Why I am jumping on Choice Privileges 10,000 points for one stay by Dec 31

Choice Privileges Members Only Madness promotions this week culminate in a good value ‘mattress run’ worthy offer to earn 10,000 points for one stay booked by Friday, November 22 and completed by December 31, 2019.

Promotion registration is required for the 10,000 bonus points.

The deal here is the opportunity to earn 10,000 Choice Privileges for a one night stay in combination with some of the lowest rates of the year typically available in late November and December.

Be aware!!! By Choice Privileges rules, a room rate of at least $40 before tax is required to earn Choice Privileges points. The good news is the 10,000 bonus points offer does not require a nonrefundable rate. Or you can combine the 10,000 bonus points offer with Tuesday’s offer for 15% off room nonrefundable rates.

You need to submit your email address to receive a link for the 15% off discount rate and then use the booking link provided in the email response to get the 15% discount rate. I found this nonrefundable, non-cancellable rate discount to be the lowest rate for hotels I am considering in Monterey.

For me, this offer makes it possible for me to book a $42 room rate in Monterey for a mid-week stay using the 15% off discount rate for a total $47.65 price for one night.

In addition, a mid-week stay comes with Choice Privileges “Your Extras” choice of additional benefit.

Choice Your Extras for midweek stays

Value of Choice Privileges points

I find Choice Privileges points to be the best return of investment on purchased points for my travels. I have redeemed 96,000 Choice Privileges points in the past two months for 8 nights in weekend hotel stays in Carmel-by-the-Sea 5 miles from my home when peak season room rates priced out over $300 per night at Comfort Inn Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Last May, I purchased 267,000 Choice Privileges points for about $5.10 per 1,000 points. I stayed 10 nights in Czech Republic this year for 8,000 and 10,000 points per night. Last Christmas we stayed in Windsor, UK  at the historic Clarion Collection Harte & Garter Hotel with a Castle View Executive Room for 4 nights paying 8,000 points per night when the room rate was over $200 per night.

My next Europe stay at a Choice Hotel is a 10,000 points reward night at a Clarion with a $164 room rate. I will get those 10,000 points back by paying a $47 room rate from this current promotion for a local hotel two miles from my home, where I will check-in, take a look at the room and unlikely stay more than 10 minutes before I return home for my own bed that night.

This promotion is that valuable for me.

Clarion Collection Harte & Garter Hotel Windsor Room 402 window view on an 8,000 points reward night extended stay Christmas 2018.






About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined in 2008.

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  1. I used your link and entered the Cambria sweepstakes. I don’t see any mention of 10,000 miles promotion anywhere (just the screen you show). Does their sire have any reference?

  2. I guess I need to wait. I only see Cambria. The others say come back.

    But even in your screen shot I don’t see anything about 10,000 points. Am I missing something?

  3. Funny how the 15% discount price is exactly the same price as all the other travel sites google lists for the same hotel.

  4. @CarlWV – Not sure why you are not seeing all the offers, but thanks for pointing out to me that I inserted a screenshot from two days ago and not today’s screenshot. Correct now.

    @TJ – Discount likely depends on specific hotel. For the hotels I am looking at my search of OTA sites shows a room rate at $49, lowest Choice Hotels website non-cancellable rate $45 and 15% off member madness promotional rate $42.

  5. Are we sure we can combine the 15% discount and still get the 10k points?

    From their ToC:

    “This offer is a 15% discount off Best Available Rate, and cannot be combined with any other discounts, promotions, or offers.”

  6. Should be OK, according to the T&C of this deal
    ] This offer may be combined with the Members Only Madness rate discount (only), but Members can only receive the bonus points one time for a qualifying stay through December 31, 2019

  7. Wow that was fast! Did the members madness booking on Friday(11/22) for a stay Sunday (11/24) and recieved the 10K bonus (11/27)

  8. @traveler – I had same dates for my booking, stay and bonus points. Earned 10,925 points on a $42.50 room rate in Monterey.

    Last week I redeemed 76,000 Choice Privileges for 7 nights in central London in February when posted room rates were $1,756 for 7 nights.

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