Save 50% (or More!) at Choice Hotels With Daily Getaways Travel Deals

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New Daily Getaways travel deals start next week!  For 5 weeks, the US Travel Association partners with hotels, airlines, and other providers to offer deals on travel.  Some of them are worth buying!

On April 4, 2016, at 1:00 pm Eastern Time, you can purchase Choice Privileges points at a discount.  Two of the packages are enough for 3 nights (or more) at Comfort Inn hotels, like the Comfort Inn St Louis – Westport!  And with this deal, you save well over double the paid room rate at this hotel and many others.

Save 50 Or More At Choice Hotels With Daily Getaways Travel Deals

You Can Save 50% or More on a Room at Comfort Inn Hotels, Like the Comfort Inn St Louis – Westport, for a Family Trip With the Daily Getaways Deal!

I’ll explain how this offer works.  And if you should consider it!

What’s the Deal?

Link:   Daily Getaways Travel Deals

Link:   Daily Getaways Choice Hotels Deals

Daily Getaways is a promotion offered each year by the US Travel AssociationFor 5 weeks, they’ll have a different daily deal with discounts on travel like hotel stays, theme park admission, and vacation packages.

All of the deals are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  So once they’re gone, that’s it.  In the past, they’ve sold out within a matter of minutes – so set a calendar reminder if you’re interested!

Save 50 Or More At Choice Hotels With Daily Getaways Travel Deals

On April 4, 2016, You Can Purchase 36,000 Choice Privileges Points for $155. That’s Enough for 3 Nights at Certain Choice Hotels. Or 6 Nights at Lowest Category Choice Hotels! But Supplies Are Limited, So Get It While You Can!

To kick it off this year, the 1st deal will be for Choice Privileges points.  For example, you can buy 40,000 Choice Privileges points for $160.  That’s enough for 3 nights at some Choice hotels (or more, depending on how you redeem the points)!

You can buy:

The deals begin on April 4, 2016, at 1:00 pm Eastern Time.  There are ~2,000 packages available this year across all the packages available that day.

As you can see, the best deals are for the 40,000 and 32,000 Choice Privileges packages.

For example, when you buy the Comfort Inn deal you’ll get 36,000 Choice Privilege points and pay 0.43 cents for each point.  But you’ll do better by purchasing the Comfort Suites  or Cambria Suites deal instead.  Because you pay 0.4 to 0.41 cents for each point.

You can actually redeem the points you buy from these packages at any Choice hotel, including Ascend CollectionCambria SuitesClarion, Comfort InnComfort SuitesEconoLodgeMainStay SuitesQuality InnRodeway InnSleep Inn, and Suburban brand hotels.

It all depends on how many points you need, and how much you want to spend.  Whichever package you choose, you’ll see the points in your account within 10 business days.

You can redeem them as long as you have a Choice Privileges account.  Click here to join if you don’t already have one (it’s free)!

Save 50 Or More At Choice Hotels With Daily Getaways Travel Deals

There Are Many Choice Hotel Packages to Choose From! You Can Purchase 2 of Any Package, With a Limit of 8 Across All of Them

This year, the limit is 2 of these packages per loyalty account number.  And no more than 8 packages across all the Choice hotel offers.

Is It Worth It?

Link:   Choice Hotels 

Choice hotels like Comfort Inn often have large rooms, swimming pools, in-room refrigerators and microwaves, and free breakfast (no elite status needed!).  They’re not especially fancy, but many of them are family-friendly.

Save 50 Or More At Choice Hotels With Daily Getaways Travel Deals

Take a Dip in the Pool, and Enjoy Free Hot Breakfast Each Day!

And, they’re a great option for folks who travel to smaller cities and towns.  In those areas, you won’t always find chains like Hyatt, Club Carlson, Marriott, or Starwood.  But you can almost always find a Comfort Inn (or other Choice brand) hotel.

Depending on how you redeem your Choice Privileges points, you can get a hotel stay worth much more than the cost of the Daily Getaways packages.

Save 50 Or More At Choice Hotels With Daily Getaways Travel Deals

Pay $155 for a Hotel Stay Worth Well Over Double!

For example, I found 3 nights in June 2016 at the Comfort Inn St Louis – Westport for ~$386.  Or, you can redeem 36,000 Choice Privileges points for the exact same dates.

With the Daily Getaways Comfort Inn deal, that’s like paying $155 for the stay.  You’re effectively paying ~$52 per night instead of ~$129 per night!  That’s a fantastic deal!

There are many ways to make the most of it.  My friend took advantage of this deal when it was offered last year.  She wound up paying about half-price for a room she needed while traveling for work. 

Earn Southwest Points for the Companion Pass

The Southwest Companion Pass allows a friend or partner to fly with you on any paid or award ticket for only the cost of taxes and fees.  It’s basically 2 tickets for the price of one!

Folks who need extra points toward the Southwest Companion Pass could transfer Choice Hotel points to Southwest.  You’ll get 1,800 Southwest points for every 6,000 Choice Hotel points you transfer.

For example, if you buy 36,000 Choice Privileges points for $155, you could transfer them all to Southwest and get 10,800 Southwest points.

That means you’re essentially buying 10,800 Southwest points for ~1.4 cents per point, which is about what they’re worth towards paid Southwest flights.  So that’s NOT a great deal…unless you’re working toward the Companion Pass.

If You Currently Have the Southwest Companion Pass

But if you already have the Southwest Companion Pass, you might consider buying Choice points using this deal and transferring them to Southwest.  Because a friend or family member flies with you for almost free on paid and award tickets, your Southwest points are worth nearly double.

Normally, Southwest sells points for ~3 cents per point, so this could be a good deal for some!

Are There Drawbacks?

Sometimes!  I wouldn’t usually use Choice Hotel points for stays at lower-category hotels.  That’s because you can normally get paid nights cheaply.

That said, Choice hotels don’t have blackout dates.  If there’s a room available, you can book with with your points.  So you’re better off saving your points for more expensive stays.  Just make sure you have some activity in your Choice Privileges loyalty account every 18 months, or your points will expire.

And again, you can use the points for any Choice hotel, even in bigger cities where rooms cost more points per night.  As always, run the numbers before you book.  Depending on how you like to travel, this offer can save you a lot of money!

Consider Using These Points in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden

For example, a great use of Choice Hotel points is for expensive hotels in Europe, especially Scandinavia.  You can often find moderately priced award nights that would otherwise cost hundreds of dollars.

Bottom Line

Daily Getaways deals can be a great way to get Big Travel with Small Money for hotel stays and other travel.  On April 4, 2016, there will be discounts on Choice Privileges points, like 36,000 Choice Privileges points for $155.  That’s enough for a 3-night stay at certain Choice hotels!

Depending on how you redeem the points, you can get a stay worth much more.  In many cases, it’s like saving 50% – or more – on your hotel stay.

Choice hotels aren’t usually fancy, but you’ll find them in many small towns and rural areas.  They usually have a pool, big rooms, and free breakfast included in the room rate.  And can be a good option for families.

Always do the math before you jump into a deal like this.  Depending on how you like to travel and use your points, this can work out nicely for some of y’all!

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12 responses to “Save 50% (or More!) at Choice Hotels With Daily Getaways Travel Deals

  1. I was just on choicehotels.com and tried looking up what point stays would cost in Kissimmee, FL. Every date I select it says No Reward Nights available. I even tried changing to Myrtle Beach and same thing. Am I doing something wrong?

  2. can only book 30 days out.

  3. I checked some Florida hotels too and said no reward nights. Also does anyone know of any of their suite hotel rooms have a separate bedroom with door?

  4. Most of their suite hotels don’t have a separate bedroom. I have come across a few, typically older properties. But it is rare. I have stayed at Choice hotels and used their reward program for years. With the Daily Getaways deal, I typically pay $40-$50 a night. Yes, I can probably get a “nicer” hotel through priceline – but I won’t be able to be specific with pool, pets, etc. Many of their hotels, the pet fee is free or $10-$25 a night or stay. Cheaper than the nicer hotels. The free breakfast is worth a lot of $$ when travelling with a family.

    I usually target the hotels that go for 8000-10,000 points in small towns. I don’t tend to like to pay 20,000 – 30,000 points ($80-$100 with this deal) for their hotels in the big cities/tourist towns. For those spots, I use Hilton/SPG/Marriott etc because I feel they are more bang for my buck (if the same free night is valid for a Cat 5 or a Cat 1, I might as well stay in the Cat 5).

    I am a value-oriented traveler though, and only consider a hotel room worth about $50-$80 a night. Rare for me to stay in a splurgy hotel without a free night. I do wish the other chains sold their points at a reasonable price point. I much prefer Homewood Suites/Residence Inns and the like – but can’t get it for $40-$50 a night through this promo. (I do get some through CC bonuses etc, but not enough for my travelling needs).

  5. The promo for the 20,000 Choice Privileges points costs $90 (not $80), so it’s 0.45 cents per point.

  6. Racquel Quema

    If you’re a fan of California Highway 1 road trips, especially along the Central Coast (Morro Bay, San Simeon, Carmel, Monterey), there are quite a few decent Choice hotels. We like these hotels for our family road trips, given that there’s always free breakfast.

  7. @Jeff B @Namrata – If you don’t have elite status, you can only book Choice hotel award nights a maximum of 30 days prior to arrival.

    @Lynn – Thanks!

    @Elaine – Good points!

    @Racquel – Thanks for the catch! I’ve updated the post.

    @Racquel Quema – Thanks for the tip!

  8. what website do i purchase this offer on? daily deals or choice?

  9. I just spoke with representative from SW Rapid Reward point program and she read the rules and terms for Companion Pass and said there are no transfer of points from any program that qualify toward the Companion Pass. Is there a work around?

  10. When you choose a Choice Hotels property, scroll to the bottom of the page and you’ll see how many points you have to use per night to reserve a room.

    Thanks for sharing this deal with us. The 40,000 points offer sold out immediately (I refreshed the page just as the deal went live and still missed it), but I was able to snag the 36,000 points offer easily. We’re going to a family reunion in June and the points will pay for our hotel. Combined with SW points, we’ll enjoy an almost free weekend!

  11. Jill: That is the official line. The reality is that some points — such as Choice points — most often DO count towards the Companion Pass. So, the rep is telling you what they likely believe to be true and what the Terms appear to indicate — but it just happens to be incorrect in most cases.

    – John…

  12. @Jill – In practice, the points transfer from Choice Hotels to Southwest still counts toward the Southwest Companion Pass.

    @Lee Ann – Congrats!!! Glad you were able to snag this one!

    @John… – Thanks for your help!