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Choice Privileges Buy Points to Feb 4, 2020 lowest price in years

Choice Privileges is currently offering the lowest price in years through their own site at $6.93 per 1,000 points through Feb 4, 2020 during the 30% discount sale. A Choice Privileges member can buy a maximum 120,000 points through this offer.

Choice Privileges points $6.93 per 1,000 through Feb 4, 2020.

Choice Privileges changed and improved its Buy Points program a couple months ago from what it had been for past several years with points priced at $11.00 per 1,000 points and an annual purchase limit of 50,000 points.

There are now three price points when buying Choice Privileges points.

Choice Privileges Regular Buy Points Rates

  • 1,000 to 4,000 points = $12.10 per 1,000 points rate.
  • 5,000 to 9,000 points =  $11.00 per 1,000 points rate.
  • 11,000 to 120,000 points = $9.90 per 1,000 points regular rate.

Choice Privileges 30% Discount Rates when buying 5,000 or more points by Feb 4, 2020

  • 5,000 to 9,000 points =  $7.70 per 1,000 points rate.
  • 11,000 to 120,000 points = $6.93 per 1,000 points regular rate.

$6.93 per 1,000 points is the lowest price I ever recall Choice Privileges points being sold through their own website.

For the past decade there has been an opportunity to buy Choice Privileges points for about $4.90 to $5.15 per 1,000 points during the one day offer on U.S. Travel Association Daily Getaways each spring. Travel Item Auctions periodically offer Choice Privileges points for sale for potentially $5 per 1,000 points winning bids. I had a winning bid in 2019 Kids First Auction through InsideFlyer.

Be Aware of Annual Points Purchase Limit

This current sale is a 30% discount sale on the regular purchase rate or $9.90 per 1,000 points. The maximum number of points you can buy is 120,000 points.

In November 2019, Choice Privileges offered 40% bonus points when paying regular $9.90 per 1,000 points rate. That promotion allowed members to buy up to 250,000 points. The purchase rate was slightly higher at $7.14 per 1,000 points in November compared to $6.93 per 1,000 points.

Basically,this January 2020 buy points promotion offers a great price with a 120,000 points limit. If you buy the maximum 120,000 points in the first month of 2020, then for the remainder of the 2020 calendar year you will not be eligible to buy more points if another promotion offer comes up later in 2020 with a comparable low buy points rate with a much higher points purchase limit.

Value of Choice Privileges points

There are not an overwhelmingly large number of travelers snatching up Choice Privileges points, or else I would have far more trouble acquiring them through Daily Getaways and auction bid wins.

J.T Genter at The Points Guy is another traveler who finds value in Choice Privileges points.

That being said, I am certainly interested in buying points at this price. Hotels for my trip to London next month are entirely covered by Choice Privileges points. At the $6.93 purchase rate, my hotels would cost $56 per night at the 8,000 points rate and $83.16 per night at the 12,000 points per night rate. The average room rate at these London hotels exceeds $200 per night for the room types I booked with points. I probably have enough points to carry me through the coming months until Daily Getaways returns in spring. Still, this is a good price that interests me in buying points if I determine an upcoming immediate need for more Choice Privileges points by February 4.

 

 

 

 

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 BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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