Perfect for a road trip: Earn a $50 gift card for every two hotel stays
Whether you're looking to take a national park vacation or travel to see loved ones, there's likely a Choice Hotels property where you're going. And you can maximize your stays with Choice during the next few months with a new Choice Privileges promotion.
Specifically, you'll earn at least 8,000 Choice points for every two stays with arrival between March 27 and June 30. Based on TPG's valuations, 8,000 Choice points are worth $48. You can also redeem Choice points earned through this promotion for select gift cards at a rate of 8,000 points per $50 gift card through August 29.
Let's take a closer look at this promotion.
Related: Your complete guide to earning and redeeming with Choice Privileges
Register for the promotion
Register for the promotion at this link before checking out from your first stay. After registering, a confirmation screen will load.
Even if you don't plan to stay with Choice Hotels in the next few months, register in case your plans change. Only Choice Privileges members residing in the U.S. and Canada are eligible for this promotion.
Related: Register for Choice Hotels Your Extras to earn gift cards and other perks on weekday stays
Book and stay
To earn Choice Privileges points, you must book a qualifying rate through a qualifying method. Booking through the Choice website, mobile app or phone booking center counts. Stays directly booked through Book by Google are also eligible if you add your Choice Privileges number to your reservation before check-in.
Most rates that typically earn Choice Privileges points are qualifying rates. However, the following types of stays aren't eligible:
- Rooms booked at rates below $40 per night.
- Certain hotel-initiated promotions.
- Reward night stays.
- Complimentary rooms.
- Rooms paid for as part of a convention or meeting.
- Rooms booked through a third-party online retailer, including online travel agencies.
- Wholesale packages and group tours.
- Stays booked using the employee discount or the friends and family discount.
- Reservations booked through Egencia's Preferred Rate program.
- Stays in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia.
- Stays at WoodSpring Suites hotels and Ascend Hotel Collection all-inclusive properties.
Check-in for a qualifying stay must occur between March 27 and June 30. To participate in this promotion, ensure your earning preference is Choice Privileges points. So, if you're currently earning airline miles during Choice stays, you'll want to change this preference.
After each pair of qualifying stays, Choice will award you between 5,000 and 8,000 bonus points. The number of bonus points depends on the base points earned from the two qualifying stays. However, the total base points plus bonus points awarded across the two stays will be at least 8,000 points.
For more details, check out Choice's frequently asked questions page for this promotion.
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Redeem for gift cards
One highlight of this promotion is that you can redeem points earned through the promotion for discounted gift cards through August 29. Specifically, select $50 gift cards are available at a discounted redemption rate of 8,000 points during this promotion.
Click here to redeem points earned through this promotion for discounted gift cards. Then, log in to your Choice Privileges account and choose one of the discounted gift cards. If you haven't earned enough points through this promotion, you won't see discounted gift cards and will instead see $25 gift cards for 8,000 points. So, make sure you see the discounted price before redeeming.
Although I value Choice points higher, TPG's latest valuations value 8,000 Choice points at $48. So, if you'd get value from one of the gift cards offered, redeeming Choice points for discounted gift cards may provide good value.
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This new Choice Hotels promotion is well suited for a road trip. After all, you can maximize this promo with one-night stays at inexpensive hotels. Best of all, there's no cap on the bonus points you can earn from stays during this promotion or the number of gift cards you can get by redeeming promotional points.
Whether you want to earn Choice points or gift cards, this promotion is one to remember when booking travel.