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
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.
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