Enter to win 50,000 points and more with current Choice Privileges promotions
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Choice Privileges isn’t the most popular hotel loyalty program. After all, the elite perks are minimal and even the program’s best properties aren’t luxurious. In short, there are many ways in which Choice should improve its loyalty program.
But savvy travelers who love maximizing promotions can find a lot of value in the Choice Privileges program. I often choose Choice hotels for its promotions and the value I can obtain from Choice points.
If you’re interested in exploring this underrated loyalty program, I’ve summarized all of the current Choice Privileges promotions you should consider. Many Choice Privileges promotions are only open to U.S.-based travelers, so read the terms and conditions carefully if you’re based elsewhere.
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Earn bonus points on stays of two nights or longer
Choice is currently offering a bonus points promotion for eligible stays of two nights or more between Sept. 12 and Oct. 31. Register here before checkout to enroll in this promotion.
During this promotion, you’ll earn 2,000 Choice Privileges bonus points when you stay two consecutive nights at one hotel. And you’ll earn 5,000 bonus points if you stay three or more consecutive nights at one hotel. Better yet, you can take advantage of this promotion multiple times.
However, note that Choice excludes some rates, brands, locations and booking methods from this promotion. So, read the terms and conditions on Choice’s website before booking.
50 Million Reasons to Celebrate sweepstakes
To celebrate reaching 50 million Choice Privileges members, Choice is giving 50,000 points to 50 of its members. There’s no cost to enter the sweepstakes, but you must register here by Oct. 19. You’ll earn one entry when you register, one entry if you share the promotion on Twitter and one entry if a friend enters via your Facebook referral during the promotion period.
Go ahead and register for the sweepstakes, as there is no benefit to waiting. If you are one of the 50 winners, you’ll receive an email on or around Oct. 20.
Discounts and perks on all-inclusive stays
Earlier this year, I wrote about how to earn over $360 in points and perks on a $504 all-inclusive stay. Now Choice is advertising a slightly different version of this promotion for bookings made by Sept. 13.
You’ll enjoy the following perks when you book the Hot Hot Hot rate at Zoetry, Secrets, Breathless, Dreams, Now or Sunscape properties in the Americas through Choice Hotels by Sept. 13 and complete your stay by Dec. 22:
- 60,000 bonus points when you spend $500 or more on your reservation (however, the fine print notes you must have made the reservation by Aug. 2).
- Up to 40% off stays.
- Kids stay free at Dreams, Now and Sunscape resorts (one child free per paying adult, up to two children free per room, blacked out Nov. 23 to 27).
- Free COVID-19 antigen test when you stay at least three nights.
- $200 resort coupons per room per stay, broken down as follows:
- Spa treatments ($100): One coupon worth $20 and two coupons worth $40, not combinable or valid for spa products at the Spa Boutique or 25-minute massages and treatments.
- Romantic dining ($60): One coupon worth $20 and one coupon worth $40, combinable up to $60 per romantic dining experience but not valid for bottles of wine.
- Wine purchases ($40): Four $10 coupons, not combinable but useable at any restaurant on property.
However, you’ll face a cancellation fee of $50 if you cancel at least 24 hours before check-in. Worse, you need to pay for two nights if you cancel within 24 hours. Additionally, if you don’t show for your reservation, you’ll be charged for three nights. So, be relatively confident that you’ll take your trip before booking and pay with a card that offers trip cancellation insurance.
Finally, it’s important to note that the fine print on Choice’s website states you’ll only get 60,000 bonus points on stays of $500 or more booked through Choice by Aug. 2. Although this date may be a result of an impartial update when Choice extended this promotion, I’d recommend proceeding with caution if you’re booking your stay primarily for the 60,000 bonus points.
Your Extras is a program that provides extra perks on point-eligible stays that include a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night. The perks vary depending on where you reside. U.S.-based travelers can currently choose one of the following perks for each weeknight stay:
- 400 Choice Privileges points
- 100 airline miles
- $0.20/gallon in Fuel Rewards
- $2.50 Amazon credit
- $5 Starbucks card
- $3 Uber trip discount
To get a perk on eligible weeknight stays, you must select the Your Extra that you want in your online Choice Privileges account. Once you’ve chosen an Extra, this choice will apply to all future stays. But, you can change your preferences at any time using your online account.
Diamond elite status jump
Choice Privileges’ top-tier Diamond status doesn’t provide many elite perks. But it does provide a significantly higher elite point bonus on paid stays. If you stay with Choice frequently, it may be worth using Cambria’s Diamond elite status jump to boost your status.
To boost your status, you must complete a qualifying stay at a Cambria hotel. Then, send an email to Status_Match@choicehotels.com with the following information:
- Your full name.
- Your Choice Privileges number.
- Screenshot or copy of Cambria hotel guest folio/receipt from a stay within the last 12 months.
- Proof of elite status in another hotel program. You can provide proof as a screenshot, copy or photo of your membership card in the other program (showing expiration date) or your current account statement for the other program.
If your qualifying stay or request is between January and June, you’ll obtain Diamond elite status for the current year. But, if your qualifying stay and request are both between July and December, you’ll get Diamond elite status through the end of the following year. You aren’t eligible for this promotion if you received a status match or elite status upgrade in a previous calendar year.
See more information about Cambria’s Diamond elite status jump here.
Featured photo of Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana, Ascend Hotel Collection, courtesy of Choice Hotels.
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