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Reminder: Buy Cheap Choice Points Today With Daily Getaways

by on May 3, 2012 · 21 comments

in American Express, Choice Hotels

As I wrote about on Tuesday, today is one of the better Daily Getaways deals: Choice Privilege points for sale as low as 4/10 of a cent each. When transferred to Southwest, you can get even more value, plus transferred hotel points count towards the annual companion pass, which is an incredible benefit I outlined in this post.

These will sell out quick, but even if it says “Sold out” or “In someone else’s cart,” keep trying because packages will continue to be added into inventory as people decide not to buy them or get declined.

Promo Details
Valid for travel anytime through December 31 two years from the date of deposit. No more than two sets of points purchased through this offer are allowed per loyalty number. Maximum of six sets of points allowed per loyalty number across all Choice Hotels offers.

-40,000 Choice Rewards points for $166 ($240 value). 175 available, 50 presale.
-36,000 Choice Rewards points for $156 ($270 value—not sure how they figure this). 575 available, 50 presale.
-32,000 Choice Rewards points for $134 ($200 value). 465 available, 50 presale.

You can use these at hotels such as Comfort Suites, Cambria Suites and Comfort Inn. Where this gets really interesting, though is when you transfer these to your Southwest Rapid Rewards account.

Let’s take the example of 36,000 Choice Rewards points for $156. If you use your Amex, you actually get these points for $140.40. With Choice and Southwest, the transfer ratio is 6,000 Choice points for 1,800 Rapid Rewards points, so those 36,000 points would get you 10,800 Rapid Rewards points, which you can then in turn use for $180.36 in “Wanna Get Away” fares (at a rate of 60 points per dollar). So by spending $140, you’ve gotten an extra $40, or an extra 28.5% in value. Not amazing, but also not bad, especially if you’re a Southwest flyer. Every dollar counts!

Remember, use an Amex to get an extra 10% off the purchase price of the package.

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  • Asdfasdfasdasd

    This is the most worthless post on this blog.

  • Asdfasdfasdasd

    Just sayin’…

  • Grant

    Is the 36,000 point offer the best value?

  • jcmitchell21

    So was this comment.

  • mmm

    Dont forget about the SW to Airtran back to SW transfer….

  • Benthelefty

    It seems pertinent. If you use choice OR SW and want to get some value; MAKING 25% on a purchase seems useful. Not sure how you calculate value…

  • J.

    Would someone please post the presale code when it’s available for those of us not on fb? Thanks!

    Thanks TPG for all of your great posts!

  • kiki

    Which facebook page do they post the presale code?

  • xina

    How do you sign up on FB? I can’t seem to find Daily Getaways on FB.

  • xina

    Is SPG Amex qualified for 10% off?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=11707841 Lai Viet Dung

    Yes, any Amex card works

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=11707841 Lai Viet Dung

    guys, usually just find the company facebook page (e.g. this time find Choice Hotels), the companies are responsible of posting pre-sale codes, not Daily Getaway.

  • xina

    Sold out! I was late entering the early FB code as this is new to me.

  • kiki

    The presale was in other people’s carts 1 min before 12pm already. Good luck at 1pm

  • Michael

    8000 choice points redeems a very cool hotel in San Juan — Le Consulat, an Ascend Collection Hotel — that is in a great neighborhood. This is what I would use it for.

  • xina

    Thanks for your response!

  • Mark

    presale gone in 30 seconds…what a waste of time

  • Mark

    Social Media Advertising can backfire…just sayin’

  • Sean

    Found out about this last year via this blog. Skeptically bought 36,000 and LOVED using them. Bought two 32,000s this year. 64,000 Choice for $241 and I plan to get more than $1000 in value. Points haul! Thanks TPG

  • Yes Man!

    Or if you want a hit for USAirways Grand Slam in Sept via the hotel points transfer

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