Choice Privileges launched a buy points discount promotion today with up to 30% off points purchases through April 19. The lowest rate is $7.70 per 1,000 points when you buy 40,000 points for $308.
Here are four different points purchase rates:
5,000 points = $49.50 = $9.90 per 1,000 points = 10% discount.
15,000 points = $140.25 = $9.35 per 1,000 points = 15% discount.
30,000 points = $247.50 = $8.25 per 1,000 points = 25% discount.
40,000 points = $308.00 = $7.70 per 1,000 points = 30% discount.
Members can buy a maximum 50,000 points in a calendar year.
This sale is timed perfectly for my needs. I spent an hour this morning looking at Choice Privileges reward rates and room selection in Norway. While I probably have sufficient points for my next trip, I want more points for hotel nights in summer 2018.
Daily Getaways begins April 9, 2018 and each year since 2011 Choice Privileges points have been offered during one day of this annual sale for around $5 per 1,000 points. The past few years is really a gamble to count on getting any Choice Privileges points during this one day offer that tends to sell out in first minute or two. Each year I find the number of Choice Privileges points I am able to buy decreases as public demand increases.
April 18, 2017 – 5 reasons not to buy Choice Privileges points in Daily Getaways
Choice Privileges for Norway, possibly my next trip destination
I am close to booking SAS Scandinavian LAX to Oslo or Bergen, Norway or an open-jaw itinerary to both cities. Most Nordic Choice Hotels in Norway are 16,000 points per reward night.
Norway offers extraordinary value for Choice Privileges points.
- Norway has some of the world’s highest hotel rates.
- Nordic Choice Hotels offer complimentary breakfast.
- Clarion Collection hotels offer complimentary dinner too. (No dinner if hotel is only a Clarion).
- Several Nordic Choice Hotels offer higher category rooms on reward stays, even suites at some hotels on some dates.
I burn through Choice Privileges points more quickly since the elimination of Choice Points Plus Cash Rates in May 2017.
Clarion Collection Hotel Gabelshus, Oslo = 16,000 points
Clarion Collection Hotel Gabelshus Oslo is a hotel I enjoy for its downtown Oslo residential location. This hotel illustrates two advantages of Choice Privileges points in Norway.
- complimentary breakfast and dinner buffet. Oslo is one of the most expensive food cities in the world. Expatistan.com shows a basic lunchtime menu in a downtown Oslo restaurant is $27. McDonald’s Big Mac factor is $14.
- Gabelshus lowest priced room is $179, a Standard room ($205) or Superior room ($231) for dates I checked.
16,000 points for Superior Room at Clarion Collection Hotel Gabelshus, Oslo.
Choice Privileges 30% off sale is an opportunity to buy 16,000 points for $123. That is a significant discount on average Oslo hotel rates.
Link: Choice Privileges Buy Points.