I’ll give you the details about this deal.
Stay Twice and Earn 8,000 Points (or a $50 Gift Card)
When you complete 2 stays at a Choice hotel between May 11 and July 31, 2017, you’ll earn 8,000 Choice points. That’s enough for a free night in one of their 1,500+ low-category hotels. However, most Choice hotels cost more than 8,000 points (and the hotels you CAN book for 8,000 points aren’t always great).
Here are the details:
- Register here for the promotion (if you aren’t already a Choice member, joining is free!)
- Book directly with Choice Hotels
- Stay twice between May 11 and July 31, 2017, and earn 8,000 Choice points (enough for a $50 gift card)
- Make sure your rewards earning preference is set to Choice Privileges
- Stays at vacation rental property locations and stays booked with the SEGEN or SRTLG rate code do not qualify
- Points should post within 72 hours of checkout
If you choose to redeem your points for a gift card, it will expire August 31, 2017.
This deal is the most valuable for stays that last 1 night. That’s because you’ll get the same number of bonus points no matter how long your stay is.
What Good Are Choice Points?
Choice points can be very useful, especially for folks traveling with family. That’s because many are family-friendly, with large rooms, a pool, and free breakfast. And with some of their brands, you can use points to book directly into a suite, even without elite status!
Choice has 6,400+ hotels worldwide, from budget to luxury. You can usually find Choice hotels in small towns where you will NOT find chains like Starwood and Hyatt.
During this promotion, you can redeem 8,000 points for a $50 gift card. That means you’re getting a value of 0.625 cents per point ($50 / 8,000 points). That’s not great, but if you don’t think you’ll get a better value from your points by redeeming for hotel stays, this could be a good deal for you.
I would NOT recommend switching hotel stays to Choice for this promotion. There are better promotions right now, like IHG Accelerate, Hilton’s Go More Get More, and the Best Western American Airlines deal.
You’ll get 8,000 Choice points when you complete 2 stays at Choice Hotels between May 11 and July 31, 2017. You must register for the promotion and book directly through Choice to earn the bonus points.
That’s enough for a free night at a low-category Choice hotel. Or you can redeem those 8,000 Choice points for a $50 gift card to select merchants.
Would you rather redeem your points for free hotel stays or a $50 gift card?