Choice Privileges has a seven day promotion for 40% bonus points on purchases of 5,000 to 50,000 points by Sep 5, 2017. The price drops from $11 to $7.86 per 1,000 points with this sale.
Members are allowed to buy up to 50,000 points in a calendar year.
Discount points purchases seems to be Choice Privileges new strategy after eliminating the high value option of Points Plus Cash reward nights in May 2017. Points Plus Cash allowed members to buy up to 240,000 points per year at $7.50 per 1,000 points.
Choice Privileges just finished a promotion August 17 to buy points at 30% discount at $7.70 per 1,000 points.
In the previous promotion a member could buy 50,000 points for $385. In the current 40% bonus points promotion $385 buys 49,000 points. The advantage of this promotion over the previous offer is the ability to buy up to 70,000 points for $550.
Value of Choice Privileges points
While the vast majority of Choice Hotels 7,000+ properties in its global portfolio are in the USA, there are also hundreds of hotels in other regions of the world. I read an interview with Choice Hotels new CEO Pat Pacious yesterday on Skift. He mentioned Europe is the company’s growth focus. There are currently 406 Choice Hotels in Europe.
The vast majority of my Choice Privileges points are redeemed for hotels in Europe. I have stayed 10 hotel nights in Prague, Copenhagen and Stockholm in 2017 using points.
Clarion Prague City was a $589 room rate for 4 nights in July. I paid 40,000 points. This current 40% bonus points promotion costs $319.00 for 40,600 points. Purchasing points cost $80 per night compared to $147 per night for the room rate.
Choice Privileges points are one for the most valuable currencies for hotel discounts in my travels. Here are a few of the Choice Privileges redemptions I have made in 2017.
Copenhagen, Denmark: Skt. Petri Copenhagen Choice Hotels Ascend Collection
Prague, Czechia: Hotel review Clarion Prague City reward stay
Stockholm, Sweden: Three Stockholm Hotels at 10,000 Choice Privileges points per night
Loyalty Traveler Choice Privileges tag is a link to dozens of articles I have written on Choice Privileges and hotels where I have redeemed points for discount and free nights.