Choice Privileges Points and Cash rewards are bookable again in May 2018 after nearly a year missing in action since last May 2017. The basic deal is any hotel bookable as a points reward can be booked as a Points and Cash reward redeeming 6,000 points per night and paying $7.50 per 1,000 points for the remainder needed to book the standard reward rate.
Choice Privileges reward nights range from 6,000 points to 30,000 points. There are a few hotels with even higher reward rates, up to 75,000 points.
Standard Rewards / Points and Cash Rewards
6,000 points / no Points and Cash option.
8,000 points / 6,000 points + $15
10,000 points / 6,000 points + $30
12,000 points / 6,000 points + $45
16,000 points / 6,000 points + $75
20,000 points / 6,000 points + $105
25,000 points / 6,000 points + $142.50
30,000 points / 6,000 points + $180
The value of Choice Privileges Points and Cash
Loyalty Traveler readers may know that I tend to use nearly all my Choice Privileges points for international hotel stays.
Here is the type of value for a San Francisco hotel similar to the kind of value I find in Europe with my Choice Privileges points.
HTL 587 San Francisco, an Ascend Hotel Collection
Fri May 25 – Sun May 27, 2018
- Best Available Rate = $542.07 USD (after tax)
- Standard Reward = 20,000 points x 2 nights = 40,000 points
- Points and Cash Reward = 6,000 points + $105 x 2 nights = 12,000 points + $210.
12,000 points + $210 for a $542 weekend stay in San Francisco provides a $330 rate discount for 12,000 Choice Privileges points. Choice Privileges members can buy 12,000 points today for $118.80.
Glad to see this reward option back in place. I hope it stays around for some time.
Choice Privileges Points and Cash provide some great deals at many hotels, while conserving points in your account.