Choice Privileges Promo: Stay Twice, Earn 8,000 Points

Choice Privileges Promo: Stay Twice, Earn 8,000 Points

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Choice Privileges has today launched its next major promotion. While probably not a reason to switch any stays to Choice, it’s worth taking advantage of if you were planning such a stay already.

Choice Privileges 2022 promotion

Choice Privileges is offering up to 8,000 points after every two stays between January 18 and March 12, 2022. Here are the basic terms to be aware of:

  • Registration is required prior to check-out of your first stay
  • This promotion is only open to members with accounts registered in the United States
  • Members will be awarded a minimum of 5,000 bonus points and a maximum of 8,000 bonus points, depending on the number of base points earned from the two stays
  • Only bookings made directly with Choice (through the app, website, or by phone) qualify
  • A qualifying stay is one that is eligible to earn Choice Privileges points, except stays booked at rates below 40USD per night, reward night stays, etc.
  • You must set your earnings preference to Choice Privileges points in order to qualify
  • Points should post within 72 hours of an eligible check-out
  • Choice properties in the following countries are excluded from this promotion: Japan, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Guyana, and Ecuador
Hotel Petaluma, a Choice Privileges hotel

But wait, isn’t this Choice promo for a gift card?

If you go to the promotion page, you’ll notice that this deal is marketed as offering a $50 gas gift card after staying twice.

So why am I talking about earning points? Because the reality is that you earn at least 8,000 points after two stays. You can redeem those however you want, whether you prefer a gift card or a free night.

Choice adjusts the marketing around its promotions every so often. There’s no requirement here to actually redeem for gift cards, but rather it’s just an option that you have.

What makes Choice promotions unique

One thing that makes Choice Privileges promotions different than others is that the number of bonus points you earn varies based on how many base points you earn for a stay.

Choice Privileges isn’t offering 8,000 bonus points after every two stays, but rather the program will adjust the points you earn after two stays so that you have 8,000 points, including the base points you earn.

Choice ordinarily offers 10 points per dollar spent, so if you made two one night stays that cost $100 each, you’d earn 6,000 bonus points, for example. If the two stays you make happen to be especially expensive, you do earn a minimum of 5,000 bonus points after two stays.

How much are Choice points worth?

Everyone will value points differently, though personally I conservatively value Choice Privileges points at ~0.6 cents each. So I value 8,000 points at a total of $48, meaning you’re getting a total of $24 worth of rewards per stay.

Choice Privileges doesn’t have a formal award chart, but in general award pricing ranges from 6,000 to 35,000 points per night. In Asia-Pacific, some properties cost up to 75,000 points per night. On top of that, Choice Privileges has a partnership with Preferred Hotels & Resorts, which is a group of over 500 luxury independent properties around the globe.

You can redeem Choice Privileges points for stays here, and the hotels cost anywhere from 25,000 to 55,000 points per night. You can find participating hotels and award costs here, though note that you have to call Choice Privileges to actually redeem points this way. There are some participating hotels where you can get significant value redeeming this way.

Redeem Choice points at 7132 Hotel Switzerland

Bottom line

Choice Privileges has launched its first major promotion of 2022, offering a total of 8,000 points after every two stays. This is a pretty typical promotion from the program, so be sure you register if you have plans for any upcoming stays.

Just ignore the marketing on this promotion. While you can redeem for a $50 gift card, there are other ways to use your points as well towards hotel stays, in many cases offering more value.

Do you plan on taking advantage of Choice’s winter 2022 promotion?

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