This New Hotel Promotion Sounds Familiar!

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This New Hotel Promotion Sounds Familiar!

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Choice Hotels has released their new promotion for stays between May 11 and July 31, 2017.  And it’s similar to their last promotion.

You’ll earn 8,000 Choice points after 2 stays, enough for a free night at low-category hotels.  But now you can redeem those points for a $50 gift card to select merchants, like Amazon and Chili’s!

Choice Hotel Promotion Summer 2017
You Can Use Choice Points to Stay at Both Economical Hotels and Luxury Resorts

I’ll give you the details about this deal.

Stay Twice and Earn 8,000 Points (or a $50 Gift Card)

Link:   Stay 2 Times, Earn a $50 Gift Card

Link:   Choice Hotels Promotion Frequently Asked Questions

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).

And for a limited time, you can redeem 8,000 Choice points for a $50 gift card to select merchants, like Apple, Amazon, Olive Garden, and more!  You can see all the participating merchants here.

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 Hotel Promotion Summer 2017
Everyone Gets Free Breakfast at Choice Hotels

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.

Bottom Line

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?

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Mary Lou Benson

I’ve tried several times to redeem my points for a 50.00 gift certificate to no avail. I stayed two times between May 11th and July 31. Not able to reach anyone. Is this for real? They sure we’re go getters to sign you up. Please reply. Thank you.

Choice members need to understand the catch to this promotion is that you don’t get 8000 bonus points but get your normal points based on the amount spent and then get “topped off” with additional bonus points to equal a total of 8000 points “earned” for your two stays. This makes these standard promotions by Choice even less valuable than others out there.