolved

And appreciate your patience.

@ChoiceHotels – Twitter

Choice PPC tweet

Buy Choice Privileges Points to June 1 for $7.70 per 1,000 points

You can acquire Choice Privileges points for $7.70 per 1,000 points through June 1 with a current 30% off points purchases of 5,000 points or more.

The regular rate to buy up to 50,000 points per calendar year is $11.00 per 1,000 points. This limited time buy points at 30% off reduces the price to $7.70 per 1,000 points, which is only slightly more than buying points with Points Plus Cash reward nights for $7.50 per 1,000 points.

This is an alternative means to pick up points you may need for a reward stay at Choice Hotels, if you have an urgent need to book before the Points Plus Cash reward functionality returns.

CHOICE BUY POINTS

Choice Privileges Buy Points 30% off until June 1, 2017.

Keep in mind Choice Privileges current for 8,000 points every two stays May 11 – July 31, 2017 may offer better value than buying points for reward night stays.

Loyalty Traveler – Choice Privileges 8,000 points for 2 stays May 11-July 31, 2017

 

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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Comments

  1. I wonder if the “technical issue” was discovery that someone was scamming points. Worse for us would be management’s desire to close the loophole whereby we can buy an unlimited number of points at a reasonable price.

    I suspect it’s the latter, and that someone in management read a blog post about Points and Cash, belatedly discovering the loophole we have known about for years. That’s exactly how Alaska miles for cheap Etihad First Class tickets ended.

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