Choice Privileges points provide some of the best value hotel stay opportunities I find each year. Through September 13, Choice Privileges points offer 40% bonus points when you purchase 5,000 to 50,000 points dropping the rate to $7.86 per 1,000 points from the regular $11.00 per 1,000 points purchase rate. Choice Privileges members can buy up to 70,000 points for $550 through this sale.
While Choice Hotels are generally not the finest hotel option I could pick for my travel destinations, their hotels are frequently the best value option for places I travel.
Over the summer I used Choice Privileges to stay in
- Copenhagen, Denmark 20,000 points per night at Skt. Petri, Ascend Collection when room rates were $736usd per night;
- Vienna, Austria for 9,600 points per night at Star Inn Schonbrunn when room rates were $127usd.
- Ceske Budjovice, Czech Republic at the Clarion Congress in a booked suite using 9,500 points per night when room rate was $183usd.
- Prague, Czech Republic at Clarion Prague City for 16,000 points when room rates were $118 per night. Note: this room would have been the equivalent of $125.76 if I had paid $7.86 per 1,000 points through this 40% bonus points sale. I purchased 200,000+ Choice Privileges points in April 2018 during Daily Getaways sales paying $5.00 per 1,000 points, so my equivalent rate was only $80. This hotel is generally priced 10,000 to 12,000 points (Sep 16-Nov 30) and 8,000 points (Dec 1-Jan 31, 2019).
Upcoming Choice Privileges stays:
Most of my Choice Privileges points are redeemed for hotels in Europe. Next month I have stays in London planned using Choice Privileges points for discount room nights.
Atlanta, Georgia – I needed one additional hotel night in Atlanta for an upcoming trip where the Marriott hotels I will stay average $200 per night, although my Marriott room rate averaged only $31 per night (a reason why I love hotel stay auctions).
Choice Privileges points once again looked to be the best value deal I found for one reward night in Atlanta.
An important feature to know about Choice Privileges points is some hotels offer upgraded rooms at standard reward point levels.
$105 room rate at Clarion Inn & Suites Downtown is a basic room at the member advance purchase nonrefundable rate and totals $126.75 after tax.
However, there is also the option to book a Clarion Atlanta Downtown suite for 8,000 points.
Total room rate for a flexible rate booking is $160.56 after tax for the same room type and cancellation policy as an 8,000 points reward night through Choice Privileges.
The current 40% bonus points Choice Privileges Buy Points promotion through September 13 allows a member to book this Clarion Suites Atlanta Downtown $160.56 room as a reward night for 8,000 points at a total cost of $63 per night.
Choice Privileges points offer great value in many hotels worldwide.